so i’ve been looking around for some sort of thai-based fashion magazine, which is kind of hard since i don’t really know any other language than english (and maybe 3 sentences in french… “bonjour, je suis americanne. je parle un PEUX de francais… est ce que je peux tailler mon crayon?” …which aren’t helpful at all here) so often times i don’t know if a magazine is thai-based or just a thai version of another magazine. i think i found a couple of good ones that are actually based out of thailand (thanks to google translate and magazinedee.com):
the first on i found is called “nerd”, which is geared more towards teenagers. there’s definitely a nerd theme running through it, a good handful of the pictures feature models wearing stereotypical nerd glasses – the ones with round, thick, black frames. kind of cute actually! it’s also one of those 2-in-1 magazines… where both covers act as front covers. flip it over and voila – a whole nother (screw you, grammar police) magazine!
cheeze magazine i think i like a little better. it’s specifically thai street style, which is really cool… unfortunately it’s only a quarterly magazine i think. they just celebrated their 5th anniversary, and the party was sponsored by mtv (which is better outside the u.s…. we get mtv china and they actually play a lot of music videos) and lomography.com among others. so i’m guessing it’s a pretty big magazine, and a decent gauge of thai trends as far as fashion goes. there’s a TON of pictures, which is great because i can’t read the language. there’s some d.i.y. sections that seem pretty easy to follow without being able to read the instructions, and some sections on specific trends, like fixed-gear bicycles, backpacks, etc. unlike nerd magazine, they have a pretty strong web presence, with a website and facebook page as well as an
online store where you can buy stuff or check out featured boutiques.