Teen Vogue

Teen Vogue

Parent Company: Conde Nast, New York, NY

Editor in Chief: Amy Astley

October 2014 Issue

“The Young Hollywood Issue”

Cover Girl: Chloe Grace Moretz

Content Summary and Evaluation

There are some constants when looking through issues of Teen Vogue: in-depth interviews with celebrities, behind-the-scenes close-ups with photographers, stylists, makeup artists, and hairstylists; product reviews and ratings; behind the scenes “peeks” with models, musicians, dancers, comedians, and television personalities; fashion previews, reviews, and critiques with designers, recyclers, trendsetters and disasters; guides on what to wear (and more importantly what NOT to wear) to work, to school, for a job interview, on a first date, a break-up date, in all four seasons, in any type of weather, for shopping, for pajama parties, etc.; celebrity inside picks on fashion, perfume, makeup, jewelry and accessories, music and movies (because celebrities know what’s good); best lists, worst lists, bargain deal lists, most luxurious item lists, wish lists, Pinterest lists, reader suggestion lists, editor’s favorite lists, ladies’ favorites lists, guys’ favorites lists; what to eat, what not to eat, where to eat, when to eat; and on and on.

Basically, it is the physical embodiment of what every teen and pre-teen could possibly want to know about every young celebrity and musician, every pair of shoes, every lip gloss and eye shadow, every boy band, every sparkly adornment in the stores, every trend imaginable, every “How To” and every possible “No-No” to survive life as a teen.

The focus of Teen Vogue seems to be bringing the beautiful people and objects of the world a little closer to young people and marketing the illusions of perfection an wealth. The images – this is 144 pages of highly-fragrant Pinterest, Tumblr and Facebook all printed up in high gloss and sized just slightly smaller than it’s big sister, presumably so that dreamers can still dog-ear pages and put it under their pillow so that no one steals it.

Publisher: 

Jason Wagenheim is the vice president and publisher of Teen Vogue, where he oversees advertising, marketing, and innovation across all print, digital, social, and mobile platforms. Prior to Teen Vogue, Wagenheim was vice president and publisher of Glamour after rejoining Condé Nast from Entertainment Weekly. He was also associate publisher of Vanity Fair and Condé Nast Traveler and served as executive director of Condé Nast Media Group.

Mr. Wagenheim received his B.A. in journalism and his M.M.A in media from the University of South Carolina. He lives in New York City.

Genre: Teen Magazine

Awards: Teen Vogue won Adweek’s 2013 “Hottest Magazine on Social Media” award, one of many recognitions Teen Vogue has received for its position as an industry innovator in print, digital, social, and mobile platforms.

Content Area: Popular Culture; Current Events/People; Teens

Booktalk Ideas: N/A

Text Measures/Reading Level: N/A

Age Range: 10-16

Challenge/Defense: 

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Additional/Digital Content:

Magazine website: http://www.teenvogue.com/

Why This?

Because my sixteen year old reads it every month and because recently when I questioned the value of such a publication, my thirteen year old son informed me there were some interesting articles in the October issue. Go figure.

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