Is it too early for champagne? Probably. Our bumper spring/ summer 17-18 issue of GRACE magazine launches today, a global fashion and lifestyle magazine which celebrates women all over the world. I can’t actually believe we’ve got this issue out. There were moments where I felt like giving up. Usually, when one of my kids was crawling all over my lap while I was trying to finish a story or proof a layout...
Behind the rich, glossy content, so much work and passion has gone into creating this issue. Over in England, the talented Danish photographer Helene Sandberg drove from London to Wiltshire to photograph makeup artist turned furniture designer Fiona Jolly from Reasons To Be Jolly (this shoot is probably one of my favourite shoots of all time) and also spent a Sunday afternoon shooting the chic women behind e-commerce childrenswear store Little Circle. Meanwhile, back in Australia, photographer Julie Adams and I had a lot of fun (as always) shooting inspiring women such as actor Krew Boylan, media personality Rachael Finch and of course, our cover star Lara Worthington (you can see Grace Alyssa Kyo’s spectacular video of the shoot over at THEGRACETALES.COM later this week).
This issue is filled with stories about incredible women. Lauren Sams interviewed the British celebrity nutritionist Amelia Freer and also Rachael Finch; Sarina Zoe interviewed David Beckham’s yoga teacher Shona Vertue; Marisa Remond interviewed WellCo co-founder Andrea Bux.
Do you know what I love most about creating GRACE magazine? The honesty and openness that we get from the women we interview. When it comes to motherhood, the one tip I have for surviving this journey is just, to be honest. Having a bad day? It’s ok to say that it’s hard. Yes, it’s crazy wonderful, but it’s also crazy hard.
I’m lucky to work with so many brilliant women – ex-Vogue colleague Racquel Thomas art directed this issue and Inga Campbell is also behind the beautiful pages you’re about to discover. Creating this issue really reminded me how extraordinary women are. I hope you love the issue.
Just quickly – how do you read it? It’s available as an app – yes we created an app! Download the app version via iTunes or the Google Play store. Or if you’d prefer a more traditional magazine-style read, you can download our desktop version HERE.
I hope you love the issue.
Photography: Julie Adams | Styling: Viva Vayspap | Art direction: Racquel Thomas from Lucky Tiger Digital | Hair: Travis Balcke | Makeup: Ania Milczarczyk | Location and interior styling: Romi Weinberg | Lara wears Matin suit