Edwina McCann’s editor’s letter: June 2019
27th May 2019
At , we’re privileged enough to travel all over the world to photograph our exclusive covers – whether it’s the French countryside for Emma Watson, New York to shoot Lily-Rose Depp on a fire escape, or London for Rihanna, as was the case for last month’s issue. But occasionally, thanks to a little scheduling magic and luck, some of the world’s biggest celebrities touch down on our shores for a change. Such was the case when Kendall Jenner recently flew to Australia for a whirlwind 24 hours as part of her new campaign with Tiffany & Co.
In that short time frame, and showing no signs of jet lag, the American model managed to pose for this month’s cover story, plus attend the opening (and after-party) of the brand’s new flagship store in Sydney, all while keeping her boyfriend – basketball player Ben Simmons – updated on FaceTime.
Like others in her family, Jenner is a consummate professional with a reputation for getting on with the job. As she reveals from page 118, irrespective of her family’s reality TV fame, becoming a successful model was the one thing she always wanted to do. Jenner loves proving people wrong, and the fact many said she wouldn’t make it as a model only made her more determined.
You can read about other ambitious women in this issue, too: Jennifer Rubio from Away (on page 76), and Alex Moss from Canaria (see page 78), who we profile ahead of this month’s fourth Codes Summit.
From our first event in 2016, held over just two days in Sydney, this year’s Codes – thanks to our presenting partner Westpac and our supporting partners Audi and Estée Lauder – is hitting four Australian states for the very first time. We’ll be hosting 12 events, including a Penfolds Visionary Women Dinner in Adelaide and an in-conversation breakfast in Brisbane, in addition to the many other Live, Kids and Summit dates on the schedule for Sydney and Melbourne.
It’s always been our aim to shine a light on how worthwhile (and fashionable) a career in technology can be, and with more inspiring women participating in and attending Codes than ever before, we are proud to say progress has been made.
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