So while I may not be the last to climb on the My Image bandwagon, I feel like I'm a little behind the curve here. Melissa and NancyK have both mentioned it recently, and I know I've seen talk on other blogs as well.
The other day, I finally got my hands on a copy (thank you, Andrea!), and I understand the enthusiasm. The styles in the magazine are almost as good as BWOF when they're good, and better by far than BWOF at their more lackluster. The photography is more catalog quality than fashion magazine, and the models are, too. They look much more "average" than the tall - or photoshop-lengthened - BWOF models. I don't think this is a bad thing at all.
Other than their obvious affinity for loud prints which obscure style lines, I have no real commentary on their styling. (And I'm not really one who should talk about prints, but we won't go there right now.)
Quite a few patterns struck me in that first issue, but aside from knit tops, skirts are always a safe place to start. There's a pieced skirt that's calling to me. I've included the entire line drawing sheet here (click to enlarge) and it's #1114 at the bottom. Both versions in the magazine are done in denim, and the topstitching isn't done in a contrast color so you can't see the lines of the piecing. I'm thinking about doing mine in khaki, with contrast thread, and changing from a fly front to a side zip, both to make it more work-friendly and also because I just don't like fly front skirts.
I traced the pieces off, but it was after 10:00 p.m. (well after), and I know better by now. I can continue sewing after 10:00 if my head's clear and all is going well, but I can't start anything challenging, even relatively simple cutting, that late. I'm bound to screw something up.
Sometimes it's just better to turn off the machine and go read sewing books. I got a new one recently I'm really enjoying. Review to follow shortly.