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10 hot stories, including how
Charlize Theron and Brad Pitt
became the talk of Hollywood,
Victoria Beckham on her children,
comfort dressing and being
kinder, and Meghan breaks the
royal baby rules
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?Fyre Festival proves we hav
wise up about social media
?I?m proof domestic abuse does
have a type?
COVER STORY
The ?ve friends everyone needs
by their thirties
?At 13, my parents told me
I was a sperm donor baby??
There?s no such thing as a
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GRAZIA
HANDS OFF OUR TIME OFF!
When we heard that two companies in China are
giving their single female employees over the age
of 30 an extra eight days of annual ?dating leave?
(purely to find a partner), we thought... wait.
We?d love the time off, but what if we have more
pressing things to do with it? As romantic as a
production line of dates sounds, we?d quite like
to schedule that dream holiday, or visit those
friends in Scotland, finally ? or learn a language
and make a dent in the tower of books in our
living room. This has a whiff of that stigmatising
attitude society still has towards single women
? thinking it?s OK to urge us to date, when we?d
like to choose how we spend our time, thank you.
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5. UP
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Our obsession with
this Netflix show
grows alongside
that of the nation in
general. We herewith
officially declare Eric
its breakout star.
4. NEW IN
MARYANN ROLLE
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One of the very few
people to come out o
the Netflix Fyre doc
looking dignified.
Though we did fancy
that Marc Weinstein
one, if we?re honest.
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LUST
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tennis play
last week,
out of now
beat Feder
all about
the hair.
No! The
headband.
The prowe
One of the
anyway.
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On whom, Liam
Payne hit last week,
via the comments of
her Instagram feed,
and now everyone
thinks they?re
A Thing, which
they could be.
STEVE
McFADDEN
In his current role
as visual lynchpin
to the immaculate
Twitter feed
McFadden?s Cold
War (@Coldwar_
Steve) ? political
satire meets
Photoshop with
joyous/silly results.
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iPad in the other,
king not unlike
uperhero on
ss-down Friday.
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3. UP
NEW IN
AROLINE FLACK
ND AJ PRITCHARD
moured to have
n canoodling ? or
nching? ? at the NTAs.
ght not be true, but
en did that ever stop
celebrating lust?
Didn?t portray himself
in the finest light in a
recent interview, in
which he explained that
his spiritual approach to
fatherhood prevented
him from actually
doing much,
logistically
speaking.
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us exactly as we are can burn in hell, and
yet? How sure we are, that we could never
date a man shorter than us! Or, even the
same height. Or: ?I ask only that they be
clever, funny, compassionate ? and at least
five inches taller,? says every woman I ask
(one of those women being me).
A tall woman told me she feels furious if
she sees a shorter woman with an extra-tall
man, because, ?She?s got options on dating
a taller man. Me? I?m limited!? A medium
woman said she?d once tried with someone
shorter, out of the goodness of her own
heart, but: ?One day, as we walked down
the road, I saw our shadows stretching out
before us, only ? his didn?t stretch; and
so, I had to end it.? Another woman said
her heightism was ground zero on her
suspicions re the credibility of Meghan
Markle, who famously claimed the only
thing she asked a mutual friend about a
prospective date with Prince Harry was:
?Is he kind??, ?when of course, we all know
your only reasonable due diligence on
a blind date is: ?Is he short??.?
How we love to look up at our men!
To feel towered-over, feminine, teeny and
fragile! To go up on tippy toes for a kiss; to
fake-try-reach on to the high shelf, just so
we can fake-reluctantly-give-in when Tall
Man insists on reaching for us, effortlessly
winning us our high-shelf prize (generally:
a condiment)! Even as we rail against
?the patriarchy?, ?toxic masculinity? and
?pressures to conform with repressively
traditional ideas on gender?! Even then?
How we long for a taller man. Gender
equality and height! That?s all we ask.
MY FRIEND R
has concerns about
a forthcoming
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COWBOY BOOT
Thick gold chain
bracelets, yes please!
This is by Phine.
TEA DRESS
Haven?t bought them yet.
Not sure how much
longer I can resist.
The influencers are
all over this?
BEING
LAST-SEASON
BLOW-DRIES
WELL-ADJUSTED
FATIGUE
Schadenfreude?s having
a moment. Rich people?s
misery is so delicious. See
the Fyre Festival docs.
Can the new trends
just go on sale,
please? Before I buy
more ankle boots?
The beanie-dry ? in
which still-damp
hair is ?finished-off ?
with a spell beneath
a cashmere beanie.
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?His profile pics are contrived so you
can?t tell how tall he is,? she says, ?Which
means he?s definitely short. They wear
a hat? They?re bald. They pose in
circumstances which don?t give a sense
of scale? They?re short.?
And short is?
?Bad.?
Because??
?I?m heightist,? R says.
Oh, but we all are, wouldn?t you say?
Us women? Us brave, forward-thinking,
empowered feminist women, who rage
against any man who expresses a physical
preference in a lady-mate? Who screamed
?Deluded misogynist!? at that 50-year-old
French author from a couple of weeks back
who said he?d never sleep with a woman his
own age (he preferred them 20-something
and blemish-free)? How righteous we are
about diversity in female beauty, about the
underappreciated sexiness of stretch marks
?n? cellulite, jiggle ?n? flab? Big boobs and
small boobs and no boobs, and our right to
bare leg hair! Any man who doesn?t accept
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TRUTH BEHIND
THOSE DATING
RUMOURS
STOP EVERYTHING: there?s a new
Hollywood power couple in town!
Last week, reports broke that Brad Pitt
and Charlize Theron were an item,
after they were seen together being
?ridiculously touchy-feely? in LA.
Brad, 55, and Charlize, 43, had
apparently been at separate film screenings
before meeting up at Hollywood?s
notorious Chateau Marmont hotel,
where they were spotted by members
of the public. ?Brad came over to the
Chateau afterwards, changed his outfit
and joined Charlize in a corner of the
bar,? said an onlooker.
The pair are also said to have spent
time together at Brad?s home in Los Feliz,
though Charlize is not believed to have
met Brad?s children. Reports suggested that
their romance began ?over Christmas? after
the pair met last year on a shoot for watch
brand Breitling, in which they both star
with the actor Adam Driver.
But, days after the news broke,
Hollywood sources were quick to dampen
the speculation. US magazine People was
told that, while the pair have spent ti
together, they ?were never dating?.
So what is the truth? Grazia
understands Brad and Charlize had been
meeting up, but to say they are official is
perhaps overstating their relationship.
As one insider told Grazia: ?It?s early
days. There is undeniable chemistry
between Brad and Charlize ? they have
clearly enjoyed each other?s company,
but they?re going to be making a concerted
effort to keep things on the down-low.
They?re personally denying it because
they don?t want it out there that
anything is going on.?
According to our source, it?s Charlize
who has put the brakes on (when
approached by Grazia, her team declined
to comment). ?She doesn?t want to get
caught up in the whole Angelina hoopla,
which is why her representatives aren?t
even acknowledging the story,? said the
insider. ?By ignoring it, Charlize is hoping
to seem as though she is rising above it all.?
Charlize is ?incredibly focused? on her
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Sitting pretty:
Charlize and
Brad are said
to have become
close while
?lming an ad in
December (far left)
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Melanie Bromley,
chief news
correspondent,
E! News
Above Charlize and Angelina
with their adopted daughters
thinks going public would be a ?huge
mistake?. ?She doesn?t want to be drawn
into the saga of Brad and Ange and Jen,
and find herself somewhere in the middle.?
Nevertheless, the story has refused to
go away, with plenty of speculation about
the romance making ?perfect sense?. Indeed,
when the news broke, fans were quick to
notice the similarities between Charlize
and Angelina Jolie. Both actresses have
links to the UN, for instance, have adopted
children ? Charlize adopted her son
Jackson in 2012 and daughter August
in 2015 on her own ? and played feisty,
kick-ass women (Angelina in Tomb Raider
and Charlize in The Italian Job).
?Charlize knows the news wouldn?t have
gone down well with her,? said the source.
Charlize?s love life has been less
acrimonious than the Brangelina saga. She
was in a long-term relationship with actor
Stuart Townsend and then, three years after
their break-up, in 2014, she got engaged to
Sean Penn, but allegedly called it off a year
later. After the split, Charlize was quick to
debunk rumours that she ?ghosted? Sean.
?We were in a relationship and it didn?t
work any more,? she said at the time. ?We
both decided to separate. That?s it.?
The timing of Charlize and Brad?s
pairing comes just a month after Brad
finally settled his two-year custody battle
with Angelina. ?It?s well known that Brad
has been eager to move on from Angelina
for a while,? said a second insider. ?That
said, neither side wants it out there that
something is going on. This was never
something that was intended to go public,
and the news breaking will have firmly
put things on the back burner.?
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One thing that?s guaranteed
to send a wave of excitement
through Tinseltown is the
buzz of a new Hollywood
hook-up. And so it was when
news broke that Brad Pitt
and Charlize Theron were
together. But no sooner had
we started thinking up their
new moniker (Chad, Bralize?),
we discovered it wasn?t as
serious as ?rst thought.
That?s perhaps a shame
for the pair, because the odds
of ?nding Mr or Mrs Right
are actually hard if you?re
an A-lister. Thanks to an
unwelcome entourage of
paparazzi and social mediasavvy observers, they can?t just
rock up to their local bar and
hope to catch the eye of a
stranger. And how can they
be certain their potential
partner likes them for the right
reasons? It?s a suspicion that
means A-listers often ?nd it
easier to date one another.
Leading similar lifestyles is
another plus, because who else
can handle their partner going
away for months at a time and
spending 16-hour days having
to kiss a work colleague?
There are the outliers, of
course. Non-famous inner
circle members can also be
available options, thanks to
their accessibility. Ben Af?eck
and Jude Law?s relationships
with their nannies proves that.
As do all the celebs who end
up with their managers and
agents (think Lady Gaga and
Reese Witherspoon).
If an A-lister does need to
look outside their inner circle,
they?ll often rely on their
agents and managers to let
them know who else of equal
standing is looking for love.
They rarely approach someone
who?s of a lower level of fame
than them. This approach has
a great track record ? it?s how
Brad met Jennifer Aniston.
As with all great love
stories, timing is everything.
During award season, anyone
who?s anyone hits the party
circuit ? and the champagne
is ?owing. I?ve been to so
many Hollywood parties
where celebs, who didn?t
know one another before,
have introduced themselves
and just started chatting.
Saying that, ?rst dates
usually take place in private.
Everyone knows Hollywood?s
top restaurants, including
the Chateau, are under
surveillance by the paparazzi.
But, if a relationship does get
to the point where it?s time
to go public, there are a
number of ways to do it.
Discreet photos with trusted
photographers can be
arranged, as can a phone call
to a well-established journalist.
A red-carpet debut can be
used for maximum impact.
But nowadays, the biggest
clues tend to hide in open
sight on social media. Why
?nd someone else to tell
your story when you can
break it yourself ?
If all that fails, there
is always the infamous
Hollywood dating app,
Raya, which celebrities such
as John Mayer and Mel B have
been reported to use. It?s
the ultimate singles? club
? discreet, exclusive (the
waiting list is long), and
all it takes is a swipe right.
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Grazia?s fashion director Rebecca
Lowthorpe reports on the out-ofthis-world fashion at the Parisian
couture shows last week?
QUESTION: WHAT
THE FRONT ROW CRY
Naomi led the models
at Valentino ? to tears
from a front row
including Celine Dion
does the best of the best
fashion look like in 2019?
Best of the best being the
haute couture ? clothes
that do not hang on rails
in stores, are not mass produced and
will never be affordable to all.
Answer: There?s no straightforward
answer... We went to a circus (Dior) and
a Mediterranean chateau (Chanel). We
bounced from sleek precision (Givenchy)
to ingenious chaos (Maison Margiela).
We contemplated couture cowboy boots
(Schiaparelli) and heels that looked like
icicles (Iris van Herpen). We gasped
(Valentino). We cried (Valentino, again).
And we considered if we too could wear a
bonnet ? sequinned/beaded/veiled/floral/
fringed ? glam headgear, it really is a thing.
If last week?s couture shows in Paris
proved one thing, it?s that the art of
bespoke clothing ? be it as a platform for
designers to tell us what?s on their minds or
a showcase for the highest form of fashion
craft ? is, more than ever, alive and kicking.
As are ?les clients?, the 0.0001% prepared to
pay hundreds of thousands for a piece of
fashion art. In fact, there?s a new breed
of client in town, one who brings her
own professional photographer along to
document her couture habit. ?They want
to show all their friends on Instagram,?
said the head of VIP clients for a major 17
DIOR
house, with a barely concealed roll of the
eyes. ?They want to be the star of their
own fashion moment.?
But what moments! The week kicked
off with Maria Grazia Chiuri?s Dior show,
where female acrobats of all shapes and
sizes created human bridges under which
the models walked. The metaphor ?
women supporting wome f
the first female creative di
house, who has threaded f
through every collection s
her debut ?We Should All
Feminists? T-shirts ? was l
on nobody. Neither was th
that we were at the circus
marquee in the gardens of
Rodin Museum ? symbol
not just the fashion circus
round and round we go ag
of international fashion
shows, but the outside
world ? the circus that
is Brexit, the scary clown
that is Trump? But none of that could
take away from the beauty of the clothes,
from the female ringmaster tailcoats
to the twinkling high-wire corsets,
the polka-dot harlequin ruffles and
the most ravishing gowns, no doubt
already en route to a red carpet.
