AS­SO­CI­ATE ED’S LET­TER

Miss FQ - - Contents -

ne year ago, I was hold­ing the first is­sue of Miss FQ in my hands think­ing, ‘ What is life?’ Ap­pointed as­so­ci­ate edi­tor six months ear­lier, just 12 months be­fore that I was merely an in­tern with big dreams and a killer work ethic who hap­pened to be in the right place at the right time. Per­haps at a tra­di­tional magazine, these fac­tors wouldn’t have qual­i­fied me for my role, but Miss FQ was unique from the get-go, and four is­sues in, I’m proud to say that’s still the case.

All about show­cas­ing raw tal­ent over the work of in­dus­try veter­ans, our pages are a non-stop cel­e­bra­tion of fresh per­spec­tives and di­verse ex­pe­ri­ences. This is­sue, these shine through in epic sum­mer reads in­clud­ing On the Edge (an ex­plo­ration of the anx­i­ety epi­demic; page 46), and Quirk it Out (fit­spo for the gy­ma­verse; page 48). Mean­while, whether you’re a Jes­sica, an El­iz­a­beth, or a Lila (holla!), our uber­nos­tal­gic Sweet Val­ley High- in­spired Cali Girls shoot (page 58) is sure to serve up some se­ri­ous style in­spo.

Then there’s our im­pres­sive, out­spo­ken cover star, Zoë Kravitz, who’s prov­ing to the world she’s so much more than a fa­mous last name. A tal­ented ac­tor and fash­ion icon in the mak­ing, she’s be­com­ing as well-known for her po­lit­i­cal and so­cial ac­tivism as she is for her A-list par­ents, and that’s why we think she’s Too Legit to Quit (page 40).

Of course, Miss FQ has its own fa­mous last name to live up to. Our big-sis­ter brand Fash­ion Quar­terly sets the bar for us, and hers are high stilet­tos to fol­low. But like Zoë, we’ve found our own voice, and with four more is­sues planned for 2018, you can ex­pect to hear that voice get­ting louder. Un­til then, happy read­ing!

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