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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!

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