Chanel was no less momentous. Not
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worryingly, for the first time
Karl Lagerfeld was not there
e due to tiredness, came the
ment when he didn?t appear
ot of the runway to take his
had transformed the Grand
to an 18th-century summer
omplete with chateau,
gravel paths and swimming
round which the models
e. Including the bride ?
crystal-spangled bathing
t, train billowing behind
looking not the least bit
frost-bitten. (A feat, given
the audience, huddled
together in multiple layers, shivered inside
the vast venue.) Mr Lagerfeld?s message
was about unbridled prettiness, with spring
pastels whipped into long-lean tailoring
in the house?s trademark tweeds, while
the standouts literally did just that ? the
skirts of cocktail dresses resembling those
of a crinolined Marie Antoinette. Except
these were as light as air and, on closer
inspection afterwards at Chanel HQ,
were inlaid with flowers ? real flowers,
preserved in resin ? alongside those
made in ceramic or stitched in swirls of
feathers. Congratulating Madame Cecile
? one of the heads of the four Chanel
couture studios ? on the marvels of
decoration hanging behind glass doors,
she simply said, ?It is Karl. It is all Karl.?
It was a bitter-sweet moment.
Chanel and Dior might be the
megabrands of the couture world, but they
now have serious competition. Proving
that couture doesn?t have to come in the
form of lavish sets and equally decorative
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CHANEL
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VA L E NTI N O
GIVENCHY
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clothes, Clare Waight Keller delivered
her Givenchy collection in a stark white
room. ?I wanted to start with a blank
page,? she said of her ultra-modern take
on tuxedo dressing, which didn?t feel
as if it was purely aimed at the super-rich
or mega-star. It was full of ideas that
might even trickle down to our much
less glamorous, non-humidity-controlled,
less than perfectly curated closets. Lasersharp jackets weren?t worn with trousers
but gleaming latex leggings. Those
giant bows on the backs of knife-sharp
dresses ingeniously doubled as backpacks.
It was the most daringly modern
couture of the week.
As for the most disruptive, that award
went to John Galliano at Maison Margiela.
He told us, via his podcast, this was a
warning about the ?over-consumption,
over-saturation, overstimulation,
overindulgence? of the digital age. ?We?re
so overwhelmed with so much imagery,
you almost want to regurgitate,? he
announced. And, in the best way possible,
that?s precisely what he did, with a riot
of computer-generated prints, tweeds,
satins, feathers, jacquards, faux fur ?
slashed and mashed back together again
so they barely resembled clothes at all.
So were there any sweeping trends to
note, aside from the bonnet? Colour!
The most eye-popping saturations of
vivid on-steroid hues you?ve ever seen.
Scarlet and electric blue drenched Giorgio
Armani?s ode to the sequin ? where
literally everything shimmered. There were
punchy pinks at Schiaparelli, where an
eight-months-pregnant Erin O?Connor
modelled the final look in a concoction
best described as a raspberry tulle cloud.
There were searing yellows, pinks,
peppermints and golds at Alexis Mabille
which, together with the floral face
painting, made for his strongest collection
to date. Meanwhile, livid neons featured
at Ralph & Russo, whose Mexican
theme translated as power suits and
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va-va-voom glamour worn with crystalencrusted sombreros.
And so to the hands down best show of
the week. The one that made you jump to
your feet, clap wildly, lose it emotionally
and (true) even weep. The collection that
saw Celine Dion backstage, brushing aside
tears, before saying the designer had ?given
women back their beauty?. The couture
house that made majestic ball gowns look
as light as a cloud and as easy to wear as
a T-shirt and jeans. The show in question
was inspired by a famous 1948 Cecil
Beaton photograph in which all the
couture-clad models are white, but the
designer had recast the scene with black
women, turning history on its head.
Naomi Campbell led the troupe of models
in the most dizzying colour combinations
and most ravishing gowns. And the
designer behind it all, the one who made
us lust for everything from beginning to
end? Valentino?s Pierpaolo Piccioli. For
sure, the new crowned king of couture.
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Last week, figures showed there were only 12
legal terminations in Northern Ireland in 2018,
while more than 900 women were forced to
travel abroad for an abortion. Sarah Rainey
reports on a country ready for change
We need to reverse
Northern Ireland?s
?cruel and inhumane?
law on abortion
EMMA * BURST INTO TEARS
when she saw the faint blue cross on the
pregnancy test. Broke, unemployed and
recently split from her cheating boyfriend,
a baby was the last thing on her mind.
?I was 19, still living at home, and on
antidepressants. Having a baby would
have pushed me over the edge.?
Emma, now 26, decided to have an
abortion. But terminating her pregnancy
was far from straightforward and she was
forced to travel to a clinic in England.
?Having to leave my home made me feel
grubby and ashamed,? she says. ?I didn?t tell
a soul where I was going. It was like I was
being punished for making that choice.?
Despite being born in the UK and
holding a British passport, Emma lives
in a country where abortion is still illegal.
Under an archaic law dating back 157
years, a woman can only have a termination
in Northern Ireland if her life, or physical
or mental health, is at risk, making it
one of the most restrictive anti-abortion
laws in the world. The maximum prison
sentence for obtaining, carrying out
or helping someone have an illegal
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A protestor at a Rally
For Choice in Belfast.
Right: Sarah Ewart.
Far right: Stella Creasy
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abortion is life. Pregnancies resulting
from rape are no exception.
Last week, a report from Northern
Ireland?s Department of Health revealed
that only 12 abortions were carried out in
2018. Meanwhile, more than 900 women
travelled to England, Wales or Scotland for
a termination, while countless others went
online to purchase abortion pills.
Last Thursday, Amnesty International
gave evidence to a Westminster committee,
stating it is the responsibility of the British
Government to reform the law (making
abortion free, safe and local to access),
since it is responsible for upholding the
human rights of all women in the UK.
This is the first time in recent history that a
UK parliamentary committee will consider
challenging the decision of the Northern
Ireland Assembly not to reform its laws.
Growing up in Northern Ireland, as
I did, it?s difficult to ignore the pro-life
message that is rammed down young girls?
throats: pictures of foetuses on doctors?
surgery walls; anti-abortion leaflets handed
out by the school nurse. There were daily
protests outside a nondescript blue door
in a side street in Belfast city centre, which
housed the country?s only Marie Stopes
clinic (shut down in 2017). As teenagers,
we were petrified of getting pregnant. We
all knew someone who?d ?taken a trip to the
mainland?, and never came back the same.
A recent poll found that 75% of people
in Northern Ireland want the law to
change, with 65% agreeing that abortion
shouldn?t be classed as a crime. Pressure to
change the law is building, especially since
last May, when the people in the Republic
of Ireland ? historically more conservative
than the north ? voted by a landslide
majority to repeal its anti-abortion laws.
The following month, judges in our
Supreme Court found that Northern
Ireland?s legislation breached the European
Convention on Human Rights. The
woman who brought the case to court,
28-year-old Sarah Ewart, had to travel to
London for an abortion in 2013 when her
19-week scan showed a foetal abnormality
that meant her baby wouldn?t survive
in the womb. Still, she was denied a
termination in her home country.
?I left hospital not knowing who to turn
to,? she says. ?It was a scary and traumatic
situation. I?m an ordinary woman who
suffered a very personal family tragedy,
which the law in Northern Ireland turned
into a living nightmare.? This week, Sarah?s
case goes before Belfast High Court,
which could lead to a judgement that
Northern Ireland?s abortion law breaches
the UK?s human rights commitments.
MP Stella Creasy, one of the voices
in Westminster campaigning for change,
says forcing Sarah and hundreds of other
women to make this journey to access what,
to those of us living in mainland Britain, is
basic healthcare is ?cruel and inhumane?.
?Banning safe and legal abortion
in Northern Ireland doesn?t prevent
abortion,? she adds. ?It just puts women
at risk because they take pills bought
online instead, or have to find the money
to travel. If you are raped in Northern
Ireland, become pregnant as a result and
seek a termination, you could face a longer
prison sentence than your attacker.?
This, to many, is the ultimate injustice
? and one that is all too real for Katie*,
34, who found out she was pregnant
two years ago after a vicious sexual attack
by her ex-partner. ?There was no way
I was going to bring his child into this
world,? she says. ?I had always wanted
a baby. But for it to be conceived in
that way? I couldn?t bear it.?
Katie ended up having a miscarriage
at 11 weeks, so the decision was taken
out of her hands. But for nearly three
months she faced the agonising prospect
of giving birth to her attacker?s child.
?From when I was young it was drummed
into me that abortion was a sin,? she
explains. ?I knew I couldn?t have the
baby, but at the same time I knew getting
rid of it was illegal. I was in the worst
situation you can imagine.?
But thanks to a group of passionate
female MPs and brave young campaigners,
there is now a glimmer of hope in
Northern Ireland. And for women like
Katie, Sarah and Emma, change ? and
the choice they so desperately deserve
? is finally on the agenda.
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Still recovering from the party to celebrate
her first Reebok collection, Victoria
Beckham talks to Jane Mulkerrins about
comfort dressing, raising feminist boys, and
why she?s striving to be kinder to herself
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?I?M JUST GOING to put it out there
now,? Victoria Beckham warns. ?We had
a big night. We had a really, really big
night.? Such candour from a celebrity is
refreshing, of course, but actually, I already
know, because I was there too ? in a hip
bar on New York?s Lower East Side, where
she partied until the small hours with
David and eldest son Brooklyn to celebrate
the launch of her latest collection.
This morning, though, you honestly
wouldn?t know ? she?s perky, upbeat
and not a bit bleary-eyed. The only
departure from the groomed, glossy VB
of red carpets and runway shows is that
she?s dressed head-to-toe in athleisure.
?I never thought that I would want to go
out in leggings and a jumper,? she freely
admits. ?But I feel great in these.? It helps,
of course, that she designed them herself.
Today?s outfit ? trainers, leggings and
a cropped, roll-neck sweatshirt with
oversized sleeves ? are all part of her new
Reebok x Victoria Beckham collection,
many items of which sold out in less
than 24 hours of release last week.
Back in her Spice Girls iteration, ?Posh?
was permanently clad in tiny black dresses
and vertiginous heels; and as Victoria
Beckham, high fashion designer, she has
built a reputation for elegant tailoring
? this is not a woman one imagines sitting
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around in sweatpants. But, she insists,
that high maintenance public image
is wide of the mark. ?I enjoy looking like
the best version of myself, but I certainly
don?t do that every day,? she says. ?Most
mornings I spend in the gym, then taking
the kids to school, then I have a quick
shower and off to work.?
Victoria recently revealed that she
works out for two hours a day, every day,
and it shows ? she is tiny and taut.
?Working out is a huge part of my life,?
she nods. And yet in spite of her fiercely
disciplined regime, ?Like most women,
I am pretty critical of myself,? she shrugs.
?But I am 44 years old, I?ve got a herd of
kids at home, I accept the way that I look
and I make the most of what I?ve got. I
think that, as women, we should learn
to take compliments and be kind to
ourselves as well as each other.?
This is a message she?s trying to instil in
her seven-year-old daughter, too. ?I say to
Victoria (and David,
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Harper all the time, it?s not about who is the
prettiest girl in the class, it?s not about who is
the smartest girl in the class, it?s about who is
the kindest girl in the class. And it?s about
feeling good about yourself, celebrating that
and supporting other women.?
And what, I ask, about Brooklyn, 19,
Romeo, 16, and Cruz, 13 ? is she raising her
boys to help empower and celebrate girls and
women, as well? ?Yes, definitely,? she enthuses.
?David and I have always communicated that
message with the boys, too ? that?s always
been very important to us. It?s always been
a very pro-female household, even when we
were outnumbered. And now we have two
female dogs, we?re evening things out a little.?
Her new collection itself contains an ethos
of equality too ? every item is designed to be
unisex. ?I don?t want a woman?s trainer, I don?t
want a woman?s hoodie, I absolutely don?t
want pink trainers just because I?m a girl. I
want the same hoodie and tracksuit bottoms
and trainers that the boys have. I think that
is a much more modern way of dressing.?
Listening to Victoria talk about her
multiple ranges and her many forthcoming
ventures ? her affordable luxury beauty
range, her YouTube channel, her (yet-to-beannounced) wellness projects ?
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bumbag in her collection, ?Do
fanny pack?? she grins. ?When
talks about the fanny pack, it just brings me
joy.? (That item, too, is unisex, but I think
I might struggle to find a British man happy
to extol the virtues of his ?fanny pack?.)
Mind you, the collection already has the
seal of approval from the people who matter
the most to her. ?My kids love sportswear,
and have a great sense of style, so it was an
enormous compliment to me when Cruz
said, ?Mum, I really want those trainers.??
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us?) and jeans are low-slung again (visible
thong optional). There?s no doubt about it,
?90s nostalgia is still in full Britpop swing.
The latest throwback to the decade
comes courtesy of the bucket hat. But
rather than belonging to Gen Z #TBT-ers,
rave?s fave headgear is being co-opted by
a more elevated audience.
Indeed, the winter bucket hat was out
in force in a snowy Paris during last week?s
couture shows. The fash pack?s go-tos?
Burberry check and Prada geometric
intarsias. Possessing just the right amount
of statement-making charm, the bucket
adds an unexpected, tomboyish twist to
any look. It?s a 10-second outfit update
befitting truly Baltic days.
