It’s clear that social media has become an absolute necessity in life, fully integrated into our daily routines. From the moment we wake up, often before we even make it out of bed, we’re checking what we’ve missed on Instagram, seeing who’s already up having a rant on Twitter or reanalyzing our Snap story from the night before.
As well as documenting and glorifying our own lives, we get to glimpse into the lives of others from all over the world. Facebook especially was originally a tool to keep in touch with old friends and family members who we don’t get to see everyday. Now we find ourselves getting to know complete strangers through social media, and after a while those whom we follow no longer seem like strangers all at. After all, we get to see what they do and where they do it, what they eat and where they eat, their fitness regimes and where they workout, where they hang out and who they hang out with. We often get to follow their everyday routines from the moment they wake up, to the moment they retire from the digital world for a few hours of sleep before they wake up and do it all over again. It’s like having a vast network of friends you’ve never met but somehow know really well and greatly admire, and for whatever reason you choose to keep following them.
TINGS aims to take our readers a step further. As well as the glossy editorials which we love putting together and hope you enjoy, we dig a little deeper into the lives of individuals who are followed and admired by millions. We get to know these individuals and discover the real parts of their lives that their photos, updates and video stories won’t tell you.
TINGS pays homage to the new generation of influencers and tastemakers shaping culture as we know it today and features the best of the latest trends from the world of fashion and beauty.
Hollywood sweethearts Sofia Richie and Cameron Dallas give us an insight into what social media means to them, from what they keep private to what they love to share. We get to know model and actor Matthew Noszka who went from a high school kid growing up in a low-income family, to blowing up as a model and actor and featuring as a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Representing our very own London Town, Lottie Moss shares her journey into modelling and her views on being unique in the industry. We also had the pleasure of shooting model on a mission Leomie Anderson, musician and model Rafferty Law gives us ‘something to hate on’, while Fabian Gray shows us his darker sides. Model and photographer Diego Villareal takes us beyond filtered Instagram posts and reveals a Coachella you don’t see on social media, whilst Adonis Bosso challenges our perspectives and model slash social media starlet Scarlott Leithold takes us on a glamorous day out to the beach.
We hope you enjoy our debut issue and can’t wait to bring you more.
REBECCA MOORE – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF