‘Real women’ star in British Vogue

The pages of Vogue are usually filled with high-fashion looks and industry it-girls, but British Vogue is about to depart from standard operations in order to feature some fresh faces.

According to Newsweekthe November issue of the glossy will feature “real women,” the edition will “explores topics including what ‘real’ beauty is, and how successful women work a wardrobe.”

Hitting newstands on Oct. 6, Newsweek says the concept for the magazine was partially inspired by Britain’s new prime minister — Theresa May — who has been known to don a pair of leopard pumps on occasion.

“Editor Alexandra Shulman said she commissioned the project because she felt strongly that professional women, or women in positions of authority or power, should be able to indulge their interest in fashion,” reports Newsweek. “Using British Prime Minister Theresa May as an example, Shulman said women should not be afraid of using fashion to stand out.”

Shulman told BBC that she hopes May’s example will inspire other women to not be afraid of receiving attention for their fashion.

“Now we have a prime minister who clearly enjoys thinking about how she dresses — and is not afraid to wear jazzy shoes, bright colours and clothes that draw attention rather than deflect it — there really is no excuse,” she said, according to Newsweek.

While models will still be featured in the advertisements, Newsweek says the magazine, dubbed the “Real Issue,” will also place professionals front and center, including women like architectural historian Shumi Bose and charity director Brita Fernandez Schmidt.

Although Shulman told BBC it was difficult to attain sample-size clothing for her non-models, Newsweek said it made her reconsider fashion for the “regular woman.”

“The combination of a newspaper commentariat — which is always keen to leap critically on a woman in the public eye who dresses even the slightest bit adventurously — alongside a professional culture that still encourages a conventional conformity, makes it hard for some women to dress the way they would really like to.”

May to be the next PM of Britain

On the heels of the recent ‘Brexit‘ decision, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he would resign from his position — but the day he resigns is much sooner than once thought.

According to the USA TODAYCameron announced on Monday, July 11 that he will be resigning on Wednesday — yes, Wednesday, July 13 — and set to take over for Cameron is current Home Secretary Theresa May, making her the second female to hold the position in the country’s history.

“Cameron’s announcement came just hours after May’s only competitor for Conservative Party leader and prime minister — Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom — dropped out of the running,” reports the USA TODAY.

With a reputation of “steely determination,” the USA TODAY says that May has a “willingness to stand up to the men who traditionally dominate British politics” that likens her to previous British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

May “joins German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the leader of one of Europe’s biggest nations,” says the USA TODAY, ad “if Hillary Clinton wins the U.S. presidential race in November, women would be in charge of the Western world’s most powerful countries.”

An Oxford graduate, May is part of the Conservative Party, the USA TODAY reports, and has served on Cameron’s cabinet since 2010 as the home secretary — a position that is described as “one of the most challenging jobs in government, involving immigration, national security and crime,” and a position she’s held longer than any other politician in the last 50 years, according to the USA TODAY.

And now May can add the title of prime minister to her resume.