Originally Posted by Emily
MODE was tasteful rather than vulgar, when discussing "women's issues." Most magazines today have a repellent, raunchy, "Sex and the City" side. Their discussions of personal matters, especially intimacy, are clinical to the point of being vulgar, almost obscene. Mode avoided all of this. Its articles were very gentle in tone, very "G" rated -- and that's a good thing.
Yes, thats so true. Thank you for mentioning this. It was yet another decision which MODE made that was perfect, and which made it such a wonderful magazine.
I have to say that of all of the threads on the forum in 2007, this one - and more importantly, the interview it concerns - was the most important. That interview answered questions about MODE that I had had for the past ten years, and it listed every single element which made the magazine so special. Plus, by showcasing MODEs greatest pages, it offers a clear example to anyone producing either a new magazine, or a new ad campaign, or even a plussize model doing a test shoot, how to get it right.
It happened once. It can happen again.