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School Runway- To think that Easy Living mag have alientated their readers with this junk

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snapsnap Fri 06-Apr-12 21:07:26

This is not a joke. Each month they visit a school and detail some of the Mums outfits. I mean I am living in the centre of Paris and am not encountering this ridiculousness

TheDowagerCountess Fri 06-Apr-12 22:14:24

I am just amazed anyone can look so glam for the school run - I don't look that good on a night out! Wish I could pull off a sequinned jacket.

southeastastra Fri 06-Apr-12 22:16:35

because the school run in 8.30 in the morning and most norma humans do not look like that then grin at least not without help

takingiteasy Fri 06-Apr-12 22:18:10

What kind of help?

CruciFlisspaps Fri 06-Apr-12 22:21:24

I prefer Essentials. Much more sensible smile

southeastastra Fri 06-Apr-12 22:31:41

having time to pick out an outfit that early and put on make up etc

that article makes women and mothers look stupid, can you imagine a male equalivent, would be just viewed on as daft

animula Fri 06-Apr-12 22:32:06

<googles Essentials>

I have to say, knowing they're pictures that have been sent in has kind of killed it for me.

I'm going to share an anecdote with you:

Years ago a friend and I were snapped for one of those "What the Folks Are Wearing These Days" things.
The format was that they'd then ask you a ffew questions. The question they asked us was "What do you think of our magazine?"

I gave a bland sort of answer but my friend said: "You're a pile of overpriced shit that knows fuck all about nothing."

They didn't print our pix. sad grin

animula Fri 06-Apr-12 22:33:13

southeasastra, there are male equivalents, though they're mainly in on-line magazines/blogs these days.

southeastastra Fri 06-Apr-12 22:35:07

do they do the male school run fashion show? that would be quite cool grin

animula Fri 06-Apr-12 22:37:24

That would be funny, southeastastra. Actually, I think they've totally missed a trick there. they could have caused an internet furore, an internet tsuanmi, as well as a whole load of snurking, if they had gone for "School-run fitties" ... and maybe gone to a school a month and rated it out of ten for male eye-candy.

wonderwooman Fri 06-Apr-12 22:38:28

It just doesn't come across as realistic in any way at all. I know it's a fashion mag (which I've subscribed to for the past few years) and these women are sporting high fashion/style, but it's not in the slightest bit representative of the school run in MY rural, Wiltshire world...

I enjoy looking at the garb but take it with a pinch of frustrated salt.

MaeMobley Fri 06-Apr-12 22:38:29

Totally irrelevant but nearly all the mothers in the top line appear to be Jewish.

I used to love EL & Red.

DashingRedhead Fri 06-Apr-12 22:42:26

Sorry ladies, but 'women's magazines' of any kind: best avoided. Before you ask, yes, never knowingly perused since I gave up Just-17. When I was 17. Am now 42.

margoandjerry Fri 06-Apr-12 22:42:46

this is a total setup. Louise Galvin is pretty well known. Her PR agency set this up for sure.

And the photos were obviously taken in winter so what's with all the bare arms?

Stupid, stupid, stupid. Magazine for running it. Women for buying into it.

southeastastra Fri 06-Apr-12 22:43:19

lowering the price to £2 would make me buy the magazine for a few months to try

have noticed lots lowering their prices lately, there is just so much similar stuff out there

marriedinwhite Fri 06-Apr-12 22:44:20

Have never heard of or read Easy Living. Have a 17 year old and a 13 year old at two very expensive schools. Have never particularly noticed what anyone is wearing and oddly amongst parents paying about £18k per child nobody seems to care much. I'm usually on my way to work. On my odd day off, I must confess I have pulled on a coat and boots over my nightie. Have only put the boots on in case I might have had to get out of the car grin

PatsysPyjamas Fri 06-Apr-12 22:46:28

Just read the link. I CANNOT BELIEVE that women send their own picture in. Unless they work in fashion/media and are looking to raise their profile, I think that is the saddest thing I've ever heard.

PatsysPyjamas Fri 06-Apr-12 22:48:34

Margoandjerry, I think it's more normal that media friendly types get involved than a normal woman with nothing to promote.

oldteacher Fri 06-Apr-12 22:49:35

It's dire but hilarious.

1) I think a lot of the women featured wear the same style- so look naff next to each other.
2) It is a PR stunt and a lot have individual businesses to promote.
3) I'd bloody love them to come to my school- we'd have exercise gear, boot leg jeans, goretex, uniforms, tiny bit of boden, possibly a PJ or two- it would make far more interesting.

echt Fri 06-Apr-12 22:52:11

Having semi-lurked on school run threads over the years (I am already IN a school by then, swearing at a photocopier) this made me laugh out loud. But as much as its looks silly, there are still threads on MN where women appear genuinely concerned about what to wear, so I suppose there's a market.

By chance I saw several school runs in Melbourne a few days ago.

Black, grey. More black. And black.

Everyone has sunglasses, all year round. Not as twattish as it sounds because the moment the sun is out, it's dazzling so you always need them. More importantly it means you don't need eye make up on.

WipsGlitter Fri 06-Apr-12 22:54:28

I think the ones that have been printed so far have been taken by EL not ones that have been sent in; I think they are on their website/facebook. I agree they are all waaaayyy too styled to be spontaneous shots. I think I prefer the new EL, but would not pay more than £2.50 for it.

The concept of "school run" makes me very twitchy. It's the implication that it's the highlight of the day/something to "dress up" for and that's a bit tragic and sad really.

MorrisZapp Fri 06-Apr-12 22:55:44

Yikes indeed. And I for one am also sick of reading my way to the end of a confessional piece, nodding and empathising, only to read at the end 'Juju Middleby's new novel 'Manolo Darcy and the Insulting Cliche' is published by Penguin'.

Makes me feel violated, every time.

southeastastra Fri 06-Apr-12 22:57:57

i am now kind of wishing my son went to a school where i could show off my new cut off jacket with shoulder pads...

taxiforme Fri 06-Apr-12 23:01:36

Does not appeal to me, not very relevant to my life which is what I used to buy EL for. Now reverted to Red.

Might as well have pics of "who looks good at Verbier this year" or "BA First Class Lounge lady pics". The women are wearing clothes which most of us can only dream of affording.

DashingRedhead Fri 06-Apr-12 23:10:28

grin at Juju Middleby! V funny!

coffeeaddict Sat 12-May-12 19:46:56

Juju Middleby is writing for them because she does it for free - the credit is the only payment - and all the editorial budgets have been cut. It's Juju or nobody. And she is pressured into it by her publishers.

And mothers on school runs don't get paid either....

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