I've read my fair share of magazines, and I can definitely say that I've gone through phases. As a pre-teen I started out with a subscription to Instyle, then I was really into Elle magazine. I went through a phase with Vogue last year, but I fell in love for good when I got my hands on Porter magazine for the first time...
There's something about Porter that really appeals to my taste, even though I would have thought myself as a Vogue girl all the way. That's not to say that I don't love Vogue; I've seen Anna Wintour speak, read many of their issues, and I even have a Vogue phone case. That said, here's why I'm subscribed to Porter:
Vogue has an amazing history that I'm very fond of, and their editors are top-notch-- Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington are basically my idols. Their write-ups are eye-catching, and I commend the initially controversial decision to put celebrities on the cover. Vogue publishes every month, while Porter publishes only six times per year.
The first thing that caught my eye about Porter was the cover stars. I prefer models to celebrities, so it has been great to see the likes of Karlie Kloss, Natalia Vodianova, Gisele, and others grace the cover. Their trend reports are flawless and Porter is great at subtly hinting towards commercialism through gorgeous editorials. I love the minimalistic layout of Porter, where they keep colour to a minimal outside of the striking photography.