The Face is a British music, fashion and culture monthly magazine originally published from 1980 to 2004, and relaunched in 2019. The Face was Britain’s first youth magazine to present ‘youth subject matter’ beyond music alone. A strong voice of urban identity in the age of Thatcher, it rapidly became an icon of ‘style culture’, the benchmark for the very latest trends in music, fashion, photography and film.
In this issue:
Jack Grealish, Tems, Beabadoobee, Louis Partridge, Honor Levy, Chris Smalls, Glenn Martens and Julia Fox (!).
Chris Smalls: there is power in a union: Unionising in America is a battle, but it’s even harder when you’re up against Jeff Bezos. In April, Chris Smalls made history when he led workers in Staten Island to vote to form the country’s first Amazon union.
Waste! Store: welcome to London’s coolest shop: Hackney’s wackiest community shopping destination is a Santa’s grotto of cult memorabilia and homemade weirdness. Jack Mitchell and Roydon Misseldine stock everything from Baby-Gs and troll dolls to DIY zines and fantastic fashion, only available IRL.
How girlboss cannibals slayed pop culture: Green juice cleanse? No, thanks. A new and improved girlboss is reigning terror and she doesn’t just beat men at their own game – she eats them, too.
Louis Partridge: the Enola Holmes actor on playing Sid Vicious: Prada loves him, he’s acted in one of Netflix’s biggest films of 2020, and is about to star as Sid Vicious in a TV drama about the 20th century’s most notorious British band, the Sex Pistols. Where did it all go wrong, Louis Partridge? Where did it all go wrong…?
Introducing the UK’s biggest, brightest young things: Meet designer Randa Kherba, actor Marli Siu, author Moses McKenzie, chef Rahel Stephanie, musician Rainy Miller and photographer Fin Flint – six up and comers across six different disciplines to keep a watchful eye on. They’re gonna be huge.
Julia Fox: “I’d like Elon Musk’s number. I have a lot of ideas”: The actor, model and only celebrity who’s currently celebrity-ing properly discusses outer space, inner thoughts and how she’ll be remembered in the history books.
Editor’s letter: summer 2022: Editor Matthew Whitehouse on THE FACE cover stars Jack Grealish, Tems, Beabadoobee, and the ecstasy of fandom.
Beabadoobee: searching for Beatopia: When her debut album, Fake It Flowers, was released just before the UK went into lockdown, Beabadoobee became a bedroom indie star who would have to remain in the bedroom. Now, with an expansive second album, the musician is at the top of her game – and out in the world.
Tems: mine is the crown: Tems has already conquered the global charts with Wizkid and Drake, found fans in the highest possible places (hello, President Obama) and carved out a new space in Afrobeats. Next up: a debut album that will see Nigerian music’s biggest new star go supermassive.
Jack Grealish: this sporting life: As Manchester City win a fourth Premier League title in five years, we meet the talismanic midfielder with the world at his feet, a Gucci ambassadorship and the kind of megawatt charm that’ll burn through English football for the next decade.
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