When I first read Betty Magazine, I had no idea that it would be the second last published issue. I was so sad to discover an amazing independent magazine at the end of its life.
The end of an era
In summer 2016, Charlotte Jacklin (Editor) and Charlotte Melling (Creative Director) published the very last issue of Betty. I bought a back issue of the Summer 2016 edition. You can still get your hands on digital copies on the website.
Betty Magazine lives on online
Thankfully, my new found love for Betty was not in vain. Charlotte Jacklin continued posting on the Betty Magazine Instagram account. Her Instagram Stories about life in Margate with new baby, June, are packed with fashion tips, peonies, and beach sunsets. Essentially, the three most important things in life.
The Betty fandom
Recently, Charlotte J rekindled the Betty Magazine website, blogging about her life and loves. Everything from craft tutorials to travel guides. All influenced by her vintage inspired style. She’s also hosting events for the Betty fandom. Workshops to teach people social media and marketing, and also activities to make new friends and have some fun.
Betty began as a 20-page zine for a university project. It has blossomed into an online community of like-minded people. Charlotte set up Betty Facebook group so the whole gang watching her Instagram Stories can chat about our top TV shows (Feud, Grace & Frankie, and The Crown are big favourites at the moment!)
While my inbox is usually a bulging mess of unread emails (whose isn’t?), I open Betty’s Monday Motivator newsletter as soon as it arrives! It’s hugely motivational and has a huge dollop of wisdom to start the week with.
If it wasn’t for this week’s newsletter, I definitely wouldn’t have ignored the fear and written this post. If you’re in need of some motivation, alongside peony photos, get on over to Betty and sign up!
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