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About this project

We want to disrupt the fashion magazine industry by spotlighting the hidden fashionista in all of us. We believe we can knock down traditional barriers by creating a multimedia digital magazine containing beautiful body-positive photography with women of all sizes--breaking free from the beauty standards upheld by the mainstream fashion industry magazines. Most importantly, we hope to empower women by encouraging them to love themselves--recognizing both their inner and outer beauty. Our goal is to make Love U Magazine the home for women who demand style regardless of size.

          

To learn even more about our vision and brand, view our media kit (https://goo.gl/r3AmB0).

It's time to redefine the meaning of beautiful!

Currently, women are labeled and categorized in the fashion industry as either model/sample-size or plus-size. This unhealthy grouping contributes to a warped sense of self and an unhealthy self-image for many young girls and women, excluding them for not fitting the mold. Instead, we look at women for who they are. Real women come in all shapes and sizes. It’s important that fashion magazines and publications recognize that, and serve real-size women. Otherwise, we are sending a message to society that fashion is only for one body type, and that isn’t right!

Just ask our supporters! In only a few short months, we have been able to cultivate a booming Instagram community of supporters--many of them have joined our email launch list. Our followers are active and engaged women (and some men) who are ready for Love U Magazine to become a reality.

The team at Love U Magazine includes a Writer/Editor who's previously published an e-zine to the Apple & Google Play Store (Chelsea Dixon), a Creative Fashion Marketing Professional (Elizabeth Adams), and a Software Engineer and Publisher (Chris Dixon).
The team at Love U Magazine includes a Writer/Editor who's previously published an e-zine to the Apple & Google Play Store (Chelsea Dixon), a Creative Fashion Marketing Professional (Elizabeth Adams), and a Software Engineer and Publisher (Chris Dixon).

When you support our cause, you are voting ‘yes’ to body-positive fashion. You are helping us change the perception of what is beautiful. You are helping us to make a difference in the lives of women, and young girls. They can read our publication and finally see women who look amazing, regardless of their body type or size.

Our vision for Love U Magazine isn’t to just create another digital publication. We want to create a digital publication that contains beautiful and original photography.  We also want to incorporate video and audio to help take our readers behind the scenes at photoshoots and events.

Our goal is to fully fund the first 3 issues of our new quarterly magazine. This will give us time to put enough content out to cement our brand.

Thus far, we have been extremely fortunate to partner with creatives that have been willing to volunteer their services, because they believe in our vision. However, to get the magazine up and running, we need to invest in production equipment, props for our photoshoots, advertising, software applications, and additional talent.

If we are fortunate enough to be overfunded, the additional funds will not go to waste.  We’ll be able to cover more events, travel for in-person interviews and on-location photoshoots, publish more print issues per year, and (most importantly) be able to pay our freelancers and volunteer staff what they are truly worth.

Mock Layout Pages of the 2016 Hot Issue
Mock Layout Pages of the 2016 Hot Issue

If you don’t have the financial means to contribute, you can still stand with us, United Under Fashion!

Every voice helps. Collective energy can bring about real change. Love us. Spread the word. Share our brand and media kit with your circle. Tell your friends. Give someone a random compliment. Support the body-positive movement and the empowerment of women!

Risks and challenges

Our dream cannot become a reality if we don’t invest in a creative production staff of writers, photographers, models, makeup artists, videographers, editors and graphic designers. We will also plan to work with creatives who want to donate their time to support our cause--to limit production cost. However, the cost of photography and video equipment are necessary expenses.

Lastly, the body-positive movement is bigger than we are. Our position is strong and we believe in our brand; however, there is always the threat of larger publications (with greater resources) capitalizing on our brand message--in a market that we are passionate about and have been actively cultivating. 50k will give us the capital that we need to enter the market the right way, by creating a beautifully written and designed publication.

From the bottom of our heart, thank you for taking the time to learn about our mission.  With your help, we can make it happen!  Please Stand With Us, United Under Fashion!

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