Friday, September 21, 2012

Verily


                           Verily magazine


I discovered a wonderful brand-new women's magazine this week called Verily, thanks to my grandmother who came across a mention of it in The Weekly Standard and sent it to me (don't you love it when your grandma knows exactly what you're going to like?).

So far, Verily has only released a teaser issue (which you can flip through above, if I embedded it correctly!), but it impressed me so much that I've already subscribed to the bi-monthly print magazine. Verily is a huge step up from Cosmopolitan--in fact, I'm not sure I would put them in the same group. Verily's talented and intelligent team of women founders and editors, like many of us, didn't recognize themselves in the pages of today's typical fashion and lifestyle magazines, so they set out to produce an alternative.

In her Letter From The Editor, Kara Eschbach writes, "We are aiming to show style that respects our dignity, instead of compromising it; to explore our relationships, not just sex; and feature thought-provoking articles, not just rhetoric."

What I noticed most of all when reading through the teaser edition is that Verily is positive, wholesome, and unabashedly feminine. I got a feeling while reading it that the women who put it together and who were featured on its pages love being women. They love being beautiful, they love feeling girlish, they love being mothers, they love being wives, they care about becoming better women, they care about other women and setting a positive example for how women can be smart, successful, and grounded in the 21st century.

Verily combines fashion and style and a beautiful design, with serious, conscientious pieces, with lighthearted tips and recipes and pieces of sound advice. Doesn't this combination seem to be a reflection of what makes so many of us women who we are? We can be very serious and emotional and (sometimes overly) concerned with doing the right thing, while caring that we look beautiful and put together and stylish, but we can also be completely non-serious and take a lot of pleasure in sharing little tips and advice and silly stories with other women over drinks or coffee. I love that this magazine seems to mirror different aspects of femininity in its pages.

I would love to know what you think. This is in no way a sponsored post--just my own reactions to a brand-new publication. But if you do like the teaser, I would encourage you to subscribe. This is the kind of magazine we women should support!


9 comments:

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  2. More great reading suggestions from you! :) It looks great. Thanks. I just picked up the "Night Circus" from the library and hope to start it soon.

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    1. Sarah, let me know what you think of the Night Circus! I have it on hold at the library--I had to return it because I'd had it for too long and hadn't gotten a chance to start it, but I'm anxious to get it back.

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  3. What a great find! I'm definitely going to check it out.. I hope I can order just one! I'm awful about reading print magazines, but it's so true! How great would a real street-style-inspired magazine be? I'm tired of falling in love with looks, only to file them away in the "in my dreams" box of my mind.

    Cheryl
    www.thestylistquo.com

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  4. Verily sounds like just what we need right now! I have had to unsubscribe to certain fashion magazines because I didn't want that type of content in my home. Dignified and thought-provoking? Yes, please! So glad you shared.

    Sarah
    Cable Car Couture

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    1. I'm so glad, Sarah! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I think I might need a subscription to "Verily." It sounds great! My longtime favorite magazine is called "Victoria Bliss" (formerly simply "Victoria"), which my late mother-in-law gifted to me many years ago. It's also unabashedly feminine!

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    1. I think you would really like Verily! I looked up Victoria Bliss and their website is beautiful. I'll have to look into it some more. How wonderful that you connect it with your late mother-in-law, that's lovely.

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