Changing colours does not a new website maketh. In particular the new forum looks bright and a sight for bleary work eyes. When Anna Wintour released the biggest issue ever, September 08 with 90% advertising, I think Kirstie Clements eyes popped out. The new website features more (read: not anymore interesting) advertising.
One of the best things about Australian Vogue over the years has been the forum. Integrating it into the magazine was a forward thinking strategy that has helped many girls and women in these increasingly modern days. When I was a young girl, I read 'Every Girl' to learn about growing up. As a teenager, I read Vogue to learn about fashion and to talk about relationships and my career. Then one day Vogue shut up shop and stopped anyone from discussing anything deemed 'too personal'. That was the first rule and major mistake Vogue made.
It's a shame to see such a magazine be falling so quickly, when the opportunity is so clearly there. I love magazines and buy every issue of Vogue, it's important to me. But clearly with the internet becoming more important in everyone's lives, every single day, how can they approach their website with such little care?