Social media is like a virtual United Nations: you can start off in Manchester and end up in Morocco. It also turns you into something of an amateur sleuth as you hop from one connection to another, alighting on key blogs and Instagram accounts that inspire, challenge and quite possibly, give you the tools to change your life.
In this global digital age of influencers, we’re bringing you a new section called The Blog Chart (p46), which will give you the best of online offerings from fashion and beauty to fitness and food. While some may have huge Insta followings, others merit inclusion simply because they’re different and, we think, interesting to know about.
Our cover star Bebe Rexha certainly falls into the fascinating category. After years penning songs for Rihanna, Eminem, David Guetta and Nicki Minaj, she’s now an artist in her own right, having sold eight million copies of her first single, I Got You. She chats celebrity crushes (she admits to stalking David Gandy on Instagram), her Balkan roots and breaking into the big time on page 24.
The HFM team can’t get enough of what’s currently available on the high street so we’ve put together a 30-page special of all the hottest – and affordable – new looks (p51). How fabulous is Mango at the moment?
One of the most dynamic designers around is Amy Powney of Mother of Pearl. She’s changed the way we view sleeves – threads dangling off them and lengths falling below finger level. We meet the stylishly subversive Amy in her Whitechapel studio (p40). Happy shopping!
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