So very you!
Synchronicity one of my favourite words and even more favourite experiences) came wonderfully into play when we planned the theme for this month’s issue. With so much talk of individuality and non-conformity in the air, ‘Express Yourself’ seemed like the ideal motif – and what, after all, is Women’s Month if not a reminder of the essential value and power of female self-expression?
There has never been, nor will there ever be, another you. You, with your unique gifts, quirks and passions, your very own way of loving, kissing and caring. You with your freckles/ bumpy nose/ childhood scar/ cute catchphrases/ curly hair/ crooked tooth/ gorgeous (not supermodel) body! Or, in the words of Dr Seuss, surely one of the wisest writers ever: Today you are you, That is truer than true There is no one alive Who is youer than you! From sex to style, beauty to beliefs, let’s celebrate that youness of you, as we – Live the life.
Fill it with GLAMOUR!
Michelle Obama Digni ed, glamorous and brilliant at the same time as she is warm, relatable and spontaneous, Ms Obama is forever the rst lady of modernity. Plus she can really dance!
Giovanna Battaglia My style crush! When it comes to looks that are both chic and exuberant, this Vogue fashion editor never puts a designer-shoed foot wrong
Joni Mitchell Her poetic, haunting and self-revealing ballads have guided me through love and life, heart and soul, court and spark.
Anaïs Nin Wildly creative, sexually uid and all-round fascinating, the exquisite Ms Nin left a slew of revelatory journals, erotic tales and adoring lovers in her wake, lighting the way for generations of nonconformists.
Alice Kingsleigh Fell down a rabbit hole, had tea with a crazy milliner, stood up to the Red Queen… One of literature’s most marvellous adventurers!
Beyoncé The queen. No explanation needed!