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Flea Market Style magazine - Part I

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FLEA MARKET Style magazine

Fabulous news for all you thrifty shoppers. If you are invigorated by repurposing, reusing, reviving, redoing, renovating, reimagining, and reinventing -- read on.

The launch of the Flea Market Style magazine is just days away.

To wet your appetite Linda MacDonald, Editor-at-Large for Flea Market Style magazine agreed to share how the magazine came to be and what it is all about, a little about the co-editors, and what an Editor-at-Large does.


Linda MacDonald, Editor-at-Large Flea Market Style Magazine

Q. Describe what we will find in the Flea Market Style magazine.

A. The magazine will be filled with color, style ideas, decorating, collecting ideas, and tools to help the reader carve out their own style and help them embrace vintage style with a modern approach…one that reflects their desire for great style on a realistic budget, and repurposing and reinventing flea market finds as a way of reusing what is already here. You have never seen a magazine like this…it is beautiful, engaging, and you will want to live within the pages. And readers can be confident that the styles are attainable for everyone, which is something we have heard time and again from readers that they want from a magazine.

Q. Will the magazine content be fresh material, or is it a round-up of projects taken directly from your blogs and other magazines?

A. Although the title of the magazine echoes the title of another magazine found on news-stands, our magazine is independent and uniquely our own. In fact, all projects and features are new, our shoots have taken place in a variety of international locations, and our content is fresh and exciting! We are definitely not reusing snippets and images from former magazines and books, so be prepared to be inspired in a whole new way. If in doubt, look for Matthew’s name and Ki's name on the cover - then you'll know you are in the right place! The magazine will also be featuring a variety of online inspiration via some great blogs, online shop owners and artists. You will also hear from some of your favorite designers who are known for their own personal flea market/vintage style! In other words, we will be showcasing all new material shot specifically for this magazine.

Q. How did Flea Market Style (FMS) magazine come about?

A.  Matthew Mead and Ki Nassauer decided to collaborate on a magazine that was created by real people with an emphasis on attainable style; so they joined forces as colleagues (and friends) and began to gather a team that they felt would share their goal and help make it happen… and make it successful, and beautiful.

 Q. Share a little about the co-editors of the magazine?

A. They are two of the most down-to-earth and supremely talented people in the industry. They can juggle any amount of work with aplomb, and still remain lovely to work with. They each have a real vision of what they want the magazine to be, and know intuitively how to make it happen.

 Q. Using only one word per co-editor, describe Matthew’s style? Ki’s style? Your style?

A.  Matthew’s: clean; Ki’s: junk (in a good way, of course!); and mine: pretty.

Q. What do you admire the most about Matthew’s style? Ki’s style?

A. Matthew and I probably share the most in common from a style perspective. I love the way he approaches color, and his love of florals and pattern is shared by me. However, we both love a lot of white/neutrals and I admire how he incorporates modern style into his personal space, his studio. I wish I had more modern pieces.

Ki’s style is cool…funky and fun. I could totally embrace her look – more industrial and campy – but, again, I would have to start all over! Her style is edgier and the junk she loves is stuff I wouldn’t even know I wanted until I saw it in her hands! My style is definitely prettier than hers (she would agree!). For example, she has a dress form that is matronly and unadorned (but cool!), while mine is wearing vintage white cotton and a flowery brooch. You see what I mean?

Q. How did you get involved as the Editor-at-Large, and by the way what does an Editor-at-Large do?

A. Good question! It was one I had to ask myself when it was bestowed upon me! Basically, an editor-at-large is an editor who lives away from the center of the action, but has a large role in creating the publication. In a nutshell, Matthew and Ki invited me to join forces with them and engage the online community as a way to show respect for them as a source for inspiration, sharing of ideas, and as a nod to the sense of community that it affords. As far as my role goes, Matthew like to tease that I am “free, liberated... on the beat, in the field, roving…” Sounds glamorous, doesn’t it?!

Q. How did you get involved as the Editor-at-Large, and by the way what does an Editor-at-Large do?

A. Good question! It was one I had to ask myself when it was bestowed upon me! Basically, an editor-at-large is an editor who lives away from the center of the action, but has a large role in creating the publication. In a nutshell, Matthew and Ki invited me to join forces with them and engage the online community as a way to show respect for them as a source for inspiration, sharing of ideas, and as a nod to the sense of community that it affords. As far as my role goes, Matthew like to tease that I am “free, liberated... on the beat, in the field, roving…” Sounds glamorous, doesn’t it?!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow to read part II of the interview and find out when Flea Market Style magazine is launching. For a behind the scenes peak check out the Flea Market Style blog.

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Comments

  • NADINE CAIN 4 years ago

    THIS IS THE BEST MAGAZINE I HAVE FOUND IN A LONG TIME. I WANT A SUBSCRIPTION!

  • Lori Culver 3 years ago

    How can I find a copy of Part 1? I found Part II and LOVE IT!! I've looked in all the stores and on Amazon, is there a site where I can buy it? I'd also love to subscribe, or at least know when the next edition is coming out. Thanks in advance for your help.