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Start the FESTIVE fever with our HOLIDAY
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FANTASY
FAIR ISLE
this is how you
nail Christmas cool.
Team a kitsch knit with
sharp tailoring and tonal
accessories. Jumper,
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shoes, �5, belt,
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wear this chainprint dress with a
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a strong 9-5 look; then
reveal the back split
to nail a 5-9 smoulder.
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this cobweb knit
is just made for
toughening up pretty
pleated skirts. �5,
Current/Elliott
(net-a-porter.com)
HOT
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is it a tote? Is it a
bowling bag? Well,
both, actually ? and
the Adele Ginger is
seriously floating our
boat. �5, Danse
Lente (danselente.com)
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take these check
trousers from country
to cool by way of a
white tee and trainers.
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be rodeo-ready
in these fabulous
cow-print cowboy
boots. (And give
your leopard print
a well-deserved rest!)
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with two hardworking, glow-giving
formulas in one nifty
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Mask Duo Be Bright &
Be Firm, �, under
our tree come the 25th.
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FACT: MONEY DOESN?T BUY HAPPINESS
We?ve all stared miserably at our bank balance,
fantasising about life with a few more zeros on
the end of our salary ? especially at Christmas,
when we worry about making it to the end of the
month. But a study by Harvard Business School
has found that even millionaires say they?d need
at least double their wealth to be truly content.
It hammers home the message that we all know
but often forget: money really doesn?t equate to
happiness. So let?s stop chasing that dream and be
happy with what we?ve got ? after all, you only
need a cheap bottle of red, some mulled wine
spices and a copy of Love, Actually to have
everything you need for a very merry Christmas.
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AND NICK?S
WEDDING PIX
We have little
time for grandiose
nuptials generally,
but when they?re this
pretty, how could
we resist? How
could anyone?
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magazine cover shoot.
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NEW IN
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First came the
Hot Duck of
Central Park.
Then came the
Chill Duck of we
can?t remember
where, but it
happened. Now,
comes Denver?s
Weird Goose.
Whatever next,
in the world of
sexy poultry?
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9. NONMOVER
DAVID
ATTENBOROUGH
Was described as a
?naturist? rather than
a ?naturalist? by
Huffington Post last
week. He might be
both, who knows?
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WHO
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loving
and
living
for this
week
Got in trouble for
?phubbing? (phone
snubbing: looking at
your phone when you
should be looking
elsewhere) actor
Jarrod Spector, while
in the audience of
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assume it?s because I?ve had a better offer,
which I have, it?s just my idea of ?better
offer? = early bedtime. In the case of that
third, unavoidable, necessary-evil party:
I?ll arrive an hour late, wearing something
30% more glamorous than is appropriate.
This means people are dazzled by my vibe,
offended by my lateness, and sexually
threatened by how I?m pointing my rogue
cleavage at the person they fancy. This is
known as Making An Entrance. It gives
the impression you?re here to stay, which
of course, I?m not.
Next: I establish an ?area?, a banquette or
similar, on which I perch, coquettishly,
receiving people. I will not go to them,
trusting only that they will come to me,
and once they start, they won?t stop, in the
same way people queue for a restaurant
they?ve never heard of just because
everyone else is. I?ll grace each with a
bonne mot or a risqu� opinion I don?t
actually hold. If anyone attempts to selfie
with me, I?ll kick off like Tyson Fury. I
will not explain why, allowing them to
conclude I?m probably in hiding. This is
known as Showing People A Good Time.
I will flirt outrageously with someone
much younger and someone much older
than me. I will drink no more than two
vodka tonics. I will stay no longer than
an hour and a half. When everyone else
is (almost) too drunk to care, I shall
attempt a French exit. On getting caught,
I?ll offer no explanation; simply smile,
shrug, and slip away like I?m off to a place
too decadent to name.
Then: Uber, bed ? my reputation intact.
myself on perhaps my greatest ever
achievement: giving everyone the
impression I?m this massive party girl,
when what I actually am is a massive
Go To Bed Early girl. A girl filled with
a sense of doom if the possibility of
going ?on? anywhere is ever mooted
(two venues in one night? Two?).
And yet: for years, my rep has been of
a rager. A raver. A non-stop giddy whirl
of decadence, dancing on tables, goosing
the ma顃re d?, meandering home barefoot
accompanied by some guy I just met
who used to be Big In Brit Pop. People
are constantly reminding me of naughty
things I didn?t do, at parties I was never at.
This is brilliant, of course. Being widely
perceived as far more exciting than you
actually are, without it bothering your
eight-hours-a-night sleep? Yes, please!
However, a faux-bad rep like mine
requires maintenance. Here?s how it?s
done: I make a habit of turning down two
out of every three party invitations. People
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SLIP SKIRT
Exquisite images on
excellent pieces, such as
this Lippy Dani dress.
The official uniform of
Staying In-In (different
to hygge, which I despise).
A sell-out mega
hit: now
restocked.
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CHEAP MONDAY
Spiritual home of
the skinny jean; to
cease trading at the
end of the year.
Banned in Cleveland
for ?problematic?
undertones.
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Christmas party
season hits us like a
FREIGHT TRAIN,
so I congratulate
DOWNS
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EMILY?
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Above:
with husband
John Krasinski
Below: Emily
in Mary Poppins
Returns
Emily Blunt will hit
screens next week in
the biggest role of her
career ? as everyone?s
favourite nanny, Mary
Poppins. Jonathan Dean
profiles a woman about
to become as A-list as
the very Hollywood
company she keeps
in South West London, Emily Blunt has
a lot of very famous friends. We?re talking
hanging out on yachts with Jennifer
Aniston and having dinner with George
Clooney (who lent her his Lake Como
holiday home for her wedding in 2010).
British people never look as well known as
the Hollywood stars they hang out with ? for
many, Emily is still the actress first known for
starring in My Summer Of Love. But that?s
about to change. This month, she is taking
on her greatest role yet: as Mary Poppins.
I have met Emily twice to interview her
for The Sunday Times. First in September
2016 for The Girl On The Train, and, most
recently, in March, for the excellent horror
film, A Quiet Place, directed by her husband
John Krasinski. Back then, months ahead of
Mary Poppins Returns, she was calm about
the catapulting of her status. She joked that
her eldest child, Hazel, would reject her
take on the super-nanny, given the fouryear-old is a ?Julie Andrews creep fan?. But,
mostly, she was relaxed.
Because that?s who she is. She has
innate confidence in her career, which has
skyrocketed since The Devil Wears Prada
in 2006. Before that, there was stage work
with Judi Dench, a mentor, and various
small films, but the past decade has seen
Emily work with Toms Hanks and Cruise
plus Meryl St
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Left: with Meryl
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Devil Wears Prada.
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1. JULIE ANDREWS
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The original Mary Poppins
might be 83, but she?s still
picking up roles in Aquaman
and Despicable Me 3.
Although, despite being fully
?supportive? of Emily Blunt, she
turned down a cameo in Mary
Poppins Returns, insisting that
?this is Emily?s version of her?.
2. DICK VAN DYKE
Dick Van Dyke, the 92-yearold who played Bert in the
original, will appear in Mary
Poppins Returns. According
to Emily, his performance is
not only a smart business decision, as it was
produced by Krasinski?s company and made
loads of money, it also allowed husband
and wife to work together, and spend time
with daughters Hazel and Violet, who is
two. Apparently only once did they escape
to a room for a disagreement, as nobody
wants to see these guys fight.
?She and John are one of the most solid
couples in Hollywood,? says the source.
?There isn?t any major actor who doesn?t
love them ? they get invited on every
holiday. But even though they have
famous friends, she doesn?t see herself
as famous.? Surely, that won?t last long.
?Mary Poppins Returns? is in cinemas
from 21 December
?utterly moving? and reduced
director Rob Marshall to tears.
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3. KAREN DOTRICE
After playing Jane Banks
in Walt Disney?s classic,
Karen stared alongside her
on-screen brother (Matthew
Garber) in The Gnome Mobile.
But after a few television
roles, Karen chose to focus
on her family and virtually
disappeared from public life.
4. MATTHEW
GARBER
Matthew?s acting career
petered out after Mary
Poppins and The Gnome
Mobile. Tragically, he died
aged just 21 after contracting
hepatitis, which turned
into pancreatitis.
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the US, Emily joked that her decision ?was
a terrible mistake?. It did not go down well.
?I?ve been bitten in the ass before,? she told
me last time we met, ?and have decided
I don?t need to talk about that stuff.?
Basically, she has made it and, in a jittery
world where one misplaced opinion can
end a career, doesn?t want to mess this up.
?She started off acting thinking she might
get roles in BBC period dramas,? an insider
reveals. ?So to be one of the biggest stars in
Hollywood is crazy to her. As for her own
fame, Emily has had a decade to find her
feet and figure out what she wants. She
credits John for retaining normality. They
don?t try to build their brand: they work,
go home and then they have a glass of wine.?
It?s all about the acting then, darling,
and Poppins is the role that will define
her. She is playing the nanny as ?vain,
imperious, weird?, taken more from PL
Travers? novels than Andrews, which is
smart, given that that version is as iconic as
Darth Vader. Director Rob Marshall told
Emily there would be no film without her.
That?s how important she is ? a 35-year-old
with the power to sink or carry a major film.
It?s some boost for a woman who used
to suffer from such a bad stammer that
she could barely hold a conversation.
?She has made sure that she mentions it in
interviews,? says the insider. ?She wanted
to help anyone who had the same issue,
because she had felt alone trying to
overcome it. It was acting that saved her.?
Her peace now ? apart from the glow
that comes with international success ? is
found in family. Off-duty, she is happiest
spending time with her sister Felicity
in Barnes, West London,
when she?s in town. Her
sister?s actor husband is
Stanley Tucci, who
Felicity met at Emily
and John?s wedding.
Filming A Quiet
Place with John was
5. DAVID
TOMLINSON
Tomlinson ? who played
George Banks ? died at the
age of 83, following a sudden
stroke. After Mary Poppins,
he starred as a duplicitous
magician in Bedknobs And
Broomsticks and as a villainous
antagonist in The Love Bug.
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Above: Karl
Lagerfeld took
his bow with
his godson
Hudson and
head of studio
Virginie Viard
( C A T ) W A L K
L I K E A N
E G Y P T I A N
A show at New York?s Metropolitan
Museum of Art? Only Chanel,
says Rebecca Lowthorpe
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ONLY THE MIGHTIEST fashion
brand in the world could persuade the
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
to host a fashion show within its hallowed
halls. For the first time in 36 years, the Met
? scene of the famous ball and countless
sell-out fashion exhibitions ? allowed
Karl Lagerfeld to present Chanel?s annual
M閠iers d?Art collection inside the famed
Egyptian Wing, at the foot of the 10 BC
Temple of Dendur, no less.
The 2,000-year-old backdrop ? flanked
by a belt of stars, from Margot Robbie
and Blake Lively to Julianne Moore and
Pen閘ope Cruz ? can?t have come cheap.
But then, Chanel is hardly known for
ignoring financial limitations when it comes
to putting on high-wattage spectacles.
Particularly for this, its annual M閠iers
d?Art collection, which doubles as a tribute
to the 26 Chanel-owned ateliers ? the now
flourishing specialist fashion businesses
that Chanel rescued from near extinction
? each one dedicated to a specific art such
as embroidery, button making, feather
working and costume jewellery.
Typically, this was a gigantic mash-up
of mind-boggling references and mindblowing detail. Lagerfeld, who can never
resist a play on words, called it not Luxor
(the city on the Nile) but ?Lux Or? (Lux
Gold), referring to the gilt woven through
everything from the house?s famous tweed
to the models? gold-painted legs. ?What
really struck me with this show is how
profound Karl?s vision is,? declared
Lagerfeld?s longtime creative collaborator
Amanda Harlech post-show, before
decoding what it all meant. ?New York to
him was about the ?20s, the jazz age, but
also this whole love of Egyptology ? when
Tutankhamun?s tomb was discovered ? and
there was this whole rage for Egyptionising
everything. And then, this being Karl, he
whipped it up into the present by creating
these Hiero-ffiti ? hieroglyphs and graffiti 19
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in the mix ? and suddenly we?re in 1980s
New York.? All of which meant there
was a synergy between the long, elegant
multi-tiered silhouettes, metallic leather
jeans and deconstructed denim,
embroideries of the Chrysler building and
dazzling scarabs that called to mind both
the brand?s heritage, New York City?s
skyscrapers and unearthed treasure.
The graffiti artist Cyril Kongo, who
grew up in the suburbs of Paris and
casually quotes Baudelaire, had been
drafted in by Lagerfeld to create art work
for the show?s invitation, which then
formed the prints emblazoned on jackets,
dresses and the house?s famous quilt bags.
?Karl gave me carte blanche,? said the artist,
who described himself as ?Mr Colourful?
at the after-party in Central Park. We were
inside the specially constructed Chanel
?diner?, where Kelula sang on stage and
celebrities milled about eating burgers and
fries. ?Karl asked me to interpret my graffiti
art with hieroglyphs and invited me to
work for a month in his personal studio in
Quai Voltaire, but I only discovered today
how he had used my work,? he added. ?For
me, he is a genius, a god. And I?m living
in a dream, I really have to pinch myself.?
The colour and energy in the clothes
was, naturally, all high-impact glamour
(just like those ancient Egyptians), but also
unusual in that no exotic animal skins had
been used in the making of the collection.
An announcement came ahead of the show
that Chanel, like Gucci and Burberry, had
ceased to use stingray, crocodile or any
other exotic skins, proving the brand is
in step with these eco-conscious times.
The move is hardly likely to dent Chanel?s
fortunes. The company, controlled by the
secretive Wertheimer family, recently
revealed its worldwide revenues for the
first time in its 108-year history. In 2017,
global sales hit $9.6 billion, an almost
12% increase on the previous year.
Karl, who is now 85, appeared at the
end of the show alongside his godson,
Hudson, and Virginie Viard, his head
of studio for the past 25 years. This fuelled
rumours that Virginie might one day
take over from him, while simultaneously
squashing all speculation that the most
prestigious design job in fashion might
go to ex-Celine?s Phoebe Philo.
Whoever does inevitably take on the
mantle, Karl?s are probably the greatest
fashion shoes to fill of all time. But why
dwell on succession when the king of
fashion still continues to amaze us? The
day after the show, we were invited to a
screening of 7 Days Out, the new Netflix
documentary about the making of last
summer?s Chanel couture collection
? one of six blockbuster collections
that he must conjure up on a yearly
basis. In it, Lagerfeld describes himself,
hilariously, as ?working class?, and an ostrich
feather-trimmed dress as resembling
?the hair on an old man?s arse?. It?s well
worth viewing when it comes out on
21 December. Long live Karl.
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the red carpet in 2014
(left). Their children
with Angelina in Paris
earlier this year (above)
CALLED A TRUCE
JUST WHEN BRAD PITT and
Angelina Jolie were about to come face
to face in court ? following two years of
acrimonious negotiations that threatened
to outlive even the Brexit talks ? news
broke last week that they had finally settled
the custody battle over their six children,
Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12,
and 10-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.
According to US reports, Brad was
awarded less than 50% custody, but his
time with the children will be increased in
stages. It means Angelina will be ?primary
caregiver?, with sources telling one outlet
that the exact split in custody will be
decided once the couple settle their
finances ? the next stage of their difficult
divorce. Grazia understands that, despite
denials from her camp, Angelina had
requested sole custody of the children.
So why the sudden outbreak of peace?
Multiple sources claim the pair were keen
to broker an agreement for the sake of
their children. But according to another
associate, that?s not the only reason. The
mounting cost of their divorce was also a
significant factor. ?It?s cost them a staggering
$50m in pay-offs and legal fees that are still
pouring in,? said a source last week. ?They
simply could not afford to go on the way
they were. Ultimately, they both had to
face the reality that this divorce was going
to ruin them unless they drew a line in the
sand and hashed out an agreement.?
Indeed, it has previously been noted
that the divorce had the potential to sink
Angelina?s finances. As one source put it,
Angelina ?ran out of cash and was surviving
on loans in the end?. Brad is far wealthier
? he is estimated to be worth $240m, while
Angelina?s fortune is valued at $160m.
