Marie Claire (US): Tester - June 2011 issue
Price: GBP 2.49 per issue / GBP 9.95 for 12 issues
Layout & Interface:
The app was developed by the digital media Zinio and it has a "library" page to achive your purchased issues and a "shop" for all the issues for sale. So far, it stocks all issues from Jan 2009.
It follows mostly the traditional format of paper magazine however for the purpose of better graphic illustration, instead of small prints, some pages have separated texts and photos. In the bottom of the screen, it also provides a sliding bar for you to browse the thumbnails of all pages with page numbers.
I like this bit of MC the most. Not only the featured videos in the cover stories and so on, it also provides media such as: "Tap for Tips" to give you tips for the makeup or hairstyle on the page, "Tap for slideshow" for a quoted story, "360 degree views" for the editor picked shoes. Furthermore, you can simply click for trailers and audio clips of the recommended film and music list of the month. Thinking about how much time it would save you and the smooth operation it offers, you will certainly love it.
Things need to improve:
- I would like to see a zoom-in version of selected products in their fashion pages
- Now we have to wonder when the British version comes for sale
For the recent three issues, it offers free "featured" pages for you to browse.
After reviewing a few magazines, I am amazed that most of the well known titles only offer the US edition and hence I said the British Vogue offers something unique even others seem more fun to read and play with.
In addition to the titles above, I would also recommend:
Allure: for beauty lovers.
The iPad version of the Elle Collection
This free apps is released every season for a collection of top 10 catwalks. It picks up 10 desingers for each one, the Collections offers images, videos of the catwalk, Elle Opinions and sometimes back stage clips. The latest issue for AW2011 was just released and you just can't miss it.
ELLE Taiwan: If you happen to speak the language, this edition is sleek and fun.
I also happen to sew a few titles only offer the Russion edition, e.g. Harper's Bazaar. More fashion magazines such as i-D, Another simply do not have an iPad app for you. But who said they have to?
Welcome and intro
Trisori designs and produces jewellery with a view to combining some Italian chic with a London ‘edge’.
At the heart of Trisori are two resourceful and multi-cultural Italians based in London who have nurtured their creativity to craft strong statement pieces inspired by feminine elegance and playfulness.Our collections are handmade by Italian artisans using high quality semi-precious gemstones which are set in gold-plated designs. Trisori’s uniqueness is apparent in our bold, contemporary and stylish collections which focus on complementing our Clients’ personal style and inner sparkle.
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- Trisori is a jewellery brand that combines original Italian style with a touch of "London chic". Founded by a cosmopolitan pair of Italians residing in London, Trisori have developed a flawless ability to create strong statement pieces which retain a sense of elegance and playful femininity. Using high quality semi-precious stones set in gold plated designs, Trisori's handmade pieces are bold, contemporary and stylish. Trisori are unique; they make an effort to truly understand the way in which a woman creates her own personal style and design their jewellery line to compliment just that.