We are the mother, the best friend, the career woman, the sister, the carer…but when are we just, us? This year is about self-love, giving ourselves a pat on the back once in a while, and holding our hands up and admitting that sometimes we can’t do it all, and that’s okay. Welcome to the honest issue. We’ll be paying more attention to the environment and exploring more honest fashion and beauty, and celebrating the evolution of a woman’s role. On page 42 Tunisian photographer Moez Achour brings real issues to life through fashion, and our cover star Joan Smalls tells us how she stays grounded and remains focused on page 50. In a bid to inspire upcycling, we re-work the classic wardrobe staples on page 30 and our main fashion story shows the strength of a woman when she’s lost everything. We profile the unstoppable Huda Kattan on page 88 in celebration of her fragrance launch, Kayali, and Stella McCartney reveals in an exclusive interview how she’s aiming for her brand to have zero impact on the planet this year. We hope you’ll join us in making a more conscious effort to be kind to ourselves, and the world around us in 2019. Happy New Year!