Abstract: This practice-led research of magazine feature writing aims to re-negotiate the idea of the Australian women’s magazine. Born out of dissatisfaction with current commercial Australian women’s magazine this study looks toward niche publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and The Monthly as inspiration for combining two fields of interest – fashion and politics – in one publication. This combination of political commentary and fashion editorial presents a new vantage point and magazine concept. To examine women’s magazines this exegesis looks at Australian journalists and publications that informed the writing of the articles. As well as this, the exegesis discusses critiques that have shaped and initiated the discourse of women’s magazines. This research hopes to add to the Australian academic discourse on magazines as well as present an untried magazine concept to be tested by a focus group or other market research methodology.
Author: Andrea Andric
Supervisor: Dr Josie Vine