The Week That Was: Grazia x Facebook The Live Edition

REWIND: Catch up on all the week's events below...

Facebook x Grazia

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Welcome to the lowdown on our Grazia x Facebook Live Edition – a week where you, the reader, got to set the agenda.




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See the highlights of our week at Facebook in the video (above), and scroll down for a recap of all the other events that took place.

On Monday 13th June...

The first day of GraziaxFB was very exciting – ridiculously so in fact.

In the morning, blogger Claire Chanelle (of Choquette) showed us how to style up our summer with PANDORA, and our Grazia editor, Natasha Pearlman, took us on a live tour of our brand new (temporary) office in Facebook.

It's basically GraziaxFB's answer to cribs.

You should definitely watch it. Like, right now...

After that, our live editorial conference took place, where issues for the forthcoming edition of Grazia were discussed. They ranged from news stories such as the tragic terror attack in Orlando at the weekend, to the two-year anniversary of the outbreak of Ebola, and also included more upbeat topics, such as the upcoming Ab Fab movie and the politics of checking your partner's phone when it beeps...

To catch up on the conversation, watch it again here on our Facebook page.

THEN in the afternoon we were all totally blown away by the intimiate live accoustic performance of none other than 7 Days singer, Craig David.

If you missed his incredible set, catch up here.

On Tuesday 14th June...

In the morning, we teamed up with Anneli Bush and PANDORA, who showed us how to dress for warmer weather... when it eventually arrives [we looked outside at the torrential rain and huffed - hard].

See the footage here.

Next, we snuck behind the scenes of our cover shoot to watch model Daisy Lowe in action. See how to really work the camera by checking out our video here.

At midday, we released an exclusive interview with Prime Minister, David Cameron. In the video, Grazia editor Natash Pearlman grills the PM on some of your #Brexit questions.

See how he responded, by clicking here.

On Wednesday 15th June...

In the morning, blogger Lorna of took us through her favourite summer look at the moment, featuring charm PANDORA bracelets. See which outfit took Lorna's fancy, by cliking here.

At lunchtime we joined The Guardian's political editor Anushka Asthana as she chaired our highly anticipated Brexit debate. Featuring Labour's Stella Creasy and Yvette Cooper from the Remain campaign, and the Conservative's Penny Mordaunt and Theresa Villiers from Vote Leave, the debate saw some pretty heated discussion take place.

Look at some tweets of the event...

If you missed out, find out what happened here.

Next up, we saw our Fashion News and Features Editor, Charlie Gowans-Eglinton, take us through this week's Fashion Chart – all of which, incidentally, is available to WIN. Just click here for details.

Top picks this week include a weather-appropriate rust LK Bennett bag, a trans-seasonal Debenhams suede skirt and a military green Topshop patched shirt jacket.

For those and all our other picks, check out the video here.

And finally that day, fashion blogger and now also businesswoman Leandra Medine – of Man Repeller fame – took part in our Word Play game which was screened via our Facebook page.

Find out what Leandra thought when she heard the words 'banana', 'trumpet' and err, 'spoon' by clicking here.

** On Thursday 16th June...**

In the morning, blogger Lizzy Hadfield, founder of Shot From The Street, revealed how to wear this season's denim, accessorised with a rose pendant from PANDORA.

Watch how she did it, right here.

At lunch time we got our gym kit on to watch Workshop Gymnasium's Lee Mullins give model and mum Jacqui Ritchie a training session. Not that Jacqui needed much help, we hasten to add, she was a pure pro – so much so, we struggled to keep up.

If you want to have a go trying, follow Lee's 15-minute workout here.

Later on, we welcomed beauty expert Lou Teasdale and model Neelam Gill into Facebook HQ for an exclusive make-up Q&A. In their engaging conversation they answered your questions – posted via Facebook – and revealed some life-enhancing beauty hacks.

Want to know how to get curly hair without using products? Or how to cover up spots? Or where to find foundation for darker skin?

All you have to do is simply watch the video here.

After that, WAH Nails founder Sharmadean Reid gave us the ultimate – and we mean ultimate – lesson in nail art. From abstract designs, to taking gels off at home, watch as Sharmadean shows you how to master the perfect manicure.

See her in action by clicking here.

And finally, we gave you the opportunity to vote for next week's front cover. See the choices here.

