When I first opened Betty Magazine I was a little worried by their 1960’s style – I’ve never been massively inspired by the sixties, but actually the retro touch was very gentle in Betty Magazine. I loved the bright colours and quirky fonts, and with features from the band Woman’s Hour, singer Marika Hackman, and behind the scenes from Wes Anderson’s film The Grand Budapest Hotel, Betty Magazine couldn’t have their finger more on the pulse!
Betty began in 2010, with two Charlottes – Charlotte Jacklin and Charlotte Melling – who wanted to create a magazine that felt unique and is an intelligent choice for girls. They’ve successfully paired vintage style with alternative lifestyle features – everything from modern calligraphy classes to fun Instagram accounts to follow, book clubs to join and natural body scrubs to make.
With so many independent magazines to explore, I’m so glad I discovered Betty; my expectations have been well and truly proved wrong! It’s so much more than a sixties fashion magazine. If Betty was a real girl, she’d be the ever so slightly more grown up friend who’s got an unpretentious, bubbly outlook on life and is always discovering music, things to do and meals to make that you’d enjoy!