She's A (Cover) Star! Your First Look At Viva Magazine – Volume Seven

As our inaugural guest editor, pop sensation Lorde has helped create an unmissable new issue

Volume seven of Viva Magazine is on sale February 28. Photo / Hohua Ropate Kurene

We’re thrilled to give you a first look at our new quarterly issue, Viva Magazine — Volume Seven, on sale Monday, February 28, featuring our very special cover star and inaugural guest editor, Ella Yelich-O’Connor, aka Lorde.

In an unprecedented move, the Grammy winner and pop sensation has been working closely with the Viva team over the summer months to bring to life a theme based around “Designing A Better Future”.

Rising arts photographer Hōhua Ropate Kurene photographed our cover star at Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery in Titirangi in a series of stunning portraits that celebrate a fusion of local fashion, artists and makers, and put a spotlight on the cultural conversations she’s passionate about right now.

READ: Say Hello To Our Guest Editor For Viva Magazine  Volume Seven: Lorde

The 25-year-old invited writer Megan Dunn (Things I Learned at Art School) into her Auckland home for an intimate interview for Viva, and took her for a hilarious drive around her neighbourhood.

In her role as guest editor, Lorde has ensured the magazine is full of inspirational and thought-provoking shoots and stories. From stunning autumn fashion to the very best design, food, culture and beauty, this is a magazine not to be missed.

“I feel privileged to have been invited to work with the talented team at Viva,” says Ella. “We loved putting this issue together, and I learnt a lot. I can’t wait to share it with everyone.”

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