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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Are You A Matchbook Girl?

Hey Everybody! This is not a sponsored post. I simply want to share something with you that I really like and felt would be beneficial to you as a blogger. I'm a Matchbook Girl and I Love Matchbook Magazine! It was one of the first online magazines I read when I started blogging over a year ago. It's proven to be very informative, fresh, up-to-date, the pictures are beyond gorgeous and I always learn something new.

It's a FREE, ONLINE publication that is produced monthly. You can find Matchbook on Facebook, Twitter, and also Tumblr. It was founded by Katie Armour and Jane Lily Warren and their very first publication came out in 2011. So as you can see it is fairly new.

Unlike larger publications, Matchbook focuses on both small and large businesses. This month's issue (July 2012) features an in-depth interview with ModCloth's founder Susan Koger. How many large publications actually do that!?! I am such a fan of ModCloth (and I know you are too) and found this interview to be exquisite! Last month's issue featured Cynthia Rowley. Let me just show you some other topics this magazine covers.

Matchbook magazine always give you a great calendar that gives you important dates, events, and holidays!

They cover the latest trends, styles and colors! For example, the Christian Louboutin book and Rebecca Minkoff bag below.

Matchbook magazine is not filled with fluff. It's a magazine that makes you think! They always give you insight into the lives of popular people from both past and present.

For book lovers, they recommend and suggest popular reads!

Do you like gadgets? They inform you as to what's the latest and greatest in technology.

Love to cook? They give you tasty recipes to learn, extraordinary cookware to use and they even talk about really cool table linen.

Are you a Beauty-holic? This month, they're talking about Deborah Lippman nail lacquer. :)

What I really love is their focus on Women Entrepreneurship! They really support women with businesses and encourage them. Who knows! They may do a story on YOU one day! :)

And last but not least! I love the Matchbook Girl Mantra!


Dale JaneƩ said...

I've never heard of this magazine Kim but it looks so cool and I love all the fashion and how it's about supporting women. Love how you say you're not endorsed by it at the top of the post too, makes it even more genuine :)


fluff and fripperies said...

Sounds great Kim - will check it our for sure! xo

miss b said...

This is new to me - thanks for the introduction. It looks like my kind of read with such varied topics and I love the Matchbook Girl Mantra too.

Mica said...

Thank you for sharing Kim - I'd never come across this magazine before, I love the bits of it you have shared with us, especially the mantra :)


The Dainty Dolls House said...

Love Matchbook, it has some really interesting reads in there!! And I think everyone is a matchbook girl in their own way :)) It's great to see women doing their thing and being successful too! I sit there for a good time and have a read of their issues and I love that it's free online, there are very few mags that do that these days or they only let you read back issues for free to get you to buy the new ones, so this is a treat :)) And Modcloth is always fantastic, love that place :)) Hope you have a super day doll, tomorrow is when I try to see the Queen, I hope I don't get run over by people, hahaha!! :))

Ivana said...

I am fairly obsessed with this magazine, it's definitely my online favorite! They always have the most beautiful, interesting and stylish features!

xx Ivana
Macarons and Pearls

Dawn said...

Kim this is awesome. I did not know about it. So glad you have shared this. I wanna be a matchbook girl like you!!! Going to check it out. Dawn suitcase vignettes xo

Sarah Stright said...

Oh wow, I haven't heard of this. But I'm definitely off to check it out! Thanks!!

Eloquent English said...

I've never heard of that mag! It looks really neat! I'll def have to look into it! xoxo A-

Nelah said...

You always keep everyone up to date with the latest and great stuff which I truly appreciate. After discovered blogs, i dont really read magazine anymore. This too sounds like another awesome read, plus free..yay!!

TheTinyHeart said...

I hadn't heard of the magazine before but it looks really cute! I like that they feature a wide variety of topics too. I'll have to check this out!

The Tiny Heart

Katherine McAdoo said...

how cool! i have never heard of this - i am going to have to go check this out right now. it looks really nice and well designed.

<3 katherine

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I haven't checked out the magazine in a while - thanks for the reminder!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Great share, Kim! I had never heard of this before!

The Urban Umbrella



A BRIT GREEK said...

I'mright there with you - totally addicted to Matchbook, Rue, Lonny you name it! Sigh to all the dreamy fashion and interiors!
Thanks for your comment Kim - I still love your hair short (from the old snapshots) too!

Little Rus said...

I've been reading it on and off since the very first issue came out. The only reason why I don't do it on a regular basis is because I like my glossies printed - I've never been a read-online-pdf-etc kinda girl... :)

Tiffany said...

Oh, thanks for pointing me in their direction! I'd never heard of them, but I'll check it out!

MOSAMUSE said...

cute! never knew of this!


yiqin; said...

nice <3

yiqin; said...

btw i emailed you!

Elle Sees said...

I've gotta check this out, thanks for sharing.

A Heel in Mint said...

This sound like my kind of magazine. Thank you so much for the review. Love the pictures and your review!!

Heel in Mint

Audrey Allure said...

Sounds like a great magazine -- I'll definitely check it out more often!

Thrifted Shift said...

Thanks, Kim. I'll go check it out right now!

Megan said...

Need to check this out! I love their mantra :)

songbird said...

this seems nice..i will head over there whenever i need inspiration!

PAPS said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely magazine.

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I really like the calendar and the entire layout of the online mag. Thanks for sharing Matchbook with us!

Anne said...

Sounds fab! Hope you have a lovely day today:)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

What a fabulous magazine! I can't believe I have never heard of it before. I'm definitely going to check it out.

I fit a few of the Matchbox Girl descriptions, but I wish I fit a few more haha!

I hope you're having a good fourth of July! xoxo

littlemissandrea said...

I remember reading this magazine here and there, and it really does have great content! I love the little calendar they have with all the events!

Jasmine of ❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

sounds like an awesome magazine... love the variety of stuff they feature.

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

Thank you for reminding me about matchbook. I read their first issue but I haven't had a chance to follow their magazine since. I'll have to check them out again this weekend.

Samantha said...

Oh my gosh!! Thank for sharing Matchbook magazine! I haven't heard of it before {only Rue and Lonny magazine}. I can't wait to check it out!

xo, sam

*Style of Sam*

Lorena said...

WOW Kim, I think they just got a new reader because of you :)
I had never heard of Matchbook . thank you !

Jacqueline said...

I read matchbook on the first of every month! it is always so lovely!



Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

I do love Matchbook Magazine. . great share.

Red Soles and Red Wine

oomph. said...

Thanks for the intro, Kim. Sounds like a worthwhile read...I am definitely checking it out.


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