Marie Claire celebrates female empowerment in 30th birthday issue

Marie Claire, the fashion and beauty magazine brand published by TI Media, is marking its 30th birthday with a landmark edition celebrating female empowerment and featuring the British actress and first female ‘Doctor Who’, Jodie Whittaker, as its cover star.

Marie Claire celebrates female empowerment in 30th birthday issue

In a celebration of incredible women around the world, the 30th birthday issue is built around an exclusive interview with Whittaker, the thirteenth and first female incarnation of ‘The Doctor’ in the British TV series Doctor Who.

Another key feature of the anniversary edition is an ‘in conversation’ series, in which a raft of famous faces talk to those who have inspired them during their careers, including Charlotte Olympia & Sophia Webster, Bobbi Brown & Jen Aiken, MIA & Deeyah Khan, Deborah Frances White & Aisling Bea, Mary Katranzou & Belle Leigh Smith, plus Professor Green, James O’Brien, Nish Kumar and Benjamin Zand.

It also sees five influencers recreate iconic fashion and beauty looks from Marie Claire’s past, Editor-in-Chief Trish Halpin travels to Ghana with her 14 year old daughter to highlight the importance of keeping girls in education, Lupita Nyong’o talks through the women who shaped her life and Rooney Mara talks meditation and self care.

“I am exceptionally proud that after 30 years, Marie Claire still leads the conversation on the issues that really matter to women,” says Trish Halpin, Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire UK. “Sustainability, career success, race and identity, friendship and feminism – these are just some of the topics we explore through the voices of remarkable women in the special birthday print edition and on our digital platforms.”

Marie Claire UK reaches 5.6 million women every month across 10 different platforms including print, online, social and events, say the publishers. The 30th birthday print issue features support from advertisers including Dior, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Omega, Gucci, Michael Kors, Estee Lauder, Longchamp, Clinique and Land Rover, among others. It also marks the beginning of a year-long partnership with Hugo Boss fragrance and has built on its Ethical Beauty proposition with Aveda, Body Shop and Ren.

Justine Southall, Managing Director for Marie Claire UK at TI Media, says: “Marie Claire readers have always encompassed a combination of intelligence and a passion for fashion and beauty; that mix has not altered and while Marie Claire has been through iterations containing those two elements, it has never strayed from that. While a lot has changed in the world over three decades, not least in media, staying relevant after 30 years and standing the test of time has required quite a transformation. But as we celebrate 30 years of Marie Claire, it is the strength, footprint and purpose of our brand that has enabled us to deliver this experience across multiple platforms and to new audiences.”

In 1988, says TI Media, Marie Claire UK transformed the British glossy market by being the first magazine to combine thought-provoking journalism and a feminist agenda, alongside fashion and beauty. To celebrate its 30th birthday, Marie Claire kicked off its #WomenKind campaign at the beginning of this year with a series of events, features, social activity and videos.

The 30th birthday issue of Marie Claire hits newsstands on September 6th. Social media support is also being activated via @marieclaireuk and #MarieClaire30.