?Brad has more because he has so much
invested in his film production company,
Plan B, which produces huge blockbusters,?
said the Hollywood insider. ?Ange,
however, has been very much focused on
indie flicks and passion projects. She?s
only doing big roles like Maleficent every
couple of years to boost her earnings.?
This summer, it was revealed that Brad
had even loaned Angelina $8m for a new
family home, on which she is said to
be paying interest.
In the two years since she filed for
divorce, Angelina has also had to pay
Hollywood?s top divorce lawyer, Laura
Wasser (until she sensationally quit earlier
this year), and hire a publicist for the
first time in her career. LA divorce attorney
Kelly Chang Rickert added, ?It?s not
unusual for a celebrity divorce lawyer to
charge upwards of $2,500 an hour. This
case has lasted over two years and has been
extremely contested. That?s why she is
struggling financially.? The private judge the
couple hired, Kelly continued, could also
cost between $850 and $1,200 an hour, on
top of nannies, private jets and therapists
for the children.
While the custody deal has now been
put to bed, sources say the next round
of negotiations, about their shared assets,
could be just as punishing. ?There?s $240m
at stake,? said a well-placed source. ?From
the get-go, Ange wanted to have full
custody of the kids and appeared willing
to forgo Brad?s fortune if she could get
her way, so she never even requested child
support. But now that things haven?t gone
how she wanted, her team is working out
what they can get financially. ?
Ch鈚eau Miraval, the couple?s home
in France, remains ?high on the list of
contentious community property?, with
Angelina apparently ?feeling it should
go to her, as it was her idea to buy it
in the first place?.
?The negotiations will drag on into
Christmas and the new year,? added
an insider. ?Because, despite an outward
show of peace, things are nowhere
near that simple yet.?
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Aren?t the lights lovely? The carols charming?
And have you seen A Christmas Prince: The
Royal Wedding yet? But ? whisper it, grinches
? isn?t it all a little tiring? Well fear not, because
there?s a fa-la-la-la-lazy fashion option that?s
offering welcome respite from a jam-packed
social season. All hail the cashmere tracksuit.
If you?re hankering after something comfy,
you?re in good company. Fashion search engine
Lyst has seen searches for cashmere tracksuits soar
recently, up 33% year on year. It also predicts
another surge just before Christmas. So get in
quick. Not least because the cashmere trackie may
be the perfect Christmas outfit. Like drinking
champagne in your PJs, they?re an irresistible blend
of lazy and luxe. ?Every day over Christmas is like
Sunday at home,? says Charlotte Lewis, founder of
Ven, a line of cashmere travel essentials. ?And what
better Sunday outfit than a cashmere tracksuit??
Muted grey and navy versions feel particularly
chic, but statement versions are also selling
strongly. Lyst reports that Madeleine Thompson?s
rainbow tracksuit is one of the most searched for,
while Cara Delevingne and Jodie Comer have
both been spotted in Tabitha Webb?s leopardprint design. ?This season, our Mexicano
geometric tracksuit has been a best-seller,? says
Chinti & Parker founder Anna Singh.
Lewis says it was a ?no-brainer? to include
a cashmere tracksuit in her Ven collection
(influencer Pernille Teisbaek is a fan of her
pared-back pieces). She cites versatility as part of
its appeal: ?While I always wear my full tracksuit
for travelling and lazing at home, I also wear the
pieces separately. A cashmere hoodie is great with
tailored trousers and I made the pants with a
straight leg to give them versatility. I?ll wear them
with an oversize shirt and sandals in spring.?
Meanwhile, designer Olivia von Halle, whose
Missy tracksuit has been seen on J-Lo, the Hadid
sisters and Adwoa Aboah, suggests a cashmere
set doesn?t mean opting out of party season
altogether. ?Make like Gigi,? she says, ?and
wear yours with a floor-length coat, Nikes
and sunglasses to hide your hangover.?
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RACIAL BIAS IS LONG OVERDUE?
A new survey last week on
racial bias in the UK found
prejudice that will shock
some ? but is already familiar
to many, says Poorna Bell
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FEW PEOPLE from the black, Asian
and minority ethnic (BAME) community
would be surprised by last week?s Guardian
survey, which looked at the scope and
impact of unconscious bias.
Sampling 1,000 people from BAME
backgrounds and comparing the results to
1,797 white people, it found that over half
of BAME people feel they experience
racial bias. It also delved deep into how
that bias manifests and what it feels like
across daily interactions that non-BAME
people take for granted.
A staggering 75% felt they experienced
negative customer service because of
being BAME; 50% felt it affected whether
someone would sit next to them on public
transport. The gulf is huge: 32% of BAME
women feel they are treated differently
for their appearance and hair, as opposed
to 7% of white women. Feel like you
have to work twice as hard to succeed?
Tick. Regularly mistaken for a shop
assistant or shoplifter if you?re not wearing
smart clothes? Tick again.
For most of us, unconscious bias is
nebulous ? it feels like an uncomfortable
prickle. Very often it is dismissed as oversensitivity. I?ve had online trolls take it a
step further and say I should be grateful
I?m living in Britain at all.
No one likes to think they are prone
to unconscious bias, but there is no getting
round the very real impact of it in the
workplace. The BAME pay gap ? ITN
found a median pay gap of 20.8%, while
PWC found at bonus level it is 35.4% ?
is shocking. And 31% of people in the
survey felt they were overlooked for a
promotion or job application at work
because of race and ethnicity.
When such complaints are raised,
people are often accused of pulling the
race card. Yet it?s serious enough that
the Prime Minister is looking into
measures to uncover the extent of the
BAME pay gap. Theresa May launched
the Race at Work Charter in October
to provide guidelines for businesses to
create equal and fair workplaces, and
the Government is now consulting
on whether to make it mandatory for
businesses to publish their BAME pay gap
in the same way that it did for the gender
pay gap earlier this year.
Aside from pay, addressing unconscious
bias means a better quality of life for
BAME people. Most of the time, like
others, I?ve learned to dampen my
ethnicity. I?m confident but not too
loud, my accent alters, I wear different
clothes. Called code-switching, it?s like
a costume you have to wear so that other
people take you seriously ? and don?t feel
threatened by you.
My education, accomplishments and
social standing count for diddly-squat if
I don?t wear this ?costume?. Most recently, I
went with a group of five brown girls on
a weekend break. On my own, I almost
never get stopped and searched at the
airport. Funny how four of us ? including
me ? were pulled aside to be frisked, I
suspect because as a group we are seen
as more threatening.
The other week, I was in a business
meeting with an old colleague on a
conference call with his associate, Dave*.
Dave ? who I?d never met before ?
enthusiastically told me that he enjoyed
an interview I did at an event. My
colleague and I went really quiet ? Dave
had confused me with the only other
South Asian person in my team, someone
who has a different name, skin colour
and job title to me.
While The Guardian survey sampled
only a small number of people, it gave
weight to something we have been made
to feel paranoid about for far too long.
A serious strategy to tackle it is
long overdue.
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AWARDWINNING AMAL?S
CALIFORNIAN
CHRISTMAS
ACCOMPANIED BY George Clooney
and his parents Nick and Nina in New
York, Amal Clooney was last week
honoured as 2018?s Global Citizen of
the Year at a United Nations dinner. The
human rights lawyer won the award for
her humanitarian work, which includes
representing incarcerated journalists in
Burma, Egypt and Azerbaijan.
Within hours, there were headlines
about everything from her choice of
outfit ? a �100 dress by J Mendel ? to
the A-list husband on her arm, and her
acceptance speech, in which she stated
that Donald Trump had given a ?green
light? to autocratic regimes. She went
on to criticise the US President?s attacks
on the press, who Trump has labelled
the ?enemy of the people?.
Such headlines perfectly articulated a
woman who moves just as easily between
her high-profile career (she has been
described by a colleague as a ?leading
intellectual thinker?) and A-list circles,
thanks to her marriage to George Clooney
(last week, she had dinner with Meghan
Markle, Prince Harry and Michelle
Obama). But her A-lister life has not
detracted from her hard-working ethos;
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Amal represented the Greek government
in its fight to have the Elgin Marbles
returned, and defended the Canadian
Al Jazeera journalist who was imprisoned
in Egypt. Amal?s current clients, who she
mentioned in her UN speech, are Wa
Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo ? the Reuters
journalists who were convicted and jailed
while reporting on the killing of the
Rohingya by the Burmese government.
The following morning she stepped
out of her New York hotel holding her
18-month-old twins, Ella and Alexander,
to resume her low-key family life. A
well-placed source told Grazia that Amal
has the support of two nannies, who travel
with the couple and the twins wherever
they go, as well as the help of her mother,
journalist Baria Alamuddin.
Indeed, Baria is planning to stay with
the couple in their Berkshire mansion
over the festive period. Christmas Day,
however, will be spent with close friends
Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford in
LA, where they are spending increasing
amounts of time.
?They?re not in the UK anywhere near
as much as they used to be,? said the source.
?George fell in love with England when
they first moved there, but that love is
fading. It?s a shame, as they are no longer
Main: Amal in
New York last
week. Above:
with George and
friends Cindy
Crawford and
Rande Gerber.
Left: the twins
such a huge presence locally. George has
grown nervous because of the issue of
security: their UK home is in a remote
area and Amal has had death threats
because of her high-profile work.
?George feels that LA is safer for
them both, and being in the US is far
more convenient for his businesses
and his Hollywood career.?
Grazia has previously reported on the
?drastic steps? the couple took to ensure
their safety, including surveillance cameras
at the �.7m home and a security guard
to accompany them at all times.
Their move to California will also
bolster speculation that the pair could
be making a political bid in 2020. Last
year, multiple sources told us that George
was considering running for office with
Amal by his side, with a Democratic
Party insider revealing that he could
run in California ? where Arnold
Schwarzenegger famously became
Governor from 2003 to 2011. In February,
Amal revealed the couple are planning to
send their children to school in the US.
When they are in the UK, Amal is said
to work at home rather than commuting to
her office at Doughty Street Chambers in
London. A housekeeper is also on hand, as
well as a security guard who doubles up as
their driver. They drive Lexus Hybrid cars
in order to be environmentally friendly.
?As one of the world?s most high-profile
couples, George and Amal are continually
facing issues of security, paparazzi all
around them and often intruders ? even
when they?re in their super-secluded home
in Lake Como,? added the insider. ?His
priority is for Amal ? and their children
? to be as protected as possible and live
a relatively private life. LA has become
the place that offers them all of that.?
? To se e A m a l
re cogni se d on
a global scale
is immeasurably
rew a rding ?
In the week that Amal Clooney
won the 2018 Global Citizen
of the Year award, accessories
designer Tala Alamuddin spoke
to Grazia about her profoundly
in?uential and inspiring sister...
My sister is brilliant. She has
a keen sense of self, an easy
intellectual capacity and, in
understanding her talents, chose
law as the best medium to
positively impact the most amount
of people. Through her career,
she makes personal sacri?ces to
progress the lives of others.
Amal views life through a rare
lens; one that is authentic, pure
and heartfelt. As her sister, I am
naturally biased, but I truly admire
her decision-making capabilities,
which are founded upon a deeply
empathic internal compass ?
one that she has always held.
There was no grand plan
? she never thought: ?I want
to be on the cover of TIME
magazine, woman of the year, or
a UN honouree.? Instead, Amal
dug deep and worked incredibly
hard to achieve her success,
which did not come without
its challenging moments.
Fashion being my medium,
I adore how incredibly stylish and
elegant she is while carrying out
all that she does. To see that being
recognised on a global scale is
immeasurably rewarding for us all
and I am as proud as I can possibly
be. Let us also acknowledge that
behind this great woman, my
sister, there is one emphatically
awesome man, and a family
who simply adore her.
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Social media
sparks a rise in
human traf?cking
Activists warned last week that most
women in Nepal are still denied basic
rights. Vicky Spratt reports from the
country where social media prevalence
has seen a 500% rise in people
trafficking in the last five years
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IT ALL BEGAN with a friend request.
?There was a man who used to chat with
my sister online,? Chandani* explains. ?He
started messaging me, and said he could get
me a well-paid job in Iraq. I never met him.
One day, he sent his ?brother? to my house
with a visa and passport.?
Just over a year ago, Chandani, now 35,
became one of the women trafficked every
single hour from Nepal, one of the worst
places for people-trafficking in the world.
Social media stands accused of helping
people smugglers ? known as ?didis? or
?dalals? in Nepali ? target those they know
are in desperate situations. Online
grooming and the rise of mobile phones are
acknowledged as a growing problem since
traffickers no longer have to go to rural
villages to find girls. In fact, mobile phones
are now so popular in Nepal that the
number of subscriptions (27.85m)
outnumbers the population (26.49m).
Today, Chandani is in a safe house in
Kathmandu run by non-profit organisation
Shakti-Samuha. Outside, yellow dust and
low cloud means you can barely see the
Himalayas. My translator, Sujata Singh,
explains that the dust is from construction
work to rebuild the city post-earthquake.
The after-effects of 2015?s catastrophic 7.8
and 7.3 magnitude earthquakes are still
visible. At the time, NGOs predicted a
humanitarian disaster in the making.
Natural disasters are good for the peopletrafficking industry because they leave
people vulnerable, separated from their
families and in need of work.
According to a recent report by borderguarding force Sashastra Seema Bal, the
number of trafficking victims has risen by
500% since 2013, while Plan International
UK estimates more than 8,000 women and
girls are trafficked in Nepal every year. With
the use of social media as a tool for targeting
people, Nepal?s earthquakes created the
perfect operating conditions for traffickers.
Leaving the country for work is not
unusual in Nepal but, for young women, it?s
risky. Chandani?s situation is a case in point.
Like many young women who grow up in
rural Nepal, she had long been frustrated
by her lack of options when opportunity
arrived via her Instagram messenger.
?Everyone in my family works on the farm.
It is hard and I don?t enjoy it.? And she has
good reason to feel dissatisfied with her lot.
Despite the fact that the legal age for
marriage is 20, 37% of Nepalese women
Left and top:
Victoria meets
victims of
traf?cking in
Kathmandu
marry before the age of 18 and 10% are
married at 15. Chandani didn?t want to
be one of them. ?I don?t see many
women doing well in married life,?
she says. ?I see men cheating.?
The job offer arrived shortly after the
earthquakes had left her family living in
a temporary shelter. While she?d never
met the agent, she already had a vague
connection, since he?d been messaging
her sister about ?work opportunities
abroad? for a while.
After a few months of messaging, the
agent arranged for her to be escorted to
Delhi by his ?brother? who, it turned
out, was a dalal. Once there, instead of
boarding a flight to the Middle East,
she was locked in a hotel room with
18 other girls for several weeks.
Chandani looks away when I press
her on the details but says she knew she
was about to be sold because tales of
trafficking are rife in Nepal. She says she
eventually convinced another girl to
lend her her phone and contacted a
friend in Kathmandu; he then alerted
Shakti-Samuha. When I ask about her
rescue, she remains silent, clearly not
wanting to relive the experience.
Still, despite her horrific experience,
Chandani remains determined to leave
Nepal ? but on her own terms. ?I will
go anywhere I can make good money,?
she says defiantly.
To read Vicky?s full report and see her short
film from Nepal, visit graziadaily.co.uk
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WILL KATIE
AND JAMIE
MARRY IN
PARIS?
FOLLOWING FIVE YEARS of dating
in secret, rumours that Katie Holmes and
Jamie Foxx are set to marry have hit fever
pitch. Last month, a US report claimed
the couple have been planning a winter
wedding in Paris. Then, last week, the
pair ? who are rarely pictured together
? were seen laughing as they walked
together in New Orleans.
However, insiders inform Grazia that
while both Katie, 39, and Jamie, 50, have
indeed been discussing marriage, there
are still issues holding them back.
?Katie has been really pushing for
them to lock things down this year,? said
a source. ?But Jamie?s reluctance to publicly
spend much time with her, Suri and their
family continues to slow things down
for them as a couple.?
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From far left: Katie in Paris
earlier this year; happy
and relaxed with Jamie in
New Orleans last week.
