The vintage magazine ‘Goed Nieuws’ was a Flemish weekly that first appeared in 1952 and was the basis of the later ‘Rosita’. It was inspired by its Dutch namesake. It was a women’s magazine with the female subjects typical for the time such as fashion, crafts, education, travel and body care. ‘Goed nieuws’ was characterised by its exceptionally beautiful photography and the use of matte pastel colours in its print execution.
Goed nieuws is the forerunner of a lot of women’s magazines. The subjects were very diverse and did not stick to the women’s themes typical for the time.
So you had articles on raising children with a progressive angle, an article on a new film, on skiing the Belgians in the competition, children’s clothing from America, on skincare. Goed nieuws also has a cooking section, and sections on crafting, going out, gymnastics, music, film, parenting, letters from readers and on fashion.
There are also travel stories, for example on the village of Tignes in Savoy, a whole report on nutrition in children, an informative article on holiday pay and how to calculate it, a report by Winston Churchill’s secretary, on the bagpipe and bagpipers a whole report on the coast and the sea and the clothes you can wear (how delightfully frivolous), on the still-young Princess Paola, on women in brass bands, on the new rights of women, at Lollabrigida’s house, is your house safe for children, a medical article on liver diseases, on large very large families, on how to thicken not lose weight, . ..