Hillary and Chelsea Clinton join forces to guest edit Stylist’s ‘gutsy women’ issue

By Jess Browne-Swinburne

8 Oct 2019

The Clintons will be transforming Stylist this October – and the mother-daughter duo have got one hell of an issue planned.

As fans of Stylist will know, they are celebrating their 10th birthday this year. This means that, throughout 2019, they've been handing over 10 issues of the magazine to 10 guest editors.

Or, as it just so happens, 11 guest editors.

For their guest edit, they're doing something completely different and handing the reins over to the modern world’s ultimate mother-daughter duo, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. Hillary Rodham Clinton – the politician, diplomat, lawyer, writer, legend and icon. And, Chelsea Clinton – the author, global health advocate,public speaker and philanthropist.

The Clintons recently met with Stylist’s editor-in-chief Lisa Smosarski at a top secret location in the USA, where they sat down to discuss their vision for the issue. There, the mother-daughter duo have also explained why working with Stylist is so high on their agenda.

“I don't want people to turn away from the news,” said Hillary, “but I think, in a world which is awash with information, we all have to be more selective about what we read and what we respond to.”

Going on to praise Stylist for its “thoughtful, intentional news gestures” – and for acknowledging “the multidimensional aspects of our lives” – Clinton added: “Stylist isn’t just sitting around making stuff up, it’s not chasing the latest conspiracy theory or whatever…

“You’ve put a lot of thought into this magazine.”

Teasing the upcoming takeover, Lisa Smosarski said: “We have been long-time supporters of Hillary Clinton, so we were delighted when she and Chelsea agreed to take over an entire issue as part of our 10th anniversary celebrations.

“The team and I spent hours talking through their ideas, and I was floored by their passion and enthusiasm for creating this issue. They have so many interesting insights and a strong, thoughtful perspective on the world – from the gutsy women they want to celebrate to our need to take a news diet – which they shared whilst having a lot of fun and laughs. They had more ideas than they were able to fit in the issue, but the resulting edition reflects the issues they are passionate about and their genuine personalities in equal measure.”

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton's issue of Stylist will be available to pick up on 15 October. Alternatively, you will be able to read all of their content online at from midnight on 14 October.