Stylist August 18, 2021

Stylist is the thinking-woman’s magazine. Each issue is packed with big ideas. From thought-provoking features on careers, culture, politics and psychology, to the latest fashion, beauty and lifestyle trends. Stylist helps women get more from their world. *Please note, this magazine is mobile optimised, so it can only be viewed in Text view.

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2 minutos
“it’s time to embrace fun again”

I have bemoaned my lack of a hobby or playtime here before. Outside of work and family commitments I have developed fine skills with a wine glass and have enough chat to keep an entire radio station going, but a hobby or passion has evaded me for years. Give me an immersive experience and I’ll be there with bells on, trying to coerce everyone into a ball pit, cracking the code in an escape room or chatting to an actor pretending to be a spy or a flapper girl. (I see you recoiling in horror, but trust me, it’s fun.) I love to play, but like most women I don’t prioritise it. Earlier this year I got a paddleboard and was delighted that my hobby drought had to come to…

5 minutos
diana nabagereka, general manager of brixton village

A ONE-DAY DIARY FROM FLAT WHITE TO LIGHTS OUT Diana, 33, is the general manager of covered outdoor market Brixton Village. She lives in south London My alarm goes off… At 7am. The first thing I do is stick on a quick podcast from Calm to help me focus for the day, then I’ll shower and get ready. I’m on my feet a lot for work – racking up 20,000 steps a day on average – so I’ll often wear a pair of Clarks Wallabee shoes that are really comfortable. I’ve recently found a gorgeous route through Dulwich Park, so I’ll cycle for 30 minutes and stop off at a cafe along the way to pick up a peppermint tea and some fruit for when I get to Brixton Village. I’m responsible for… The overall…

3 minutos
“does craving a holiday make me spoilt?”

words: billie bhatia The pound coins are lined up by the ‘brat jar’ for this one. I need a holiday. I’m not talking a long weekend shacked up in whatever Airbnb dregs are left in the UK (stop looking, there is nothing left). I mean a real holiday. One with a different time zone, multiple modes of transport to reach your destination, and overpriced Toblerone from the airport. A holiday that has me fearfully driving on the other side of the road and looks nothing like my current existence. The never-ending plight of ‘what the hell is going on?’ for foreign travel is exhausting. The constantly changing rules are impossible to keep up with. Is it green? Is it red? What does amber even mean? Do we quarantine? How many tests…

9 minutos
the life-changing power of aimless fun

Work Hard, Play Hard Feeling overworked but underwhelmed? Stylist reports on the very real benefits of channelling your inner child and carving out some playtime words: Hannah Keegan Emma Worrollo, a play consultant based in Bournemouth, is watching a group of adults get their hands dirty. Play-Doh is being pushed and pulled and moulded, the sticky substance forming shapes and figurines. One woman is making a sculpture of herself up a tree as a child. Another is creating a model of how she sees her life right now. “That’s when more straight lines and enclosed spaces occur,” Worrollo says. “When that happens, I ask: what would the kid-you change? How do you get that sense of fun back in your life?” Worrollo runs these workshops virtually for her Patreon community, The Playful Den,…

7 minutos
“i held up a cardboard sign with my number on it in the middle of oxford circus”

real life When writer Lindsay MacMillan moved from the US to London alone during the pandemic, a madcap quest for connection turned into a lesson in self-discovery “Hiya, Cardboard Sign Girl!” a voice said through the phone. “It’s the lad waving from the steps. Do you have any extra burgers on that boat?” I scanned the crowd on the King’s Cross canalside to locate the mystery man. Quite a few people were waving and taking pictures of me and the sign I was holding up, which had nothing but my mobile number written on it. It was the first sunny day of June, and I was standing on the roof of a canal boat, at a barbecue I’d been invited to by a friend of a friend of someone who’d taken pity…

10 minutos
“there’s always a man at the centre of what’s happened to these women”

inside a safe house Male exploitation and abuse has risen to horrifying levels during the pandemic, but charities such as Ella’s are helping women rebuild their lives. Sirin Kale reports It is an unassuming house on a tree-lined residential street in London. Bay windows face the road. The rooms are flooded with natural light; the garden could do with weeding. Inside, there are well-trodden rugs and squishy sofas and mugs of tea discarded by pot plants. If you were to find yourself here, watching a group of women of all ages and ethnicities bustle past each other in a spotless communal kitchen, you might mistake it for a house-share, perhaps. Only the smart-entry video doorbell and the ‘vacant’ sign above a bedroom door on the landing hint at something unusual. This is…