View Full Version : Beautiful Magazine (an update)

6th December 2005, 18:15
<br>After facing a series of advertising-related impediments in 2005 (as noted previously on this forum), Cortex Publishing indicates that next year, it plans to launch a print edition of its long-awaited plus-size magazine titled <i>Beautiful.</i>

We certainly hope that this proves to be the case, because, as revealed in our <a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/beautiful.htm" target="_blank">interview</a> with the company's vice-president, <i>Beautiful</i> unquestionably has the "right idea" when it comes to the strengths and weaknesses of previous publications in this field. If <i>Beautiful</i> does follow the example of the original <i>Mode</i>--as it promises to do--it could well become the magazine that we have all been waiting for.

Word is that another full-figure fashion periodical is slated to debut in 2006 as well, and we certainly hope that this proves to be the case. Since plus-size women comprise 50% of the female population (and possess 100% of its beauty), there should be at least as many magazines aimed at this segment of the public as are currently aimed at the underweight crowd.

Until the print magazine debuts, <i>Beautiful</i> has launched a revamped version of its Web site, at <a href="http://www.beautifulportal.com/" target="_blank">www.beautifulportal.com</a>. One of its first activities is a holiday-dessert recipe competition (which strikes us as a fine idea indeed).

We wish <i>Beautiful</i> every success, and look forward to the launch of its magazine with great anticipation.

<i>Beautiful</i> Christina Schmidt, modelling for Torrid:<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/torrid15.jpg"></center><p>- <a href="http://www.torrid.com/store/product.asp?LS=0&M=213856548&RN=204&ITEM=550715" target="_blank">Click here to view the above image in full</a>

7th December 2005, 13:17
Thank you for posting this welcome news and for the interesting, lively interview. I look forward to finding Beautiful on the newsstands and hope it will indeed be a worthy successor to MODE.

Jack Krosinski
9th December 2005, 14:54
I just signed up for this great forum. HSG...two thumbs up. People like your readers make it so much easier to break through. I'll be droping in more often now.