18 September 2017
How often do you swear? Is there something oddly comforting about expressing yourself in expletives? Don’t they just make a sentence that much more satisfying? So why are we so reticent, in print, to put these words down without asterisks? Shielding ourselves (and other readers) from the words that we use, often, every day. Tom Ford has put an end to this with the launch of his new, gloriously named ‘FUCKING FABULOUS’ perfume. And on page 21, Grazia’s Emily Maddick hails the end of censorship. Are you with her?
That’s just one of the fantastic and uplifting pieces in our first ever Big Beauty Issue. Beauty and wellness is an increasingly important part of our lives (well, at least according to our spending habits – with women spending an average of £4,500 a year on it). And we wanted to bring you all the hottest make-up trends, the best new gadgets and the incredible innovations (see page 85 for the start of our super-sized section). We also sent Nadine Baggott to investigate the truth about the A-list’s favourite plastic surgeon on page 64, and tried and tested Rihanna’s brand-new make-up line on page 18.
Finally, don’t miss our brilliant cover shoot and interview with Stella Maxwell. See page 54 for a fascinating insight into her life with girlfriend Kristen Stewart. Enjoy!