How to Start Your Own Fashion Magazine

Two of your favorite things are fashion and writing. While you could take the traditional route and intern for a fashion magazine like Elle or Vogue, why not try something different and start your own fashion magazine as a hobby?

Fashion Magazine Ideas

Now, keep in mind that this does not have to be one of those publications that has glossy photos or anything like that. This can be as simple or as ornate as you would like it to be, depending on the fund that you would like to spend on your fashion magazine.

Now, you could choose two different formats for your fashion magazine: print, or online. If you chose to do a print magazine, there is a way to get around all of the picture copyright that would be required with an online magazine.

First of all, you need to know what kind of a fashion magazine you want this to be. Is it going to sophisticated, or everyday fashion? You will most likely have an easier time creating a magazine that is about everyday fashion.

For this, all you are going to need are some willing family members and friends that love to have their picture taken. Have them dress in their everyday wear, and take some fun photographs at pretty areas like a local park or the backyard. Afterwards, interview them on their fashion choices.

If you choose to have an online magazine, these kind of magazines are more eye-catching if you choose sophisticated fashion. For this, you can write about you own ideas on how to improve celebrity style. You can purchase stock photos online and include them in your magazine.

When it comes to formatting your magazine, be sure that you have software like QuarkXPress or Adobe InDesign. These programs allow you to make spreads much like professional magazines. For your online magazine, be sure to convert your files to PDF format.

If you don’t know how to use formatting software, don’t worry. There are plenty of online tutorials that will give you a basic understanding of how to use them. You can also try teaching yourself how to use it by exploring the software on your own.

The fun thing about making your own fashion magazine is that it is great practice for if you want to work in the magazine world. Or, it can also just be a fun hobby that you can add to your writing portfolio. The sky’s the limit when it comes to creating your own fashion magazine.

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