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WWD is the media of record for senior executives in the global women’s and men’s fashion, retail and beauty communities and the consumer media that cover the market.

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: Japan
City: Tokyo

Purple is a French fashion, art and culture magazine, since 2004 divided into Purple Fashion published by Purple Institute based in Paris and New York, and Purple Journal, published by Les Editions Purple, based in Paris. On February 16th the first installation of Purple Fashion's new online presence was launched. http://purple-diary.com can be considered as the extension of the magazine but as a digital voice that offers immediate access to the world of Purple — including Olivier Zahm’s personal pictures as well as a look into the next issue of the magazine.

Country: France
City: Paris

Wedding is for the bride who wants to look fabulous as she walks down the aisle. She is passionate about planning her big day and wants everything to be perfect, from throwing the ultimate party to the view from her honeymoon balcony.

Country: United Kingdom
City: London

Nippon Vogue is published monthly in Japan by the Conde Nast Group. Currently, Kazuhiro Saito is the Editor in Chief and Yuki Matsuyama is the fashion editor. Gabrielle Hackworthy as the fashion editor at large. Mario Testino, Craig McDean, Tom Munro, Raymond Meier, and Richard Burbridge are regular contributers. It is one of the most well printed Vogue's and the Japanese language gives it an even more spectacular visual appeal. Advertising count is average to good. "Cute" little suppliments and Cut-outs are a regular feature, as well as an occasional useful tool such as an oversize deck of cards with the VOGUE logo. Vogue Nippon began publishing with the world anticipated September 1999 issue.

Country: Japan
City: Tokyo

Playboy is an American men's magazine, founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1953, by Hugh Hefner and his associates, and funded in part by a $1,000 loan from Hefner's mother. The magazine has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc., with a presence in nearly every medium. Playboy is one of the world's best known brands. In addition to the flagship magazine in the United States, special nation-specific versions of Playboy are published worldwide.

The magazine has a long history of publishing short stories by notable novelists such as Arthur C. Clarke, Ian Fleming, Vladimir Nabokov, P. G. Wodehouse, and Margaret Atwood. Playboy features monthly interviews of notable public figures, such as artists, architects, economists, composers, conductors, film directors, journalists, novelists, playwrights, religious figures, politicians, athletes and race car drivers. The magazine throughout its history has expressed a libertarian outlook on political and social issues.

Playboy's original title was to be Stag Party, but an unrelated outdoor magazine, Stag, contacted Hefner and informed him that they would protect their trademark if he were to launch his magazine with that name. Hefner and co-founder and executive vice-president Eldon Sellers met to seek a new name. Sellers, whose mother had worked for the Chicago sales office of the short-lived Playboy Automobile Company, suggested "Playboy."

The first issue, in December 1953, was undated, as Hefner was unsure there would be a second. He produced it in his Hyde Park kitchen. The first centerfold was Marilyn Monroe, although the picture used originally was taken for a calendar rather than for Playboy. The first issue sold out in weeks. Known circulation was 53,991. The cover price was 50¢. Copies of the first issue in mint to near mint condition sold for over $5,000 in 2002. The novel Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, was also serialized in the March, April, and May 1954 issues of Playboy magazine.

The logo, the stylized profile of a rabbit wearing a tuxedo bow tie, was designed by art designer Art Paul for the second issue and has appeared ever since. A running joke in the magazine involves hiding the logo somewhere in the cover art or photograph. Hefner said he chose the rabbit for its "humorous sexual connotation," and because the image was "frisky and playful."

An urban legend started about Hefner and the Playmate of the Month because of markings on the front covers of the magazine. From 1955 to 1979 (except for a six month gap in 1976), the "P" in Playboy had stars printed in or around the letter. The legend stated that this was either a rating that Hefner gave to the Playmate according to how attractive she was, the number of times that Hefner had slept with her, or how good she was in bed. The stars, between zero and twelve, actually indicated the domestic or international advertising region for that printing.

Since reaching its peak in the 1970s, Playboy has seen a decline in circulation and cultural relevance because of competition in the field it founded — first from Penthouse, Oui (which was published as a spin-off of Playboy) and Gallery in the 1970s; later from pornographic videos; and more recently from lad mags such as Maxim, FHM, and Stuff. In response, Playboy has attempted to re-assert its hold on the 18–35 male demographic through slight changes to content and focusing on issues and personalities more appropriate to its audience — such as hip-hop artists being featured in the "Playboy Interview".

Christie Hefner, daughter of the founder Hugh Hefner, joined Playboy in 1975 and became head of the company in 1988. She announced in December 2008 that she would be stepping down from leading the company, effective in January 2009, and said that the election of Barack Obama as the next President had inspired her to give more time to charitable work, and that the decision to step down was her own. “Just as this country is embracing change in the form of new leadership, I have decided that now is the time to make changes in my own life as well,” she said.

The magazine celebrated its 50th anniversary with the January 2004 issue. Celebrations were held at Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, and Moscow during the year to commemorate this event.

The magazine runs several annual features and ratings. One of the most popular is its annual ranking of the top "party schools" among all U.S. universities and colleges. For 2009, the magazine used five considerations: bikini, brains, campus, sex and sports in the development of its list. The top ranked party school by Playboy for 2009 was the University of Miami.

In June 2009, the magazine reduced its publication schedule to 11 issues per year, with a combined July/August issue and on 11 August 2009, London's Daily Telegraph newspaper reported that Hugh Hefner had sold his English Manor house (next door to the famous Playboy Mansion) for $18 m ($10 m less than the reported asking price) to a Daren Metropoulos and that due to significant losses in the company's value (down from $1billion in 2000 to $84mil in 2009) the Playboy publishing empire is up for sale for $300 m. In December 2009, they further reduced the publication schedule to 10 issues per year, with a combined January/February issue.

Country: South Africa
City: Johannesburg

Founded by Mino Pissimiglia in 1946, Estetica quickly established itself as the most informative publication at the forefront of the Italian hairdressing industry. It was successfully launched in Japan in 1958, followed by Peru, Latin America and The Middle East in 1962 - 1963. The launch of the first Italian-English International edition was heralded in 1977. Today, Estetica is published in 24 editions and distributed in 80 countries with a global circulation of over 270,000. Estetica, the market leader in specialised publishing, offers new product information, exhibition news, photo collections, step-by-steps, as well as the very latest in hair trends. The main section of the magazine, Estetica International, is common to all issues and is thus translated into 5 different languages. It offers an exciting preview of the very best in hair styles and fashion trends from around the globe. The front section of each edition is unique to the countries where it is issued and provides readers with essential information on product innovation, celebrity interviews and industry news as well as corporate advertising.

Country: Portugal
City: Lisboa
Country: Netherlands
City: Eemnes
Country: Spain
City: Ibiza
Country: Taiwan
City: Taipei City

GQ (originally Gentlemen's Quarterly) is a monthly men's magazine focusing upon fashion, style, and culture for men, through articles on food, movies, fitness, sex, music, travel, sports, technology, and books.

Country: Spain
City: Madrid
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Country: Brazil

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