?I think it?s difficult to want to ?dress up?
in winter but the bucket is the perfect way
to make any outfit feel more special,? says
designer Emma Brewin, whose fluffy
versions have a hint of ?90s Pammy about
them. ?They genuinely do make you feel
happier when wearing them too ? and they
keep your head warm!? Which is always
a non-negotiable, whatever the decade.
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INSIDE HAILEY AND JUSTIN?S
WEDDING NO 2
The couple in LA
earlier this month.
Right: two loved-up
Instagram posts
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AFTER THEIR QUICKIE secret
wedding in New York last September, it
appeared to be all systems go for Justin
and Hailey Bieber?s ?proper do? at the start
of March. But just days after the save-thedate cards had been sent out, the couple?s
big plans came to a grinding halt last week.
According to US sources, Justin and
Hailey have postponed the celebration
after ?too many loved ones couldn?t make
it?. ?Justin and Hailey initially panicked,
but it dawned on them ? they?re already
married, so there?s no rush.?
Indeed, with a new date currently
being reorganised, what can we expect
from Hollywood?s youngest A-list power
couple? The ceremony will be a ?traditional
affair? attended by friends including
Scooter Braun, Ariana Grande, Tom
Hanks and Carly Rae Jepsen, an insider
told Grazia. The Baldwin clan are also
expected to attend, along with Kylie
Jenner and Travis Scott.
True to form, the Hollywood lovebirds
are keeping further details under wraps.
But, according to our source, Hailey wants
a seaside wedding. ?Hailey loves the idea
of having an outdoorsy ceremony along
the Californian coast. It will be somewhere
idyllic and exclusive.
?They?ve been looking at a number of
locations and hired an events team to put
all the plans in place. Hailey?s had proper
dress fittings with two different designers
because she felt as though everything was
so rushed last time. She wants a traditional
look with a modern twist.?
So why are Hollywood?s new favourite
couple getting married again? According
to sources, Hailey and Justin have always
wanted a ?proper Christian ceremony? and
won?t feel truly married until they?ve said
their vows ?under the eyes of God?.
Justin?s renewed relationship with his
pastor, Carl Lentz, may also be a factor.
Carl, the senior pastor at Hillsong Church
New York, was said to have fallen out
with Justin over his speedy relationship
with Hailey. ?He was not on-board and
was very vocal to Justin that the pair had
rushed into things,? said our source. ?But
last year Justin made amends with Carl.
They all spent New Year?s Eve together
in Hawaii, which is when they decided
Justin should start again by doing the
wedding properly, with his extended
family members involved.?
Justin, 24, and Hailey, 22, who
have been friends since 2009, both had
Christian upbringings and attend Hillsong
Church, also frequented by Selena Gomez
( Justin?s ex). Rumours of their relationship
started to circulate when they were
photographed together at the church
in 2014, along with Kendall Jenner.
The couple appeared to cool things off
after a few intimate Instagram posts, but in
June 2018 speculation was reignited when
they were seen kissing on Brooklyn Bridge.
Since then, the couple have been very
public about their affection on social media.
The Biebers? first ceremony came just
a month after Hailey and Justin were
pictured crying in New York (eyebrows
were raised as to whether their relationship
was in trouble). Now, however, the tears
seem well and truly behind them. In the
words of Hailey?s cousin Ireland, ?They?re
perfect for each other.?
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THOROUGHLY
MODERN MEGHAN
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RULE-BREAKING BABY
VEGAN PAINT , gender-neutral tones and
decor inspired by private members? club Soho
House: welcome to the nursery in Frogmore
Cottage, the Windsor home the Duke and
Duchess of Sussex are due to move into as
they welcome their first baby in April.
Last week, we learned that Meghan had
opted for ?non-toxic? paint for the baby?s
room, after enlisting the help of Vicky
Charles, the interior designer who counts
the Clooneys as clients and is responsible
for Meghan?s favourite Cotswolds hotspot,
Soho Farmhouse. (The duchess was
photographed at the Soho House branch
with Millie Mackintosh in 2017 and spent
her three-day hen party there last May.)
While it was once thought that Meghan
would prefer a home birth, sources have
now said she has opted for Frimley Park
Hospital, Surrey. But what else can we expect
from new parents Harry and Meghan?
According to one royal insider, we
shouldn?t hold our breath for the sort of
photo that the Cambridges have become
known for, posing on the steps of the
Lindo Wing in London only hours after
the birth of their three children, George,
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Interiors designer Vicky
Charles (above) was
behind the Soho Home
look (below) that has
inspired the decor at
Frogmore Hall (far left)
five, Charlotte, three, and Louis, nine
months. ?If Harry gets his way, they won?t
go for that scenario,? said the source. ?It?s
not his style: it?s more likely that there will
be an artful, more private official photo.?
The couple have also apparently chosen
not to hire a professional nanny or
maternity nurse. It was originally reported
that they would take on Connie Simpson
? a Hollywood nanny who has worked
for Jessica Biel, Emily Blunt and Jessica
Alba ? but Kensington Palace has refuted
this. Instead, Meghan?s mother Doria is
?planning to come over for the first weeks
to help out?, according to royal biographer
Katie Nicholl. ?Meghan has her own ideas
when it comes to raising their baby. Given
her form for doing things quite differently
to royal traditions, I?m sure her approach
will be quite novel. I don?t see her pushing
her baby around in a big old-fashioned
pram, for example. She?ll probably have
the baby in a sling or hi-tech buggy.?
Like William and Kate, Harry and
Meghan are set to take their newborn out
of London in the first few months. ?Kate
went to her family home in Berkshire after
Prince George?s birth, which was really
something new,? adds Nicholl. ?Most royal
babies start their lives in palaces, but the
young royals have shaken things up when
it comes to parenting. I think Harry and
Meghan want to raise this child as
normally as possible, away from the
cameras and with real family values.
It?s one of the reasons they?re leaving
London, so that their child won?t be put
in the spotlight the way Harry was.?
While it?s likely the couple will differ
from Kate and William in some of their
parenting styles (as well as not opting
for a formal Norland nanny, Meghan is
expected to take a shorter maternity leave
than Kate, because ?she?s itching to make
a difference?), they will have to be similar
in their approach to discipline, given the
public events the child will be expected to
attend growing up. ?The Cambridge kids
have a reputation for being well-behaved
at school and nursery and that, I?m sure, is
down to William and Kate not tolerating
any nonsense at home,? says Nicholl. ?I
once saw Kate with Charlotte enjoying
a walk in Kensington Gardens and, when
Charlotte skipped off because she didn?t
want to go home, Kate sharply called
her back and Charlotte was quick to
run back to her mum.?
Meghan?s British citizenship is still
pending, meaning her child will be the
first Anglo-American baby to be born
into the royal family. The duchess has
not been given any special treatment
regarding citizenship, meaning her
application could take ?years? (she has
?leave to remain? status). As a result, the
baby will automatically acquire American
citizenship at birth. Indeed, sources say
Meghan is planning to celebrate US
traditions, namely Thanksgiving and
Independence Day, as a family.
Talk of vegan paint and nannies has
shifted the headlines away from those
driven by Meghan?s father Thomas, as well
as by the unexpected departures of some
of her staff. And that, according to a royal
source, is the way the Palace intends to
keep it. Last week, Meghan was spotted
at a meeting with her new deputy
communications secretary, Christian Jones,
who was previously a speechwriter for MP
David Davis. It prompted speculation that
Meghan was shaking up her team, ahead
of the Sussexes and Cambridges ?splitting?
their households later this year.
?Kensington Palace is just trying to
weather the storm now,? a source told
Grazia. ?Everyone is just waiting it out until
April, when they know they will be assured
of more positive headlines with the birth of
the royal baby. The closer they get to that,
the easier they know things will become.?
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A growing movement in South Korea
is rebelling against unrealistic beauty
standards, reports Melissa Twigg
SOUTH KOREAN SKINCARE
may be world-famous, championed by
everyone from Drew Barrymore to Kim
Kardashian ? but the rumbling battle
between feminists and the country?s
multibillion-dollar beauty industry is
now threatening a serious rebellion. In
the latest step of the #escapethecorset
movement, a monthly protest has taken
hold: on the first Sunday of every month,
women are refusing to buy clothes or
beauty products, cut their hair, put on
make-up or contribute to any industry
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Above: Bae Eun-jeong.
Right: trashed cosmetics to
support #escapethecorset.
Bottom: a woman walks
past a giant street advert
for plastic surgery
says Haesoon Jung, director of fashion website
Styleintelligence. ?We became obsessed with
self-improvement and uniformity. We
suffocated under the ideal of perfection.?
In a deeply patriarchal society, there can
be consequences for women who don?t
conform. ?Women are angry about rampant
?lookism? ? photos need to be submitted
with CVs and a woman?s beauty is tied
directly to her career success,? says Elizabeth
Flora, the Asia-Pacific editor of digital
intelligence firm L2. ?So they aren?t just
[doing all this] for the sake of looking good
? there?s an economic imperative to do so.?
Feminism is shining a light on these
deep-rooted prejudices. In 2016, the
World Economic Forum ranked South
Korea 116 out of 144 countries in gender
equality. But #MeToo has been a catalyst
for mass protests ? 22,000 women took to
the streets of Seoul last summer to demand
legal abortion provision and an end to the
spycam porn epidemic, where men hide
cameras in women?s changing rooms. Last
week, a human rights watchdog announced
that South Korea will hold its largest ever
investigation into sexual abuse in sport,
after a flurry of complaints from athletes
about assault during training.
Still, the Korean beauty industry is
unlikely to accept change without a fight,
as its profits rely on Seoul remaining a
global beauty capital. However, ?South
Korean women clearly know how to
effectively organise mass movements,?
warns Flora. ?Beauty brands are going to
have to work hard to ensure they are in line
with the cultural zeitgeist and let Korean
women know they are on their side.?
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that participates in their oppression.
The movement began in June last year
when blogger Bae Eun-jeong posted a video
? called ?I am not pretty? ? in which she
took off her make-up while sharing
vindictive comments she had received
about her appearance. The video has since
been viewed almost seven million times. In
the weeks afterwards, hundreds of women,
calling themselves ?beauty resisters?, showed
their support by posting images of
destroyed piles of cosmetics and graffitied
plastic surgery clinics, but Eun-jeong also
received verbal abuse and death threats.
For decades, South Korean women have
drowned in unrealistic beauty standards
that call for them to spend two hours each
morning applying make-up, and another
hour before bed on 10-step skincare
routines; the industry generated $13 billion
in sales last year, according to Mintel. For
?problems? products can?t solve, sleek
plastic-surgery clinics sit on most street
corners, promising women the face and
body of a teenage pop star. Double eyelid
surgery has become so ubiquitous that
many girls receive it as an 18th birthday
present, with one in three South Korean
women between the ages of 19 and 29
reporting they?ve gone under the knife.
?The industrialisation of the ?70s that took
us from a poor country to the 11th largest
economy in the world is the reason for this,?
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time for Anthony McPartlin
and Declan Donnelly to receive
another bashful coronation
from the National Television Awards. The
loveable Geordie duo?s ?what us, again??
faces have been honed to perfection over
a seamless, unbroken succession of victory
laps. Last week saw them ascend to the
Guinness Book Of Records with a recordbreaking 18th win for the Presenter Of
The Year title. A whole generation has
passed since that first gong announced the
start of their tenure as ITV?s unrivalled
kings of light entertainment.
But the mood in the room following the
announcement of the award, according to
those in the thick of it, was harder to read
this year; one more of quiet relief than
jubilation. Ant is barely out of his annus
horribilis. A drunk-driving incident last
March while battling multiple addictions
has left him mostly off-screen, with the
THERE WAS
QUIET RELIEF
RATHER THAN
JUBILATION
audition stages for Britain?s Got Talent
the only work he?s done. This Morning
presenter Holly Willoughby stepped
formidably into his shoes on his other
flagship audience pleaser, I?m A Celebrity,
rewarding the series with its biggest
viewing figures ever.
Ant?s messy divorce from childhood
sweetheart Lisa Armstrong, the personal
acrimonies of which have become a tabloid
fixture, have been impossible to avoid. His
recent ?tell-all? interview with The Sun On
Sunday, for instance, was heavily criticised
when he referred to his new girlfriend of
seven months, Anne-Marie, as the rock
who ?saved his life?, while throwing shade on
Lisa for ?liking? tweets about heartbreak.
It?s fair to say the brand Ant and Dec
built with the sleight of hand of a modernday Morecombe and Wise has taken
several sharp blows. Yet the details of Ant?s
relationship breakdown ? coming after an
11-year marriage that saw him leave Lisa
for the PA who she employed ? would
leave only the steeliest of hearts not
feeling for the guy and his wife. You don?t
have to pick sides here. Addiction is an
indiscriminate, cruel mistress with no
panel to select its favourites.
And so, as Ant received his 18th gong,
nobody at the NTAs was going to
begrudge a man at the outset of his steep
road to recovery another award. Besides,
a subtle shift felt as if it was occurring,
and one that may well help his ultimate
journey to good health. This was Holly
Willoughby?s coronation year. The cheer
she and Jungle King Harry Redknapp
received on stepping up to the podium
brought the house down.
Holly has already rescued Marks &
Spencer. She looks very much as if she?s
set to do the same for ITV, leaving Ant the
opportunity to take a sidestep to live a bit
more of his life away from the screen; to
catch up on the business of turning into
the grand old man he once felt he was
gliding effortlessly towards becoming.
