Our weekly list of unmissable news brand content includes which took top spot for word of the year, fashion awards in all their glory and ways to simplify your life to have a stress-free December…
1. Puttin’ on the rizz
‘Rizz’ has taken the top spot for the word of 2023 by dictionary publisher Oxford University Press, after more than 32,000 votes, the Guardian reports.
Taken from the word “charisma”, the use of the word increased drastically with a peak in June, when the actor Tom Holland was asked in an interview about the secret to his rizz. He answered: “I have no rizz whatsoever, I have limited rizz.” The experts made the final selection from the four finalists, which included words such as “swiftie” and “prompt”.
2. Fashion Awards 2023
The Evening Standard gave readers the highlights from the British Fashion Council’s annual Fashion Awards. The foundation raised the celebrity stakes with major A-list talent on the red carpet from Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexa Chung and Maya Jama. The night honoured everyone from best dressed to designer of the year, a special recognition award championing young designer talent and many more winners.
3. Stopping the festive fizzle
Some people feel as though the build up to Christmas is one large juggling act. If that’s you, the i shared 32 ways to simplify your festive admin and have a stress-free December. Sharing to Instagram, the news brand offered tips from an audit on your traditions to making shopping more effortless.
Other easy bits of advice included learning to divide your time throughout the festive period, wrapping on the go and buying less for little ones.
4. GTA VI trailer released
The Mirror announced on its YouTube channel the trailer for the sixth game in the Grand Theft Auto series had been released early after a leak. The much-anticipated game will be released in 2025, maker Rockstar confirmed. Fans will have to wait a little longer to see players return to the Miami-inspired location of Vice City, but the franchise announced it will include its first female protagonist, Lucia, alongside an as-yet unnamed male lead character.
5. Men’s Health UK has appointed its first ever female editor-in-chief.
Men’s fitness and lifestyle magazine Men’s Health UK has appointed its first ever female editor-in-chief, the Independent revealed. The role is now being taken over by Claire Sanderson, who will continue to serve in her current role as editor-in-chief of Women’s Health UK.
“I’m delighted to be leading as editor-in-chief of Women’s Health and Men’s Health during a time when the footprint for both brands has never been bigger or more powerful,” Sanderson told The Independent.
“It’s a privilege to become the first woman to take up the editor-in-chief role of Men’s Health. However, what I think’s most important are my credentials in leading and growing a wellness brand – regardless of my gender”.