Below: with Suri
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JAMIE FEARS A
HUGE CELEBRITY
CIRCUS OF A
WEDDING, LIKE
KATIE AND TOM?S
Indeed, while most families gather to
spend Thanksgiving together in the US,
the pair spent last month?s holiday apart
? Jamie partied with friends in Miami,
while Katie enjoyed a more traditional
affair with parents Martin and Kathleen
and 12-year-old Suri in New York.
?Jamie has always insisted that they
should have an under-the-radar wedding
with minimal family and friends to create
the least fanfare possible,? the insider adds.
?They?ve discussed options such as a
romantic Paris getaway, but Katie feels
uncomfortable with the idea of sneaking
off and not involving their loved ones, and
their disagreement over the plans have been
a bone of contention for months now.?
Their relationship had been on the
down-low for many years, allegedly because
the terms of her divorce from Tom Cruise
stipulated that she didn?t publicly date for
five years following their 2012 split.
After several years of a rumoured
romance, Katie and Jamie were first seen
holding hands publicly in 2015, though
both their representatives have always
staunchly denied the relationship and
still refuse to officially comment on the
matter. More recently, however, the pair
have taken a more relaxed approach. Last
year, they were spotted holding hands
during a Labor Day Weekend holiday in
Malibu, and Katie has been pictured getting
close with Jamie?s daughters, Corinne Foxx,
24, and Annalise Bishop, 10. There have
even been reports that Jamie has become
like a father figure to Suri, who Tom
reportedly has very rarely been seen with.
In October, Grazia reported that
Katie?s lawyer father Martin, who famously
masterminded her divorce from Tom
? the fastest ever in Hollywood history ?
had stepped in to help the couple negotiate
a prenup. It was said to be the first time
that he had met Katie?s parents.
The source added, ?There?s no doubt
that Jamie?s love for Katie is absolutely
real, he adores her and dotes on Suri,
who he considers part of his family now.
But he has also enjoyed keeping their
relationship out of the spo
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rather than continuing to
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Two families endure
the festive season in
Surviving Christmas With
The Relatives
HOW
NOT TO
BEHAVE LIKE A
TEENAGER AT
CHRISTMAS
B Y H AT T I E C R I S E L L
HANDS UP IF if you?re
surprised to learn that new
research from Relate has now
found that 55% of people
say Christmas places extra tension on
relationships. Anyone? Thought not. No
surprise either to learn that the counselling
charity has a 58% rise in website users
every January, as the nation picks up the
pieces after a thousand festive fallouts.
I know the feeling. I?m a professional
35-year-old woman who left home 16 years
ago. Yet, ensconced in the family home at
Christmas, I become a sensitive 13-year-old
who, one recent year, sobbed on the single
bed in the spare room all Boxing Day after
a turkey-related argument with my sister
(also grown-up and a parent herself ).
Going home for Christmas can be a bit
like stepping into a parallel universe. In
the real world, I have been holding down
a career in journalism for 12 years; to my
family, however, I am the
teenage sloth who sleeps
until lunchtime. ?Are our
eyes deceiving us?? my
father and uncle guffaw
hilariously if I come
down for breakfast before
9.30am. In the real
world, I am calm and
reasonable; after 24 hours
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with my family, I become the person who
snaps, ?No, my period is NOT due!? at my
mother before storming out of the room,
Santa hat bobbing ludicrously on my head.
Those of us able to spend Christmas
with family we love are hugely lucky ? but
that doesn?t mean it always brings out the
best behaviour. Quite the contrary, in fact:
many of us find ourselves regressing to old
childhood habits and resentments within
minutes of stepping into that environment.
It?s not helped by the fact that very little
goes on outside the home on Christmas
Day or Boxing Day, and it?s a time of year
when a home is often packed with more
people than it?s designed for; no wonder
it can feel like being trapped in a festive
pressure cooker.
Linda Blair, clinical psychologist and
a columnist for the Telegraph, says it?s
absolutely normal to feel this way. ?Here
we are in the most stressful time of the year:
it?s dark, it?s hard to take exercise ? which
would regulate and balance our mood ?
and we?re overtired because we pack two
thirds of all socialising for the entire year
into the weeks before Christmas,? she says.
?And when we?re tired, those old patterns
of behaviour come back up.?
The good news is that there are things
we can do to stay sane. ?Make sure you get
outside over Christmas for at least 20
minutes a day in natural light,? explains
Blair. ?Move while you?re out there ? take
a fast walk or a jog or a cycle ride. You?ll
get more feel-good hormones, which
again will start to make you rational again.?
If you have children in the house or are
partial to a late night, you?re probably
sleep-deprived too. Blair recommends the
power nap. ?Lie down on the floor or in a
comfortable chair for 10 or 15 minutes
with no noise or distractions ? preferably
not on a bed, because you?ll have the
tendency to go into deep sleep straight
away and then feel awful when you wake
up. A power-nap is the equivalent of
getting an hour and a half of sleep at night.?
And if after all this, you still find
yourself telling your brother to eff off
following a misjudged joke about your
roast-potato consumption, chalk it up to
experience and move on. ?Don?t be too
hard on yourself,? says Blair. ?Christmas
is one of the toughest times of the year.?
If all else fails, I can only recommend
retreating to the spare room with the
Quality Street until your mood improves.
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about a rift between
Meghan and Kate have
been blamed for deep
divides in the royal family.
But why is it always
women who are pitted
against each other, asks
Emily Maddick
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THE HEADLINES HAVE been
relentless. The nation?s most glamorous
sisters-in-law engaged in a monumental
catfight. Two princes torn apart by their
warring wives, amid tears and tantrums
over tiaras. And then last month?s report
that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
have chosen to ?split? from the Cambridges
and up sticks to Windsor (they?re currently
neighbours at Kensington Palace).
There?s no doubt the recent stories of
the Duchess of Sussex and Duchess of
Cambridge?s alleged falling-out have been
juicy. And yet, has anyone else noticed
the pervasive misogyny served up with the
daily headlines? ?Don?t make an enemy of
Kate, Meghan, she?ll be top dog one day,?
one (female) Sunday newspaper columnist
advised last week, before rounding off
with: ?Driving a wedge between two
brothers who have supported each other
unflinchingly through tragedy and
turbulence is asking for double trouble.?
See also the slew of reports about so-called
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Clockwise from above:
Meghan and Kate
looking relaxed
together last month;
Fergie and Diana at the
polo, 1983; and in 1991
?hysterical? women; from Kate in tears
after a dress fitting, to Meghan?s former
PA Melissa Toubati, who ?quit after six
months? and scenes (since denied) of Kate
reportedly chastising her new sister-in-law
over the way she speaks to her staff.
It?s perhaps ironic, then, that the story
that started this avalanche of rumours was
Prince Harry screaming, ?What Meghan
wants, Meghan gets!? over a dispute about
her choice of tiara for her wedding day.
Where were the column inches calling out
the prince?s rude behaviour and attitude
instead of the endless reports branding his
new wife a ?difficult? and ?a diva??
When it comes to royal gossip, there is
no smoke without fire. But the reports have
proven that, sadly, the age-old narrative of
female rivalry still holds appeal. Indeed,
there is something fetishistic about the
ramped-up reporting of this alleged female
rift. Do Meghan and Kate ? two different
women from very different backgrounds,
sure ? but ones who only met a year and a
half ago, even have enough history to fall
out to the monumental degree being
suggested? They certainly don?t have the
deep-rooted familial bond that ties, for
example, two brothers for over 30 years.
Indeed, news reaches Grazia that it is
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the brothers in this scenario who are said
to have suffered a far greater rift. As Katie
Nicholl, author of Harry: Life, Loss And
Love, explains, ?My understanding is that
Kate and Meghan don?t have that much in
common, they?re naturally not that close
and are very different. Kate initially tried
to make an effort; she invited Meghan over
for tea and gave her advice. But the real rift
is between the brothers,? she says. ?William
and Harry are so close that William is
one of the few people who can be brutally
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honest with Harry and he was the one
who said to him before Christmas last
year, ?Don?t you think this is all moving
a bit fast?? That did not go down well.?
Nicholl believes there?s an element of
misogyny in how people are criticising
Meghan?s attitude and ?Hollywood? way
of doing things, too. One persistent
report claims Palace staff are furious
about Meghan?s 5am text messages, but
as Nicholl points out, ?If it were a man,
he?d be praised for his work ethic. In fact,
for a long time, the princes themselves
were criticised for their lack of work ethic.?
Interestingly, through all of this the
Palace has only uttered one outright
denial, following the claim that Kate
reprimanded Meghan for being rude
to her staff (?This never happened,? said
a spokesperson). The silence has led some
to ask: is it simply more convenient for
the Palace to shut down and for the wives
to take the hit, to distract from the more
serious division between the two princes?
If so, perhaps we shouldn?t be surprised:
royal women have traditionally struggled to
find a place in a family that protects its own
first. According to royal biographer Robert
Jobson, ?The priority is the royal family ?
always. The blood royals. It always has been
and always will be, although the non-royals
who enter have to be looked after too.?
What may also be at play, he adds, is that
commenting on any story only fans the
flames: ?I think the Palace are quite keen to
let things blow over and not get involved.?
?Meghan has definitely had a baptism
by fire,? says Nicholl. ?And she might well
find this level of scrutiny surprising. But
this is the royal family and, actually, sadly
very little has changed since the days of
Diana. Fergie and Diana were constantly
analysed and compared for everything,
especially their fashion choices. Eventually,
what was once a very close friendship
came under pressure.?
Almost two decades after that friendship
ended, it seems nothing has changed.
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When the former First
Lady arrived in the capital
last week on her sell-out
book tour, everyone from
London?s elite to 300
schoolgirls clamoured
to hear her message.
Including Grazia?s
Anna Silverman?
Michelle Obama:
imposter syndrome
never goes away
the atmosphere was more like a rock
concert than a literary event; the 2,700strong crowd, including London Mayor
Sadiq Khan and model Adwoa Aboah
laughing, cheering and taking selfies as
former First Lady Michelle Obama took to
the stage to discuss her memoir, Becoming,
with author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
She covered everything from dating
Barack Obama ? who, we learned, turned
up late for their first date and a little soggy
after forgetting his umbrella ? to her
frustrations with the White House?s
obsession with optics, even admitting she
had to tell the President?s team when she
dared to get her fringe cut. ?Don?t look too
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too dull but don?t stand out,? she said she
was told during her time in administration.
She revealed how she honed her powers of
persuasion early on ? convincing her
parents that peanut butter had the same
protein content as the eggs she hated, so
they let her eat it daily for breakfast. And
admitted that in public she was more likely
to be thinking about the mundane than
anything highbrow. ?If you?re thinking
about my thoughts when I come out on
stage, it?s ?don?t fall?,? she said. ?One of my
primary goals for the eight years [as First
Lady] was to never become a meme.?
It was everything we?ve come to expect
from Michelle Obama, since she first came
to public consciousness nine years ago:
frank, funny and relatable. But for all the
fun and light-hearted anecdotes, there
was a serious message behind her visit to
London ? an attempt to use her book tour
to focus on the issue she?s dedicated her
post-White House life to: girls? education.
Earlier in the day, Obama had returned
to Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school, the
comprehensive in North London she first
visited in 2009 and with which she has
since built a relationship. In 2011 she took
a group of 37 pupils from the school to
Oxford University, and in 2012 she invited
a dozen of them to the White House. It?s
a partnership the school?s staff believe
has had a profound impact. It?s certainly
true that in the hour leading up to Obama?s
visit last week, the school hall was alive
with the kind of noise only 300 schoolgirls
can make. Laughing and linking arms,
gushing, ?Oh my god, I literally can?t wait,?
the excitement was palpable. Once settled,
a teacher asked whether anyone would like
to make a pledge and hundreds of arms
shot into the air. Each girl was desperate to
state her support for one another. ?I pledge
to look out for other people,? said one. The
vows were met with encouraging whoops
and applause from their peers.
The reaction was similar when Obama
took to the stage, to give an hour-long talk
on self-doubt and aspiration. ?You remind
me of me in all the fears and challenges
you face,? she beamed. She went on to
reveal that she had to fight against those
who wrote her off in her own school to
get to Princeton University. Her school
counsellor ?told me that my dreams were
too high?, she said, encouraging the
audience to back themselves ? and each
other. ?We as women don?t have the
luxury of tearing each other down;
there are enough barriers out there.?
The girls hung on her every word ? the
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only sound the intake of breath as she
revealed that even she still gets imposter
syndrome. ?It doesn?t go away, that feeling
that you shouldn?t take me that seriously,?
she said. ?What do I know? I share that
with you because we all have doubts in
our abilities, about our power and what
that power is.?
Once her hour at the school was up, she
made her way through the crowd, gently
resisting as security guards tried to steer her
away, so she could spend longer speaking to
the schoolgirls clamouring to get close. She
hugged and waved and posed for selfies until
she was hurried ?backstage? to an out-ofbounds classroom. But even then, the buzz
in the hall took an hour to die down.
Afterwards, Winnie Mac, 22, who
visited Oxford with Obama in 2011 and
was one of three students invited on stage
to ask questions, said the former First
Lady?s visits had changed her life ?by
instilling in me that to get where you want
to be you have to have a good education?.
She now has a chemistry degree.
Letrishka Anthony, 25, who was in year
11 when she gave a presentation to Obama
in 2009, and is now a senior analyst on a
clinical trial database, added, ?I feel now
I am in a position where I can go and
inspire young girls. Sometimes, you don?t
see yourself as that, you just see yourself
as a normal person.?
The Michelle Obama effect may have
been felt most among young girls, but her
message of believing in yourself is one she
wants all women to hear.
?My advice to young women is that you
have to start by getting those demons out
of your head,? she said later that night at the
Southbank Centre. ?The question I ask
myself ? ?Am I good enough?? ? that haunts
us, because the message that is sent from the
time we are little is: maybe you are not,
don?t reach too high, don?t talk too loud.?
?Here is the secret,? she added. ?I have
been at probably every powerful table
that you can think of, I have worked at
non-profits, I have been at foundations,
I have worked in corporations, served
on corporate boards, I have been at
G-summits, I have sat in at the UN;
they are not that smart.?
As a message, it was ? to use an overused
but in this context entirely appropriate
word ? inspirational. And, judging by the
fact Obama?s memoir has now sold more
than three million copies in less than two
weeks, it?s a message that ? even now,
two years after the end of Barack Obama?s
presidency ? we need more than ever.
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The festive season sees
record numbers seek
relationship therapy.
Here, Sarah, 39, a
marketing consultant
from Southampton,
and her husband David
reveal how counselling
saved their marriage
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sarah says?
David and I had been together for four
years and married for just over a year when
I told him in no uncertain terms to book
us into couples counselling ? or I was
leaving. Issuing an ultimatum was a huge
risk ? if he?d said no, I?d have had to either
pack a suitcase or stay knowing that I?d
forever undermined my credibility in his
eyes. But I was at the end of my tether.
We?d been rowing for months and the
arguments were becoming increasingly
heated, to the extent that I had a sense of
unease when I came home from work each
day. My parents, both lovely people, had
been a toxic couple and I?d grown up in a
volatile household so I just couldn?t stand
living in an atmosphere of permanent
confrontation. Our rows were set against
a backdrop of huge pressure for me. I?d set
up a new business that involved 60-hour
weeks and long periods away from home. I
also lost my grandfather, uncle, stepfather
and father in quick succession and was
struggling through the grieving process.
But instead of feeling supported by
David, I felt lonely. He had always been
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a happy
relationship
BY T H E R A P I S T
ANDREW G MARSHALL
1. Arguments are good
When couples arrive in my
of?ce saying ?we never row?,
I know I have a tough case on
my hands. Problems don?t
disappear just because you
love each other and swallow
your annoyance. They go
underground. Tackle things
as they happen, rather than
bottling up and later blowing
your top. It?s easier to solve
one issue than letting it build
up into a list of accusations.
2. Learn to listen
Everybody thinks they know
how to listen. Repeat back
the main points that your
partner has said to you. It will
make him or her feel heard,
be more likely to engage and
de-escalate the situation.
4. Don?t rely on
spontaneous sex
Set aside time when you plan
to be sensual with each other.
It will help you get into the
zone where you are both
ready to take things further
or agree to stay with being
sensual rather than sexual.
5. Think about what you
can change
Look at your half of the
problem and ask: what could
I do differently? The only
person you can change is
yourself. That will have a major
effect on your relationship.