Now, more than ever, the message from
the industry seems to be to leave Mr
McPartlin alone. To stop feeding on his
story for entertainment and recognise it for
what it is: a serious health issue. His ultimate
trophy has yet to be won. Godspeed, Ant.
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Some tantalising new shots of SJP
popped up last week and got Julia
Llewellyn Smith thinking? what would
the 50-something Carrie be doing today?
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THE TEASER ON Sarah Jessica Parker?s
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Instagram was unbearable. As Sex And The
City?s beloved, jaunty theme tune played,
we saw a tulle skirt paired with a gold lam�
jacket and kooky accessories. The camera
panned to lacy, white kitten-heel sock
boots. Finally, there was Carrie Bradshaw,
frizzy blonde locks flowing, looking hardly
a day older than when she first teetered into
our lives in 1998. ?My old friend,? read SJP?s
caption. ?She is making a brief reappearance.?
Could it really be true? After the second
SATC movie nine years ago, was Carrie
back? Our inner, cynical Miranda warned
us it was impossible, since Kim Cattrall
(Samantha) has long nixed a third film.
Sure enough, a couple of days later
a longer video was released: this time
finishing, as ever, with Carrie being
splashed by a bus, twirling around to spot
the advert on its side, which formerly read
?Carrie Bradshaw Knows Good Sex?, now
replaced with ?1 Bottle = 1 Month Of
Clean Water?. ?I couldn?t help but wonder,
wasn?t it obvious? You do a little change to
do a lot of good,? breathed SJP?s voiceover.
All the excitement was over nothing
but an advert for Stella Artois ? albeit
supporting an excellent charity, Water.org.
But, as Carrie would say, later that night
I got to thinking about our heroine?s life
now since she ? and SJP ? are 53.
Last time we saw her, Carrie was married
to Big, but today?s still-zany outfit gave no
hint of a careworn smug married. I?m sure
the pair would have consciously uncoupled
(or else Big died in a very 2019 selfie-related
accident) and Carrie would be immersed
in dating apps (?I couldn?t help but wonder,
is it always bad to breadcrumb??).
Having previously pronounced
bisexuality ?a layover on the way to Gay
Town?, today?s Carrie would at least be
bi-curious. And while she once worried
about her promiscuity, wondering, ?Are
we simply romantically challenged or
are we sluts??, today she?d dismiss such
anxieties as slut-shaming nonsense.
She?d have long abandoned freelance
writing (even in the flush ?90s and
noughties, that would never have funded
her apartment?s rent) in favour of full-time
influencing, with her designer-shoe
Instagram showcasing freebies from all her
adored brands; even if ? at her osteopath?s
insistence ? she would sometimes swap
her Manolos for (Prada) trainers.
She?d be tackling the menopause with
HRT, supplemented ? at Samantha?s
suggestion ? with doses of controversial,
but libido-boosting, testosterone.
They?ll laugh at Samantha previously
pronouncing that Botox was like being a
bridesmaid, ?painful and unnecessary?; today,
injectables are as much a fixture of middleaged Manhattan life as those brunches of
yesteryear. Indeed, brunches would now
feature bucket-loads of kale, while the
evening Cosmopolitans would have been
replaced with green juices and the cigarettes
with JUULs, with Carrie?s biggest health
worry now being social-media addiction.
One thing?s certain, though: the fab four
would now be in a WhatsApp group pinging
constantly with wisecracks and supportive
messages. After all, as Carrie once said:
?Dreams change, trends come and go,
but friendship never goes out of style.?
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THE TAKE
Fyre Festival was
promoted by models
Hailey Baldwin (right)
Bella Hadid and Emilly
Ratajkowski (bottom
right), and rapper Ja
Rule (bottom left, with
fraudster Billy McFarland
EXPECTATIONS
?FYRE FESTIVAL PROVES WE HAVE
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?Guests found
emergency hurricane
tents instead of luxury
villas, no water ? and
no trace of any A-listers
REALITY
TO WISE UP ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA?
The truth behind the disastrous
Fyre Festival was laid bare last
week in a documentary that
went viral. Hannah Flint meets
the British influencer CC Clarke
who helped promote the festival
? but was duped like the guests,
arriving in the Bahamas to find
no accommodation or water? �
TWO YEARS AGO, when the British
influencer CC Clarke received an email
from an agent asking if she would like to
attend a luxury festival in the Bahamas, she
jumped at the chance.
A quick Google search threw up a sleek
advert for what promised to be ?the most
insane festival the world has ever seen?. It
starred Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, Emily
Ratajkowski and Kendall Jenner partying
on a boat off a private island in the Bahamas
that once belonged to drug lord Pablo
Escobar. Rapper Ja Rule was a co-founder
and the event, Fyre Festival, promised
luxury accommodation ? for $250k
(�0k) you could stay on a private yacht
with your own chef, world-class food and
headline acts like Major Lazer. In short, it
made Coachella look C-list.
If you?ve watched Netflix?s brilliant new
documentary, Fyre: The Greatest Party That
Never Happened ? and you probably have by
now ? you?ll know how this story ends. After
posting about the festival in exchange for the
trip, CC (@ccclarkebeauty, 1.6m followers)
was one of thousands of people (they?d paid
up to $75k, based on the promise they?d seen
online) who landed in the Bahamas in 2017
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WE LOVE BEING
SOLD THE
INSTA DREAM,
BUT BELIEVING
PICTURES ISN?T
ENOUGH
replaced by emergency tents left over from
Hurricane Matthew. The free accommodation
promised to 250 influencers didn?t exist.
Toilets had only been thought of at the last
minute. Shortly after the 10,000 festivalgoers arrived, the event was cancelled, leaving
everyone stranded.
CC had never suspected things might go
wrong. The first warning signs came when
she was on the plane ? a commercial flight,
rather than the private jet promised to
guests. ?I heard murmurs that people hadn?t
been paid,? she says. ?Then people started
handing around pictures of the festival on
their phones, saying, ?Is this true?? But, by
then, we were all in too deep.?
Things only got worse. In lieu of luxury
accommodation, CC was taken to a cruise
ship with about 30 others. She quickly
learned that none of the staff on the ship had
been paid, and claims she was ?trapped onboard?. When she eventually made it to the
island, she found festival-goers sleeping
rough on the beach, ?being eaten alive by
mosquitos? and unable to find a flight home.
She says organisers did nothing to help,
and suspects they?d fled the island. She
received just one message from festival
organisers, with the name of a bar where
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people could find food, water and safety.
?Everyone was abandoned? trapped,? she
recalls. ?I was panicked and angry. You never
think that something that huge, where big,
worldwide artists are performing, is going
to fall through like that.?
Billy McFarland, the man behind Fyre,
has since been sentenced to six years in jail
after he ?fraudulently induced over 100
investors to invest more than $27.4m?.
Fyre is compulsive viewing, the kind of
real-life, true-crime story that has become a
pop culture mainstay in recent years. But
there?s a deeper message: at its core, the film
is a damning indictment of social media and
influencer culture. As Marc Weinstein, a
music festival consultant, says in the film, ?I
look back at my posts on social media and it
was all beautiful beaches and sunsets, but I
was going through the hardest experience of
my life. Fyre shows what happens when you
take that to an extreme.? Jillionaire, of band
Major Lazer, puts it even more starkly: ?Fyre
was basically like Instagram come to life.?
Last week, as the documentary gained
traction, many wondered if it spelled the
end of influencer culture. (Kendall Jenner
was paid $250,000 for one Instagram post
about the festival, in stark contrast to
Maryann Rolle, a Bahamian restaurant
owner who said she lost $50,000 of her life
savings catering for Fyre.) Bella Hadid has
publicly apologised for ever putting her
name to it but, as one Fyre employee who
was also in the dark says in the documentary,
?If we didn?t know what was going on, how
could we expect a model to??
?When I saw the other names who were
promoting it, I thought, ?Well, this is legit!??
says CC, the only British influencer to have
been invited. ?I was only a year into my
influencer career and it was exciting to think
I could be there with big names.? She says the
agent who?d emailed her was someone she
had worked with before and trusted. She?d
also promoted and attended Coachella, and
says this didn?t feel any different.
The experience has changed how CC
operates today; she is now far more diligent
about what she puts her name to, and she
has taken on management and a lawyer.
And that vigilance is now being demanded
across the board. Last week, as the film
aired, 16 celebrities in the UK separately
pledged to be more transparent about what
they?re paid to promote on social media,
among them Rita Ora and Alexa Chung.
The greater lesson of Fyre Festival, CC
says, is to question what lies beneath a
filtered Instagram feed. Dreamlike images of
models playing in paradise lured thousands
to Fyre. They should serve as a reminder to
us all to question the hurricane-tent reality
behind anyone?s top nine. ?This has opened
everyone?s eyes about Instagram versus
reality,? says CC. ?It?s important people are
wise to who they follow, and question
whether things are real. We?ve all loved
being sold the Insta dream, but just
believing pictures isn?t enough any more.?
Unfortunately, for the thousands of
people who arrived on the Bahamas for Fyre
Festival, that was a lesson learned too late.
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Upbeat guests arriving ?
before discovering Fyre?s
harsh reality (L and R).
Below: CC Clarke
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Helena Topping*?s friends didn?t think ?someone
like her? would end up in an abusive relationship.
But as new legislation is announced, Helena
reflects on how emotional, economical and
physical abuse could happen to any one of us
?I?M PROOF
DOMESTIC
ABUSE DOESN?T
HAVE A TYPE?
i first met Pete* in my local pub. I was
21 and a student; he was 28 and worked
behind the bar. He?d give me free rounds
and nicknamed me ?Little Miss Sunshine?,
while my friends cheekily referred to
him as ?the hot barman? ? Pete was
good-looking, easy-going and funny. One
night when I was out celebrating the end
of term with friends, he asked me out.
Upfront, flirty and fun ? I felt as if Pete
was just what I needed. After a few short
boozy dates, we went official. He lovebombed me, said I was his ?dream girl?
? and, within three weeks, told me he
loved me. I remember feeling giddy
with excitement. That wasn?t to last.
The main lesson I?ve learned from being
in an abusive relationship is that it starts
small. So small, in fact, that you barely
notice it at first. A couple of months in,
Pete started putting me down. His remarks
were often disguised as jokes, so it was easy
to shrug them off. Those little put-downs
? the way he called me ?Princess Helena?,
for instance ? soon turned into constant
criticism. He slowly started isolating me
from friends, making me feel that he was
the only person who truly understood me.
?You?re one of those people everyone loves,?
he?d often say. ?But they don?t know you
like I know you. I know the real Helena.?
Pete was a master manipulator. He?d love
to watch me break down piece by piece, then
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sweep in and be the hero by allowing me to
cry on his shoulder. Once, I bought him a
new laptop for job applications; he hated
using the old computers in the library. I was
excited and thought he?d love the gesture.
But he said he found the gift patronising and
shouted at me for ?not understanding him?.
I was confused and cried until he scooped
me up, telling me he loved me and that I was
being silly. As always, I?d end up thinking
it was my fault, apologising repeatedly. It
was trauma-bonding at its finest.
Throughout, I refused to speak to my
family or friends about Pete; deep down,
I think I knew they would tell me to end
things. I tried to confront him about his
behaviour but it would always end with him
calling me crazy. He called me that a lot ?
and I really did start thinking it was all in
my head. I was so confused by the abuse.
In fact, I didn?t even know it was abuse.
Last week, it was announced that
non-physical abuse is going to be included
in the first legal definition of domestic
abuse, including being psychologically
coerced and manipulated. I wish I?d known
about non-physical abuse when I was with
Pete. At the time, there didn?t seem to be
anyone talking about it. The focus, instead,
was on violence. Rather darkly, I can
remember wanting Pete to hit me. I thought
if he did that then I would see ?proof ? of the
abuse and not feel like I was going crazy.
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Then one evening, about 18 months
into our relationship, the physical abuse
started. I?d got his takeaway pizza order
wrong, and he just flipped. His outrage was
tangible. I stood opposite him and laughed
nervously as I said, ?I feel a bit scared Pete.?
?What? You feel scared? You feel like I?m
going to hit you or something??
Before I could answer, he smacked me so
hard across the face that I fell to my knees.
I was numb inside; it was like watching
someone else being hit. I didn?t sleep all
night, but when he woke up, I told him
the relationship would be over if he ever
hit me again. He apologised and opened
up about his depression. But still, he ended
up blaming me, and I wound up feeling
bad that I hadn?t been there for him. Pete
went on to hit me several times after that.
By this point I was hanging out with
my friends less and less. Pete said he felt
?too old? around them ? and I know a lot
of them didn?t like him as they found him
controlling. Eventually, I stopped seeing
them completely. I was getting more and
more wrapped up into a bubble of it being
just the two of us where, ironically, I
thought I felt safe. Our relationship felt
delicate and precious in some way. I now
understand this was because the abuse
was our secret so it felt strangely intimate.
It all came to a head when my sister
asked me if Pete was hitting me. After
many painful conversations with her and
her husband, I finally opened up and broke
up with Pete. But I went back five times
before I eventually severed all ties. Our
relationship had lasted just over two years.
I?m now 27 and in a very loving and
healthy relationship, but my experience
with Pete still haunts me. It has left me
with shattered self-confidence and constant
paranoia. It might sound strange but it
wasn?t the physical abuse that affected me
the most, it was the deep mental abuse.
