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Six reasons fashion magazines will never understand us

February 27, 2014 - Lifestyle

magazineWe love reading fashion and lifestyle magazines, but sometimes their take on reality is a little bit skewed.

Who doesn’t love to flip through the pretty pictures in a magazine every now and then? They’re a form of escapism and can provide great inspirational ideas. But every now and again they get it just a little bit wrong and serve as a reminder that they do not, in fact, live in the real world. Here’s why…

1. The models they use to show exercise poses always look like this…

1 exercise

when actually workouts in real life feel more like this…

1 exercise 2

2. The mums in magazines can do everything at once, looking like this…

2 mum

when in real life, we’re sometimes feeling more like this…

2 mum chaos

3. Career women in mags often dress like this…

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but lots of us actually go to work like this….

3 career overweight 4. They think we’re actually going to try make up that looks like this…

4 make up

maybe we will one day, but right now, our make up bag looks more like this…

4 make up 2

5. They imagine our family meal times go like this…

5 family meal

but, no, dear fashion mag editors. This is more like what you’ll probably see at our house…

family meal 2

6. They think we’ve got time to make our homes look like this….

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yet again, they’re wrong! This is a bit more like it (on a good day)…

6 mess

Did we miss any? What else do magazines get wrong about us? Share your thoughts below!