ANDREW G MARSHALL IS A MARITAL THERAPIST AND THE AUTHOR OF CAN WE
START AGAIN PLEASE: 20 QUESTIONS TO FALL BACK IN LOVE (ANDREWGMARSHALL.COM)
3. The little things count
It?s not the big things that
make or break a relationship
but how well you handle the
small moments. When your
partner returns home, stop
whatever you?re doing and
concentrate on them.
quite a reserved person, but the fact that
he never held my hand, cuddled me or
even asked how my day had been was really
upsetting. I felt he didn?t want anything to
do with me ? he went out with his mates
to the pub every week but rarely suggested
we do anything together as a couple. I?m
not a needy person ? in fact, I?m very
independent ? but this lack of physical
affection during such a traumatic period
made me feel hugely vulnerable.
There was no particular trigger to my
ultimatum, but in the course of yet another
row I just blurted it out. I don?t think I had
any expectations of how therapy might
help. What I actually wanted was just for
David to agree to try it, in order that I
could feel he was at least invested in our
relationship. Luckily he did ? and was.
I made him book the sessions, and the
first one was horrendous. I couldn?t look
at David as I explained exactly how it
felt whenever he walked away rather than
towards me, or failed to ask me how I was
feeling when I was obviously exhausted or
distressed. I remember him getting very
angry when I called him ?unsupportive?
and firing back all the things he?d done
that day to help around the house. I
couldn?t see what him emptying the
bins had to do with anything.
But over the next 10 weeks we began to
unpick our expectations around love and
to accept that the way we showed love to
each other differed. For me, having grown
up seeing a dysfunctional marriage where
blows were more often exchanged than
kisses, love meant the opposite ? gentle
displays of physical affection. For David,
who?d also grown up in a dysfunctional
household where his father was unhelpful
and often absent, love meant helping in the
house in a more practical way and simply
being present. For him, the ultimate sense
of a loving relationship was cleaning the
bathroom and watching TV together.
Once we understood each other?s
actions and reactions we were able to move
forward and communicate the things we
needed from each other in order to make
us feel loved. I needed more verbal and
physical affection, whereas David needed
my presence and an appreciation of our
home life in practical ways, such as cooking
a Sunday roast. We also learned to make
the effort to go out on ?date nights?.
We still go through ups and downs, but
discovering how our ideas of love differed
is key to resolving our issues. I think any
couple needs an emotional MOT. Next
time we hit a rocky patch, therapy will be
my first point of call, not the last resort.
david says?
When Sarah told me that the only way
she?d consider staying in our marriage
was if we tried counselling, I was horrified.
I don?t talk about personal stuff with
my friends or close family, so the idea of
talking about our relationship in front
of a stranger was my worst nightmare.
When Sarah suggested it, we were in
a very bad place. Having seen my first
marriage fail, I recognised some of the
warning signs. You know things are
bad when you keep on having the same
argument and, instead of a resolution,
things become more amplified each time.
I knew I loved Sarah and empathised
with her having lost family members. I also
understood that she was under a lot of
stress with work, but I couldn?t understand
how she dared call me unsupportive when
I was helping in any way I could, doing
more than my share at home and keeping
us afloat financially so she could follow her
dream of having her own business.
So, going against every fibre of my
instinct, I booked sessions with Relate. I was
visibly sweating as we walked in. I remember
the counsellor wanted us to say why we were
there. Hearing Sarah voice all the negative
things about our relationship and how bad
she felt was awful. When I talked about her
being self-centred and unappreciative of
everything I did she looked shocked. We
were both angrier than ever by the end of
the session. The only glimmer of hope was
when the counsellor asked us, ?Do you love
each other and do you truly want to work to
fix this?? We both said yes. It was the first
time we?d agreed on anything for weeks.
We drove home in silence. I didn?t
want to go back, but for the sake of
our relationship I agreed and I?m glad
I did. Through the sessions we learned to
communicate effectively and now, instead
of berating each other for what we fail to
do, we tell each other what we want and
need from the other ? for Sarah, it?s
physical affection, so she?ll let me know
that she needs a hug or that she?d like us
to have a night out so we can reconnect.
For me, it?s to be appreciated and for her
to prioritise home life as well as her career.
Despite the fact that I know therapy
probably saved our marriage, I would do
my utmost to never need to go back as it
was such a difficult experience. However,
if a friend was having difficulties, I would
tell them that counselling worked for us.
For more information: British Association
for Counselling and Psychotherapy (bacp.
co.uk); Relate (relate.org.uk); Tavistock
Relationships (tavistockrelationships.org)
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IT ? S A TH I N G
Newly single Sophia
Money-Coutts repor
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from the frontline o
f the
30-something datin
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where she?s encount
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all of the following ?
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dating in your twenties is
easy. Not everybody?s married,
there?s more choice than at a
cheesemonger?s. But, BANG!
You hit 30 and the men seem
to dwindle. I recently went to a wedding
where there were 27 single women and two
single men. But don?t panic ? the good
news is there are still some out there; the
bad news is that they?ll likely fall into one
of these categories.
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1. THE TINDER WARRIOR
He?ll have a practised opening line to spark
conversation on Tinder or any/all of the
other apps he?s fishing on. One swarthy,
stubbly Tinder Warrior I know is having
huge success with the line, ?Uh oh, we can
never have children because they?d literally
be just eyebrows.? Women find this weirdly
flattering and take his mention of children
as a promising sign. Don?t fall for it. He will
be talking to multiple women on multiple
platforms, putting in an almost admirable
amount of effort to shag you once. He may
be 39 but he?ll be looking for women aged
20 and up. Assumes he can get 23-year-old
0
models to give him a blowjob in the
disabled loos at Mahiki while busily
swiping right on his next target. Avoid.
2. THE PETER PAN
Works his way through a stream of perfectly
lovely women, but ultimately breaks it off
because he?s unable to commit long-term
and wants to behave exactly as he did in
his early twenties. Should you have fallen
prey to a Peter Pan, console yourself with the
knowledge he?ll feel lonely when he gets to
45 and, while he may have 32 godchildren,
he?ll have nobody to watch Bake Off with.
3. THE POLITICAL OBSESSIVE
You?re only on the first glass of wine when
he demands to know how you voted in the
referendum. That?s OK, you think, at least
he?s politically aware. He looks presentable,
too. Nice shoes, he?s probably a barrister
or does something in law. You could take
him home and he?d impress your parents.
The only hiccup is he likes having sex with
Newsnight on, as well as his socks.
4. THE DIVORCED DAD
HELLO, BAGGAGE. He seems sweet and
? crucially ? vulnerable. He?s been through
the mill with his ex-wife, who is painted as
something of a Rose West. She never really
loved him, he tells you sadly over a bottle
of decent red wine in a decent restaurant.
He knows about wine and restaurants and
seems seductively grown-up because he?s
been married. You want to smooth his
troubled brow and prove not all women
are bad. Plus, you want children and he
already has a child. Ergo, he?s more likely to
commit, right? Confusingly, even though
the DD professes to loathe his ex, he still
takes her phone calls at 2am and she?s issued
a rule that you?re not allowed to meet their
children until you?re engaged. This makes
hanging out with him on weekends tricky.
5. THE DAREDEVIL
I dated a string of these. The war reporter,
the explorer, the former SAS commander.
The war reporter arrived late to dinner one
evening, apologising that he had to wait for
his flak jacket to be delivered since he was
off to Syria the next day. What a line! He
then ordered vodka shots, because he was
?going to war?, and I drank so much I had to
be sick in the restaurant loo, then get an
Uber home by myself. I was lucky, it turns
out, because I later learned I wasn?t the only
woman being spun lines about him going
off to the frontline. These men, often a bit
older and attractively rugged, are deadly.
They?ve been round the block, they?re living
out their own James Bond fantasy in their
head. Will almost certainly ghost you.
6. THE WIFE HUNTER
Adorable, like dating a puppy. Will offer
you breakfasts, lunches, drinks or dinners,
not for shagging purposes, but because he
wants to find someone to share his Sky
subscription package with for the rest of his
life. And he feels left out because he?s the
only one in his group who still hasn?t had
his stag do. Pros: can cook. Cons: will have
a questionable relationship with his mother.
7. MR PERFECT
Weird. There doesn?t seem to be anything
wrong with him. He?s got all his own teeth
and hair. He has clean bed linen and smells
nice. He texts you back. He likes your
pictures on Instagram. But still, it feels
like there?s a catch. Oh yes, here it is!
Turns out he likes a golden shower?
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WOMB WITH A VIEW
Every week, a woman reflects on
motherhood ? whether she has children or not
?HOW I FELL BACK IN
LOVE WITH MY MUM?
Author Lucy Vine doesn?t
want to be a mother, but she
has recently re-embraced
being a daughter?
was never indifferent
? that isn?t fair ? but
I was cold. Looking
back now at the years
after I left home, aged
18 and two weeks, I
feel ashamed at just
how deliberately cold
I was. I went to university in London,
ushering my mother out of my halls of
residence and never looking back. The
youngest of five children, my teenage years
felt loud and claustrophobic. Leaving
home was my release; and I felt I had so
much to prove. Not least of which was
that I didn?t need my mum any more.
I didn?t call home that first year, not
properly. I would check in with texts every
now and again; there were the occasional
emails. After my first year of studying, I
went to Australia for three months and my
phone wouldn?t work. I called from a pay
phone on my 19th birthday and it was the
only morsel I allowed my mum, who ?
knowing her like I do now ? must have
been worried sick, crying herself to sleep
by her phone, waiting to hear from me.
When the defiance faded, habit
remained, and for the years that followed
I called rarely and visited home only for
birthdays and Christmases. My mum was
my mum: a lovely, warm, one-dimensional
presence I loved fiercely, but didn?t know
well. She was there if I needed her, but I
didn?t. And I never felt the lack because
I didn?t know any better.
That started to change a few years ago,
around when I turned 30. It was gradual;
I
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my weekly calls to Mum slowly became
daily. The six-monthly visits became once a
month, and then every couple of weeks.
My adult life had always been so much
about aggressively moving forward ?
partying, working, friends, boyfriends. But
as I got older, I partied less, relaxed into
work and many of my friends fell away
to start families. There was an odd sort
of vacuum left but she was there, full of
affectionate wisdom and stories of her
own. I realised my mum had so much to
say, and I hadn?t been listening. When
I started working from home last year, I
realised I wasn?t tied to London in the
same way any more. Not physically or
emotionally. I wanted to do something
different; I wanted to go home.
So, after 15 years away, working and
Lucy with her mum now (top) and
as a child with her siblings
living in London, in March I sold my
zone-two flat and bought a terraced cottage
in a Cambridgeshire village. I have a nearby
river, a tiny pub, and ? most crucially ? my
mum?s house, just a six-minute walk away,
where she lives with her partner Nigel
(my parents split 15 years ago). It?s hard to
describe just how happy my mum was about
my decision. I don?t think she dared believe
I was really doing it until I was there with
boxes. We?ve never really had a conversation
about the distance we had before. I think ?
having had four kids before me ? she knows
it?s natural for children to pull away, but I
am keenly aware of just how happy she is
now that I?m back, emotionally and
physically. She says it often.
My world has become smaller and
slower. I write in my conservatory, with
two sleeping dogs at my feet. At
lunchtimes I walk them through the fields
and, in the evening, we head to my mum?s
house, where we sit and drink decaf tea
and sometimes sherry. We play cards
and giggle and talk about every little
inconsequential thing. It is not like the
mother-daughter relationship we had
when I was growing up, which was always
punctuated by teen angst and endless
sulking (both me), and it?s certainly not
the relationship we?ve had in the last 15
years. It?s so much better; so much closer.
In the last six months I?ve learned more
about my mum than I have in 33 years of
knowing her. I?ve learned about her life
before us; her loves and losses, growing up
in the ?60s, about the relationship with her
own mum and dad. She?s my parent and
my best friend; a difficult, emotional,
vulnerable, funny, giggly, 3D person full
of love and Catholic guilt.
I don?t have a definitive answer as to why
I did this. Quite a few of my friends have
moved closer to their families in the last few
years ? but they?ve done it because it was
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the sensible option. They have babies and
need free childcare and emotional support.
But that?s not my situation. I?m resolutely
single and happy about it. I don?t want
children, and it?s not like I was lonely or sad
in London. But I do want to forge closer
bonds with the people I won?t get to keep
forever. Because, without being morbid, I
am aware we can?t have this forever. My
mum is 67 and has had a few health
problems in recent months, which has
meant that there are increasingly moments
where our roles are reversed. I supervise
GP appointments and scold her for doing
too much. This used to be something I was
afraid of ? something to keep me far away
and distant. It was my biggest selfish fear,
but I?m not afraid any more.
Mothers are so often presented as
single-faceted. They are the smiling woman
in a butter advert; the soft lilac font on
a greetings card. Always available, always
kind, always nurturing. And my mum is all
those things, but it took me moving back to
understand she is also a human being. And
it took me 15 years of pulling away from
her to understand that I want to be close;
that I really like this fully-rounded, flawed
person she is under all that mum. She gives
me the comfort of a shared history and
emotional connection no one else can offer.
She is my mother and my friend. And I am
so happy I get to be her daughter.
Lucy Vine?s latest novel, ?What Fresh Hell?,
(�99, Orion) is out now
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Sales of sexual
lubricant are up
and there are more
types available
than ever before. So
why are we still too
embarrassed to talk
about it? Rebecca
Holman reports
PHOTOG R A PH
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NAME HAS BEEN CHANGED
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over the past decade,
I?ve ditched that itchy Agent
Provocateur bra I wore for every
hot date when I was 27 in favour
of a cotton crop top. I?ve also
stopped getting a wax every time there?s a
slight chance I?ll get some action and I?ve
started adding lube to my shopping basket
when I?m buying shower gel in Boots.
Writing that makes me cringe. In fact
when, in my early thirties, I realised I was
going to need to start using lubricant,
I became convinced it was a sign of early
menopause. I started dreading sex in case
I couldn?t ?perform? (which was how I
viewed it) and, when I finally gave in and
went to the chemist to buy a bottle of
Durex?s finest, I put together an elaborate
shopping basket of stuff to hide the bottle
? lest the self-checkout judge me.
What I didn?t do was discuss this with
my GP who, if they were clued up enough
on women?s reproductive health (and
that?s a big if ), would have been able to
tell me that women experience vaginal
dryness at different points in their life for
a variety of reasons, including stress, some
hormonal contraceptives (including the
Mirena coil, which I?ve used for many
years) and often when breastfeeding.
I didn?t even discuss it with my
friends ? with whom I?ve had some very
frank conversations over the years about
our sex lives. It was only when I mentioned
it recently, several glasses of wine in, that a
few of them told me in hushed tones that
they had also been using lube for years ?
but hadn?t wanted to say anything.
?To be honest, I just wish someone
had told me about lube earlier,? says
Josephine*, a radio producer. ?I?m 30 now
and I wouldn?t have sex without it. But
when I was younger and on the Pill, I think
it could have saved my sex life and, perhaps,
even a couple of relationships.?
So where does that sense of taboo
come from? Anonymous sex blogger
Girl On The Net thinks it comes down to
what I described ? feeling like it?s a failure
to perform, the female equivalent of
erectile dysfunction. ?We talk a lot about
how to tread softly when a man struggles
to get an erection, and about the potential
for embarrassment or feeling like a failure.
But just as it usually becomes a little
trickier for men to get hard as they get
older, so it also becomes more difficult for
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women to get wet. There are many reasons
why this happens, and it doesn?t mean
there?s anything ?wrong? with them.
But the stigma still exists.
?I used to feel like if I used lube I was a
failure in some way. When I was in casual
relationships I?d often do a quick spit-inthe-bathroom before going to bed.?
Even in the medical community, there?s
a lack of understanding around these issues.
?Lubricant can be necessary at any age,
but I think the real crunch time comes
when people have children or become
menopausal,? explains Dr Leila Frodsham,
a consultant gynaecologist and lead
consultant in psychosexual medicine at
Guy?s and St Thomas? NHS Foundation
Trust in London. ?That?s both physiological
and psychosexual, because as a new parent
you?ve often got an ear out for a new baby
so perhaps you don?t get in the mood so
easily. But also, as a new parent, if you?re
breastfeeding your oestrogen levels get
very low, so you get much drier, much
more sore. And that?s not something
that?s often discussed or understood by
a lot of healthcare professionals.?
