“OK team, what are we going to write about in the magazine?” a high-pitched voice squeaks across the boardroom to four sweet-cheeked children devouring iced cupcakes and clutching fluffy pens. (Worryingly, all of these were ‘props’ were taken from the team’s professional desks in Grazia HQ.)
Allow us to introduce you to Grazia Middle East’s Mini-Mes. Sienna Turley, five, Anya Azzi, four, Stella Jacob, four, Sara Bartawi, seven, and Harley Rawlinson, four, are the cute recruits handpicked to run the magazine and website for the day. Us? Worried?!
Dressed in a stunning array of flower headbands, cat ears and tropical prints (again, not dissimilar to the adult team’s wardrobes) the Mini-Mes held meetings, picked their favourite kidswear fashion pieces from our studio and held critical conference calls – while their proud mums watched the future career girls at work.
After the boardroom meeting, Sara – whose mum is businesswoman and professor Omaira Farooq Al Olama – tells Editor in Chief Alison Tay she too wants to be a girl boss when she grows up (still wearing a rainbow dress, obviously.)
Little Stella also starred in this week’s Carpool Cosmetics. She acted as Digital Editor and gave Olivia Phillips a makeover. What could possibly go wrong?
Photos: Grace Guino