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Vanity Fair UK July / Auguts2021

Vanity Fair opens the door to Hollywood. With a unique mix of grit and glamour, we track the latest scandals, the greatest achievements and the newest stars. Vanity Fair is a cultural catalyst. A provocative mix of culture, politics and high finance that generates more monthly media coverage than any other glossy magazine.With an outstanding combination of iconic photography, groundbreaking stories, in-depth reportage, and social commentary, Vanity Fair is the biography of our age, one month at a time.

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United Kingdom
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
under the sun

Finer Things JEWEL PURPOSE: Onyx, rubellite and diamond bejewel Bulgari’s hypnotic Serpenti Metamorphosis (2), a transformable high jewellery piece that can be styled as both a necklace and a brooch. bulgari.com SKIP A BEAT: Inspired by electronic music, Chanel’s PREMIÈRE Electro watch (3) weaves multi-coloured leather into blackened steel to add new energy to a classic. chanel.com On Beauty GREAT LENGTHS: Fable & Mane products (1) combine advanced techniques with ancient wisdom for the most nourishing effect. fableandmane.com Green Slate MINT CONDITION: Housed in a refillable glass jar, Pärla peppermint tablets (9) act like dehydrated toothpaste, cleaning and whitening teeth while also freshening breath. parlatoothpastetabs.com Culture Trip MOTHER TONGUE: Created in Africa, The Whispering Tongues (5) at Grove Square Galleries marks a homecoming for Marc Standing. Until August 6. grovesquaregalleries.com Jet Set FULL HOUSE: The Thinking Traveller lives up to…

2 min
editor’s letter

Eight summers ago, my husband and I took a vacation to Los Angeles, and as a surprise, he booked us a visit to the Stahl House. Officially known as Case Study House #22, the Stahl House was one of 36 prototype residences designed as part of a postwar program dreamed up by Arts & Architecture magazine. A group of influential modernist architects, including Eero Saarinen, Richard Neutra, and Charles and Ray Eames, were commissioned to create houses, mostly in the Los Angeles area, that redefined the look and feel of the contemporary home, on a scale and budget to suit the average American family. They quickly claimed a place among the most iconic and influential residential buildings of the 20th century. Some, including the Stahl House, have been added to…

2 min

May JEONG “THE MURDERS AT FORT HOOD,” P. 114 For contributing editor Jeong, who spent four years in Afghanistan, her reporting on a series of murders at Fort Hood in Texas put the home front in a new context. Though the long conflict is “nominally ending,” she says, “every war America wages is in fact a forever war.” Nick Riley BENTHAM “XOXO, TAVI,” P. 74 While photographing Tavi Gevinson in downtown New York City, Bentham encountered spontaneous dancing and some impromptu posing with cultural monuments. “The city feels electric again,” says Bentham. “It makes me so happy to call New York home.” Venetia SCOTT “3 2 1 DUA,” P. 48 For the cover of this month’s issue, Scott photographed Dua Lipa in London at the Columbia, a historic hotel known for housing musicians on the road from Iggy…

2 min
peachy keen

Style File EVERYDAY BAG: I am a big fan of heavy-duty canvas bags, like my blue tote from Ichizawa Shinzaburo Hanpu, handmade in Kyoto, and L.L. Bean totes. I have different sizes for work, the weekend, and shopping. BELOVED JEWELRY: An antique pendant from my first Mother’s Day (2). WORKOUT CLOTHING: Perks and Mini T-shirts and tracksuits. Love the P.A.M. family (5). GO-TO SHOE: Asics Gel-Trabuco 9 G-TX (7). WATCH: An Hermès Carré Cuir Watch from 2018. For me, it has the spirit of the ’20s (9). On Beauty MUST-HAVE: Aesop Ginger Flight Therapy. Because every day is a life trip (3). DAILY MAKEUP: Limited Edition Rouge Hermès, Satin Lipstick in Beige Ébloui. Sweet and secretive indulgence behind the surgical mask (11). SKIN-CARE REGIMEN: A morning and evening routine using exclusively Tata Harper…

11 min
sphere of influence

The VANTIFIER GLOBAL GOALS List We were already living in an era characterised by political turmoil, climate crisis and growing division. Then, the global pandemic hit, radically transforming societies across the globe, bringing unexpected challenges and suffering while exacerbating existing issues. The future remains precarious, but now more than ever, it is vital to remember that it is often uncertainty and strife that breed positive change, via innovation, excellence, courage and, of course, a touch of daring. These are the values championed by international N.G.O. One Young World, which identifies, promotes and connects the most impactful young leaders from across the globe, all of whom are making a measurable difference and positive impact in the world today. The annual One Young World Summit convenes the brightest young minds from more than 196…

2 min
taking a page

THIS WILL ALL BE OVER SOON Cecily Strong SNL’s sharp impressionist lays her own life bare—social anxiety and depression included—in this memoir of losing her young cousin to brain cancer in early 2020. (Simon & Schuster) RADIANT FUGITIVES Nawaaz Ahmed Very pregnant Seema’s estranged sister and mother visit her in San Francisco and grapple with differing views on religion and sexuality—as told, beautifully, by her child in the moment of his birth. (Counterpoint) THE COUNCIL AFTERPARTIES OF ANIMALS Nick McDonell What if our fate was in the hands of the animals? What if they all spoke “grak”? What if one powerful decision-maker was a crafty lab baboon? What if the question was whether to let the humans live—or eat them? (Henry Holt) THE STARTUP WIFE Tahmima Anam In a world where consent and death are handled on apps, married couple Asha…