Frodsham talks about breastfeeding or
peri- and post-menopausal women being
referred to her psychosexual services
because they?re feeling very dry and sore,
when in reality there?s a quick fix. ?I give
them some oestrogen and lubricant and
they?ll go away thinking I?m amazing ?
which is nice for me, but it wasn?t really
necessary for them to come to a specialist
clinic for that.?
Unlike with erectile dysfunction, which
is treated with over-the-counter pills,
Frodsham doesn?t think female patients are
necessarily given enough guidance on what
lube to use. For example, she wouldn?t
recommend KY jelly or aqua gels because
they can get sticky during sex. She also
points out that, while silicon-based lubes
can be great for some people, they can
cause BV (bacterial vaginosis) in others,
and of course oil-based lubes aren?t
compatible with latex condoms.
But she is clear about one thing ? people
are using lube ? we just don?t talk about it.
?Condoms have become something people
will talk about openly now ? because of the
conversation around sexually transmitted
infections ? but with lube that discussion
has never happened.?
Still, maybe that?s all about to change,
because the sexual lubricant business is
booming ? globally, the market is predicted
to be worth over �billion by 2022, with
one report predicting that it will have
grown by 6.4% between 2016 and 2022.
Superdrug tells me their sales of lube are
up 5% this year, and were up 10% last year.
There?s also a rise in organic, natural
lubes that put female pleasure at the
forefront. Brands like Foria, for instance,
sell a lube infused with the cannabis
compound THC, which claims to heighten
female arousal, while Superdrug is now
stocking the organic-certified YES brand.
It makes sense on two levels. First, we
obsessively read the ingredients on the
back of a tub of moisturiser, we worry
about the number of chemicals in nonorganic vegetables, so why wouldn?t we
care about what?s in our lube?
Second, female pleasure is now very
marketable ? an all-natural lube that
promises a great female orgasm is
increasingly seen as a wellness product and
couldn?t be further away from the malemarketed bottles you used to find in the
supermarket, tucked away next to the
condoms. The 2018 equivalent is surely the
Between The Sheets section in the Goop
online store, where every type of lube is
either organic-certified or vegan.
So maybe this means my friends and I will
be among the last women to have that furtive
lube conversation over a glass of wine, five
years too late. The fact there are now dozens
of brands emerging that neatly straddle the
sexual health and wellness markets, and for
whom female pleasure is central, is nothing
short of revolutionary ? and we should be
shouting it from the rooftops.
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BEEN TOP OF THE
MODERN WOMAN?S LIST
LATELY. BUT, SAYS
LAURA ANTONIA JORDAN,
WITH CHRISTMAS PARTY
SEASON IN FULL SWING,
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showcased her
own take on sexy
with her 2018
clothing range
when liz goldwyn was working a
corporate job in her twenties, she liked
to wear a lot of vintage Courr鑗es. The
French designer?s modernist aesthetic
made him an architect of the ?60s ? all
miniskirts and go-go boots. Liz, however,
favoured the pieces because their boxy
shapes hid her body and squashed her
boobs. She says it was a no-brainer for a
young woman trying to make her way in a
world dominated by older, more powerful
men. ?I felt I had to subvert any aspect of
my sexuality in order to be taken seriously.?
Fast-forward 20 years, however, and
now Liz, the writer, filmmaker and
founder of sex positivity platform The
Sex Ed (thesexed.com) wears whatever
she wishes, which often means old
Hollywood glamour meets an avantgarde edge ? with, yes, plenty of sexy
spirit. ?I?ve come to understand that my
sexuality is a source of power,? she says.
?I don?t need to deny it to make someone
else more comfortable.?
But sexy ? or specifically, the act of
trying to be, or dress, sexily ? can be
distinctly uncomfortable. Not just in
the way that sucking and plucking
your way into a sliver of a dress can be
uncomfortable, but socially. When gender
politics are so volatile, saying you want
to ?look sexy? can feel a touch tone deaf.
At its best, sexy can be naff and bawdy ?
a Love Island meat market of tans and
injectables in a bandage dress; at its
worst, it can semaphore the complete
submission to a masculine view of what
a woman should be, do and look like.
A change is happening, however.
Slowly but surely, we are bringing sexy
back ? but this time, on our own terms.
To understand the new sexy, you
have to first dismiss all the imagery
typically associated with the word.
Bin the red underwear, the tiny
dresses and the spindly seven-inch
heels ? if it looks like the product of
a teenage boy?s fantasy, then it?s out.
?Personally, I find denim sexier
than fishnet stockings or a red dress
or whatever else it is we?re supposed
to wear to look hot,? says Alexa Chung,
whose own style and label is something
of a bellwether for how real women
dress ? or at least want to. ?Those
are lazy tropes that are in dire need
of updating. They?re limited and
boring; some dude in the ?50s
probably invented that and it does a
disservice to all of us with our expansive
imaginations and beautifully complex
relationships to sexuality.?
Chung is just one of the female
designers who?s had a knockout 2018.
There?s also The Vampire?s Wife?s
Susie Cave, Molly Goddard, Simone
Rocha, Stella McCartney, Alessandra
Rich and many more. Givenchy?s Clare
Waight Keller arguably stole the show
this year, and last week, Miuccia Prada
? the patron saint of cerebral, slightly
odd elegance ? picked up an Outstanding
Achievement nod at the Fashion
Awards in London.
So why does this matter? By giving
the female gaze greater prominence, it
follows that our definition of sexiness
has shifted as well. ?I think it would
be a great shame to abandon the concept
of ?sexiness? as a response to the current
changes,? says Cave. ?A sense of sexiness
and sensuality are the divine right of
women.? Indeed, the new sexy is something
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? not thrust upon them.
So what does sexy look like now?
Well, for starters, it?s subtle. Waight
Keller has consistently demonstrated
via Meghan Markle that the subtlest hint
of shoulder can feel a little provocative.
The new sexy is rooted in authenticity
and comfort. Often this translates into a
more modest, more covered definition of
sexy ? not because of prudishness, but
because, quite simply, that?s how most
grown-up women feel more comfortable.
Tugging at a hem or pulling at a neckline is
never a good look. Fancy dresses can be
dressed down with more wearable shoes,
suggesting the multi-dimensional nature of
the women who wear them. But make no
mistake, the new sexy doesn?t lack wowfactor: there?s still room for look-at-me
shades, bold prints and suggestive fabrics.
It?s inclusive, and that?s a non-negotiable.
Consider The Vampire?s Wife.
Cave?s dresses might not be obviously
sexy ? there are no cut-outs, little cleavage,
the pieces skim rather than cling (see
Rachel Weisz, far right) ? but the women
who love them certainly feel that way
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It?s this sense of agency over our own
bodies and wardrobes that really makes
the new sexy feel galvanising. What is
sexier than having an opinion and the
voice to express it? ?I try and make clothes
that empower women to feel their most
?them?,? says Chung. ?A person is sexy
when they are free to speak and express
themselves,? says Hay. ?I like it when people
speak through their clothing and wear
something interesting. That is way more
powerful and alluring.?
Of course, what we each consider
sexy is a highly personal insight into our
psyches ? as nuanced and revealing as
our favourite foods, pet peeves or how
we take our tea. ?Our sexuality is as
individual as our fingerprints,? says
Goldwyn. But there is one non-negotiable:
confidence. ?I think sexy has always been
the same, but maybe our perception of
it has changed. To me, it is all about
confidence. Do you feel comfortable in
your skin, and then, by extension, your
outfit? If you do, I bet you look pretty
sexy,? says Brett Heyman, the founder
and creative director of accessories
line Edie Parker. Net-A-Porter?s global
buying director Elizabeth von der
Goltz agrees: ?It?s not as overt now
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BLACK: 1. Pyjamas, �.90, uniqlo (uniqlo.com). 2. Bag, �, & other stories (stories.com). 3. Earrings, �, bimba y lola (bimbaylola.com).
4. Ring, �, pandora (pandora.net). 5. Cocktail shaker, �, rockett st george (rockettstgeorge.com). 6. Sleep mask, �, slip (slipsilk
pillowcase.co.uk). 7. jo malone Pine & Eucalyptus Room Spray, � (jomalone.co.uk). 8. Paper weight, �.99, zara home (zarahome.com).
9. ?fashion climbing? by Bill Cunningham, �.99 (vintage). 10. Lily & Wild Moss scented cat candle, �, oliver bonas (oliverbonas.com)
RED: 1. l?occitane Shea Wonderful Rose Hand Cream, �(uk.loccitane.com). 2. nars Climax Mascara, � (narscosmetics.co.uk). 3. Candlestick
holder, �, oklahoma (trouva.com). 4. Purse and card holder, �, kurt geiger london (kurtgeiger.com). 5. ?what i lick before your face?
by Jamie Coleman, �99 (Bantam). 6. Dress, �.50, m&s collection (marksandspencer.c
� (cultbeauty.co.uk). 8. Cushion, �, beaumonde (beaumonde.co.uk). 9. Briefs, �, an
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GOLD: 1. est閑 lauder Party Eyes, � (esteelauder.co.uk). 2. ?together our community cookbook?, �99 (Ebury Press; all profits go to
Hubb Community Kitchen). 3. Throw, �.95, printer + tailor (printerandtailor.com). 4. Candle, �, french connection (frenchconnection.
com). 5. Diary, �, smythson (smythson.com). 6. Silk bra, �, and 7. Briefs, �, cos (cosstores.com). 8. dior Balade Sauvage Liquid Hand Soap,
� (dior.com). 9. laura mercier Mood Glow Face Illuminator Trio, � (houseoffraser.co.uk). 10.Velvet mules, �, monsoon (monsoon.co.uk)
BLUE: 1. Jumper, �.99, zara (zara.com). 2. stila Vivid & Vibrant Eye Shadow Duo in Sapphire, � (stila.co.uk). 3. ?completely perfect? by
Felicity Cloake, �.99 (Fig Tree). 4. hair by sam mcknight Lazy Girl Dry Shampoo, � (net-a-porter.com). 5. Mug, �, anthropologie
(anthropologie.com). 6. Slippers, �, boden (boden.co.uk). 7. Socks, �95, joules (joules.com). 8. Sequin skirt, �, simply be (simplybe.co.uk).
9. acqua di parma Chinotto di Liguria Body Lotion, � (acquadiparma.com). 10. scamp & dude Swag Bag, � (scampanddude.com)
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GREEN: 1. Dressing gown, �, b by ted baker (debenhams.com). 2. Scarf, �, weekday (weekday.com).
3. saar manche limited-edition print, � (freyr-fell.com). 4. Banana leaf plate, �, arket (arket.com).
5. Scrunchie, �, j crew x liberty (libertylondon.com). 6. kiehl?s Cilantro & Orange Extract Masque,
� (kiehls.co.uk). 7. Stationery, �.95 for set of 6, pemberley fox (pemberleyfox.com). 8. ?the fashion
chronicles? by Amber Butchart, � (Mitchell Beazley). 9. herbivore Jasmine Gree Tea Balancing
Toner, � (spacenk.com). 10. Vase, �, bloomingville (amara.com)
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PRO M OTI O N
QUEEN
OF CAKES
What inspired genius cakemaker Clare Owen to find her
gift and follow her destiny?
Clare loves being
set new baking
challenges
which is so well-loved it?s almost crumbling.?
New cake tins and a mixing bowl, to replace
some of her older stuff, would also be ideal.
Plus a chic notebook for jotting down ideas.
Oh, and clothes, too ? Clare also does a lot
of work for fashion houses, so needs to look
the part. ?And on my fantasy list, an original
piece of work by one of my favourite artists,
Rachel Whiteread or Clare Woods.?
Find the gift that helps them find
their gift at very.co.uk. For a chance
to win a gift for you and a loved
one, go to very.co.uk/lovegiving*
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a KitchenAid Mixer as a wedding present 10
years ago, and still uses it every day for family
baking as well as the often complex creations
for her company, Clare Owen Cakes. Her
love of baking began as a child, when she?d
watch her mum in the kitchen. ?Growing up,
our cake tins were never empty. The alchemy
of baking inspired me, I love that you can use
a few simple ingredients to create something
magical.? Clare now makes original cakes to
order for special occasions, from weddings
and birthdays to photo shoots. Each
commission is unique ? a challenge Clare
relishes given her artistic background. ?I
trained as a sculptor and I?m still inspired by
illustrators and embroiderers and the vibrant
colours, textures and patterns they create.?
But the projects Clare loves most are
those for charity Free Cakes For Kids.
?We make birthday cakes for children who
wouldn?t otherwise get one, like refugees or
homeless families. We work to the child?s
brief ? there is nothing more special than
a child getting their birthday cake to their
exact design.? Giving the gift of baking to the
children wouldn?t have happened if Clare
hadn?t been inspired by her mum and that
KitchenAid gift all those years ago. So what
would she like to find under the tree this
year? ?Plates! I?ve been using an inherited
1950s Wedgwood dinner set for 15 years,
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LIPSTICK LOVE AFFAIR
Obsessed with lipstick? I knew I liked you. And you?ll like this: Dior?s limited-edition Rouge Dior
Couture Collection Midnight Wish, �8, houses six refillable shades of artfully adorned
lipstick ? including cult classic Rouge Dior 999 ? in one collectable clutch. I mean, come on,
it?s the lipstick dreams are made of ! Speedy purchase recommended.
JOELY WALKER, BEAUTY & HEALTH DIRECTOR
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B E AUT Y
Bountiful hair is hard
to come by. Grazia
research shows 43%
of us are in pursuit
of more volume and
thickness. Here,
we help you out?
W O R D S H A N N A H C O AT E S
THE THICK OF IT
E
There tends to be three main reasons why
hair lacks body. The first is hair that is
naturally fine, meaning that each individual
strand is thinner in diameter than someone
with typically ?thick? hair. Thanks to an oil
gland attached to each strand, those with
fine hair often find that their hair errs on
the oily side. ?Each hair takes up less space
so there?s room for more,? says Anabel
Kingsley, trichologist at the Philip Kingsley
Clinic. ?But conversely, the more hairs
you have, the more oil the scalp produces.?
And as we all know from teenage dirtbag
days gone by, lots of oil equals lank hair
that is known to sit flat on the head.
The second, more simple hair situation
is thick hair that just needs a little teasing
to feel as plump as freshly facialed skin.
The third and most distressing issue is
actual hair loss or thinning, also known
as alopecia, which is more difficult to
get around. ?The most common type
of alopecia in women occurs when hair
follicles in certain areas are genetically
more sensitive to circulating male
hormones [or androgens],? says Anabel.
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?The hair follicles gradually shrink and
produce hairs of a thinner diameter and
shorter length with each passing growth
cycle.? Obviously, the thinner hair becomes,
the more likely you?ll be able to see the
scalp and the more likely it is to break, too.
If you are genetically sensitive to
androgens, it?s worth visiting a trichologist,
but note that other reasons can exacerbate
thinning: hormone imbalances, nutritional
deficiencies (or excesses), such as a lack of
protein and vitamin D, the menopause, and
stress are some causes. Plus the older we get,
the thinner our hair will become generally.
A trichologist can recommend blood tests
to ascertain ? or rule out ? the root (ahem)
of the cause. ?Do not despair ? a lot can be
done to prevent further deterioration and,
depending on the cause, to improve existing
hair volume,? says Anabel.
SUPP ME UP
Lacklustre, thinning, fine or easily broken
hair might be down to a deficient diet.
?One of the most common causes of
hair loss is iron and ferritin [stored iron]
deficiency,? Anabel points out. If there?s
not enough iron and ferritin in the body,
it can?t produce haemoglobin (found in
the blood), which carries oxygen to the
cells that stimulate hair growth. Cue
unhealthy, brittle hair that?s prone to
thinning. ?If you have a balanced and
healthy diet, which comprises adequate
iron and proteins, it will reflect in your
skin and hair,? says Anabel.
