What do you get when you mix a self-proclaimed female Jim Carrey, a YouTube star who has six cats, an accomplished ballerina turned accomplished actress with a sarcastic humor, and a British transplant who accepts a role with a response like “you had me at Snodgrass”? Four very funny women who are fiercely driven and focused. It may be back-to-school season, but it’s this sort of tenacity that can’t be learned from books. In this issue, we invite you to take a seat and learn about how Amanda Schull (12 Monkeys), Anna Akana (YouTube, Ant-Man), Elizabeth Gillies (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll), and our cover story Georgia King (Vice Principals) have all garnered their motivation, from not only the joys of making people laugh, but also from real-life challenges (being flat broke like King, pg 52) and deep tragedies (see Akana’s story, pg 16).
Our featured talent are not the only ones, however, with the delightfully unexpected details. This year’s fall and winter style trends are stocked full with artful “Renaissance Flare” (pg 14) and futuristic machine-like creations (pg 36) straight off the runways. We also bring a fall harvest of beauty products pumped with ingredients that sound like they’re picked straight out of your vegetable garden, or from the apple tree (pg 39). But if you’re like me, you might be trying to get through the latest moisturizing buy that’s leaving you with much to be desired. We share the latest beauty secret and show you how to “Power Up” (pg 38) your current skincare regimen without tossing your money out along with so-so products.
Do you have your pen and paper ready now? I hope you do because this class is now in session!