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Aug 6, 2023Liked by Jo Elvin

262 pages! Those were the days

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At the time that was on the small side for us!

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Aug 6, 2023Liked by Jo Elvin

Love this! Was a huge Glamour fan back in the day. I live in New Zealand and paid for an air freighted copy rather then wait two month for the copies via sea. Was so excited when I moved to the UK and could buy a copy at the tube station.

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Aug 6, 2023Liked by Jo Elvin

“…John Kennedy Jr’s (boring, sorry) politics magazine…”

That one line confirms that I hit the life-lottery being born poor to loving, working-class parents in 1953 and not into an old-money, famous family. I’m sure that I received good fortune or good breaks from anyone who knew my parents. And I’m sure I envied the Kennedy’s and other rich their status. But, nearing the end of whatever this existence is, I’m really happy that my failures are not those of one given every advantage to have the doors swing wide to every whim.

“…Who is that?? I think this would have been the last time in history I wore lipstick. I wish it was the last day for that haircut but sadly…”

You looked terrific, so no regrets…I was never photogenic, but during my days of young romance I told girls that I was an investment; my dad got better looking as he aged and I said I would too. At age 70, my wife “seems” to be happy with how I look (from 2 days ago): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1joWAZIr0OAhJqn6DM-fkXpr-kh2L_3d4/view?usp=sharing

“…even the most scandalous affair is worth the risk and can lead to the most stable love.’

Having had a “scandalous” affair that lead to a stable marriage with the love of my life, I agree that it was worth the risk to me, but I hurt a person who didn’t deserve to be hurt, and in a way, and I joined the ranks of Edward the VII in abdication for the rest of my life. I’d do it again, though.

“Oh and ‘his number 1 secret sex fear’ was apparently being compared to your former, better lovers. I know you were hanging out for that one.”

As a 70 year old male who had a steady girlfriend in high school, who taught me how to kiss (our 1st kiss has been tied over the years, but never surpassed), who gave me self-confidence along with a preternatural ability to flirt, set me on the path to many “flings,” but I never had a fear about comparisons to other guys. Number one, I knew I could kiss and that is the key to love making; and Number two, as my buddy Sergio and I would say, about women faking orgasms, we never took offense. Our only compliant: “I wish they would fake them sooner!!” LOL!! Remember, it takes two to tango…if at 1st you don’t succeed, try better.

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Loving this and the difference of the times, although I think boho fever is choke-holding us once more!

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Aug 6, 2023Liked by Jo Elvin

Ooooh I remember buying this issue!

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Aug 6, 2023Liked by Jo Elvin

I love this! ❤️

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Aug 6, 2023Liked by Jo Elvin

Loved reading this! How times and opinions have changed!!

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Love this Jo! I started reading Glamour around this time in my early teens, feeling very nostalgic right now and it's so interesting to get a peek behind the scenes!

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Aug 7, 2023Liked by Jo Elvin

Lol at the last piece - the dad ordering funeral cars for the wedding 😂 brilliant ! The wedding piece stands up very well today and I love all the pieces of advice - especially the lip gloss and veil but and the ‘soft focus’ portability of a veil !! Lol !

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Aug 7, 2023Liked by Jo Elvin

LOVED this reflection, Jo!

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Aug 7, 2023Liked by Jo Elvin

I can almost smell the sticky beauty samples and print. Thanks for the throwback Jo

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Aug 6, 2023Liked by Jo Elvin

Please write a novel.

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I don’t know if I can be arsed 😂❤️

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Wrong timing. I’ll wait.

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I definitely remember this issue/cover. Thanks for taking us back and for the insightful analysis!

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I so miss buying piles of glossy mags and spending an evening pampering myself with beauty bits and deciding what clothes to buy next!

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This reminds me of how much more - dare I say - fun media used to be! Please do this again!! xx

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