It took me a long time to stop thinking
that our relationship had been special
and sacred. Even now, I?ve still only told
a handful of friends what happened.
They?ve all said they never expected
?someone like me? ? someone confident
and outgoing ? to be abused.
Being in an abusive relationship can
happen to anyone. According to a 2016
study by Refuge, one woman in four will
experience domestic violence at some point.
My message is you?re not stupid and you?re
certainly not weak. And you?re not alone.
If you are suffering from domestic
abuse and need help, please call
Refuge on 0808 2000 247
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By your thirties
you no longer need
a ?best? friend, says
Bella Mackie, but
instead a coterie
of close pals for
different situations
The ?ve friends
everyone needs
by their thirties
at my school, there was a
strict hierarchy about friends.
You could have several close
ones, but only one best friend,
and they couldn?t be besties with anyone
else. This was the top friendship in the
pyramid, the one to be guarded jealously.
I worshipped my best friend and spent 10
years being grateful to have ?won? her. But
there was a complexity to the relationship
that only a teenager has the energy for,
fraught with drama and hurt feelings.
As I grew up, the ?best friend? label fell
away. In my twenties, people used it more
loosely, often about several people. Others
hung around in larger groups that were free
from the jealousy of our teen years. The ?best
friend? requirement started to feel childish,
a bit needy and possessive. In my thirties,
my friendship pattern has changed again.
The big groups have shrunk, as people move
away, start families and simply lose touch.
According to anthropologist Dr Robin
Dunbar, we only have the brain capacity to
maintain relationships with 150 people max.
That?s everyone from your mother to your
dentist. There are levels of friendship, and
Forever friends?
Suki Waterhouse,
Cara Delevingne, Sienna
Miller, Naomi Campbell
and Kate Moss
the numbers reduce as the relationships
get closer. The very top tier only tends to
consist of five people. More can make
those individual friendships less intimate;
fewer can mean you have to get all your
companionship from too small a pool.
Close friendships, if they?re healthy, can
easily survive rivals for the title. By this age,
it?s comforting to know you have pals who
offer different things. But it?s worth thinking
about how to get the balance right. Here?s
my take on who the ideal five friends are?
commiserations and everything inbetween. Some of my best friendshipbuilding moments happened in a pub that
was exactly halfway between my house and
that of a mate. We weren?t that close when
we first went for drinks, but the hours spent
chatting over wine cemented our friendship
in record time. We found a kinship that
thrived because we could always meet so
spontaneously. It?s such a joy to have a
friend who?s two minutes away and ready
to meet you, feed your cat or let you crash
when you?ve lost your keys.
1 THE LOCAL ONE
This might sound like a low bar to set
for friendship, but it?s important to have
someone you love nearby for celebrations,
2 THE ONE WHO SHARES
YOUR INTEREST IN POTTERY
It doesn?t have to be pottery. It can be
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YOU NEED
SOMEONE
WHO CAN
MAKE YOU
LAUGH IN
DARK TIMES
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not really seeing it herself. But instead
of this making me insecure, I feel like I
rise up to meet her when I see her. I try
harder in my work and my life because
I see what she does. It?s amazing to
watch her grow, and it makes me less
likely to slack myself. Someone who
challenges you to do bigger and better
things is a precious friend. Make sure
she?s happy to watch crap TV with you
occasionally, too. We all need a break.
cooking, poker, cycling, fashion. But it?s
important to have a common-interests
mate who?ll be excited when you suggest
going to the new Dior exhibition/a yoga
class. It?s well known that you?re more likely
to be successful with a hobby or resolution
if you have a friend to keep you company,
and that?s true of any interest. When I
started running in earnest, I wouldn?t have
kept it up were it not for friends who also
loved the runner?s high but dreaded
heading out on a wet Saturday morning.
We successfully spurred each other on.
3 THE OLD ONE
This is the mate who tells new people that
you?ve been friends since you cried at
Aladdin/peed yourself on the climbing
frame/tried to lick the cat. You might not
have chosen this person to be such close
friends with as a grown-up, but don?t
neglect them just because other people have
come into your life. This person knows
your bones. They knew you before you
knew yourself really, and they stuck around.
There?s a comfort in those ties to the past,
especially when you feel lonely or anxious
about the future. They will also know
how to tease you better than anyone, so
be warned. I have this friend in the form of
my two sisters. They have been around for
every joy and failure, and loved me through
it all. Our nicknames hark back to infancy,
and I feel the embrace of a happy childhood
whenever I?m around them.
4 THE INTIMIDATING ONE
By this, I don?t mean scary or threatening.
I came across this friend 10 years ago.
She was the brightest person I?d ever met,
with a razor-sharp wit and a capacity to
cut through bullshit with ease. I instantly
fell in love with her, and she remains as
dazzling today. The intimidating part
comes because she?s just so brilliant, despite
5 THE ONE WHO GETS
WHAT?S GOING ON INSIDE
YOUR HEAD
This friend is vital for me, and given
that so many of us will be affected by
mental illness, you?ll probably need this
support too. If you don?t, maybe you?re
the friend who can provide it. When
your brain feels broken, having
someone around who loves you is so
important. But it?s no use if they don?t
understand what?s going on in your
mind. This is only achieved by you
being open about your problems, but
some mates will still find it difficult to
know what to say. That doesn?t mean
cutting them off, just make sure you?ve
got a friend who checks in with you,
can tell when you?re slipping, makes
you laugh when it seems impossible.
I?ve got a friend who used to distract
me on the phone whenever I had panic
attacks, and I?d return the favour. Life
gets thornier as we get older. Make sure
you?ve got people to lean on.
?Jog On? by Bella Mackie (�.99,
William Collins) is out now
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WOMB WITH A VIEW
Every week, a woman reflects on
motherhood ? whether she has children or not
?AT 13, MY PARENTS
TOLD ME I WAS A SPERM
DONOR BABY??
Statistics show that more
and more of us are turning
to donor sperm and eggs to
conceive. But what about
the resulting children?
Louise McLoughlin, 27,
shares a powerful message?
am an only child,
but I have one
sister. Well, one that
I know of. There
are probably more.
Confusing,
I know. Yet
my situation is
one shared by tens of thousands of
donor-conceived people in the UK alone.
According to the Human Fertilisation
and Embryology Authority, the number
of women using egg donors has risen
sharply to just under 4,000 a year.
Meanwhile, around 2,000 children
are conceived annually in the UK
with the help of donor sperm. And
I, unknowingly, was one of them.
I grew up happy, imaginative, and
content with my own company. While
other friends had siblings, I had a
tight-knit unit of three: me, my mum
and my dad.
But when I was 13, my parents sat me
down across our small kitchen table. They
had something to tell me: ?Your dad may
not be your dad.?
I am far from the first child to be told
such a revelation. But though the words
may vary, and the families saying them
take many different forms, it still packs the
I
same bitter punch. There was no affair.
Nothing like that. But there were secrets.
?We wanted so badly to have you,? Mum
explained. But they had struggled. After
years of trying, they opted for IVF, mixing
my dad?s sperm with that of an anonymous
donor ? a method that was in vogue at the
time. There was a 50-50 chance I was not
Dad?s biological daughter.
In an instant, her words transformed
everything I thought I knew about my
identity, my family and my place in it.
In the days and months following, my
new reality would hit in waves, each
one rolling in like a fresh punch in the
stomach. I would spend hours staring into
the mirror, analysing my features, and
trying to work out which parts of me
might be made up of a man I?d never
met? who I would probably never meet.
Suddenly, my reflection looked totally
different. Half of it was wrong.
Two years later, aged 15, I asked my
parents if we could do a DNA test. The
results arrived one morning ? two sheets
of paper with a jumble of data and jargon.
It confirmed my worst fears.
That evening, I waited by our front door
MY REFLECTION
LOOKED
DIFFERENT.
HALF OF IT WAS
WRONG
until Dad got home from work. I had often
stood there as a child, watching the driveway
intently for him to pull in before I would
run out to be swept into a giant hug.
This night, the hug would feel very
different. He would hold me as we cried,
both mourning a relationship that was
simultaneously unchanged and yet
changed forever. Before we started this
journey, I?d only seen him cry once ?
when his father died. My guilt hit harder
still because Dad had never truly wanted
to do the DNA test. I had insisted.
But there was hurt too, and I wasn?t sure
where to direct it. Even at 13, I understood
that my parents had just been waiting for
the right age to tell me the truth.
In fact, telling me at all went against the
advice they?d been given when undergoing
IVF. It was a time when the medical
community could not have imagined the
landslide of affordable at-home DNA tests.
A recent study found that up to 30,000
are now being performed each year,
making family secrets such as donor
conception all but impossible to keep.
A couple of decades ago, medical
professionals were promising donors
anonymity. I was conceived the year before
legislation changed, making all UK sperm
donors traceable. So I have no access to my
donor?s name, or any identifying details
whatsoever. I have no idea what medical
conditions run in my family, how many
times he donated, or how many children
resulted from it.
That is why it took me so long to find
my half-sister, because I had no records
to help my search. Instead, we both paid
to give our DNA to a giant corporation.
Our match rolled in in November 2017,
bringing a freefall of positive and terrifying
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Family snaps of Louise,
who now wonders how
many other half-siblings
she may have and who
her biological father is
emotions. Unlike me, my sister grew up
with two mums, so the role of an unnamed
sperm donor was always obvious.
We met in Central London two weeks
later, laughing at our similar mannerisms,
which hint towards a man we do not know,
but who makes up half of both of us. In
her, I see the features I once searched for in
my own face ? clues to what our biological
father may look like.
I?m lucky that my parents have always
respected my right to find out. They stood
by as I ordered DNA test after DNA
test, and when I finally got a match, they
welcomed my new sister with open arms.
But she and I have no idea how many
other half-siblings we may have. We may
never find them, because many will never
know they are donor-conceived at all.
There are no laws to make parents who
use donors tell their children about the
circumstances of their conception. Many
will never inform them. Yet, the vast
majority of donor-conceived people I have
spoken to believe in our right to know.
On an emotional level, that shortfall
in honesty deprives children of the
opportunity to find kin, or attain accurate
medical records. But it is particularly
horrifying when you consider that sperm
donors in particular tend to donate
multiple times in one area, and halfsiblings inevitably grow up in the same
towns, close in age, attending the same
schools. It?s not unheard of for donorconceived siblings to accidentally date.
Regardless of how we find out, the
general consensus now is that those who
find out later in life are impacted in a more
negative way. Many, understandably, report
a loss of identity and feelings of betrayal.
Recently, the mother of donor-conceived
children asked me when she should tell
them. The answer from me ? and most
of the people I have spoken to ? is ?Tell
them yesterday!?
Ultimately, though, my love for my dad
never changed. He is my father in every
possible meaning of the word, and none
of this was ever about changing that. It
was just about filling in the blanks.
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CO LU M N
THERE?S NO SUCH THING
AS A FAILED RELATIONSHIP
CATHERINE
G R AY
PHOTOS: SHUTTERSTOCK, INSTAGRAM/GIGIHADID
Catherine Gray may be single, but that
doesn?t mean she regrets her past loves and
everything she?s learned along the way. After
all, as the saying goes, ?tis better to have loved
and lost than never to have loved at all?
Here?s the most common things a woman
aged 27-plus says after a break-up. ?I feel
like I?ve wasted so much time. I have to
start all over again.? Pre-27, if a relationship
ended we may well have spent a day crying
until our face was double the size (to the
soundtrack of Torn by Natalie Imbruglia or
Hello by Adele), but we shook it off quickly.
Then, expectations of ?escalator
relationships? kick in, whereby if it doesn?t
clunk upwards to the zenith of vows,
dove-releasing, a covers band and handpainted names on stones, we feel as if we?ve
slid all the way back down to the bottom
and require someone to escort us back.
But here?s the thing: just because a
relationship has ended, doesn?t mean it
wasn?t love, or fun, or an enormously
rewarding learning curve. Marriage-for-life
became a societal norm when we were
lucky if we lived until 40, and there were
only six people in the village to pick from
rather than 6,000 on Bumble, and you
needed to sleep next to a warm body at
night to live through till morning. We
didn?t live long, so it was easy to marry
young and stay married.
Our life expectations are now a
colossal 40 years longer than that.
Mariella Frostrup once said she was,
?relieved I didn?t meet my husband until
I was nearly 40?, because she thereby
reduced ?that daunting time span to
a slightly more manageable duration?.
Fun while it lasted?
Jennifer and Justin;
Gwyneth and Chris;
Gigi and Zayn
We can now live together without
being socially ostracised as ?living in sin?.
At 38, I?ve cohabited with two long-term
boyfriends. If this were the ?50s, I?d have
probably been married and divorced twice,
but it?s not, so I?ve never been married.
It?s now normal that almost half of
all marriages end in divorce papers, and
yet a divorce can still be seen ? and felt,
DIVORCE CAN STILL
BE SEEN ? AND FELT,
VISCERALLY ? AS A
PERSONAL FAILURE
viscerally ? as a crushing personal failure.
It?s warrior-level brave to walk away from
a marriage that?s no longer nourishing, and
yet divorcees are often given a stigma,
rather than a medal for valour.
Yet, many of these ?failed? marriages
were actually a success; given they were
astonishingly content for six years out of
eight, or produced some beautiful kids. We
would count it as a win if we happily stayed
in a job for four years, and then decided to
bail after a year of restlessness or conflict,
so why are relationships different?
