Welcome to Wish!
If you’ve not heard about Wish Magazine yet (how could you not when I’m constantly posting retweets and updates on twitter?!) then hopefully you might understand why I’m harping on about it now! The reason is that I made it myself, I’m selling it and I’d love you to have a copy too! I created it with my best friend Carrie of Wishwishwish.net (any guesses from where the we took the magazine’s name?!) as part of our final university project.
In 3 months we held meetings in our living room, created big timeplans and online spreadsheets, contacted all our closest creative friends, shot, wrote, emailed and slowly moulded our perfect magazine. Our goal was to create a beautiful journal, free of ads with attainable shopping items that radiated optimism and love with every turn. What we really wanted was to extend our world out of the computer, don’t you think we spend too long infront of screens?
Have a flick through and you’ll find my article on the importance of buying British, followed by a fun and colourful photoshoot which will make you want to hang out with your bestie! Whilst on the subject of colour, check out my stationery feature where my desk turned into landscapes and read my penpal letters from when I was 11 at the back! Also, don’t miss our article on being an ‘Early Granny’. Then find out just how granny you are with our fun poster. Then, tell us about it on the Early Granny fb page!
I’d just like to thank…
My muhhm… To Carrie for learning inDesign especially to create the page layouts, my close friend Holly for reading every piece of writing 10 times to check for mistakes, all our friends for dedicating their time for free to create unique and beautiful sentences, photos and illustrations, the brands who leant us products because they knew we wouldn’t make their clothes look horrifically ‘studenty’ and our assistants who volunteered to help with the launch party. I’m so thankful that everyone has believed in us and I’m delighted to have brought girls from everywhere together who have all been so excited to step into our non-digital world. Mostly though, thank you to Penhaligon’s – the superbly British fine perfumers who trusted us and agreed to support us in our brave endeavour!
Go get it! Wish magazine is all about the tactile – we even send a cute little pencil, an illustrated poster and a strip of stickers so you can have lots of fun on your own or with friends! We’ve sold lots of them already but if you fancy yourself one – pop to our shop here to buy it for £5
Win a Wish Goodie Bag!
Have you already ordered yours? If not, pop to the shop now! Once you receive your copy, just send a photo/instagram snap of your mag to us on Twitter with the #WishMag and I’ll enter you into a draw to win this Penhaligon’s goodie bag with a candle, Aubin & Wills nail varnish and lookbook, additional poster (now you can have both sides!) and one or two extras.
We’ll also be creating a big photo montage on facebook so snap us your creative Wish Mag shots! We love this one of Winnie!