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2017: From Gurls Talk to Model of the Year

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 Even though I've always felt that being yourself and embracing who you are is one of the most important things, I always used to feel anxious and insecure about expressing myself at school. It was during this time that I discovered Adwoa Aboah and her Gurls Talk campaign in i-D magazine.
After raving about her in an essayI was so excited about the Gurls Talk campaign that I contacted Adwoa asking her to give a talk at my school. We had to write about someone who inspired us and nobody in my English class knew who my inspirational person was. I explained that Adwoa was an H&M model, had done a bit of work with Calvin Klein and was starting a feminist campaign as a result of surviving a very close suicide attempt. Pretty much everyone in my class, who had written about mega superstars like Beyonce, gave me a look. Despite my classmates doubts about how incredible she was, I was sure that she was doing something interesting and revolutionary.




A month later, Adwoa actually came t…

The Land of the Pomegranates

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The two weeks leading up to Christmas, my friend Willa and I were not hotfooting around Oxford street, no! Granada was our destination and an intensive Spanish course our agenda. (Yes, our parents made us stay in separate homestays too.) As they say, the only way to properly learn a language, is to go to the country! So off we went: having trekked through thick snow with our suitcases, ran through the whole airport terminal with ten minutes before take off, we luckily caught our flight to the land of palm trees and pomegranates.  It sounds exotic, but really it was freezing. Everyday we had classes with people from all over the world, all trying to speak Spanish to each other and all clad in thick puffas Eskimos would wear, around a large desk. Lessons weren't conventional in the sense that we sat down and wrote for hours. No, it was more like a constant game of charades: To explain what a cucaracha (a cockroach) was, we had mummy impersonations, screaming and our teacher performed…

Visiting Vogue House

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Rising up out of the underground, at first, wasn't the most welcoming experience: with no mobile data and just a little pop-out map to hand, I had to navigate through the teaming metropolis to reach my destination -Vogue House.
Having been invited by Tatler just a few weeks before, I was really excited yet had few expectations of what the day might be like, but entering through the spinning door to a large gold reception desk was like landing in a majestic tardis. Upstairs, I met about forty candidates from other schools and was introduced to the Tatler team. Then the Editor, Kate Reardon appeared and after a briefing on what we'll have to write for the magazine, declared us all 'Tatler's School journalists'. To hear her say these words was so inspiring. Later Kate's assistant took us on a tour of the oldest publishing house in Britain: starting at the first floor where GQ magazine is put together, then making our way up through the floors to Conde Nast traveller…

CANDID -it's out!

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Thank you so much for contributing everyone. Due to an overwhelming amount of submissions, I am sorry to say that not all of your contributions will have been put into the magazine. I have tried my hardest to put a varied assortment of things from people across the world in order for it to be representative and unique.

I'm so grateful to each and every one of you for spending time and being so amazing and enthusiastic.
I also hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Here's the link to buy it:
Magazine link


Also, there is a discount code of 25% off available until the 16th of October, so make use of that while you can! It's MAGFAM25.


So much love and hugs,
Hermione






















From Donegal to Paris, and all the things which happened in between.

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Where do I begin? This Summer has been totally crazy: I've travelled to Donegal and to Paris, become an ambassador for Botanics, GCSE's are finished forever, and most excitingly I've been making a magazine!        Our Donegal holiday was so peaceful because we stayed in a remote cottage among grassy hills and sand dunes on the coast. There was no wifi and very few tourists, so it was pretty quiet and at times I felt a little isolated, but it was literally so fun. I got to read loads of books which I usually don't have time to read, and when I went exploring across the rocks with my camera I walked so far that before I knew it there was no longer anybody in sight for at least 200 metres, so I took this opportunity to sing REALLY loudly listening to my voice echo across the bay. One night, the sky became so pink. It was so surreal.


Since I discovered i-D and Dazed three years ago, I always spend the Summer reading TONS of magazines. Most of the magazines I read are a bi…

Issue 1: Candid (note from me)

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Candid
def:
1. truthful and straightforward; frank.
"her responses were remarkably candid"
synonyms:frank, outspoken, forthright, blunt, open, honest, truthful, sincere, direct, straightforward, plain-spoken, bluff, unreserved, downright, not afraid to call a spade a spade, straight from the shoulder, unvarnished, bald; More