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Christine Redman-Waldeyer

What a spot of luck when Christine Redman-Waldeyer from the Adanna Journal said she would write an article for MOTIF Magazine. I was moved to tears after reading her article and was most proud and pleased to be able to share it with our readers in Issue 5 – The New Feminine.
Christine Redman-Waldeyer, founder and editor of Adanna, holds a Doctorate of Letters from Drew University. She teaches literature, writing, and journalism at Passaic County Community College and is the Coordinator of the Journalism Option Program. Christine is an author of poetry books and has had many articles and essays published in a long list of reputable magazines and journals.
So what is the Adanna Journal?
Adanna, a name of Nigerian origin, pronounced a-DAN-a, is defined as “her father’s daughter.”  This literary journal is titled Adanna because women over the centuries have been defined by men in politics, through marriage, and, most importantly, by the men who fathered them. Today women are still bound by complex roles in society, often needing to wear more than one hat or sacrifice one role so another may flourish.
While this journal is dedicated to women, it is not exclusive, and it welcomes our counterparts and their thoughts about women today. Submissions to Adanna must reflect women’s issues or topics, celebrate womanhood, and shout out in passion.

Christine’s amazing essay ‘Removing the Scars’ can be read on page 27 in Issue 5 of MOTIF Magazine. Her wonderful words are accompanied by the fine art of Amanda Clyne.

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MOTIF Magazine now Available on iPhone

Whether it’s black or white, new or old, your iphone will finally be put to good use.

Scrolling through the pages of MOTIF Magazine that is!

Thanks to the fantastic crew at Ocunecu, the MOTIF app can be downloaded for free and enjoyed in a house with a mouse, in a train or in a plane…you get the idea.

So get on the phone, download the app and get reading.

 

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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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Competition Closes

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos to MOTIF Magazine’s Fashion Photo Competition.

Without your pluck and sass we would not have been able to create our fashion story for The New Feminine.

Tegan is putting together Issue 4 as we speak and I can’t wait to see the results.

The winners of the Frockshop.com prizes will be announced shortly.

Watch this space.

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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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Laura Lawson

For Issue 3 – JOURNEYS, we were graced with a contribution from the multi-talented Laura Lawson.

I came to know Laura through our work with Escape into Life, an arts and literature website we both write for.

Laura shared her personal journey with us as an artist and writer suffering from vision loss. Her article was accompanied by a wonderful artwork also created by Laura.

Born and raised in Orange County, Laura began taking private lessons in oil painting at the age of 10, and oils continue to be her preferred medium today. While studying painting at the Laguna College of Art + Design, Laura was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease that is slowly rendering her blind.

Currently located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Laura balances her time between painting, writing, and creating support for the low vision community.

To read more about Laura or get in touch, she’s working on a new blog at ArtByLauraLawson…check it out.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) is the largest nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated to combating RP with research and hope for a cure. To learn more, visit http://www.blindness.org

 

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