Ensure there is plenty of protein, vitamin
B12 and leafy greens in your diet too, as
well as biotin (another type of vitamin B),
a nutrient that helps the body produce
keratin, a protein found in the hair. Foods
like eggs, chicken, spinach, fatty fish such
as salmon, avocado, beans, red meat and
nuts are all wonderful for your hair and
will help to encourage growth. ?As well as
ensuring you?re eating a healthy diet, make
sure to eat at regular intervals to offer a
sustained supply of energy to the follicles,?
recommends Anabel. Those who leave
longer than four hours between meals
should snack on some kind of complex
carbohydrate (whether that be wholegrain
bread or sweet potato) between them to
help ensure cells have enough energy to do
their hair-growing thing.
Although never a substitute for a healthy
diet, supplements can help. Look for those
that contain omega 3, vitamins B12, D3
and E and antioxidants. They?ll help bolster
hair health from the inside, out. Philip
Kingsley?s Root Complex [9], �,
contains all the above and has a delivery
system that means the nutrients are
guaranteed to be asbsorbed, while
New Nordic Hair Volume tablets [14],
�.95 for 30, are great for those who
want to boost hair?s condition, with B12,
biotin, and zinc (a deficiency of which
can lead to hair loss). However, a blood
test is always recommended to diagnose
any key deficiencies you may have.
STYLE IT OUT
There?s a reason why so many of us turn
to our favourite blow-dry bar when the
going gets tough. Professionals can give
you the kind of volume that doesn?t seem
possible at home and can last up to a week.
But you, too, can learn the tricks of the
trade and use them straight from the
comfort of your own home.
Guido Palau, the super-stylist behind
many of the world?s most iconic images,
advises, ?If you want to add volume, it?s all
about lifting the roots away from the head.?
?Use a brush [we love Color Wow?s The
Dream Smooth Paddle Brush [15], �
at victoriahealth.com, to pull hair away
from the head and apply product
underneath, at the root, then blow-dry.?
Guido recommends Redken Wind Blown
[2], �.50, or a powder spray (try Virtue
Lifting Powder [5], �) to help thicken
and fill the cuticle. ?Alternatively, use rollers
to pin hair up and blow-dry there.? For
volume that really holds, it?s essential to
let the hair cool in position once dried.
For flat hair that refuses to play ball,
Guido advocates a volume-boosting styling
product first ? Percy & Reed?s new Root
Lift Mousse [3], �, for example ? and
then adding Wind Blown or powder spray
on top to help add guts to hair. ?Don?t
over-wash it either ? hair that is too clean
gives the reverse of a ?natural lift?,? he
advises,and recommends using powder or volume spray again the next day, 87
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to help boost hair further ? the more
unwashed hair is, the better the result.
PUMP IT UP
Ever considered that the shape of your
haircut isn?t doing you any favours in
the volume department? ?Length plays a
massive part in determining if the hair lacks
volume or not,? says Daniele De Angelis,
international artistic director at Toni &
Guy. ?It looks much fuller if cut from the
collarbone, upwards. Shorter is best.? To
give the illusion of volume, layers are also
a nifty idea as they make hair look thicker,
and the shorter they are, the less weighed
down they will be. ?Then you can
backcomb and utilise your hair dryer
to create different textures.?
SMOKE AND MIRRORS
There is no need to fear the dreaded root:
?A darker root makes hair look two- or
three-dimensional, making it look more
voluminous,? says colour supremo Josh
Wood, whose go-to on platinum bleach
dye jobs is an intentional slightly shadowed
root. Ask your colourist to keep roots
slightly darker than the rest of hair or
use one of the excellent, will-not-budge
root sprays on the market, like Josh Wood
Colour Tinted Dry Shampoo [1], �.
?Creating light and dark adds contrast that
makes the hair look fuller,? says Josh.
ROUTINE REVAMP
?A healthy hair strand should stretch and
bounce back like an elastic band,? advises
Anabel. ?If it snaps easily, it is weak and
in need of some TLC.? In fact, a healthy
hair should stretch to a further third of
its length (when wet) before breaking,
so if yours are snapping all over the shop,
consider the damaging elements your
hair is exposed to (heat, UV rays, wind,
chemicals from colouring agents). Not only
does that mean using a heat-protecting
spray whenever styling (we love Tresemm�
Care & Protect [4], �50), but it?s also
about creating a haircare regime that
works with and for your hair type.
?You need to restore elasticity, so
apply an intensive moisturising mask
to your hair once to twice a week,? says
Anabel. ?The best ones are pre-shampoo
conditioners that you apply to damp
hair at least 20 minutes before washing
it.? This helps maximise the hydrating
benefits of the product and means that
active ingredients are absorbed into
the hair shaft rather than sitting outside
it and weighing hair down. Sisley
Regenerating Hair Care Mask [8], �,
contains macadamia and hazelnut oils
to intensely hydrate as well as restorative
proteins to help bolster each strand?s
resilience. And Living Proof Restore
Mask Treatment [10], �, promises
to make hair 20-times more resistant to
breakage after just one use.
Similarly, volume-boosting shampoos
and conditioners sell like wildfire on
Net-A-Porter (Oribe Shampoo for
Magnificent Volume [11], �, is one
of its best-sellers). To ward off hair
breakage, Olaplex?s new No 4 and
No 5 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and
Conditioner [6 & 7], both �, seek out
hair?s broken bonds and repair them,
leading to fuller hair. Then there?s Ful.Vic
Health?s vitamin B-packed Fulvic Shampoo
and Conditioner [12 & 13], both � at
victoriahealth.com, which deliver more
than 65 minerals to hair follicles to
promote hair growth.
T R E ATM E N T S
TO TRY
BIG IT
UP
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The blow-dry
One of the best we?ve
come across is Rahua?s
Voluminous Blow-dry,
available at Hari?s
Hairdressers in London.
It uses the natural haircare
brand?s shampoo,
conditioner and dry
shampoo to boost volume
and texture, all with a side
of expertise from the
excellent stylists. From �.
The hi-tech treatment
EF MEDISPA?s Dermastamp
uses microneedling to
boost cell production and
blood circulation, to trigger
hair growth. �500 for a
course of ?ve treatments.
The hair helper
A Protein Pick Me Up at
Redken?s Mask Bars will
strengthen hair. From �
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the foundation for all hair care and styling.
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BURN
Cosy Christmas nights call for a
seasonal new flame. Relight your
fire with one of these beauties?
HOP TO IT
COMING IN from the bitter cold and
Be still our beautybeating hearts! Not
only do No.22 offer
bespoke embossing
on their extremely
Instagramable
ceramic candles,
�, but they?ve just
launched woodland
themed accessories
to boot, � each.
lighting your favourite wick is practically
medicinal in the winter months. Which
explains why Net-A-Porter notice a
seasonal 180% spike of scented candle
sales during December. ?Candles are part
of our armour against winter,? explains
Tom Daxon, founder and creative director
of his eponymous fragrance brand. ?The
trick to making them last is to burn them
for two hours on the first lighting.? This
way the wax will melt into a pool all
the way to the edge, encouraging an even
burn. ?Also, before each burn, trim the
wick to about 5mm to stop the flame from
being too strong, preventing that black
smoke.? To help you choose your perfect
match, we?ve collated the most moreish
Christmas candles, from warming spicy
scents to sophisticated floral blends.
SPICE U
YOUR L
With hints
saffron, clo
sandalwoo
Orient Can
�, brings
warmth to
living room
FROSTY FIND
Christmas just isn?t
Christmas without
a Jo Malone festive
candle, and this
year?s White Moss
& Snowdrop Deluxe
edition, �6, is
all powdery snow,
fresh moss and
warming amber.
HOT TICKET
Yes, it?s expensive,
but Cire Trudon?s
Abd El Kader, �, is
so much more than
a candle. It?s a bona
?de piece of art,
?lled with spearmintlaced blackcurrant,
jasmine and vanilla
that smells as good
as it sounds.
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B E AUT Y
SWEET TREAT
Wick trimmer,
�, The White Company
Anthropologie?s
Louis GingerbreadScented Candle,
�, smells like
a mix of toasted
vanilla marshmallows
and freshly-baked
gingerbread.
Seriously sweet
but oh-so-moreish.
WINTER
WONDERLAND
CLICK ?N?
COLLECT
Fragrance fanatics
will want Diptyque?s
new Baume
d?Ambre Scented
Candle, �, for
the collectors? value
alone, but just wait
until you smell the
fresh woody blend.
Post-burn, the glass
makes a chic make
up
If chilly, drawn-out
evenings are making
you crave comforting,
rich and warm
scents, then Neom?s
Christmas Wish
Candle, �, is your
guy. The soothing
blend of tonka
bean, cinnamon and
mandarin has festive
written all over it.
FRESHEN UP
Tom Daxon White
Narcissus Candle,
�, is crisp and
clean with green
violet leaf, hyacinth
and vetiver. Imagine
fresh morning
dew settled on
frosted grass and
you get the gist.
CENTRE
STAGE
Housed in a sleek
white ceramic pot,
Ex Nihilo?s Fleur
Narcotique Candle,
�, with bergamot,
peony and orange
blossom, is the stuff
of our minimalist
mantlepiece dreams.
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OLOVES.COM.
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COMFORT
BLANKET
Jo Loves? clever
Christmas Layered
Candle, �, takes
you on a scented
journey from fresh
pine needles to sweet
plum pudding and
?nishes with a smoky
log ?re base, all in one
pot. D.i.v.i.n.e.
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SKIN?S
SECRET
AG E N T
There?s a science to
looking good ? want
to know what it is?
IF YOU?RE A fan of anti-ageing
moisturisers and serums (and let?s be
honest here, who isn?t?), you may think
you know all there is to know about the
secrets of smooth, wrinkle-free skin.
But the name ARGIRELINE� probably
doesn?t trip off your tongue, even though
it?s bound to be a key ingredient in your
most effective anti-ageing weapons.
ARGIRELINE� (aka acetyl hexapeptide-8)
was introduced to the beauty industry back
in 2001. After 10 years of scientific research,
LipotecTM came up with the peptide as a
non-invasive, safer alternative to using
injectables such as botulinum toxin to
reduce the appearance of expression
wrinkles ? and with the bonus of noticeable
effects on skin within one week of use.
Today, 17 years on from its
groundbreaking launch, ARGIRELINE�
is a vital element in many of the most
effective, in-demand anti-ageing treatments
out there. And if the big beauty brands love
it, then so does your skin ? ARGIRELINE�
helps relax the muscles responsible for the
formation of expression lines, keeping your
face smooth and crease-free. Result!
So fear not, LipotecTM and ARGIRELINE�
may be new names to you, but together
they?re a secret wrinkle-fighting weapon
helping you to look younger every day!
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Supper-club star Laura Jackson creates a
mouth-watering menu and stylish table for
a pre-Christmas meal with your mates
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Christmas negroni served with labneh
crostini with roasted grapes and dill
Rosemary and garlic fillet of beef served with
hazelnut sprout tops, tiny potatoes with
dill & mustard cream, roasted carrots with
parsley & pistachio gremolata and sticky
red cabbage with spices & pickled walnuts
Butterscotch cream pots
with salted caramel
laura jackson needs no excuse to
invite people round for dinner: ?I love to
plan what I?m going to cook, how the table
is going to look. And I can never have just
two people! I always end up with many
more. Once I thought I had invited six
people and I had actually invited 14!?
One of her favourite recent nights was a
Mexican one. ?But squeezing all the limes for
a margarita killed me!? she laughs. She often
throws a big Thanksgiving meal, too. ?Saying
thank you to everyone who?s supported you
is something I really like to do.?
Whether feeding friends or guests at her
supper club (which she now runs solo, but
started with her friend, broadcaster Alice
Levine), Laura ? also a TV presenter and
fashion influencer ? transforms her double
front room into an atmospheric dining
space. Out go the armchairs and in comes a
large folding table and bench, which allow
her to squeeze everyone in. The Sanderson
wallpaper came with the house when she
bought it with her husband, photographer
Jon Corrigan, and works brilliantly with
her penchant for vintage accessories.
This Christmas, she?ll be ?touring the
North? seeing family, so a pre-Christmas
shindig for friends is definitely in order.
On the menu are delicious but easy-to-do
dishes, with lots of the preparation done in
the preceding days. ?You want something
that?s stress-free and easy to feed a crowd,
as it gives you more time with friends
around the table ? but you also want to
do something that impresses your guests.?
The menu here involves a couple of
home-made touches ? such as the Middle
Eastern soft cheese labneh ? that will add
wow factor. And, of course, it all begins
with a cocktail. ?It doesn?t have to be
complicated,? says Laura. ?Something as
simple as elderflower and prosecco is a
cocktail that will start everything off.?
For the colour scheme, Laura chose
mustard and green: ?It?s a traditional but
updated festive palette that will work
in different styles of houses. I love the
leopard-print crackers for a fun touch.? LABNEH CROSTINI
WITH ROASTED
GRAPES AND DILL
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Serves: 8
INGREDIENTS
500g pot of thick Greek yogurt
Pinch of flaky sea salt
Small bunch of Muscat grapes (or any good
quality red grape)
Extra-virgin olive oil
2-3 sprigs of thyme
Good quality baguette (go for a thinner, dense
baguette rather than the large spongy type)
Small handful of dill leaves, picked
Runny honey
METHOD
CHRISTMAS NEGRONI
?I love to start any festive party with
a negroni, it?s always a crowd-pleaser.
Serve with a slice of blood orange
when in season.?
Makes: 4
INGREDIENTS
100ml good quality gin
100ml red vermouth
100ml Campari (or another bitter spirit)
1 tsp pink peppercorns
Juice of 3-4 clementines, plus 1 extra
for garnishing
1-2 sprigs rosemary, plus extra for
garnishing
Sparkling wine and ice for serving
METHOD
1 Mix together the gin, vermouth,
Campari, peppercorns, juice and
rosemary in a jug or jar, cover and allow
this to infuse in a cool place overnight.
2 When you are ready to make your
negronis, take out the rosemary and
?ll four glasses with ice. Pour the mixture
over the ice, saving a bit of room to
top with sparkling wine.
3 Garnish with a sprig of rosemary
and a half-round of clementine.
1 Line a bowl with cheesecloth or muslin.
2 Stir a sprinkle of salt into the yogurt and
mix. Pour the mixture into the cheesecloth
or muslin, and tie by gathering the edges
into a knot.
3 Use a wooden spoon to hang the mixture
over the bowl, with enough space for
the liquid to drip into the bowl. Leave the
yogurt to hang in a cool pace for at least
10 hours, overnight is best ? just remember
to refrigerate it at night.
4 Pre-heat the oven to 190癈/Fan 170癈/
Gas Mark 5.
5 Slice the baguette into rounds about the
thickness of a �coin. Brush each side with
olive oil and season with salt. Bake until
golden and crispy ? around 10 minutes
(turning over the rounds halfway through).
6 Scatter the grapes on a baking tray, drizzle
with oil and sprinkle with salt. Add the
thyme and roast for 10-15 minutes. Remove
from the oven ? you want them to have held
their shape but started to break down.
7 Discard the thyme and set aside.
8 To assemble, top each crostini with a
good dollop of labneh, 3-4 grapes, a tiny
drizzle of runny honey and extra-virgin olive
oil, and a ?nal sprinkle of the sea salt.
Decorate with dill.
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FILLET OF BEEF
?Make sure the outside of the beef is well
seared and the middle rare and serve on
a platter for everyone to help themselves.?
Serves: 8
INGREDIENTS
1.2 kg centre cut beef fillet
2 sprigs of rosemary, roughly chopped
2-3 large cloves of garlic
Olive oil
Flaky sea salt and pepper
METHOD
1 Using a pestle and mortar, break down
the garlic with a sprinkle of salt. Add the
rosemary leaves, discarding the stalks.
Turn into a rough paste.
2 Rub the paste over the beef and season
well. Cover with cling ?lm, place on a baking
tray and let the beef rest in the fridge for at
least six hours ? overnight is best. Take out of
the fridge and bring up to room temperature.
3 Pre-heat the oven to 200癈/Fan 180癈/
Gas Mark 6.
4 Add a few tablespoons of oil to a roasting
tray and place over a medium to high heat
on the stove. Add the beef. Sear for 1�-2
minutes on each side until well-browned all
over. Transfer the tray to the oven and cook
for 18 minutes for rare or 25 minutes for
medium. Remove from the oven. Let the beef
rest for at least 15 minutes on a chopping
board. Slice and sprinkle with ?aky sea salt.
