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MOTIF Magazine Facebook Competition

I’m getting dizzy from all the giveaways and prizes at MOTIF these days…

If photo competitions and subscribers giveaways weren’t enough, we are offering another chance to win some lovely goodies that our friends at DotComGiftShop have been so kind to supply.

The winner will receive a Three-Tier Regency Cake Stand and 3 runners-up will win a Regency Teacup & Saucer.

All you have to do is ‘LIKE’ us on our MOTIF Magazine Facebook page – it’s that easy.


You’ll be feeling so fantastically feminine as you read our The New Feminine issue and sip tea from your fancy floral tea cup and sup sweeties from a 3-tiered cake stand.


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Issue 4 – The New Feminine

Hello lovely readers, welcome to the MOTIF Blog.

Today we are celebrating Issue 4 – The New Feminine – where you can see who won the Frockshop.com prize for our fashion photo competition, read about BBH‘s creative director, read our reviews and have your fill of MOTIF magic.

Issue 4 has been a difficult one for us. I moved to London, Tegan went away on holidays and we struggled for a moment there. But I think we’ve pulled through to create an issue that we can be proud of.

I was particularly excited our content this issue; the wonderful Christine Waldeyer from Adanna Literary Journal wrote a piece especially for us, I got to sit in the office of advertising guru Rosie Arnold and we had the lovely Tyler Parker send us a colourful piece for Fiona’s always witty words. We featured artist Amanda Clyne, who was kind enough to let us use a piece from her Silver Series and we put together a fashion spread like no other, choosing the finest entries from MOTIF readers who were bold enough to help us out. You’ll see some stunning photos there!

We hope you like our feminine theme this issue and look forward to receiving your comments and encouraging words.

 

 

 

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Fashion Photo Competition

Hopefully you have seen our poster and decided to find out what MOTIF Magazine’s Fashion photo Competition is all about.

You have come to the right place. And yes, there are prizes.

We want you, just normal everyday girls like you to send in a photo of yourself wearing something that makes you feel fantastically femme.

What does femininity look like in today’s anything-goes fashion culture?

We thought the best way to find out, would be to ask you, our readers.

Whether it’s your pretty floral dress or your favourite brogues and trousers, feeling feminine is becoming more and more a matter of diversity as opposed to any prescribed social trend.

So get yourself frocked up and get someone to take a photo of you.

It doesn’t have to be professional, we just want to see the real you!

Send your photo/s to submissions@motifmag.com.

The best entries will grace the pages of Issue 4’s The New Feminine fashion spread, as we present a photographic essay of what femininity looks like today.

Now if the extrovert in you is not chuffed enough with the thought of appearing in a magazine, we have got something else to help get you motivated.

The wonderful gals over at Frockshop.com are donating (AUD)$150 in prizes for our best entries.

So go on and get snapping. We can’t wait to see your photos and make our fashion spread the best yet!

Please send all entries in to submissions@motifmag.com

 

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MOTIF’s Evelyn Goes to NZFW

What a proud little family we are here at MOTIF Magazine

Our very own fashion guru Evelyn Ebrey was lucky enough to snag a job reporting for New Zealand Fashion Week!

Officially, Evelyn is reporting back to the fantastic folks at NZGirl.co.nz with all the happenings of her local fashion scene.

NZGirl.com is a reader oriented website that gives all the fashion loving gals in NZ the skinny on everything from latest fashion tips to the best You-Tube clips to awesome beauty give-aways. NZ Girl is unique because it makes reader interaction a big feature which results in a website that provides a wonderful reflection of what people are really thinking and doing.

Unofficially, you can catch glimpses of NZFW on Evelyn’s fashion blog ‘Just So Pretty‘ which is, by the way, just so pretty!

Evelyn’s blog is a constant inspiration of the prettiest fashion on the catwalk, in print and in the stores. You can get lost for hours just browsing through the images of pretty girls in pretty frocks.

Well worth a look, we think Evelyn is marvelous and feel very lucky to have her on the MOTIF Team.

If you’d like to follow Evelyn’s fashion journey, you catch her on Twitter, Facebook, NZgirl.co.nz and of course her blog.

