As a baby, Josephine Fairley loved to create her own natural, home-made skincare; as an adult, she would go on to have a stellar career as a beauty editor in a world of high-tech beauty. But what if these polar opposites could meet?Read more
And we’re back, ready for a new term with Paper V. September is the month to take stock, wipe the slate clean, and start over, and this issue we’ve plenty of new beginnings. Starting with your next breath. As Natalie Evans-Harding’s article reveals, with out-of-control pollution levels, as Brits we’re on course to lose six months of our precious life expectancy; is there anything we can do to change that? On a cheerier note, new band Babeheaven’s lead singer, Nancy Andersen, is put through her paces; while Ellie Pithers contemplates the call of the wild from the comfort of our beds/baths/tube-in-rush-hour with her guide to the books that take us out of ourselves. Perhaps most inspiring of all, Fiona Golfar visits the Wilderness Foundation at their woodland base in Essex to meet some incredible teenagers learning how to make a fresh start. Fortification for the human spirit – now isn’t that better than hope in a jar?