Newspapers v. Magazines

Question Discuss the similarities and differences between the profiles found in newspapers and those found in magazines. attached profile from newspaper is The Sock Queen of Alabama. Profile from magazine is G’day, O’Shea: Why Brioni’s New Aussie Creative Director Is an Inspired Appointment. What do you see as the focus of each of these profiles? How are they written? What are the differences in style, tone, and readership between the magazine and newspaper articles? Answer Newspapers v Magazines There are a number of similarities as well as differences between profiles found in newspapers and those in magazines. Magazine and newspaper profiles are characterized by photographs that help in elaborating the content and attracting readership. They both rely on advertising to generate revenue. Advertisements are placed on strategic places such as the bottom of the page. Newspapers and magazines are meant for providing both information and news. A number of differences exist in profiles between newspapers and magazines. The first notable difference between the two is the length of the articles....
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GUCCI FW2016 fashion review

Question Write a Fall2016 GUCCI ready-to-go fashion show review. Describe some details of these garments. You should remember that your writing is intended to be persuasive. Your piece should articulate a well-formulated, coherent, and well-defined opinion on the collection. Again, any review that you write should not only demonstrate clearly that you viewed the collection, but should also demonstrate your knowledge of the designer and his/her previous collections. Answer GUCCI FW2016 Fashion Review GUC0581.jpg The latest pieces in Gucci collection have attracted much attention among fashionistas worldwide.  Gucci continues to put more on aesthetics in the process establishing a distinctive style in the fashion industry. Gucci’s current collection features de-contextualized fashion items that add pomp and color in its new designs. The new ready-to-wear designs are eccentric, colorful and most importantly retro, reminiscent of the earlier designs. The dress in display is a long-sleeved that gives a sober look. This long-sleeved dress is retro of the 60’s fashion. The floral printed silk dress is the kind that...
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Heads and Sells

Question Heads and Sells Choose four fashion features and rewrite heads and sells for a different publication than those in which the features originally appeared. That is, if you find a feature in InStyle that speaks to you, you may choose to rewrite the head and sell for a Vogue audience. PURPOSE To gain a better grasp on this area of fashion writing. To practice writing heads and sells. For example: NYTimes.com Original Title: A Sandal’s Name Has Dolce & Gabbana Under Fire Again Original Sell: The front row mulls the context of $2,395 shoes that some on social media see as glorifying slavery Refinery29.com Re-Write Title: D&G - No Strangers to Scandal Re-Write Sell: The “slave sandals with pompoms” going for a minor $2,395 - the latest blunder born from the Italian designers. Answer Heads and Sells Sells are important features in fashion magazines as they make the article more enticing to the reader. New York Times Original Article: The Elegance of Utilitarian Fashion. Original sell: The new look, with abundant pockets, sporty zippers...
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PRESS RELEASE

Question Imagine that you are a designer or the owner of a fashion or accessories business. Imagine that you have a new product launch, whether it be a new handbag, statement necklace, or cocktail dress. Write a press release for this product launch in around 300 words. Purpose To gain practical experience in writing press releases. To think critically and experience firsthand the various criteria and components of a successful press release. Answer PRESS RELEASE We are thrilled to launch the new X handbag. The X handbag is a game changer in the fashion world. It is perfect for Eco-conscious leather consumer as it is manufactured using hides from the meat industry (Davis, A.K., Piger, J.M. and Sedor, L.M., 2012 p 850). Tanya Heath is the only fashion house that makes sure customers enjoy beautiful leather products without harming animals or the environment. The source of the raw material is what sets the handbag apart from other leather bags accessible. The X handbag is made of rawhides...
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Magazine Feature Review

Question Choose a contemporary fashion magazine and review a fashion feature. Considering its content, tone, and the reader at which it is aimed, review the feature. The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize yourself with fashion articles in magazines and to think critically about the article's content, tone, and readership. Below is the link of magazine feature that I chose: http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a13900/drew-barrymore-0316/ Answer Newspaper Feature Review The article by Givhan (2016) gives an analysis of the billion-dollar brand, Ralph Lauren. In a 2016 fashion extravaganza, Ralph Lauren showcased one its finest flannel and taupe cashmere wears for women. Among the items showcased were roomy trousers, soft cardigan which could hit the market, simple culottes which fit elegantly, and perfect tweed jackets. According to Givhan (2016), the clothes showcased by Ralph Lauren are ordinary wears, the kind that may become common household pieces for every woman. However as he notes, these wears are classy since they are made by Ralph Lauren, popular with luxurious fabrics and keen construction....
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Pros and Cons of Hype and Contextual Reporting

Question What do you see as the pros and cons of hype and contextual reporting? As a fashion writer, which stance do you see yourself taking? Answer Pros and Cons of Hype and Contextual Reporting Hype reporting involves taking news to an extreme, and may at times involve some manipulation of the true facts in order to receive greater attention (Zelizer & Allan, 2010). There are a number of benefits in hype reporting. First, it can help drive sales of newspapers or attract more viewers. Second, hype reporting is cheap and requires relatively short time to prepare a story. Third, hype reporting makes a piece of news more interesting to readers or viewers. On the flip side, contextual reporting does not present facts as information is distorted to fit the needs of the reporter. Second, hype reporting does not conform to journalism standards and ethics. Third, it represents miscommunication to the public. Contextual reporting involves a lot of work by all the correspondents. Contextual reporting...
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New Year’s Style Country Comparison

  New Year’s Style Country Comparison Various countries usher in the New Year in distinct style. Most countries follow the Gregorian calendar when marking the New Year. The Gregorian calendar marks the New Year after every 365 days. In the United States, the New Year is celebrated on 1st January. Parties and gala celebrations mark the New Year in the U.S. Most individuals share gourmet food and take exquisite wine as a way of celebrating the New Year. Cakes, champagne, and black-eyed beans are common drinks and foods taken during New Year. Football tournaments are also common in New Year celebrations in the U.S. Japan’s New Year celebrations are a bit different from those in the U.S. In Japan, the New Year is marked by vising temples for prayers. Prayers are said to commemorate the departed souls and to ask for good harvests or productivity. Temples ring bells for 108 times, which is meant to keep the evil away. When it comes to...
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Make-up Routine

Make-up Routine I have different make-up routines, which depends on the occasion. I prefer sticking to simple make-up routines that are not time consuming. It takes time and a lot of experimentation before an individual realizes the best way to apply make-up. This is unless one visits a dermatologist who may recommend the right products and the correct way of applying them. The following is a simple make-up routine that I follow when going to work. The first item I consider is the foundation. I apply this because my skin is dry. Foundation should be applied using a light brush, rather than applying it using hands. Initially, one should use fingers to dab it in four areas of the face, and then use the brush blend it carefully. On the forehead, one should move the brush back and forth while on the cheeks it is advisable to move the brush downwards. Another important item on my list is the sunscreen. One should...
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