Breakout 12 Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong’o, the face of Miu Miu’s SS14 campaign, fronts our “Girls Rule the World” issue in a shoot by Sharif Hamza, styled by Robbie Spencer. We meet the striking Kenyan actress in New York to discuss the making of Steve McQueen’s uncompromising film and how she aims to shatter stereotypes of women in Hollywood.
Also in the issue, Lottie Moss, Kate’s little sister, makes her UK magazine debut in a stunning shoot by Sean and Seng. Watch the 16-year-old ingénue enchant crowds across London and even get photobombed by a toddler! Remember where you saw her first. We also pair four sets of the world’s coolest women together for an unprecedented discussion on modern feminism. Actresses Sophie Kennedy Clark and Stacy Martin talk sex and working with Lars von Trier on Nymphomaniac; Style Rookie Tavi Gevinson waxes lyrical with The Hunger Games’ formidable Amandla Stenberg; authors Naomi Wolf and Evie Wyld discuss pornography in the post-digital age; and fashion futurist Iris van Herpen talks sexual dominance with Casey Legler, the first female menswear model.
Elsewhere, photographer Collier Schorr reveals how she is always seeking that first high; Little Dragon’s electro-R&B singer, Yukimi Nagano, takes us on a wild west-coast unicorn road trip with her band of brothers; FEMEN firebrand Inna Shevchenko expands on her no-fear manifesto; cult soul singer Darlene Love, Phil Spector’s secret weapon, talks to us ahead of the documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, and electronic musician Planningtorock explains why “gender’s just a lie”. We also interview the women behind Hollaback London, Illuminati Girl Gang, Girls Get Busy and other like minded creatives who are using the internet to set a new feminist agenda.
In fashion, Ben Toms pairs with stylist Jacob K to take on boy-scout and girl-guide uniforms, Terry Tsiolis shoots a beauty story with make-up by Yadim, styled by Karen Langley, and Robi Rodriguez peeks into the life of an office girl in a shoot styled by Robbie Spencer.
Boys, embrace the future. Girls rule the world.
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