Our cover with Andrea Kevichüsa, photographed by Taras Taraporvala, shows off those hot summer shades in our latest international issue.
We have some beautiful shoots within, not just from Taras, but from Josh Fogel, Christopher Ardell, Christina DeOrtentiis, Jay Sullivan, Arturo Las Pinas Jr, and Hailey Liu; and my thanks go to Beth Follert, Iris Moreau and so many more for these stunners. Thank you to our editors, Stanley Moss, Elyse Glickman, Lola Cristall, and Sopheak Seng, and returning guest correspondent George Rush. Thank you to Joanne Gair without whom we would not have the wonderful Gabriel Georgiou as a connection, and it’s his hair styling that graces our cover. One more important thanks to my other half, Amanda Satterthwaite, who joined Elyse on reporting from Expo West.
We hadn’t planned on a celebrity issue though we knew Beth was working on the Medalion Rahimi (NCIS: Los Angeles) and Lauren Ash (Not Dead Yet, Superstore) shoots; but it so happened that we had Filmfare winner Andrea Kevichüsa (Anek), and our friend Holland Smith returned for her shoot.
You’ll notice a few tweaks to the look of issue 47, with bolder headlines that we think suit the mood of the times now that it’s 1974 (or at least a year that seems to echo some of its trends), and our great journalism remains. Where we have got a bit more radical—though you saw this emerge in issue 46 for our 25th anniversary—is our first cover with no cover lines.
It’s not the first: Twinpalms Lucire had covers free of type other than the masthead for years, but it’s the first time we’ve done it with the master edition. We were driven by the impactful photograph, and it turns out it was a favourite with Gabriel and the rest of the team.
Any one of the shoots could have been the cover, but the chosen image really grabbed us, and even though there’s plenty of space for type, we just couldn’t see why it was needed this time. Not even ‘Un été hot’ or something that you see this season. We hope you agree with our decision. For those who have ordered or bought theirs, please enjoy our latest!
Jack Yan is founder and publisher of Lucire.