So, here we are. Company has ceased publication (however much they try to dress it up as an exciting new journey in online media) and we have the final Becky Reads Company. Except, no we don't, because I didn't get to write a post for September's issue before jetting off. Hooray! Here's the plan: I will post October's first because, you know, it's current and that, then I'll post September's as a bonus post next month. Good plan, Batman? Awesome!
Oh, by the way, don't think that because this is the final issue, I'll be all nice and soft. If, by some miracle, they managed to pull out an amazing, fully-proofread issue, they'll show that they were capable of it all along, were just being lazy and therefore deserved to go out of print.
A great article about whether 16-18 year olds should have the right to vote. Personally, I do think they're too young but, at the same time, I remember being desperate to vote in the 2005 general election when I was 16. Although the author is very young herself, and makes some very sweeping generalisations about what the average 50 year old politician knows, it's an interesting debate. (p. 51)
This skirt will be entering my wardrobe whether it wants to or not. (p. 62)
I love seeing some interior style featured. More fashion magazines should include interiors (p.68)
"Life is a journey; a twisting, turning, no-idea-what-is-around-the-corner journey but if you face it knowing you've done your best [and] tried your hardest...well then you've won" (p. 9). Yeah, that attitude doesn't really work in a lot of careers. "But I've done my best". Congratulations, now do your job properly.
I'm torn here because I love Kayla Hadlington, but she's already been in Company. It would be nice if they'd let somebody else have a turn since, you know, they won't be able to now. (p. 35)
"Millie Mackintosh's style blog is bookmarked at Company HQ". You know what would be great? The name of that blog. (p.42)
"Before Instagram, one man paved the way with stunning styled photos". Wait! Photography existed before Instagram? You're kidding, right? (p. 43)
Alfie Deyes annoys me. I don't know what it is about him, but he just annoys me. This whole article, with stupid questions like "How many times a week do you sneeze?" from people with Twitter handles like @AlfieZoella4eva (I made that one up) is eye-roll-worthy. (p.86)
"Fashover". I have no words. (p. 42)
Ooh, look. A capital letter in the middle of a sentence. (p.45)
"The dream? Is for the brand..." Yeah, that question mark is totally redundant. (p.53)
"Fash tips". "Fash points". Just stop. (p. 61)
Well, that's it. I'm not going to lie, that was thoroughly anti-climactic. I was hoping Company were going to go out with a bang but I guess not. Just another mediocrity to add to the list.