When the economy headed south many fashion mag readers worried that their favorite magazines would also fall victim to the sour economy due to slow ad revenue, but recovery is now in sight. Magazines including People StyleWatch, Marie Claire, Cosmo, Elle, Lucky, Allure and Vogue are all showing steady signs of financial improvement. In fact, Marie Claire was up 22% in the first half in terms of total number of pages. But just because the outlook is bright doesn't mean companies aren't taking steps to proceed with caution. Harper's Bazaar magazine plans to combine the June and July issues for the first time ever in order to help cut costs.