BR AI S E D BABY CARROTS
W ITH PA R S L E Y A N D
P I S TA C H I O G R E M O L ATA
Serves: 8
INGREDIENTS
30g parsley, leaves and stems
100ml olive oil
1 clove garlic
Pinch sea salt
Zest 1 lemon
30g pistachios, toasted and chopped
500g baby carrots, trimmed (leave about
2cm of green on) and washed
30g butter
METHOD
1 First, make your gremolata (you can do
this a few days in advance). Finely chop the
parsley and pound it in a pestle and mortar
with the garlic, about half of the olive oil and
the salt, into a green slurry. Next, add about
half of the pistachios to the herb mixture
and lightly crush. Spoon into a bowl and add
the lemon zest and remaining oil. Stir, taste
and adjust the seasoning by adding more salt,
pepper and/or lemon zest. Set aside.
2 In a large frying pan, melt the butter and
add a good glug of olive oil. Add the carrots
to the pan and cook for 8-10 minutes,
?ipping occasionally to colour each side.
When the carrots are tender and lightly
browned, sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt
and pepper and transfer to a serving platter.
3 To serve, drizzle the gremolata over
the carrots and ?nish with the remaining
chopped pistachios.
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WITH DILL AND
M U S TA R D C R E A M
INGREDIENTS
1.5kg new potatoes (pick the smallest you can)
6 cloves of garlic, skin on
2 sprigs of rosemary
Flaky sea salt
Olive oil
Dill and mustard cream:
6 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
Pinch caster sugar
2-3 tbsp chopped dill
� lemon zest
100g sour cream
50g thick Greek yogurt
Sea salt and pepper
METHOD
HAZELNUT
SPROUT TOPS
Serves: 8
INGREDIENTS
1kg sprout tops
50g good quality butter
100g hazelnuts
Salt and pepper
Squeeze of lemon juice
Dash of apple cider vinegar
METHOD
1 Pre-heat the oven to 180癈/Fan 160癈/
Gas Mark 4. Roast the hazelnuts on a baking
tray for 5-10 minutes; when they are golden
brown, remove from the oven. Once cool,
roughly chop and set aside.
2 Bring a pan of salty water to the boil
(add more salt than you think you need).
3 Prepare the sprout leaves: remove any
coarse, tough leaves, trim the stalks and
wash. Roughly tear any larger leaves.
4 Cook the sprout tops in the salted water
for 4-5 minutes, drain in a colander, then
very gently squeeze out any excess water.
5 In a frying pan over a medium heat, melt
the butter, waiting until it is browned and
giving off a nice nutty smell. Then whisk
in the lemon juice and the cider vinegar.
6 Add the sprout tops to the pan and fold
into the buttery sauce. Toss in three-quarters
of the hazelnuts, making sure each sprout top
is well-coated with the butter and hazelnuts.
7 Transfer to a serving dish and scatter over
the remaining hazelnuts. Taste and season.
1 Pre-heat the oven to 220癈/Fan 200癈/
Gas Mark 6.
2 Put a salted pot of water on to the boil
and add the potatoes. Cook for 10 minutes,
until cooked through. Drain the potatoes,
return to the pot and cover with a lid to
allow the potatoes to steam dry. When dry,
lightly squash each potato in the palm of
your hand. Line a roasting tin with parchment
paper, pop in the potatoes, drizzle over
plenty of olive oil, sprinkle with salt and
pepper and toss well.
3 Lightly crush the garlic cloves whole, add
the rosemary sprigs and the crushed garlic
to the roasting tin. Roast for 30-35 minutes,
toss the potatoes and turn the roasting pan
in the oven halfway through.
4 In the meantime, make the dill and
mustard cream. Whisk all the ingredients in
a bowl and taste. If you like more zing, add
some lemon juice ? adjust to your taste
buds. Season and set aside.
5 Remove the potatoes from the oven
? they should be crispy on the outside
and soft on the inside. Remove the
rosemary and garlic. Taste and season.
6 Serve with the dill and mustard cream
on the side.
STICKY PICKLED
RED CABBAGE
WITH SPICES AND
TOA STE D WA LN UT S
INGREDIENTS
500g red cabbage, finely shredded
90g red wine vinegar
Good pinch of sea salt
40g butter
80g brown sugar
2 star anise
1 stick cinnamon
1-2 bay leaves
Pinch ground nutmeg
100g walnuts, toasted and lightly crushed
METHOD
1 Place the cabbage, vinegar and sea
salt into a large bowl, give it a good few
scrunches and allow it to sit for 15-20
minutes to soften and pickle.
2 In a large frying pan, melt the butter,
then add the brown sugar, stirring until it
dissolves. Add the spices and stir. Next,
add the cabbage and liquid to the pan,
along with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Give everything a good stir, cover with
a lid and allow the cabbage to simmer
over a medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
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heat until the liquid cooks down and
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?This recipe is based on one of my
favourite puddings at Gjelina, the
?New American? restaurant in
LA. You can make the custards
up to four days in advance.?
Serves: 8
Butterscotch pots:
9 egg yolks, at room temperature
250g dark brown sugar
6 tbsp unsalted butter
850ml heavy cream
1 tsp sea salt
� vanilla bean, split lengthwise,
or � tsp vanilla bean paste
Salted caramel sauce:
60g best quality unsalted butter
40g soft light brown sugar
45g caster sugar
105ml double cream
� tsp sea salt
To serve:
250g good quality cr鑝e fra頲he
Redcurrants
METHOD
1 Preheat oven to 160C�/Fan 140癈/
Gas Mark 3.
2 In a large pan over a medium heat, melt
the butter. Stir in the brown sugar and
stir until dissolved and bubbling, about 4-5
minutes. Carefully whisk in the cream and
continue stirring. Add the salt and vanilla.
3 In a large heat-proof bowl, whisk
together the egg yolks. Then, very
slowly, whisk in the hot cream mixture.
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sieve into a jug. Pour the mixture
into eight oven-proof small glasses or
ramekins, place in a roasting pan and
pour in boiling water about halfway up
the sides. Cover the tin with foil and
bake for 1 hour, turning the tin after 30
minutes. Bake until custards are set but
still a little wobbly. Cool for 2-4 hours
(or up to four days) in the fridge.
4 To make the sauce, melt the butter
and sugars in a small heavy-based pan
and leave to simmer for 3 minutes
? don?t stir until the mixture is bubbling
and has turned brown. Carefully whisk
in the cream, then add the salt. Set aside.
5 To serve, bring the pots up to room
temperature and add a dollop of cr鑝e
fraiche. Warm the sauce over a gentle
heat and then transfer to a jug.
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With just the right amount
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Johnson is a bona fide commercial blockbuster author
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themselves pregnant in very different circumstances
as Christmas approaches. One is proprietor of the
Winterworld theme park, facing her busiest time of
year, one has mistaken pregnancy for menopause and
is facing a big mental adjustment, and the third is a
surrogate who discovers the couple she?s helping are
on the rocks. It?s nearly unbearably cheesy but actually
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Hans Christian
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O U R K IN G O F
C U LT U R E O N
T H E B IG G E S T
B OX H IT S
PAUL
More bobble hats
than bikinis, the cast
of Love Island reunite
for a festive debrief
of the summer
Winners
Dani and Jack;
below, the Love
Island contingent
IMAGINE THE summer of your life.
Among a crop of handpicked beauties,
you?ve dated, you?ve kissed, you?ve finally
found The One and you?ve done it all
against a glorious Balearic backdrop.
You have a sort of fairy godmother and
father in the shape of Caroline Flack and
Iain Stirling, on whom to offload the
narrative of your quite literally banging
season. Moreover, the people of Britain
have fallen hook, line and sinker for your
romance and crowned you and your beau
this year?s Shirley and her Valentine. You
are now, officially, Dani Dyer.
Somewhere amid the turbulent
coupling, the speedy lustfulness and insane
levels of personal competitiveness that
make up the greatest dating show since
Cilla presided pruriently over the parting
curtains of Blind Date, actual love has been
injected into the island. Never ones to miss
an opportunity to maximise the value of
one of the defining brands of the 2010s,
we are returning to matters unresolved for
Love Island: The Christmas Reunion, a
chance to relive and love the affairs that
gripped us this season. Think of it as a
school reunion as reconfigured by the
overlords of Tinder.
The format is simple. Ms Flack and Mr
Stirling have reunited those who found
and lost love in this year?s gripping season.
The young and the horny now have axes to
grind. The delicious bellwether of success
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underpinning all proceedings in this
festive time-shift is a popularity contest of
unmediated gravity. Being good at love is
one thing. Being good at Love Island is
quite another. Finalists Wes and Megan
join Dani and Jack, the crowned Prince
and Princess elect. Kaz is solo as Josh is in
the States. Former couples Laura and Paul,
Georgia and Sam, Ellie and Charlie must
pick over the bones of their broken hearts.
Singletons Samira, Dr Alex, Alexandra,
Kendall, Hayley and Eyal will uncover
whether Cupid?s cruel winds have finally
blown in their direction since departing
the Mallorcan love nest.
There will, inevitably, be mistletoe.
There will, inevitably, be booze. It?s
the office party you?ll gratefully receive
an invite to. Love Island is now as
synonymous with British Summer Time
as the clocks moving forward. In this clever
strategic timebomb waiting to explode,
it may yet do the same for Christmas.
Monday, 9pm, ITV2
Insider tales
Inside Number 9 has turned
stealthily into a classic series
of one-off dramatic vignettes;
a chance for The League Of
Gentlemen?s Steve Pemberton,
Reece Shearsmith and Mark
Gatiss to ?ex a literary but still
accessible muscle, rather in
the manner of the old Tales
Of The Unexpected, but funny.
For Christmas, we head back
to 1977, and a middle-class
family ravaged by the bogeyman.
It?s typically terri?c.
Thursday, 10pm, BBC Two
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JUSTICE
finally, for Lynette
LAST WEEK, Chris Dawson was
finally charged for the murder of
wife Lynette, whose disappearance
in 1982 was explored in The
Teacher?s Pet podcast. He was
arrested and extradited from
Queensland to Sydney following
a new three-year investigation.
A HEARTFELT
plea for Pete
ARIANA GRANDE has told
her fans to be ?gentler? to her exboyfriend Pete Davidson, following
the release of her break-up anthem
Thank U, Next. ?I care deeply about
Pete and his health,? she wrote on
Instagram. ?I?m asking you to
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special recognition
award for innovation
CYRILL GUTSCH
FOR PARLEY FOR
THE OCEANS
This environmental nonfit organisation works
h designers to reinvent
way in which products
be made and designed
rder to turn a global
blem into an opportunity
o protect our oceans.
tish emerging
lent menswear
MUEL ROSS FOR
A-COLD-WALL *
ban luxe
RGIL ABLOH
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Brixton-born Samuel Ross?s
A-COLD-WALL* explores
the disparities of the British
class system. Virgil Abloh
(who Ross used to work for)
sat front row at his S/S ?19
show. Watch this space.
gil continues to redefine
at luxury looks like now.
wonder he also scooped
same award last year.
cessories designer
of the year
DEMNA GVASALIA
FOR BALENCIAGA
british emerging
talent womenswear
RICHARD QUINN
He started the year with the
Queen front row at his show,
before seeing Amal Clooney
wear his foil cape at the Met
Ball. The Peckham boy is now
finishing on a suitable high.
model of the year
KAIA GERBER
Landing campaigns for
Chanel, Valentino and
Saint Laurent, walking in
over 20 A/W ?18 shows,
a collaboration with Karl
Lagerfeld? baby Cindy
is officially super.
outstanding
achievement
MIUCCIA PRADA
A unique talent, Green?s
utilitarian-tinged designs are
a perfect blend of cerebral
and wearable. Oh and, PS,
women also love his pieces.
UINN
designer of the year
PIERPAOLO PICCIOLI
FOR VALENTINO
Continuing to go from
strength to strength
Pierpaolo?s A/W ?1
couture collection w
of his most accomp
? and moving ? to d
and has served up
some of this year?s
most memorable re
carpet moments.
MIUCCIA PRADA
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD
MARCO BIZZARRI
The photographic duo with
the fashion world at their
feet, Mert Atlas and Marcus
Piggot like to celebrate
?powerful women, women
with a meaning?.
KAIA GERBER
british designer of
the year menswear
CRAIG GREEN
Under Bizzari (who won this
category for the fourth year
in a row), Gucci isn?t just a
commercial powerhouse but
also a creative agenda-setter.
She?s the national treasu
who would probably ha
to be called that, and th
isabella blow award
for fashion creator
MERT & MARCUS
Need we say more?
brand of the year
GUCCI and
business leader
MARCO BIZZARRI
FOR GUCCI
swarovski award
for positive chang
DAME VIVIENNE
WESTWOOD
Thanks, in part, to a certain
white dress, the understated
Brit has had a brilliant 2018.
This is her (well-deserved)
crowning glory.
PIERPAOLO PICCIOLI
DEMNA GVASALIA
From the Triangle bag to
platform Crocs, Demna
never plays it safe. It really
was the year of the Triple S
sneakers, which sold out
faster that you could say
?dad trainers?.
british designer of
the year womenswear
CLARE WAIGHT
KELLER FOR
GIVENCHY
MARCUS PIGGOT
& MERT ATLAS
The who?s who of
fashion descended on
the Royal Albert Hall
this week for the 2018
Fashion Awards,
in partnership
with Swarovski.
Here?s who won
what, and why
CLARE WAIGHT KELLER
CYRILL GUTSCH
fashion industry?s ultimate
rebel. Over the past 25 years,
Westwood has campaigned
for numerous environmental
and human rights charities
and NGOs.
SAMUEL ROSS
VIRGIL ABLOH
GRAZIA
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TRUE GIRL P OWE R
I have a very dear friend who
was trapped in an abusive
relationship for several years
(Drink, drugs, the glamour and
the gutter. Inside my year with
Mel B, 10 Dec). I am so proud of
her for finding the courage to
leave him. So many people make judgements on those who stay
in these relationships, but it isn?t possible to understand how
these people can worm their way into your head and begin to
destroy you unless it has happened to you. I suspect that
abusers target strong women because they get an added kick of
dominating them. So well done, Mel. I read your book in one
sitting and agree it should be required reading for young girls.
I admire you both for getting out of your marriage and for
telling your story with such depth and honesty. Name withheld
DE SPE R ATE LY SE E KING ?
I?ve just read What social media
really does to your brain (3 Dec)
with great interest. The idea
that it is an ?ontological
addiction? really struck a chord.
My children and I recently
completed a programme to
inhibit our retained primitive
reflexes (google it) having
become aware of it through
various issues my children had
at school. What really struck me
was firstly our therapist reckons
the number of people with
retained primitive reflexes has
reached epidemic proportions,
but also that this issue can
have a massive impact on your
sense of self. Which made me
wonder if this was why we seek
validation in social media? Sandy
GRAZIA
January when I found out at
my 12-week scan that my first
and longed for pregnancy had
failed at nine and a half weeks.
This is a ?missed miscarriage?
? when a foetus dies but your
body doesn?t recognise this has
happened and continues to
produce pregnancy hormones,
leaving you none the wiser
until a scan shows otherwise.
The shock, despair and
subsequent physical and
emotional pain of the medical
procedure left me broken
on all levels. I totally agree
that we need more awareness,
compassion and understanding
to help the many women who
have and will yet suffer the
profound loss of miscarriage to
know they are not alone. Becca
THE GRIE F C AN BRE AK YOU
I want to thank Jennie Agg
(The silence around miscarriage,
3 Dec) for her brave and honest
account of her experiences.
I suffered a miscarriage in
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WE?VE GO
MUCH TIME FOR
DY MURRAY
champion, Olympic gold medalist and
committed feminist ally. Last week, the
31-year-old lambasted the sports industry
after Ada Hegerberg (far right) was asked
if she knew how to twerk at an awards
ceremony. (Apparently, that was an
appropriate request for the first woman
to be awarded the Ballon d?Or, which
recognises the world?s best football player.)
?Another example of the ridiculous sexism
that still exists in sport,? Andy angrily wrote
on Instagram. ?Why do women still have to
put up with this s***?? he added. ?What
questions did they ask Mbapp� and Modric?
