The only constant IS CHANGE
Mid-year already. Can you believe it? This time of the year usually comes with a lovely rhythm to the days and weeks. It’s a comforting time for contemplation, especially now with the colder weather, when replaces and red wine beckon.
But we know that predictability is a thing of the past. Nowadays we can only expect change. What we hadn’t anticipated is that the rate of change would keep increasing at the pace it currently is. How many of you are hooked to your devices following breaking news? et, it’s still di cult to keep up with current events. As with hemlines, the correct and fashionable height of heels, and weather patterns. There is little time for thoughtful re ection, and certainly not enough time to withdraw from it all.
It’s with that thought in mind that I encourage you all to take some metime with this edition of Marie Claire. Turn o your devices. our yourself a glass of wine, or make a cup of tea. We’ve curated a captivating collection of stories for you to enjoy.
Our special Naked Issue is dedicated to making a di erence, and to encourage everyone to become active citizens. I have been so moved by all our celebrities who are committed to participating in social change. In July, the month during which we commemorate former president Nelson Mandela, we are reminded how important it is for every single one of us to contribute to our communitites and society.
I hope that you will be as inspired by the project (page 35) as I have been. And that you will agree too, that Niquita Bento’s photography is beautiful. She’s captured the celebrities so tastefully; each image portraying their individual personalities with integrity and warmth.
And while we’re on the subject of change, this is my last issue as the editor of Marie Claire. I have decided to move on to new challenges. It’s been an honour and a privilege working with a marvellous team of talented journalists and creatives, putting together the monthly printed edition of the magazine, and keeping our digital platforms as exciting and relevant as they are.