Can you believe we've reached the ripe (young) age of 10? Yes, a decade ago Grazia launched to a chorus of: 'A weekly glossy? Are you mad? It will never work!' Oh, how those words were eaten. Almost overnight Grazia became a publishing sensation, an agenda and trend-setting eyes, ears and mouthpiece for every upscale woman in the country. We've been the magazine everyone from prime ministers to fashion luminaries has wanted to speak to, and we hope you'll agree that we've delivered the finest and fastest edit of news, fashion and beauty, week in and week out.
So to celebrate our ten years at the top do you think we'd just make do with a glass of Prosecco and a bit of cake? Hell no! We're marking our 10th birthday by launching #Grazia10, a three-week celebration which encompasses an exhibition and series of talks called Ten Talks at London's esteemed Getty Images Gallery. Combining Grazia's unique design with Getty Image's iconic imagery, #Grazia10 takes visitors on an interactive journey through the pages of the magazine and the fastest-paced decade the world has seen. Futureproof your wardrobe, go down fashion memory lane with our wall of It bags and choose your favourite outfit and London designer of the decade. Meanwhile, our Ten Talks will feature panel events and inspirational speakers debating everything from feminism to fashion, relationships to careers. And the best bit? We want you to join us!
What Is Love Anyway?
**Wednesday 25th of February - 6.30pm - 7pm **
A fascinating look at sex, love and relationships – with a panel which includes the author David Nicholls (One Day) and writer and columnist Bryony Gordon (The Wrong Knickers). They will be joined by Tinder VP, Rosette Pambakian and Robyn Exton, the woman behind new dating app Dattch, to discuss what they have learnt about love in the 21st century.
Meet the panel...
David Nicholls is a novelist and screenwriter noted for his books Starter for Ten, One Day and Us. His screenwriting credits include Cold Feet and adaptations of Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Far From the Madding Crowd and Great Expectations, as well as translating his own novels for the big screen. David started off his career as an actor, having graduated from Bristol University with a BA in Drama and English and training at AMDA in New York.
Bryony Gordon has worked at the Daily Telegraph for almost 15 years, where she is a columnist and interviewer and now YouTube vlogger. Her book, The Wrong Knickers: A Decade of Chaos, which came out last year, is all about her crazy dating life in her twenties. Today, in her thirties, she lives in South London with husband and toddler whom she writes about in her weekly column.
Rosette Pambakian, Tinder’s VP of Corporate Communications & Brand Partnerships, has been with the app since its launch - part of the team that changed the dating game forever and now has a whole generation of Millennials connecting with each other on their mobile devices. Everyday, every second, more than 18,000 people across the globe are swiping left or right, resulting in more than 22 million matches a day.
Robyn Exton is the founder of Dattch, the first app created specifically to help lesbian, bisexual and not-so-straight women meet each other. Dattch has been designed and optimised around female specific user behaviour with a core focus on gender based interaction. In her spare time Robyn also co-organises the London division of Geek Girl Meetup.
Chair: Kathyrn Knight
Kathryn has been a journalist for twenty years after starting her career as a news reporter on The Times. She moved on to work as a columnist and feature writer on The Express before moving on to the Mail on Sunday and Daily Mail, where she specialised in interview and lifestyle features. She now writes for Grazia and a wide variety of newspapers. Married for seven years, she has a one year old daughter.
Tickets cost £10, with £2 going to Cash For The Kids. Please note tickets are extremely limited - so hurry!
Please drop in to the free exhibition or book a place at a TenTalk. The exhibition runs from 23rd February - 14th March and is open to the public Monday Friday (10am-5.30pm), Saturday (12-5.30pm). Please note the gallery is closed when the #Grazia10 talks are on.
See more Tentalks and ticket links below and check back as more talks are being announced soon...
**Can't make these? Don't fret! **If you do miss out on tickets to any of the events, you can enjoy #Grazia10 highlights every day right here at Graziadaily.co.uk.