Essence is the first monthly magazine for African-American women between the ages of 18 and 49, and has become a cultural institution in the African-American community. The magazine covers fashion, lifestyle and beauty with an intimate girlfriend-to-girlfriend tone.

There are sections such as Work and Wealth, Healthy Living, and Looks We Love that cover topics that focus on career, finance, health, lifestyle, fashion, and beauty which share an intimate connection with readers.


The magazine was founded in 1968 by Edward Lewis, Clarence O. Smith, Cecil Hollingsworth, Jonathan Blount, and Denise M. Clark. Essence Communications Inc. (ECI) began publishing in May 1970. Its circulation began at approximately 50,000 copies per month, subsequently growing to roughly 1.1 million. Photographer, Filmmaker, Author Gordon Parks served as its editorial director during the first three years of its circulation.

Susan L. Taylor was the editor in chief for 19 years (81-00) and then publications director for 7 years. She retired on 28 Dec 2007 to focus on her national Cares Mentoring Movement non-profit organization.

In 2000, Time Inc. purchased 49 percent of the magazine from its original publisher, Essence Communications Inc. By March 2005, Time Inc. became the majority owner, buying the remaining 51 percent in a deal reported to be worth US$170 million. In 2008, Essence won 12 New York Association of Black Journalists awards in the Investigative, General Feature, International, Business/Technology, Science/Health, Arts and Entertainment, Personal Commentary, Public Affairs and Online categories.

For 38 years, the company has flourished and expanded beyond pages of its magazine to generate brand extensions such as the Essence Music Festival, Women Who Are Shaping the World Leadership Summit, Window on Our Women (WOW I, II & III) and Smart Beauty I, II & III consumer insights, the Essence Book Club,, and ventures in digital media (mobile, television and VOD) via Essence Studios.

Country: United States
City: New York
Country: France
City: Paris
Country: United Arab Emirates
City: Dubai

Simply You is the most recognised source of fashion and beauty advice for New Zealand women. A bi-annual fashion manual for the coming season, Simply You delivers trusted fashion and beauty guidance to New Zealand women 30+ in age. Our first editorial focus is the reader and as a result, our readers are intensely loyal.

In ABC circulation audits, for the past seven years we have consistently ranked as New Zealand's number one selling fashion and beauty magazine. We specialise in driving retail sales for our clients through unique, results-driven advertising solutions and editorial stories. By repeatedly delivering increased retail sales for the fashion and beauty industry, we have developed an enviable and faithful advertiser base of leading premium brands.

Country: New Zealand
City: Auckland

Polina meets the needs of the Ukrainian woman by providing information, advice and entertainment.

Country: Ukraine
City: Kiev

Fash­ion Jour­nal is the voice of urban style on the streets. Australia’s pre­mier free fash­ion mag­a­zine is the go-to guide for fashion-savvy trend-setters show­cas­ing the fresh­est blend of fash­ion with a uniquely local feel.

Reflect­ing the con­stantly evolv­ing world of youth and street fash­ion trends, FJ is renowned for expos­ing the most antic­i­pated design­ers our coun­try has to offer. Lus­cious adver­to­r­ial pages show­case the lat­est ranges and pieces while inspir­ing, fun fash­ion shoots bring to life the colour and trends of the season.

Fea­tur­ing both local and inter­na­tional design­ers this bi-monthly com­pendium has become the apoth­e­o­sis of street and high fash­ion since it strode down the pub­li­ca­tion cat­walk in 1991. Now dis­trib­ut­ing copies to over 1200 points includ­ing fash­ion bou­tiques, chain stores, cafes and hair salons nation­wide FJ is the most acces­si­ble guide to what’s hot right now in the world of fashion.

Country: Australia
City: Richmond

WWD Magazines set the trends the world follows, engaging fashion, retail and beauty power players with compelling issues that offer the first look at what’s next in global fashion.

Country: United States
City: New York

American Photo is a bi-monthly publication all about creative photography. You'll read profiles about leaders in the photography industry and aspire to take pictures as fantastic as theirs! You'll look forward to every fantastic issue and each and every picture - all worth more than a thousand words.

Country: United States
City: Lake City
Country: China
City: Beijing
Country: France
City: Pointe-a-Pitre

Fashion & Beauty is a successful publishing project initiated in 2010 in Rostov-on-Don. The magazine, which is distributed in a network of seven Russian cities, arrived in Italy in 2013. The first issue of 'Milan Fashion & Beauty' was released in September of the same year by Alate Media S.r.l. in double edition: English and Russian.

The magazine, which is divided into categories of Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle and City Guide, is entirely realized in Milan and scheduled to run geo-localized content and services. It is widespread in 20 thousand copies, distributed in premiere newsstands throughout Milan and with courtesy copies in more than 60 locations in the city, along with a selection of 5 star hotels of the main Italian tourism hotspots.

Milan Fashion & Beauty is itself a dynamic fashion style guide presenting fresh inspirations to learn about and experience the elite fashion, design and lifestyle of Italy.

Country: Italy
City: Milan

Grazia Japan advertises itself as the magazine for “real adult women.” It especially appeals to women over 35. It aims to offer information about new lifestyles and how to be cool. Articles are about fashion, beauty, interior, travel, cooking, lifestyle, etc

Country: Japan
City: Tokyo