I?d imagine something to do with football.
?And to everyone who thinks people
are overreacting and it was just a joke?
it wasn?t. I?ve been in sport my whole life
and the level of sexism is unreal.?
It?s not the first time Andy has
criticised the sports industry for its
inherent prejudice; when hiring Am閘ie
Mauresmo in 2014 as a coach, a fellow
player berated his decision, stating ?Maybe
you should tell them tomorrow that you?re
considering working with a dog.? Andy was
appalled, and has said that working with
Am閘ie ?opened his eyes? to the issue.
?The amount of criticism she got in
comparison to any other coach I?ve ever
worked with ? it?s not comparable at all,?
he added. ?Now, when I lose a match, I get
the blame. When I was working with her,
it was always her fault.?
Andy, we applaud you. You?re the
feminist the sports industry clearly still
desperately needs.
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PRO M OTI O N
QUEEN
OF CAKES
What inspired genius cakemaker Clare Owen to find her
gift and follow her destiny?
Clare loves being
set new baking
challenges
which is so well-loved it?s almost crumbling.?
New cake tins and a mixing bowl, to replace
some of her older stuff, would also be ideal.
Plus a chic notebook for jotting down ideas.
Oh, and clothes, too ? Clare also does a lot
of work for fashion houses, so needs to look
the part. ?And on my fantasy list, an original
piece of work by one of my favourite artists,
Rachel Whiteread or Clare Woods.?
Find the gift that helps them find
their gift at very.co.uk. For a chance
to win a gift for you and a loved
one, go to very.co.uk/lovegiving*
F O R F UL L T & C s GO TO VERY.C O.UK /LOVEGIVING
a KitchenAid Mixer as a wedding present 10
years ago, and still uses it every day for family
baking as well as the often complex creations
for her company, Clare Owen Cakes. Her
love of baking began as a child, when she?d
watch her mum in the kitchen. ?Growing up,
our cake tins were never empty. The alchemy
of baking inspired me, I love that you can use
a few simple ingredients to create something
magical.? Clare now makes original cakes to
order for special occasions, from weddings
and birthdays to photo shoots. Each
commission is unique ? a challenge Clare
relishes given her artistic background. ?I
trained as a sculptor and I?m still inspired by
illustrators and embroiderers and the vibrant
colours, textures and patterns they create.?
But the projects Clare loves most are
those for charity Free Cakes For Kids.
?We make birthday cakes for children who
wouldn?t otherwise get one, like refugees or
homeless families. We work to the child?s
brief ? there is nothing more special than
a child getting their birthday cake to their
exact design.? Giving the gift of baking to the
children wouldn?t have happened if Clare
hadn?t been inspired by her mum and that
KitchenAid gift all those years ago. So what
would she like to find under the tree this
year? ?Plates! I?ve been using an inherited
1950s Wedgwood dinner set for 15 years,
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Bountiful hair is hard
to come by. Grazia
research shows 43%
of us are in pursuit
of more volume and
thickness. Here,
we help you out?
W O R D S H A N N A H C O AT E S
THE THICK OF IT
E
There tends to be three main reasons why
hair lacks body. The first is hair that is
naturally fine, meaning that each individual
strand is thinner in diameter than someone
with typically ?thick? hair. Thanks to an oil
gland attached to each strand, those with
fine hair often find that their hair errs on
the oily side. ?Each hair takes up less space
so there?s room for more,? says Anabel
Kingsley, trichologist at the Philip Kingsley
Clinic. ?But conversely, the more hairs
you have, the more oil the scalp produces.?
And as we all know from teenage dirtbag
days gone by, lots of oil equals lank hair
that is known to sit flat on the head.
The second, more simple hair situation
is thick hair that just needs a little teasing
to feel as plump as freshly facialed skin.
The third and most distressing issue is
actual hair loss or thinning, also known
as alopecia, which is more difficult to
get around. ?The most common type
of alopecia in women occurs when hair
follicles in certain areas are genetically
more sensitive to circulating male
hormones [or androgens],? says Anabel.
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?The hair follicles gradually shrink and
produce hairs of a thinner diameter and
shorter length with each passing growth
cycle.? Obviously, the thinner hair becomes,
the more likely you?ll be able to see the
scalp and the more likely it is to break, too.
If you are genetically sensitive to
androgens, it?s worth visiting a trichologist,
but note that other reasons can exacerbate
thinning: hormone imbalances, nutritional
deficiencies (or excesses), such as a lack of
protein and vitamin D, the menopause, and
stress are some causes. Plus the older we get,
the thinner our hair will become generally.
A trichologist can recommend blood tests
to ascertain ? or rule out ? the root (ahem)
of the cause. ?Do not despair ? a lot can be
done to prevent further deterioration and,
depending on the cause, to improve existing
hair volume,? says Anabel.
SUPP ME UP
Lacklustre, thinning, fine or easily broken
hair might be down to a deficient diet.
?One of the most common causes of
hair loss is iron and ferritin [stored iron]
deficiency,? Anabel points out. If there?s
not enough iron and ferritin in the body,
it can?t produce haemoglobin (found in
the blood), which carries oxygen to the
cells that stimulate hair growth. Cue
unhealthy, brittle hair that?s prone to
thinning. ?If you have a balanced and
healthy diet, which comprises adequate
iron and proteins, it will reflect in your
skin and hair,? says Anabel.
Ensure there is plenty of protein, vitamin
B12 and leafy greens in your diet too, as
well as biotin (another type of vitamin B),
a nutrient that helps the body produce
keratin, a protein found in the hair. Foods
like eggs, chicken, spinach, fatty fish such
as salmon, avocado, beans, red meat and
nuts are all wonderful for your hair and
will help to encourage growth. ?As well as
ensuring you?re eating a healthy diet, make
sure to eat at regular intervals to offer a
sustained supply of energy to the follicles,?
recommends Anabel. Those who leave
longer than four hours between meals
should snack on some kind of complex
carbohydrate (whether that be wholegrain
bread or sweet potato) between them to
help ensure cells have enough energy to do
their hair-growing thing.
Although never a substitute for a healthy
diet, supplements can help. Look for those
that contain omega 3, vitamins B12, D3
and E and antioxidants. They?ll help bolster
hair health from the inside, out. Philip
Kingsley?s Root Complex [9], �,
contains all the above and has a delivery
system that means the nutrients are
guaranteed to be asbsorbed, while
New Nordic Hair Volume tablets [14],
�.95 for 30, are great for those who
want to boost hair?s condition, with B12,
biotin, and zinc (a deficiency of which
can lead to hair loss). However, a blood
test is always recommended to diagnose
any key deficiencies you may have.
STYLE IT OUT
There?s a reason why so many of us turn
to our favourite blow-dry bar when the
going gets tough. Professionals can give
you the kind of volume that doesn?t seem
possible at home and can last up to a week.
But you, too, can learn the tricks of the
trade and use them straight from the
comfort of your own home.
Guido Palau, the super-stylist behind
many of the world?s most iconic images,
advises, ?If you want to add volume, it?s all
about lifting the roots away from the head.?
?Use a brush [we love Color Wow?s The
Dream Smooth Paddle Brush [15], �
at victoriahealth.com, to pull hair away
from the head and apply product
underneath, at the root, then blow-dry.?
Guido recommends Redken Wind Blown
[2], �.50, or a powder spray (try Virtue
Lifting Powder [5], �) to help thicken
and fill the cuticle. ?Alternatively, use rollers
to pin hair up and blow-dry there.? For
volume that really holds, it?s essential to
let the hair cool in position once dried.
For flat hair that refuses to play ball,
Guido advocates a volume-boosting styling
product first ? Percy & Reed?s new Root
Lift Mousse [3], �, for example ? and
then adding Wind Blown or powder spray
on top to help add guts to hair. ?Don?t
over-wash it either ? hair that is too clean
gives the reverse of a ?natural lift?,? he
advises,and recommends using powder or volume spray again the next day, 87
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to help boost hair further ? the more
unwashed hair is, the better the result.
PUMP IT UP
Ever considered that the shape of your
haircut isn?t doing you any favours in
the volume department? ?Length plays a
massive part in determining if the hair lacks
volume or not,? says Daniele De Angelis,
international artistic director at Toni &
Guy. ?It looks much fuller if cut from the
collarbone, upwards. Shorter is best.? To
give the illusion of volume, layers are also
a nifty idea as they make hair look thicker,
and the shorter they are, the less weighed
down they will be. ?Then you can
backcomb and utilise your hair dryer
to create different textures.?
SMOKE AND MIRRORS
There is no need to fear the dreaded root:
?A darker root makes hair look two- or
three-dimensional, making it look more
voluminous,? says colour supremo Josh
Wood, whose go-to on platinum bleach
dye jobs is an intentional slightly shadowed
root. Ask your colourist to keep roots
slightly darker than the rest of hair or
use one of the excellent, will-not-budge
root sprays on the market, like Josh Wood
Colour Tinted Dry Shampoo [1], �.
?Creating light and dark adds contrast that
makes the hair look fuller,? says Josh.
ROUTINE REVAMP
?A healthy hair strand should stretch and
bounce back like an elastic band,? advises
Anabel. ?If it snaps easily, it is weak and
in need of some TLC.? In fact, a healthy
hair should stretch to a further third of
its length (when wet) before breaking,
so if yours are snapping all over the shop,
consider the damaging elements your
hair is exposed to (heat, UV rays, wind,
chemicals from colouring agents). Not only
does that mean using a heat-protecting
spray whenever styling (we love Tresemm�
Care & Protect [4], �50), but it?s also
about creating a haircare regime that
works with and for your hair type.
?You need to restore elasticity, so
apply an intensive moisturising mask
to your hair once to twice a week,? says
Anabel. ?The best ones are pre-shampoo
conditioners that you apply to damp
hair at least 20 minutes before washing
it.? This helps maximise the hydrating
benefits of the product and means that
active ingredients are absorbed into
the hair shaft rather than sitting outside
it and weighing hair down. Sisley
Regenerating Hair Care Mask [8], �,
contains macadamia and hazelnut oils
to intensely hydrate as well as restorative
proteins to help bolster each strand?s
resilience. And Living Proof Restore
Mask Treatment [10], �, promises
to make hair 20-times more resistant to
breakage after just one use.
Similarly, volume-boosting shampoos
and conditioners sell like wildfire on
Net-A-Porter (Oribe Shampoo for
Magnificent Volume [11], �, is one
of its best-sellers). To ward off hair
breakage, Olaplex?s new No 4 and
No 5 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and
Conditioner [6 & 7], both �, seek out
hair?s broken bonds and repair them,
leading to fuller hair. Then there?s Ful.Vic
Health?s vitamin B-packed Fulvic Shampoo
and Conditioner [12 & 13], both � at
victoriahealth.com, which deliver more
than 65 minerals to hair follicles to
promote hair growth.
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One of the best we?ve
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It uses the natural haircare
brand?s shampoo,
conditioner and dry
shampoo to boost volume
and texture, all with a side
of expertise from the
excellent stylists. From �.
The hi-tech treatment
EF MEDISPA?s Dermastamp
uses microneedling to
boost cell production and
blood circulation, to trigger
hair growth. �500 for a
course of ?ve treatments.
The hair helper
A Protein Pick Me Up at
Redken?s Mask Bars will
strengthen hair. From �
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Cosy Christmas nights call for a
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fire with one of these beauties?
HOP TO IT
COMING IN from the bitter cold and
Be still our beautybeating hearts! Not
only do No.22 offer
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on their extremely
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ceramic candles,
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launched woodland
themed accessories
to boot, � each.
lighting your favourite wick is practically
medicinal in the winter months. Which
explains why Net-A-Porter notice a
seasonal 180% spike of scented candle
sales during December. ?Candles are part
of our armour against winter,? explains
Tom Daxon, founder and creative director
of his eponymous fragrance brand. ?The
trick to making them last is to burn them
for two hours on the first lighting.? This
way the wax will melt into a pool all
the way to the edge, encouraging an even
burn. ?Also, before each burn, trim the
wick to about 5mm to stop the flame from
being too strong, preventing that black
smoke.? To help you choose your perfect
match, we?ve collated the most moreish
Christmas candles, from warming spicy
scents to sophisticated floral blends.
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With hints
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Christmas just isn?t
Christmas without
a Jo Malone festive
candle, and this
year?s White Moss
& Snowdrop Deluxe
edition, �6, is
all powdery snow,
fresh moss and
warming amber.
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Yes, it?s expensive,
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?lled with spearmintlaced blackcurrant,
jasmine and vanilla
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Wick trimmer,
�, The White Company
Anthropologie?s
Louis GingerbreadScented Candle,
�, smells like
a mix of toasted
vanilla marshmallows
and freshly-baked
gingerbread.
Seriously sweet
but oh-so-moreish.
WINTER
WONDERLAND
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Fragrance fanatics
will want Diptyque?s
new Baume
d?Ambre Scented
Candle, �, for
the collectors? value
alone, but just wait
until you smell the
fresh woody blend.
Post-burn, the glass
makes a chic make
up
If chilly, drawn-out
evenings are making
you crave comforting,
rich and warm
scents, then Neom?s
Christmas Wish
Candle, �, is your
guy. The soothing
blend of tonka
bean, cinnamon and
mandarin has festive
written all over it.
FRESHEN UP
Tom Daxon White
Narcissus Candle,
�, is crisp and
clean with green
violet leaf, hyacinth
and vetiver. Imagine
fresh morning
dew settled on
frosted grass and
you get the gist.
CENTRE
STAGE
Housed in a sleek
white ceramic pot,
Ex Nihilo?s Fleur
Narcotique Candle,
�, with bergamot,
peony and orange
blossom, is the stuff
of our minimalist
mantlepiece dreams.
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Jo Loves? clever
Christmas Layered
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you on a scented
journey from fresh
pine needles to sweet
plum pudding and
?nishes with a smoky
log ?re base, all in one
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FEAST FOR FRIENDS
Supper-club star Laura Jackson creates a
mouth-watering menu and stylish table for
a pre-Christmas meal with your mates
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Christmas negroni served with labneh
crostini with roasted grapes and dill
Rosemary and garlic fillet of beef served with
hazelnut sprout tops, tiny potatoes with
dill & mustard cream, roasted carrots with
parsley & pistachio gremolata and sticky
red cabbage with spices & pickled walnuts
Butterscotch cream pots
with salted caramel
laura jackson needs no excuse to
invite people round for dinner: ?I love to
plan what I?m going to cook, how the table
is going to look. And I can never have just
two people! I always end up with many
more. Once I thought I had invited six
people and I had actually invited 14!?
One of her favourite recent nights was a
Mexican one. ?But squeezing all the limes for
a margarita killed me!? she laughs. She often
throws a big Thanksgiving meal, too. ?Saying
thank you to everyone who?s supported you
is something I really like to do.?
Whether feeding friends or guests at her
supper club (which she now runs solo, but
started with her friend, broadcaster Alice
Levine), Laura ? also a TV presenter and
fashion influencer ? transforms her double
front room into an atmospheric dining
space. Out go the armchairs and in comes a
large folding table and bench, which allow
her to squeeze everyone in. The Sanderson
wallpaper came with the house when she
bought it with her husband, photographer
Jon Corrigan, and works brilliantly with
her penchant for vintage accessories.
This Christmas, she?ll be ?touring the
North? seeing family, so a pre-Christmas
shindig for friends is definitely in order.
On the menu are delicious but easy-to-do
dishes, with lots of the preparation done in
the preceding days. ?You want something
that?s stress-free and easy to feed a crowd,
as it gives you more time with friends
around the table ? but you also want to
do something that impresses your guests.?
The menu here involves a couple of
home-made touches ? such as the Middle
Eastern soft cheese labneh ? that will add
wow factor. And, of course, it all begins
with a cocktail. ?It doesn?t have to be
complicated,? says Laura. ?Something as
simple as elderflower and prosecco is a
cocktail that will start everything off.?
For the colour scheme, Laura chose
mustard and green: ?It?s a traditional but
updated festive palette that will work
in different styles of houses. I love the
leopard-print crackers for a fun touch.? LABNEH CROSTINI
WITH ROASTED
GRAPES AND DILL
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