We don?t rubber stamp fizzled-out
friendship as ?FAILED? just because we
stop hanging out, or our bond doesn?t end
in a joint mortgage and eternity rings.
It?s time to re-define ended relationships
as chapters, rather than entire standalone
books. Some chapters will be longer than
others, some will be light and frothy, others
dark and stormy, some will be lustful and
lascivious, others powered by cocoa, films
and early nights. But all of them are
fascinating and teach us valuable lessons.
Even if that lesson is: stop going out
with cheating buttheads.
Catherine?s book, ?The Unexpected Joy Of
Being Single? (�99, Aster) is out now
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Spoil yourself with the new PANDORA Valentine?s collection
pandora.net
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UNG X JUJU,
Don?t save colour ?til spring.
Marina Moscone?s capsule for The Modist
is all about fresh, feelgood tones.
Smarten up. Pallas x Claire Thomson-Jonville
makes the case for 24/7 tailoring.
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THIS WEEK?S MANIFESTO
Know this name: Bruno Sialelli.
The Loewe and Acne alumnus is newly
appointed at Lanvin.
Dial up the drama. See Miss Fame at last week?s
outure shows for a masterclass in more-is-more.
Missed the Catherine Deneuve & YSL
Christie?s sale? Watch Belle Du Jour
for serious style inspo.
Get ready for som j ll ( h
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ALEXACHUNG X JuJu
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P H O T O G R A P H S A I T K E N J O L LY
FA S H I O N G E M M A H AY WA R D
The key new pieces
by the biggest names
in fashion, right
here, right now
THE
HAS
NEW SEASON
LANDED
VERSACE
Mega mixed power ?owers: clashing, colourful and cool
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FA S H I O N
LOUIS VUITTON
Retro futurism vibes come courtesy of metallic ?oral jacquards
THIS PAGE:
Top, �330, and
trousers, �705,
both louis vuitton
OPPOSITE:
Dress, �790, top,
�0, leggings, �5,
and sandals, �0,
all versace
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FA S H I O N
CHANEL
A masterclass in the grown-up way to do logos. Tr鑣 chic
Blouse, �825,
jumpsuit, �795,
chain belt, �490,
?Chanel? belt, �670,
and earrings, �0,
all chanel
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Dress, �600, boots,
�100, and sunglasses,
�0, all celine by
hedi slimane
CELINE BY HEDI SLIMANE
Turn up the music. Stay out all night. The rebel is back
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FA S H I O N
Trench, �550, top,
�0, trousers, �0,
trainers, �0, bag,
�0, visor, �0, and
earrings, �5, all
emporio armani
EMPORIO ARMANI
Grey on grey on grey is spring?s brightest idea
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BURBERRY
Riccardo Tisci?s debut collection is a reason to smile
Top, dress and
necklace, all
price on request,
sunglasses, �0,
earrings, �0, all
burberry
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FA S H I O N
Cropped pullover
knit, �0, bra top,
�0, cycling shorts,
�0, and shoes,
�0, all fendi
FENDI
The luxe bike short is here to stay. Do you dare?
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DOLCE & GABBANA
Up-for-anything khaki co-ords
show off their romantic side
Jacket and trousers,
both price on request,
dolce & gabbana
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FA S H I O N
Dress, �950,
top, �5, shorts,
�5, and headband,
�0, all prada
Shoes, �5,
jimmy choo
PRADA
Sophistication meets subversion. Prada?s LBD is anything but safe
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C A LV I N K L E I N 2 0 5 W 3 9 N YC
The ?nal chapter of Raf Simons? cinematic ode to Americana
Vest, �0, and
skirt, �575, both
calvin klein
205w39nyc
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FA S H I O N
Dress, �,410,
necklace, �120,
and tights, �,
all gucci
Trainers, model?s
own, converse
GUCCI
Exaggerated marigold ruf?es are a jolt of pure sunshine
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Cali girl surf gear is recharged with a haute energy for now
Jacket, �270, jumper
�0, shorts, �0,
sandals, �0, and
hat, �0, all
michael kors
collection
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DIOR
Fluid layers (worn with ?ats) are
the de?nition of modern elegance
Dress, �400,
jumpsuit, �300,
bra (just seen), �0,
sandals, �0, and
sunglasses, �0,
all dior
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Jacket, �300
trousers, �100,
shoes, �0,
hat, �550, and
earrings, �0, all
giorgio armani
burberry burberry.
com calvin klein
205w39nyc calvinklein.
co.uk celine by hedi
slimane celine.com
chanel chanel.com
dolce & gabbana
dolcegabbana.com
dior dior.com
dior eyewear
harveynichols.com
emporio armani
armani.com
fendi fendi.com
giorgio armani
armani.com
gucci gucci.com
jimmy choo
jimmychoo.com
louis vuitton
louisvuitton.com
michael kors
collection
michaelkors.co.uk
prada prada.com
versace versace.com
GIORGIO ARMANI
Timeless tailoring is the perfect pairing to a scene-stealing hat
hair Stephen Low
make-up Joanna
Banach using Chanel
Vision D?Asie: L?Art
du D鑤ail and Chanel
Sublimage L?Essence
photo assistant
Ezra Jolly digital
assistant Richard
Kovacs fashion
assistant Lillian
Sesiguzel casting
& bookings Chlo�
Medley model Ella
King at Premier
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FOUR EASY
STYLE SPINS
? WITH WHAT?S ALREADY
IN YOUR WARDROBE!
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4.
FA S H I O N
5.
3.
Style tip!
Silks, jersey and
fine knits are
the easiest fabrics
to tuck.
2.
2.
3.
1.
1.
1. Bag, �, iris & ink
(theoutnet.com). 2. Shirt,
�5, racil (brownsfashion.
com). 3. Skirt, �5, rixo
london (rixo.co.uk).
4. Earrings, �99, new look
(newlook.com). 5. Sandals,
�8, by far (exclusively
at net-a-porter.com)
1. Mules, �, topshop
(topshop.com). 2. Trousers,
�5, marella (marella.
com). 3. Hair clips �
each, anthropologie
(anthropologie.com). 4. Shirt,
�2, deveaux (moda
operandi.com). 5. Bag, �5,
lk bennett (lkbennett.com)
4.
5.
1.
2.
4.
Tuck in
VICTORIA BECKHAM
5.
1. Camisole, �5, cami
nyc (net-a-porter.com).
2. Bag, �6, loewe
(loewe.com). 3. Earrings,
�.99, mango (mango.
com). 4. Jeans, �.90,
uniqlo (uniqlo.com).
5. Boots, �, next
(next.co.uk)
Victoria Beckham did it
with silky camisoles and
trousers, Givenchy with
tough leather jackets
and sleek pencil skirts
? and Loewe half-tucked
shirts into combat
trousers. Style your top
half a bit in, a bit out for
an easy catwalk update.
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2.
1.
3.
1. Cardi, �5, raey
(matchesfashion.com).
2. Shirt, �, cos (cosstores.
com). 3. Shoes, �.99,
mango (mango.com).
4. Trousers, �.99, zara
(zara.com). 5. Bag, �,
john lewis & partners
(johnlewis.com)
1.
1. Earrings, �, asos
(asos.com). 2. Cardi, �0,
tory burch (net-a-porter.
com). 3.Trousers, �5,
joseph (joseph-fashion.com).
4. Bag, �0, wandler
(net-a-porter.com). 5.Trainers,
�5, isabel marant etoile
(?annels.com)
4.
5.
2.
Style tip!
High-waisted
trousers and longline shirts are the
perfect pairing for
this look.
5.
3.
4.
2.
1.
3.
1. Hair clip, �for two,
accessorize (accessorize.
com). 2. Dress, �.99, h&m
(hm.com). 3. Bag, �0,
yuzefi (brownsfashion.com).
4. Boots, �9, zara
(zara.com). 5. Skirt, �0,
connolly (matches
fashion.com)
Come
undone
5.
MARGARET HOWELL
4.
From Alexa Chung to
Aquazurra, Chlo� to
Chanel, the humble shirt
and cardi were upgraded
by ?reverse? buttoning.
Start at the top and stop
buttoning where your
trousers start. It adds
shape to boxy shirts and
skims hips while showing
off your waist.
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Style tip!
2.
Wear black opaques
with ?cold? blues
and purples. Nudes
work better with
warm tones.
1.
4.
Tights
with
bright
BALENCIAGA
1. Earrings, �, laura
lombardi (lauratlombardi.
com). 2. Bag, �.99, mango
(mango.com). 3. Dress,
�8, maggie marilyn
(modaoperandi.com). 4.Tights,
�, falke (net-a-porter.com).
5. Mules, �5, opus
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1.Tights, �5, balenciaga
(net-a-porter.com). 2. Sweater,
�5, preen by thornton
bregazzi (net-a-porter.com).
3. Belt, �5, off-white
(?annels.com). 4. Courts, �,
topshop (topshop.com).
5. Skirt, �, ghost
(ghost.co.uk)
4.
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2.
1.
Style tip!
Bright colours
really ?pop? against
muted shades.
Concotrllaasrt s
One of the easiest
updates ? as spotted
everywhere from
Margaret Howell to
Acne and Roksanda ? is
to pull your collar over
blazers and jackets.
Look out for collars with
exaggerated tips or
XXL details that sit
easily over lapels.
3.
6.
4.
1. Sweater, �5, toteme
(brownsfashion.com). 2. Sh
�.03, frankie shop (th
frankieshop.com). 3. Sock
�, falke (toa.st). 4. Slide
�5, birkenstock
(birkenstock.com). 5. Jean
�0, levi?s (levi.com).
6. Bag, �5, rejina pyo
(rejinapyo.com)
5.
3.
2.
ROKSANDA
1.
1. Bag, �5, huntin
(matchesfashion
2. Jacket, �0, and trou
�, arket (arket.com
3. Necklace, �0, by al
(byalona.com). 4. Shirt, �
awake (matchesfashion.c
5. Boots, �0, vagabo
(vagabond.com)
4.
5.
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F E N D I S / S ?19
It started the ?It? bag
fever of the noughties ?
and now it?s back. Grazia?s
Laura Antonia Jordan
speaks to Silvia venturini
Fendi about creating ?
and reissuing ? the
famous Fendi Baguette
The
Baguette
is back!
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FA S H I O N
Fendi fans, from far
left: Olivia Palermo,
Madonna, SJP, Anna
Dello Russo, Gigi
Hadid, Julia Roberts
and Kate Bosworth
E
I
T
H
G
NOU
THERE IS A moment in the third season
of Sex And The City when Carrie Bradshaw,
lost after leaving a restaurant, is robbed at
gunpoint and forced to hand over her
jewellery and Manolo Blahniks. ?And the
bag,? grunts her assailant. ?It?s a Bag-uette,?
she corrects him as she forlornly departs
with the dinky purple sequinned handbag.
While we advise you save the sass if you
ever find yourself in such a situation, there
is a nugget of realism to be found in this
exchange ? namely that Fendi?s Baguette has
always been so much more than just a bag.
Introduced to the world in 1997, the
Baguette quickly came to exemplify all
that was hot at the turn of the millennium.
There it was, hanging from the arms of
everyone from Madonna to Julia Roberts,
as much of a fixture at A-list events as
champagne and red carpets. Without the
S
E
T
T
E
S BAGU
Baguette we might not have had Sex
And The City ending up as the fashion
phenomenon it became (the show?s stylist
Patricia Field credited Fendi?s willingness
to lend a Baguette to the show as propelling
its style credentials) and we certainly
wouldn?t have the ?It? bag as we know it.
The Baguette heralded the arrival of
bags as an event. It was the first of a new
breed of bags that encouraged urgency
and generated long, long waiting lists. Its
success was at odds with the mood of the
time; tastes then veered towards capacious,
pared-back designs. ?In a period dominated
by minimal bags, my answer was a little,
functional bag: the Baguette. I thought,
?Yes it?s minimal, the size is minimal,?
but it became the opposite of everything
else at that time,? creative director Silvia
Venturini Fendi tells Grazia.
Indeed, Silvia saw the Baguette as an
opportunity to show off the house?s skills.
?I think we are known for doing incredible
craftsmanship and workmanship and I
wanted something that reflected that,? she
says. It was a move that resonated with the
customer. ?The first embroidered Baguette
was with little mirrors on it. We decided to
treat this bag like a garment and do some
embroideries on it. I think that?s when the
real Baguette fever started, because people
were looking for the mirror one, and it
took so long to make that they couldn?t
find it. And so, we decided to make a
waiting list. Everyone wanted to be on
top of the list, which was quite huge;
you had to wait months and months.?
And wait they did. It?s hard not to see
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attitude of wearing the bag under the arm,
like the French bread. It?s a very practical
bag ? thanks to the short shoulder strap
your hands are totally free,? explains
Silvia, adding: ?The Baguette is like bread,
indispensable: the minute you start eating
it, you can?t stop.? (And you thought
fashion didn?t like carbs.)
It?s true the Baguette encouraged a
kind of moreishness among its fans, thanks
in part to the 2,000-plus different versions
that went on to be created: embellished
and embroidered, silk and sequins, and
in every colour from muted minky
tones to juicy lime green and hot pink.
?The Baguette is a real manifesto of
individuality because there are so many
versions of it,? says Silvia.
And now, the Baguette is back.
