To have fun our Powered by way of Women factor, we surveyed the editors of our sister GLAMOUR magazines round the global. We wish to know what lifestyles is like for the ladies of their international locations: from first dates, to maternity depart, to their hopes for the long run.
What does SISTERHOOD imply to you?
Cindi Leive, GLAMOUR US: “Lifting womenup as a daily act, in your workplace, friend- ships, community, and life—not just posting a feminist hashtag on Twitter (not that there’s anything wrong with that). It means telling a woman she did something truly badass (compliments are so underrated).”
Pnina Fenster, GLAMOUR South Africa: “Support, love, acceptance, encouragement, chocolate cake, and sparkling wine!”
Diana Tofan, GLAMOUR Romania: “I grew up in a society that encouraged fierce competition, especially among women. What I am learning now is other women are not our enemies. It takes a village, a tribe, and a sorority to sustain one another, to flourish and to become an accomplished adult. So sisterhood means inspiring women around me, encouraging each other, crying, laughing, stumbling, and continuing on the path.”
What’s your final FASHION STATUS SYMBOL?
Gucci laws in Brazil (the mules), the US (the midi skirt) and South Africa (anything else and the whole thing!). In France a Céline coat is a must have. Spain’s style workforce says anything else that supermodels Bella and
Gigi Hadid, put on is completely in style.
The one taste commentary all international locations gave a thumbs-up to? A T-shirt with a message. “Political tees are the one thing everyone is proud to wear,” says US GLAMOUR’s Fashion Features Editor, Lauren Chan. “They’re the perfect reminder that fashion and its people are change agents.”
What’s dominating your NEWS HEADLINES?
Yes, all of us have our fluffier obsessions: editors in every single place mentioned not anything beats a royals tale. (Can Prince Harry suggest to Meghan Markle already?!) But subjects like immigration, ladies’s rights, and terrorism are sparking dialogue – and motion – international. The best problems nation by way of nation…
France: Donald Trump’s tweets
Brazil: The financial system, safety, public schooling, and healthcare
Romania: The deficient financial system, corruption, and home violence
UK: Brexit, Trump, the refugee disaster, the Black Lives Matter motion, the Women’s March
USA: Immigration, terrorism, well being care, dissatisfaction with the govt.
Spain: Women from El Salvador who’ve been imprisoned for abortions; improve for work-life stability
The best possible to worst MATERNITY LEAVE insurance policies
Bulgaria: 58.6 weeks (that’s over a 12 months) at 90% pay
UK: 52 weeks with as much as 39 weeks paid
Poland: 26 weeks at 100% pay, or 52 weeks at 80% pay
Italy: 20 weeks with 80-85% of pay (relying on activity)
Brazil: 17 weeks at 100% pay (males get a minimum of 5 days depart)
France: 16 weeks at 100% pay
Germany: 14 weeks at 100% pay (they are able to keep on depart with out pay or paintings part- time till their kid turns 3)
Iceland: 13 weeks for the mom, 13 weeks for the father, and 13 weeks that the dad and mom can break up, at 80% pay
USA: 12 weeks of depart with out pay to be had to moms and dads
What’s a FIRST DATE like for you?
People join up just about the identical manner round the global: cocktails, espresso, relationship apps, repeat. And whilst our German editors had some forged recommendation (“Drinks instead of dinner so if you don’t like the guy, you’re not stuck in a candlelit five-course situation”), the best possible first date thought got here from Iceland: “Ísbíltúr, i.e., driving around, talking while eating ice cream, is a typical Icelandic date.” But earlier than you high-five Iceland for height cuteness, its editors additionally document maximum Icelandic regularly first meet inebriated in a bar: “Not very classy, but it’s the Icelandic way.”
What’s your favorite FOOD?
Rice and beans tops the record in Brazil; Germany’s editors like currywurst; Mexico’s workforce are all about avo toast – with a twist: sesame bread with chive unfold, avo, micro-greens, dill, chilli flakes, toasted black sesame seeds – all crowned with a fried egg. Delicioso!
Who’s getting PLASTIC SURGERY? And what are they getting carried out?
Overall, breast implants and facial injectables are the most well liked improvements throughout all the GLAMOUR territories. A better take a look at tendencies printed…
USA: Spent greater than another nation remaining 12 months on procedures – greater than $16 billion
South Africa: The GLAMOUR workforce reviews that “scalpel tourism” is prospering because of the nation’s excessive quantity of plastic surgeons
UK: Less invasive procedures have grow to be extra standard as other people make a selection to fortify what they’re already rocking slightly than exchange. For or in opposition to, you do you. (We assume you’re highest already)
Brazil: Ranks 2d for overall cosmetic surgery procedures – labiaplasty is its most-requested process
Germany: The most up to date provider is fillers like Botox; ladies get the injections in clinical facilities over lunch. Unfortunately, our editors document, “As more women are Botox-ed, those who do not get it are [asked] if they are angry because they still have their natural frown lines, which nobody seems to be used to anymore.”
What are you hopes for THE NEXT GENERATION of ladies?
Anke de Jong, Editor, Netherlands: “I want them to feel good about themselves and I want to show them – with Glamour – that they can conquer the world. I want them to care about other women, create sisterhoods. We should lift each other up, instead of bring each other down.”
Celine Perruche, Editor, France: “I want them to live the life they want. Never think that something they want is not for them. Have the chance to travel, to open their mind and see how nature is beautiful and needs protection. Be passionate and fearless. Don’t feel obligated to fake their lives on social medias.”
Cindi Leive, Editor, USA: “I want a world that respects them for who they are, that doesn’t try to perfect or regulate them or throw laws or anxieties at them. I want them to be the complicated, quirky, joyous, unique people they are with minimal noise from the outside.”
Masha Fedorova, Editor, Russia: “I want my daughter’s world to be filled with love, tolerance, peace, and opportunities to find happiness.”