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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