Magazine Loving: Marie Claire Runway

As some of you may know I have been looking for Marie Claire’s Runway magazine since it came out, which was nearly two weeks ago, seriously hard thing to find but at the weekend in a service station this spring/summer 2012 round-up was finally mine!

I have only really done a quick flick but on first glance I feel like it is trying too hard with its collage-effect front cover, which is very similar to ELLE Collections that has been going for a number of seasons. I do however prefer the larger size, it has a bit more impact.

As with all round-ups of course it has the big shows, the play by numbers approach, best invites, and Anna Dello Russo. It does have a few cute features like ‘Dress Up The Duchess’ where you can kit Kate out with paper clothing, and the ‘Fashion Fortune Teller’ that you have to make, which means I am so not doing as I can’t cut into a keeper!!!

My favourite bits about the mag has to be the trends sections, I like the various collages – they really do illustrate the looks well – especially ‘From The Forest’, as well as the interviews with Donatella Versace and Mary Katrantzou, and the cute photo diaries from the likes of Nicholas Kirkwood.

I am not sure how many round-ups I need in my life but I think I will have to give Marie Claire one more go to make it into my permanent collection.

Have you read it yet? Let me know what you think – do you prefer it to ELLE’s one?