Coinciding with the tidalwave of nostalgia
for all things late ?90s and early noughties,
rebooted versions were presented on
Fendi?s S/S ?19 catwalk and finally land
in store this month.
?Millennials are really in love with the
Baguette,? says Silvia of its second coming.
(Gigi Hadid recently stepped out wearing
a vintage style.) ?I noticed they were always
wearing the vintage ones from their
mothers. This is also why we decided to
relaunch it in a range of all-new styles and
sizes from mini to regular and large.?
To celebrate, the brand has created a
#BFF ? that?s Baguette Friends Forever ?
social campaign, which sees influencers
in Shanghai, Hong Kong and New
York in playful homage to Sex And
The City. (Sarah Jessica Parker even
makes a cameo appearance; once
a fan, always a fan.)
And as for the bags
themselves? Handcrafted in
the Florence atelier, they?re as
varied and vibrant as ever: think
beaded florals, embroidered
birds, and buttersoft nappa
leather (?as soft as a pillow, you
can sleep on it?, says Silvia)
embossed with the FF logo.
The ?It? factor is as potent as
ever, but that shouldn?t be
surprising. After all, it?s
not a bag, it?s a Baguette.
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ASK ANY DYE-HARD blonde whether
they actually have more fun and you?ll
get a resounding: ?Are you kidding me??
The truth is, maintaining bleach has a
reputation for a relentless series of salon
visits, root regrowth and frazzled ends, not
to mention tackling brassiness on a daily
basis. Yet, according to Mintel research,
over 42% of women in the UK still choose
to colour their hair blonde. Meaning,
despite the associated damage, blonde hair
is currently coveted more than any other
shade out there. Luckily, this means the
world?s biggest beauty brands have taken
note and acted on our blonde ambition ?
developing a new wave of pro-blonde
products, treatments and colourants that
get the job done without the former
damage. Blondies, take note?
OUT WITH THE OLD
Historically far more fragile than any other
type of coloured hair, blondes have been
known to pay the price for bleaching.
?Bleach weakens the hair by breaking the
bonds that keep each strand strong and
healthy, which in turn makes it more
susceptible to heat damage,? explains
TRESemm� ambassador Aaron Carlo.
This begins a vicious cycle that?s hard to
break as, without natural shine and
smoothness, heat styling becomes a daily
must in order to achieve it. Then there?s
the maintenance. ?Prominent regrowth
has always meant blondes require far more
frequent appointments than other hair
colours, which again leads to increasing
damage and subsequent lack of shine,?
explains hairstylist, salon owner, brand
founder and UK editorial ambassador for
L?Or閍l Professionnel, Adam Reed. ?But
recent advancements are about to change
all of that.? Josh Wood, famed colourist
and founder of Josh Wood Colour, agrees
that preconceived ideas of breakage and
weakness should be shaken off as new
advances merge colour and conditioning
technology together for a better (and
healthier) kind of blonde: ?Today?s blonde
can be risk-free when it comes to damage,
if you?re following the right routine.?
THE FUTURE IS STRONG
One of the biggest shifts in ?blonde tech?
is the movement towards incorporating
strengthening treatments into in-salon hair
colour top-ups. ?Hair bonding products,
such as L?Or閍l Professionnel Smartbond,
are really becoming the gold standard
when it comes to colour services,? says
Adam, who routinely makes sure his clients
have such a service with every visit. ?It?s
super-important to maintain the health of
your hair when cultivating a colour that
requires a lot of maintenance, like blonde.?
So how do they work? Essentially, the
two-step system ? which is administered
by your colourist at the same time as your
colour service ? offers unparalleled
protection for strands and prevents
damage occurring during the colour
process. The height of damage limitation,
bonding treatments absorb into the hair
shaft during the chemical colour process
and act as a lubricant between protein
chains, giving the hair as much elasticity
as possible to prevent breakage.
But that?s not your only option. Josh
prefers to use a pH bonder when colouring
his clients? hair. ?I add it to the bleach in
order to retain the bonds of the hair and
keep it as healthy as possible,? he explains.
The other notable in-salon fortifying
treatment to try is cult classic Olaplex,
which repairs bonds that have been broken
or damaged during your colour.
BYE-BYE BRASSY
According to Google, the demand in
searches for ?purple shampoo? has tripled
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over the past four years. Designed to
neutralise blonde tones and remove the
telltale brassiness that builds up between
salon visits ? purple shampoos are a
weapon every blonde needs in their
haircare armoury. K閞astase?s long awaited
Blond Absolu range has just landed, which
adds a fresh and innovative new twist to
the classic purple shampoo formula.
Swapping often drying and dated formulas
for modern, ultra-violet neutralisers and
botanical extracts, the range boosts
natural-looking radiance and condition.
In the past, treating brashness and tone
was something that had to be carried out
separately to improving overall condition,
but now it?s possible to do both at the
same time: Cicaflash Intense Fortifying
Treatment, �.50, works within the
strands to strengthen fibres. When
combined with Blond Absolu shampoo
and conditioner, it?s clinically proven to
make hair 94% stronger. Impressive.
Hand-in-hand with condition comes
shine ? something 36% of blondes are
eager to boost and one of the first things
to falter as colour builds up on strands.
The brilliant thing about the new and
improved generation of purple shampoos
and conditioners is their ability to add
a silk-like shine to even the lightest of
blondes. TRESemm�s Violet Blonde
Shine Shampoo, �50, contains pearl
extract and condition-boosting keratin
which, according to Carlo, ?restores long-lost
shine?. Keratin is fantastic for blondes as it
helps to replenish the hair?s lost proteins,
essential for preventing breakage.
to adapt their approach depending on a
number of factors, ranging from lifestyle
and commitment level to the obvious
aesthetic preferences.
BESPOKE BLONDES ONLY
Once upon a time you?d leave the salon
with the same sunny blonde head of
hair as the woman sitting next to you.
While there?s nothing wrong with that
per se, in today?s climate of hyperpersonalisation, why would you want
to? ?There?s a much bigger offering in
terms of blonde tones now,? says Josh,
who has recently created his own range
of at-home colour shots designed to bring
out the bespoke tones of each blonde.
From sun-kissed shades of beige to icewhite platinum, nothing is out of the
realms of possibility. ?We?re seeing some
real momentum with this concept,? agrees
Adam. ?It?s the idea of blondes opting
for a mixture of techniques and finishes
to bespoke their own personal version
of blonde.? Rather than being forced to
pick between classic highlights or beachy
balayage, it?s now possible for colourists
AT-HOME HACKS
The naturally fair-haired out there will
be lucky enough to be able to lift and
lighten by a few shades in the comfort
of their own bathroom. DIY colour tech
has transformed the results made possible
at home, and leading the way is Josh
with his permanent colours and shade
shots. ?The new technology in Shade
Shot Plus intuitively works with your
natural colour depositing tone only
where it?s needed.? The result is an
authentic, subtle, all-over blonde that
works to boost and balance the colour you
already have, rather than create a totally
new one. A far cry from the experiences
you may have had with the at-home
lightening sprays of your youth (think
Sun-In days in Tenerife). Josh recommends
Icy Blonde for cooler blondes, and
Champagne Blonde for softer, beige
tones. Both from �.
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A SMART BLONDE?S
CHECKLIST
Think about the answers to the
following questions before seeing
your colourist to help them get the
perfect colour-vs-commitment
blonde for you.
1. How often can you manage
maintenance appointments?
2. Do you feel strongly about roots?
3. How much time can you commit
per colour appointment?
4. Do you like your hair best when
you come back from holiday, or
after a three-hour colour?
5. Are you happy to wear more
make-up/fake tan or do you want
something that suits your skin tone?
6. Do you struggle with dry hair?
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100% vegan, Mr
Smith Blond, �,
is a pre-conditioner
treatment that
removes yellow tones
and repairs damage.
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gaps
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Neutralise brassy
tones with K閞astase
Blond Absolu
Masque Ultra
Violet, �, packed
with purple pigments.
A鏰� berry extract and
purple pigments in L?Or閍l
Professionnel?s Blondi?er
Cool Shampoo, �.50,
brighten faded strands
in-between salon visits.
Ideal for blonde and
grey hair, Kevin
Murphy Blonde
Angel Wash, �,
helps brighten
dulled colour.
Slather on TRESemm�
Violet Blonde Shine
Conditioner, �50, for
three minutes and enjoy
glossy, revitalised results.
For a DIY dye job, mix
Josh Wood Colour
Shade Shot Plus Icy
Blonde with his
Permanent Colour
Kit, �, for both.
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New eyelash treatments
promise to make mascara
an option, rather than
an everyday essential.
Hannah Coates reports?
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tipped friends have fallen out of favour. Put
that down to the extensions, tints and lifts
responsible for stealing mascara?s crown?
ADEAM
DO THE LASH LIFT
MASCARA, OUR FOREVER ride-
or-die, has competition. Competition
which, last year, prompted a drop in
?mascara? Google searches and a 52% rise in
searches for ?natural lash lifts? on Pinterest.
What happened? We used to feel naked
without a slick of the good stuff, but now,
with Instagram popularising lash-less
looks, big brands like Fenty and Huda
Beauty (which sells 22 different types of
falsies) not selling any kind of mascara, and
the catwalks sporting bare lashes season
after season, it might seem like our furry-
All the eye-awakening, lifting and defining
effects of mascara can be mimicked with
a lash lift or perm. As low-maintenance
as lash treatments come, beauty booking
service Treatwell reported that bookings for
LVL lashes (one of the UK?s leading lash-lift
brands) are up 83% year-on-year. It?s a
semi-permanent curl and lift that lasts up to
eight weeks and makes lashes bat-worthy at
all times. ?We stick lashes to a shield on the
upper eyelid, then use a product to break
down the hair?s structure,? explains Debbie
Law of Nouveau Lashes. ?We finish by
applying a neutraliser to rebuild the lash
structure into its new, reformed shape.? The
whole process, which doesn?t damage lashes,
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takes 45 minutes. ?It looks so natural and we
often pair it with a tint,? says Debbie, who
adds you can still use mascara for extra wow.
JIL SANDER
GO MAGNETIC
If Google?s 2018 top trending search terms
are anything to go by, magnetic lashes are
a bigger thing than you might expect.
Magnetic falsies fix to your natural lashes
but with magnets instead of glue. They are
notoriously tricky to apply, but the secret is
to apply them right at the lash line, so the
magnets align and ?sandwich? your lashes.
Try Eylure?s Luxe Magnetic Lashes, �.95.
EXTENSIONS
CAN CREATE A
LONG-LASHED
EYE-OPENING
EFFECT
GET AN EXTENSION
A LT U Z A R R A
Eyelash extensions, where individual faux
lashes are glued to each natural lash, were
Treatwell?s top performing facial and lash
treatment in 2018. Their big selling point
is the amount of time and effort they save.
?With each application and removal of
mascara, you waste 15 minutes a day ?
or one hour and 45 minutes a week,?
says Asma Docrat, a lash pro at Boudoir
Lashes (available at Harvey Nichols).
The beauty of extensions is that they
negate the need for much else on the
face ? such is their ability to define.
You can also make them bespoke. Some
might prefer denser lashes on the outer
corners of the eyes, while others will
prefer a long-lashed, eye-opening effect.
Application can take up to three hours, but
they last up to eight weeks and gaps can be
infilled. To avoid damage to your lashes,
?Go to a reputable technician and follow
the aftercare instructions,? says Asma.
C蒁RIC CHARLIER
MAGIC WANDS
NURTURE YOUR NATURALS
?With our hair, we colour, curl, blow-dry
and straighten, but we combat this trauma
with conditioners and masks,? says Debbie.
?Yet, we don?t think twice about how
mascara damages our lashes.? Now, eyelash
serums are using skincare ingredients to
condition lashes. ?Look for ingredients such
as hyaluronic acid and glycerine, as these are
humectants that hydrate lashes by attracting
and holding on to water,? says dermatologist
Dr Justine Hextall. ?Biotin is also important
for healthy keratin levels to strengthen the
lash line.? Try L?Or閍l?s Clinically Proven
Lash Serum, �.99. As well as conditioning
serums, there are lash growth serums.
Revitalash, �, one of the UK?s most
popular, contains peptides, a biopeptin
complex and wheat protein to strengthen
and condition lashes. After a few weeks,
you can expect a much fuller flutter.
Clinique
Naturally
Glossy Mascara,
�.50 A bushy
brush helps de?ne
lashes. Those fair
of lash will love the
?jet brown? shade.
Hourglass
Caution
Extreme Lash
Mascara, �
This is the best
all-rounder for
length and volume.
It?s also vegan.
Giorgio Armani
Eyes To Kill
Classico
Mascara, �
A single sweep
of this soft
formula delivers
a jet-black ?utter.
Glossier
Lash Slick
Mascara, �
The ultimate
everyday mascara,
this formula
is as light as
they come.
No7 The
Full 360
Mascara, �
This is packed
with volumising
particles that
build up for
a fatter lash.
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ARMANI: JOHNLEWIS.COM. GLOSSIER: GLOSSIER.COM. HOURGLASS: JOHNLEWIS.COM.
NO7: BOOTS.COM. L?OR葾L: BOOTS.COM. REVITALASH: CULTBEAUTY.CO.UK
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Looking to boost moisture, protect and soothe your skin in a flash?
Hop on-board with a potent skincare oil?
