ASSOCIATE ED’S LETTER
ne year ago, I was holding the first issue of Miss FQ in my hands thinking, ‘ What is life?’ Appointed associate editor six months earlier, just 12 months before that I was merely an intern with big dreams and a killer work ethic who happened to be in the right place at the right time. Perhaps at a traditional magazine, these factors wouldn’t have qualified me for my role, but Miss FQ was unique from the get-go, and four issues in, I’m proud to say that’s still the case.
All about showcasing raw talent over the work of industry veterans, our pages are a non-stop celebration of fresh perspectives and diverse experiences. This issue, these shine through in epic summer reads including On the Edge (an exploration of the anxiety epidemic; page 46), and Quirk it Out (fitspo for the gymaverse; page 48). Meanwhile, whether you’re a Jessica, an Elizabeth, or a Lila (holla!), our ubernostalgic Sweet Valley High- inspired Cali Girls shoot (page 58) is sure to serve up some serious style inspo.
Then there’s our impressive, outspoken cover star, Zoë Kravitz, who’s proving to the world she’s so much more than a famous last name. A talented actor and fashion icon in the making, she’s becoming as well-known for her political and social activism as she is for her A-list parents, and that’s why we think she’s Too Legit to Quit (page 40).
Of course, Miss FQ has its own famous last name to live up to. Our big-sister brand Fashion Quarterly sets the bar for us, and hers are high stilettos to follow. But like Zoë, we’ve found our own voice, and with four more issues planned for 2018, you can expect to hear that voice getting louder. Until then, happy reading!