Friday 17th June

On the final day of #GraziaxFB, we found ourselves extremely sad at the prospect of leaving our (temporary) office at Facebook HQ (which we LIKED a LOT). That said, we couldn't have been happier with how the week had gone.

First up, our Fashion News & Features Editor Charlie Gowans-Eglinton and Shopping Editor Polly Knight showed us how they styled up the weekend with PANDORA.

To see how they did it, watch the video here.

At 11am we enjoyed a very healthy brunch all thanks to our Avocado Challange with reality tv star Ollie Locke, cookery writer Madeline Shaw and health and wellness expert Calgary Avansino.

Madline and Calgary were challenged by Ollie to create a delicious brunch using Instagram's favourite breakfast ingredient (and most likely, its favourite ingredient in general), the humble avocado.

Check out what scrumptious dishes the two created by watching the video here.

That afternoon, we saw our Artist in Residence James Mylne recreate an image of our cover star Daisy Lowe, using just his trademark tool: a ballpoint pen.

A challenge of this nature would normally take him 7-8 days. We gave him 2.

Check out how he got on here.

And see the final image here:

AND FINALLY, we enjoyed watching Georgia May Jagger play the eponymous game 'Georgia May' via Facebook; a game which entailed asking what she would do in certain situations – like when 'Moves Like Jagger' plays in the club, and when she fights with her siblings and stuff.

To find out what she actually does in those circumstances, watch the vid here.

So that's what went down on GraziaxFB!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers who got involved and interacted with us via Facebook. Please continue to stay in touch – we really really LIKE it.

p.s. Enjoy the Facebook issue when it comes out next Tuesday!

On 10th June we wrote

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be part of the team here at Grazia? Well, for one week in June, we’re throwing open the digital doors, and giving you a seat at the editor’s desk when we move the magazine to Facebook HQ in London for a week and create the issue with you the community.

From Monday 13th June, you’ll be able to meet the team, decide the cover, curate the fashion, grill the beauty experts and set the news agenda, all completely live. All you have to do is like us on Facebook to get updates on how to get involved.

Across the week we will be hosting a series of events that will be streamed live and direct from Facebook, and if that’s not enough, we’re also giving a number of lucky readers the chance to join us for two special events inside Facebook HQ. Here’s what you have to look forward to throughout the week and how you can get involved in the live action...

We Head To Downing Street To Get Answers. For Real.

Yes, we have the answers on everything you wanted to know about BREXIT as Grazia’s Editor Natasha Pearlman took your questions to Number 10 Downing Street to get the lowdown on the upcoming referendum. If you want to find out what David Cameron had to say, head over to our Facebook page @GraziaUK on Tuesday 14th June at 12pm. You don't want to miss out.

Watch the teaser below...

Join the EU debate


At 12:30pm on Wednesday 15th June we will be holding an exclusive debate debunking the BREXIT just a week before the EU referendum. We’ll have both sides of the leave/remain argument covered as our guest MPs – Stella Creasy, Theresa Villiers, Yvette Cooper and Penny Mordaunt – take on your questions, chaired by The Guardian's political editor Anushka Asthana.

Fancy getting involved? Click here for tickets.

Become a Social Media Businesswoman


Then, on Thursday 16th June at 6:30pm, we’ll be hosting a career-changing panel discussion empowering a new breed of female entrepeneurs with tips from an amazing array of ‘SMBs’.

Think you’ve got an idea that could come to life via Facebook and Instagram? Well, these ladies have the answers on how to do it – just click here for your chance to hear from them and rub shoulders afterwards.

Of course, if you can’t join us on the day, don’t panic! Both our events – and a whole lot more – will be live-streamed direct from the Grazia UK Facebook page, so you’ll never miss out. All you have to do is like us to make sure you you’re in on the action.

Grazia x FB Live Edition Agenda


And if all that isn't enough to get you involved then wait until you hear what else we have in store... You can join Grazia’s Monday editorial conference for the first time ever, and help craft the magazine’s agenda for the week- yes, that means choosing next issue's cover!

Interested in the fashion and beauty side of things? Well you'll also have the chance to watch a fashion shoot live in action and be able to contribute to our regular features Chart of Lust and 'You the Fashion Jury'. And if that's not enough, then you'll be pleased to know we have some more tricks up our sleeves and will be revealing some secret special guests throughout the week so you'll have to stay LIVE to find out who'll be dropping by...

Like us on Facebook now! You the Grazia Editor. What’s not to like?

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