Grazia, the Mondadori Group magazine edited by Silvia Grilli, and interpreter of Italian fashion and style around the world, is expanding its editorial system with the launch on newsstands, on Thursday 23 March, of Grazia Beauty, an upscale special that interprets the trends in beauty.
Grazia Beauty offers its readers high quality content to keep them up to date, to provide inspiration and customise their look in the form of a beauty book to use and keep for six months, created by the editorial staff of the weekly, with the same characteristics used to produce Grazia itself: style, class and elegance.
“Our readers look to us for a vision on beauty trends and insights about innovations in skin care,” said Silvia Grilli. “This new twice-yearly supplement to Grazia responds to such needs with outstanding visual content so that reading it is also a memorable sensory pleasure,” Grilli added.
This first issue of Grazia Beauty is focused on the theme the ’80s, in terms of image and look: from full mono-colour eye shadow to red highlights, and from a review of the perfumes that were the protagonists of those years, to thick and wavy hairstyles as well as self-tanners and aerobic exercises for a sculpted physique.
The star of the features is the actress Sveva Alviti who embodies and encapsulates the idea of women and contemporary beauty: confident, beautiful, elegant, international.
The graphic design of Grazia Beauty combines the approach linked to the news aspect of the magazine with the enhancement of the visual content. The photos are highlighted and treated with the maximum respect by the great photographer Florian Sommet.
Grazia is the leader in the beauty segment, with a 31% volume market share and an increase of 4% in terms of pages compared with 2015.
“Beauty is one of the sectors that most appreciates print media for its capacity to position clients and its ability to engage readers with images and narrative texts,” said Davide Mondo, chief executive of Mediamond. “Moreover, the possibility of being a qualified sampling vehicle for a profiled audience is often a key element for the entire sector,” Mondo continued. “From our Mediamond observatory, thanks also to the leadership achieved on digital by the Mondadori Group – which in this area is now Italy’s leading publisher – we are seeing a remarkable growth in web investments. The most requested and appreciated area by beauty clients is linked to special events and projects, relatively new strands for this industry. To give just one figure, in 2016, with Grazia alone we created as many as 60 projects for companies in the beauty sector,” Mondo concluded.
The new word on the subject of beauty is “mix”: that is, mixing formulas and textures to customise your beauty routine. With the special feature Make your mix readers can use the advice offered for the best personalised results based on the characteristics of their skin type. From Back of vitamin C to the Guru of fitness on the web, Grazia Beauty is also related to current events and 360° fitness. And, thanks to the Coolest gyms, also be up to date on these temples of fitness.
Grazia Beauty will be on newsstands on Thursday 23 March banded with Grazia at the price of €1.50.
The initiative will be supported by a range of different activities: point of sale posters, targeted distribution at hotels, airports and shopping malls and communication on Grazia’s social networks.