I like words like transformation, reinvention and chameleon. One word I don’t like is predictable.
– Naomi Campbell
Authenticity. Balance. Cherish. De-clutter. Kinder. Learning. Patience. Priority. Read. You must be wondering what all of them have in common; well, these are some of the words that Team FEMALE has picked to drive us through this new year.
In our quest to live each day to the fullest, oftentimes we lose ourselves in our jobs, in social settings and in whatever we set out to do. Sometimes we’re so focused on finishing a task or impressing others that we forget to be authentic, to enjoy every moment and to be kind to others – and to ourselves. At a time when life is moving at a pace that’s faster than what we’ve ever known it to be, a lot of times we’re just going on the ride and forgetting to read, to learn, to absorb and to invest in ourselves. So why not take a moment now to step back as the year is starting and bring your thoughts together?
The new year is also a perfect time to reinvent yourself or some parts of your life. Reinvention doesn’t only mean changing your look, revamping your wardrobe or moving to a new address or country. It goes way beyond that, which is why we’ve compiled a list of 45 ways for you to kick-start your journey of updating and upgrading your life in order to create the best version of yourself (page 117). Some of them might be easier to execute and achieve than others, so I’d suggest you to pick some of your favourites and put them on your to-do list – because in time to come, what you first think are a no-no might just surprise you in many ways and even turn out to be good new habits if you dare march off the edge of your map.
If you’re asking why 45 – well, FEMALE is turning 45 this year (yes, how amazing is that?) so we’ve lined up a variety of exciting things that we’ll be rolling out throughout the year, from engaging reads to reviews, collaborations and even events which we’d love you to be a part of. In the meantime, kick the year off on a bright note by adding Spectra Yellow into your look (page 34), bagging some statement accessories from our homegrown designers (page 50), learning new beauty jargons (page 88) and finding out what your horoscope has in store for you (page 110). Also, read what our cover star Liv Lo has to say about putting her best foot forward and excelling in her game wherever she goes (page 102).
Have a sparkling 2019!
FEMALE is turning 45 this year and we’re super excited to roll out some great reads and fun activities throughout the months – so stay tuned!
Find out what we’re up to by following our Instagram @femalemag. On 13th December, we held our FEMALE Cover Model Search 2018 Finale Party and we’ve crowned our winner. Look out for her appearance on our cover next month!