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Contributors

As much as I would love the ultimate power of doing the entire magazine myself, unfortunately I must share the duties with not only my cousin Tegan, but also the many wonderful contributors who help us out with each issue.

You may not know this but we outsource help from artists, writers, photographers, bloggers, crafters and designers for things like our cover art, photo shoots, craft section, articles, reviews and images.

We like to spread the love and get in a new artist or writer for each issue, to help give that theme it’s own personality and differentiate it from the last one.

We are always looking for people who can help out, because last time I checked, working on MOTIF Magazine should be a full time job!

Alas, it is something Tegan and I and our army of creatives put together in our ‘spare time’ each quarter and all for the love of creative expression and just getting it out there.

So if you’ve got a talent you think we can use, please don’t be shy and get in touch.

We need help with marketing, social media, articles, images, website….and whatever else you can think of!

 

 

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Food for Travellers

Here’s something cool and perfect for the latest JOURNEYS issue of MOTIF Magazine.

MyCityCuisine.org is a new Wiki project that helps travelers discover local foods from all over the world.

Food is an integral part of the local culture so naturally tasting local food is high on most traveler’s to-do list.
However, until now there has been no single comprehensive source for this information.

The MyCityCuisine project aims to fill this void.

Check out the super cool FREE app for iPhones.

Imagine strolling through the streets of Bolivia and wondering what the locals like to eat and being able to browse the dishes of the area with just a quick click on your iphone?

Here are some examples of Dish of the Week from the website:

Cranachan is a traditional Scottish dessert. In more modern times it is usually made from a mixture of whipped cream, whisky, honey, and fresh raspberries topped with toasted oatmeal. It is sometimes called Atholl Brose (which is more properly a drink using similar ingredients). Earlier recipes used crowdie cheese rather than (or as well as) cream, and were sometimes called cream-crowdie.

Pique macho (pronounced pee-kay maacho) is a typical Bolivian food. It is a heaped plate consisting of bite-sized pieces of beef, sausage (hot dog type), and french fry-cut potatoes. Added to this mixture are onions, locoto, boiled egg, mustard, mayonnaise, and ketchup.

Smaller portions are simply called pique; pique macho is a huge portion, and traditionally spicy hot because of the locotos. Urban legend suggests that this is because you are macho if you can finish one by yourself.

As a little side-note to anyone interested in spreading the good word when it comes local cuisine, MyCityCuisine.org is looking for contributors. So get stuck in and help out!

And, a final note, MyCityCuisine is giving away a Free City Walking Tour App (worth $4.99) to everyone who Likes them on Facebook.

The app provides GPS coordinates and interesting descriptions for not only the main city sites, but for off-the beaten path destinations as well.

People can sign up to receive the free city app of their choice by clicking the orange bar at the bottom of MyCityCuisine.org or by visiting their Facebook page.

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MOTIF Magazine and iPad. MFEO

Yes, MOTIF Magazine, with the marvelous help of Damjan at OCU.NECU has gone all Apple on yo ass.

We have got our very own ipad app.

See – even our logo has gone all space age…

It’s like reading MOTIF but a little bit smaller, with all the links and everything.

I am too excited about the whole business really and just wish I had an iPad so I could enjoy it for myself.

The app is free, same as with the site, it costs you nothing but your time.

Damjan kindly sent us the statistics of our Apple enterprise and it turns out people are loving MOTIF from all over the world.

We have readers from Italy, Peru, Brazil, France, Lebanon, Columbia, Canada, Spain, Poland, Thailand, China and the Netherlands….to name a few.

It’s so exciting to think that we are sharing our energies and ideas with people from all over the world.

We always love to hear from our readers, so please do, when ever you can, send us your comments and any love you might have.

It’s a tough slog here at MOTIF, and to know that people care about what we do keeps us going.

So send all your love our way readers, and tell us what you like the best about the mag, or what you think needs improving.

You can do this by emailing us at opinions@motifmag.com and LIKING us on our Facebook page.

Help us make MOTIF something  wonderful  – the more readers and subscribers, the longer we can keep doing what we do.

 

 

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