Buy Charlie Mackesy’s Stylist cover and help support women in need
He’s the artist, author and illustrator with over half a million Instagram followers whose heart-warming illustrated story The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse (£16.99, Ebury Press) has made itself at home on top of the book charts since its release in 2019. So when Stylist asked Charlie Mackesy to create an illustration around the lack of human touch during this global health crisis, we knew it would be popular. What we didn’t expect was how much his evocative cover artwork One Day would resonate with our audience, with many asking if it was available to buy as a print.
Your wish is our command: as of today, Stylist and Charlie have made the print available for purchase, with £10 of the £70 price tag being donated to Women for Women International, Stylist’s charity partner that helps women survivors of war rebuild their lives. Whether it’s for yourself or for a friend or family member who you can’t wait to squeeze in person once social distancing is relaxed, one thing’s for sure: we’ll never take hugging for granted again. Purchase the One Day x Stylist print in support of Women for Women International here
Buying from black-owned businesses is one way to support racial justice, so we’ll be featuring different brands all week. Here are six of our favourites to start
JACARANDA BOOKS / £9.99
This black-owned publisher is a source of powerful reading material, like Womanish by Kim McLarin
AAKS / £127
Aaks’s bright, stylish bags are sustainably made in Ghana by women using traditional weaving methods
R&R LUXURY / £15
Another ethical brand whose products are sourced and made in Ghana: try the heavenly shea body oil
PRICK LDN / £18
Find all the exotic succulents and pretty pots you need at Gynelle Leon’s super-cool Hackney shop
BONITA IVIE PRINTS / £8
Graphic designer Bonita Ebuehi’s playful, patterned stationery is inspired by her west African heritage
UOMA BEAUTY / £21.50
Founded by Nigerian-born Sharon Chuter, all Uoma’s lipsticks are named after inspiring black women
We’re calling it: hard seltzers will be the Aperol spritz of 2020
The weather is glorious and we’re allowed to hang out in parks again. So the rise of hard seltzers – lightly alcoholic, fruit-infused sparkling water – couldn’t have come at a better time. “One of the main downfalls of many canned cocktails is they taste so sweet and synthetic,” says Stylist’s food editor Jenny Tregoning. “But hard seltzers are low in sugar and use natural ingredients for authentic flavour, making them a subtle but refreshing summer drink for your next socially distanced picnic.”
In the US, cult brand White Claw outsold Budweiser last summer. As of this week, the 4.5% ABV range is available to buy in the UK, starting with three flavours: raspberry, natural lime and black cherry (£2.50 per can). There’s also Mike’s Hard Seltzer, another US import that came to these shores last autumn (£23 for 12 cans), plus three new 4% ABV seltzers that launched here this spring. We love Long Shot Drinks’ stylish graphic cans (£27.50 for 12), Drty’s refreshing flavours (from £15 for 6 cans) and Sparkl’s elegant bottles (£30 for 12). As Jenny puts it: “Seeing as it’s basically alcoholic sparkling water, all that hydration means a less intense hangover, right?”
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