Monday, 6 September 2010

Oh Comely Magazine



Finding Oh Comely Magazine was like finding the magazine I dreamt about but didn't think would ever exist. Seriously.

I found issue 2 at Waterloo station when I was buying supplies for a journey home. I saw an extremely pretty cover (above) and, somewhat perplexed that it didn't feature overlayed teeth and acres of orange skin, I immediately grabbed it. Was this a real magazine or something someone had left in the shop?

I opened it- an interview with Emmy the Great, features on Peggy Sue, this all seemed too good to be true; but it was real. As treated my copy like a precious new book, trying not to bend the spine because it was so pretty.

I have just received issue 1 which looks just as fine- with Owen Pallet, city gardening and Sally Potter- which Oh Comely HQ will kindly post out to you; their shop is here. They also sell annual subscriptions and toasters- so you can make tea and toast to read your new favourite publication.

Oh Comely Magazine are very friendly, they tweet, blog and like sharing photos.

There's a full lists of stockists here (My copy was from WH Smith at Waterloo- thank you!).

11 comments:

The Daily Connoisseur said...

How exciting. I love when you find something that is just 'so you'. I hope you're doing well and that you had a great summer! xo

Metropolitan Mum said...

How very lovely. Did you have a look at their illustrations? I love this one: http://www.ohcomely.co.uk/illus/plastiscines.php
MMx

Savoir Weddings said...

oooh i love discovering new finds like this. And they seem pretty much up my street so thank you!

Turquoise Diaries said...

Isnt it nice to find something that you love. The pic is wonderful..

Filipa said...

Oh I love this magazine- their stockists say WH SMith and everytime I'm in I look for it but unfortunately they never have it! :( Friend has a subscription though and it's super wonderful!

Jayne said...

You know, I am actually getting quite fond of The Stylist magazine as well - that freebie that pops up once a week. Think it must come out yesterday somewhere as found a copy of it on the tube. And now this - it looks nice and original. Will follow the link with interest - cheers!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

That is a gorgeous looking magazine - glad you found it!

p.s. Yes the Hermes box is a lovely site and you have the shoes- how cool!

Rose said...

Daily- hello! you're back!

MM- yes, very lovely, the whole thing is

SW and Turquoise- it's lovely, try it if you find it

Filipa- this is bad news- I have seen it a few times- they will post it to you for not very much if you can't source it

Jayne- me too, it is bizarrely good, I can never get one of the little blighers but i read it online

Hi CnC- :-)

StuckInABook said...

Just going blog-to-blog from Miranda at Skirmish of Wit, and saw this - very exciting, as I'm friends with the girl who co-set it up! Yet to see a copy, though... she described it as a woman's magazine, which put me off a little (being a man and all) but it sounds as though I might quite like it anyway...

Rose said...

Hi StuckInABook- wow that IS cool. No I think men could enjoy it perfectly well! it's maybe assumed more women will read it but it's certainly not a women's magazine in the traditional sense at all

Kat said...

Ahhh this magazine looks amazing! Gonna have to pick up a copy :)

Xx