Welcome to the 16th issue of Make Magazine! Our theme for this issue, Optimism, was carefully considered given the times we are living in. Globally, it’s probably the most challenging time any of us have lived through; often it seems that uncertainty is often the only certainty.
But we are heartened by the beautiful work that our talented contributors have created for this issue. As always, we are very grateful for the huge efforts these creatives have made to collaborate with us and to produce striking and imaginative images that have positivity and optimism at their very core.
So, what do we have in store for you in this issue? We have scoured the catwalks to bring you the best of this season’s fashion (over a series of beautiful fashion shoots) and our beauty story shows you how to bring some unexpected sparkle to your life! We chat to ethical jewellery brand Kinraden and reminisce over the designs of the late, great knitwear designer Patricia Roberts. We go back in time with paparazzi photographer Richard Young whose new book celebrates the infamous 80’s celebrity haunt that was Langhan’s restaurant and also meet up with (our beautiful cover star) actor Poppy Lee Friar to hear about her exciting year, on stage and screen, ahead.
With all that said, we really hope you enjoy this issue of Make. Our principal aim is to inspire, inform and entertain and we hope with this issue also brings you some optimism and joy! It seems to us, that being fervently optimistic is the most sensible of sentiments to foster right now and given the world we are living in. So, we will leave you with the thoughts of the Dalai Lama who probably said it simplest and best when he wrote: “Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.”
Chloe and Ursula
On the cover, Poppy Lee Friar wears a black velvet dress with silver bow details by Saloni at MATCHESFASHION.COM
Image photographed by Chloe Mallett with Fashion Director, Ursula Lake.