The vintage magazine Libelle is a Flemish ‘woman and family lifestyle magazine’. It first appeared on 13 April 1934, making it the oldest women’s weekly in Belgium. The content naturally covers women-related topics such as fashion, body care, babies, . but often wants to jump out of the band by tackling more general topics. For instance, extensive articles on travel, nutrition, job applications, psychology and medicine are often published. Libelle’s weekly circulation is 300,000.
Libelle was a women’s magazine that caused a lot of furore after the war and absorbed a number of other magazines in the 1970s and 1980s. The articles often conform to the stereotypical image of women yet are progressive within that framework. You will distinguish the following articles: leather and jersey | pampered baby happy baby | about a mother who only had three months to live | little secrets about hair | choose your departure | are you a secretary? | good practical ideas for the small purse | more freedom for your neck | Lace past and present | Dewi Soekarno, waiting for a telegram from Jakarta | a newly refurbished kitchen | a double chin is not only a phenomenon among fat people | Jean Gabin | brown from a bottle | vankatie for our little ones | our country also has a Provence | shape and colour | swimming but with wit | adventurous life of Jean-Paul Belmondo | holiday and orderliness | Monsieur sees fashion too | luxurious jersey for festive winter fashion | well-dressed windows | women save their husbands who are addicted to booze.