Well
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Ideal for sensitive skins, Votary Super
Seed Cleansing Oil, �, combines 22
oils, including apricot and jojoba, to gently
lift make-up, pollution and daily grime for
a deep, ultra-nourishing cleanse.
DREAM DROPS
At �0 this is a blow-the-budget facial oil,
but Colbert MD Illumino Face Oil ? loved
by A-listers ? tackles in?ammation, boosts
elasticity and hydrates like a dream.
40 WINKS
A nightly massage with Beauty Pie Super
Healthy Skin Amazing Sleep Oil, �,
will immediately soften skin, while algae
extracts improve ?rmness in the long run.
SKIN WIN
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COM. BOBBI BROWN: BOBBIBROWN.CO.UK. COLBERT MD: NET-A-PORTER.COM. KATE
SOMERVILLE: KATESOMERVILLE.CO.UK. OFFICINE UNIVERSELLE BULY: SELFRIDGES.COM.
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100% natural, Kate Somerville?s Dilo Oil,
�, promises to reduce the appearance
of crow?s feet, ?ne lines and deep wrinkles
with its omega oils and antioxidants.
A WELL-FORMULATED OIL
can nourish, hydrate, calm, gently
cleanse and treat the most irritated
skin; but many of us remain sceptical.
One reason ? especially for those
with oily skin ? is that adding
more slip-and-slide to the equation
sounds counterintuitive.
?We?re meant to have oils in
our skin,? insists Arabella Preston,
skincare guru and founder of
Votary. ?But these deplete as we age,
so it makes sense to replace them
topically.? Leading dermatologist
Dr David Colbert ? who tends to the
faces of Sienna Miller, Naomi Watts
and Robin Wright ? agrees: ?There?s
tremendous benefit to using oils, as
they seal in moisture better than any
other product and aid in reducing
transepidermal water loss.?
?Oils shouldn?t leave your skin
feeling overly greasy for long,?
continues Arabella. ?The advanced
formulations are designed to be
absorbed, unlike a cream, which
acts as a barrier and sits on the skin.?
Naturally oily types should try a
lightweight formula with an almost
matte finish, like calendula oil, says
Arabella. ?Combination skins should
try argan or hazelnut oil to balance,
while dry skins need something
heavier, like rose or avocado oil.?
Or take Dr Colbert?s advice and add
a few drops into your moisturiser.
BRIGHT-EYED
The skin around our eyes is the thinnest
and most fragile on the entire face, so it
deserves an ultra-soothing oil blend like
Of?cine Universelle Buly Vide Poche,
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by daily massage with Sanctuary Spa
Therapist Secret Facial Oil, �.50,
to keep skin supple and soft in winter.
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having a serious craving and are
teetering on the verge of faceplanting in a tub of Ben & Jerry?s?
Life coach Jacqueline Hurst
suggests a trick: ?Remember why
you started,? she says. ?Make a list
of all the awful things about your
old habits, enter it into your
computer and get it to pop up
three times a day.? While I didn?t
go that far, I did try remembering
why I started when the leftover
Christmas chocolates started
calling my name this week. The
result? It interrupted the craving
and stopped it in its tracks.
Jacqueline also stresses the
importance of taking one day at
a time. A long-term project can
feel like a life sentence, but if we
say, ?I?m going to go the gym,
just for today,? it won?t seem so
overwhelming. ?It?s about taking
it one day at a time,? she says.
There are a few faithful tricks
that have helped me stay on track
in the past. Exercise-wise, it?s vital
to mix it up ? don?t do the same
workout four days a week as you?ll
get bored quickly. I do yoga, HIIT
classes, running, gym workouts,
swimming and spinning (but not
all in a week!). I also do that thing
of scheduling workouts into my
diary and not moving them, even
for a work meeting.
Food-wise, I try to remind
myself how good I will feel if I
eat well, and if I want something
sweet I try having a cup of tea
instead. As for alcohol, I find
cutting it out entirely is
unsustainable, but I do try to
abstain Monday to Thursdays.
When Friday comes around, that
G&T tastes very good indeed.
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If alcohol or drugs are seriously
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if you started some sort of
fitness/sugar-free/lower alcohol/
coffee cut-back regime in January,
then it?s around now that you
might find you?re clinging on
for dear life. ?We only live once,
Goddamnit,? you murmur as you
eye up the KitKats in the biscuit
aisle. I urge you to hang in there
? experts say it takes six weeks to
break a habit, so if you stick with
it now you may have just broken
your unwanted ways forever.
But how to hang in there when
the going gets tough? Health
expert Louise Parker, whose new
book, The 6 Week Programme,
aims to kick-start a sustainable
healthy regime, explains that the
initial boost of motivation will
always fade. ?Motivation is a
temporary swell,? she says. ?No
matter how much fire there was
in your belly the day you decided
to change, it?s human to feel
demotivated and then it?s easy
to throw in the towel.?
For Louise (who counts the
Duchess of Cambridge as a client),
success is about resetting your
habits, from eating better to
exercising regularly, resting more
and thinking positively. This
formula, she?s found countless
times, not only transforms your
health but also creates a better body
and more sustainable weight loss
than any restrictive diet ever has.
But what should we do if we?re
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Eixample, Barcelona
Ranged around Sagrada Familia,
Antoni Gaud�s unfinished
masterpiece, the Eixample district?s
striking grid-like pattern of wide
boulevards and Catalan modernist
buildings was created in the 19th and
early 20th centuries to house the city?s
rapidly swelling population. Today, it
is one of Barcelona?s most lively areas,
packed with restaurants, bars and
boutiques. Head to the hip Sant
Antoni neighbourhood and Passeig
de Gr郼ia for super-luxe shopping.
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ACCESS
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white palace
resort, crete
BEST FOR? FAMILY FUN
casa de campo resort
and villas,
dominican republic
Villa at White Palace
BEST FOR? STAR GLAM
Casa de Campo Resort And Villas is a popular
holiday choice for Jay Z and Beyonc� so, as
you?d expect, it?s all very glam. Rooms
are elegant with all mod-cons and the staff
always manage to stay one step ahead, too:
from refilling poolside drinks before you ask, to
waiting with a towel as you step out of the pool.
WHAT?S INCLUDED Casa de Campo spans
7,000 acres with sports such as kayaking and
horse-riding included. There?s a dizzying array
of places to dine. For sundowners, head to
Minitas Beach Club and be sure to book a
table at La Casita ? the red snapper is delicious,
the setting perfect, and the cost covered.
THE LOWDOWN Love Holidays
(loveholidays.com) has seven nights including
flights with British Airways from �629pp.
Minitas Beach Club
At first glance it?s all very sophisticated
cool with its white d閏or, swanky
communal areas and lavish daybeds
around the pool ? but actually, this is a
fun, fresh resort and welcomes families
as well as couples. Waking up to the
panoramic views of the sea from a plump
bed is a real treat. It?s also a short drive
from the lovely old town of Rethymnon.
WHAT?S INCLUDED There are seawater
and kids? pools, an outdoor cinema,
tennis courts, yoga, a gym and aqua-gym,
water sports, plus culinary classes.
There?s also a kids? club and, during
high-season, a teen club. Kids can visit
the resort?s organic farm with its own
produce and a mini zoo.
THE LOWDOWN TUI (tui.co.uk) has
seven nights from �5pp and includes
direct flights from London Gatwick.
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All-inclusive holidays have lost
their bad rep and are now a
seriously cool ? and cost-clever
? way to travel. Take your pick
from these great getaways that
give serious bang for your buck
I ST
Seafeather Villa, Palm Island
Beach yoga, Ibiza
palm island,
grenadines
BEST FOR? A DIGITAL DETOX
A 135-acre tropical paradise only accessible
by boat, Palm Island in the Grenadines is
a private island experience that?s a lot less
expensive than the norm. Its remote location,
mobile-free beaches (complete with ?sssh?
signs hanging from palm trees) and lack of
Wi-Fi (in the lobby only) make it perfect for
switching off in luxury. Bedrooms are huge,
with stunning views out over the gardens and
the ocean. All have separate seating areas,
snug robes, huge bathtubs and a minibar.
WHAT?S INCLUDED Access to five beaches,
a stunning pool, group colouring sessions,
tennis and, on the water, kayaks, paddle
boards, wind-surfing, snorkelling and small
catamarans called Hobie Cats. Jump on
one of the hotel?s bikes to explore ? bag a
hammock anywhere on the island and the
hotel will send a buggy with a picnic to you.
There are two restaurants at the hotel, and
certain wines and spirits are included in your
package. Do try the home-made rum punch
(but be warned it is deceptively potent).
THE LOWDOWN The Holiday Place
(holidayplace.co.uk) has seven nights including
return flights from London and transfers
from �599pp.
our retreat, ibiza
BEST FOR? A REBOOT BREAK
Banish all thoughts of boot-camp drills
? Our Retreat isn?t about rapid weight
loss and punishing exercise routines, it?s
about soothing the soul and sending
everyone home happier and stronger.
Ibiza is the original destination (others
include Sardinia) and your home for the
week is a classic whitewashed villa with
killer views out to San Antonio Bay.
WHAT?S INCLUDED Two pools, a
floodlit tennis court, a yoga platform and
plenty of lush garden space. Start your
day with a morning HIIT session, lunch
on a colourful plant-based meal before
heading out for an afternoon hike along
the coastline. Head back to your villa
for some guided mediation and then
off to supper in front of a roaring fire.
All fitness and wellbeing sessions are
included, along with breakfast, lunch
and dinner plus protein shakes and teas.
THE LOWDOWN Our Retreat
(ourretreat.co.uk) offers six nights in a
private ensuite room from �450pp.
Easyjet flights from �pp one way.
Healthy eating
at Our Retreat
The dock, Palm Island
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Hotel Xcaret resort
Greek white and blue chic
ikos dassia,
corfu
BEST FOR? GREEK SUNSHINE
Fronting on to the Ionian Sea and
framed by woodland, five-star Ikos
Dassia is a chic and sophisticated
property, seriously raising the bar for
all-inclusive resorts in Europe. Rooms are
all whites and cool blues, and have huge
comfy beds, flat-screen televisions and
a minibar ? fully replenished each day.
WHAT?S INCLUDED A private beach,
swimming pools, tennis courts, steam
bath and sauna, kids? club and bicycles,
plus a Mini Cooper for sightseeing.
Among the seven restaurants are two
created by Michelin-starred chefs, plus
three different eateries around the island.
THE LOWDOWN Sovereign Luxury
Travel (sovereign.com) has seven nights
from �121pp including UK airport
lounge access and Easyjet return flights.
Ikos Dassia Resort
hotel xcaret,
mexico
BEST FOR? JUNGLE FUN
Set between the lush jungle and the
sandy beach, Mexico?s Hotel Xcaret is
a buzzy resort offering an incredibly
comprehensive all-inclusive package. The
grounds are beautifully maintained, with
plenty of spots to sit with a cocktail or
enjoy a taco. Bedrooms are decorated with
authentic touches, such as tapestries on the
wall and hand-printed tiles in the shower.
The beds are huge, the rainforest shower
powerful ? and the hammock fabulous!
WHAT?S INCLUDED Three fitness
centres, 11 pools, plenty of non-motorised
watersports (think kayaking, paddle
boarding and snorkelling), kids? clubs, a
theatre and tennis courts. Outside the
hotel, you also get unlimited entry to
seven of the region?s top attractions, such
as a tour of the Chichen Itza Mayan ruins
plus snorkelling at Xel-Ha. You won?t go
hungry or thirsty, with 10 restaurants
along with selected alcoholic drinks and
unlimited soft drinks included. El
Mercado 360� with 10 cooking stations
makes for a lively dining experience.
THE LOWDOWN Kuoni (kuoni.co.uk)
offers seven nights with return British
Airways flights from �929pp.
Cantina Los Faroles
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Alpine swimming
Guest room at Zilwa Attitude
zilwa attitude,
mauritius
BEST FOR? BEACH HEAVEN
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In a beautiful spot overlooking endless
stretches of sandy beach, Zilwa Attitude
is a slice of heaven. The simple bedrooms
are bright and airy with whitewashed
walls and brushed cement floors, plus
handmade pillows, driftwood tables,
coconut matting made by local craftsmen
and complimentary flip-flops.
WHAT?S INCLUDED Four great pools,
an open-air cinema, water sports, five
restaurants and two private islands.
One of these, Grand Zil, is just a few
minutes away by boat, or a short paddle;
take a good book and while away a few
hours on a lounger. Don?t miss the
barbecue lunch (the curried octopus
comes highly recommended) or the
cocktails from the beach bar. The kids?
club has lots of great activities, such
as island treasure hunts and glass-bottom
boat tours.
THE LOWDOWN First Choice
(firstchoice.co.uk) offers seven nights
including return flights from London
from �256pp.
adler lodge
alpe, italy
BEST FOR? MOUNTAIN AIR
In the heart of the UNESCO World
Heritage Site of the Dolomites, this lovely
lodge comes with panoramic views of the
mountain plateau of Alpe di Siusi. The main
lodge houses the reception, a cavernous
lounge with an open fireplace and plenty of
tempting armchairs, a spacious sun terrace,
restaurant and wellness centre. Service is the
right balance of friendly and professional,
from the front desk to the bartenders.
WHAT?S INCLUDED A stunning infinity
pool, access to the spa and wellness facilities
and a programme of optional activities and
excursions, including yoga, sledging, cycling
and hiking. The astronomy session is well
worth staying up for ? with no light pollution,
the night skies are stunning. In winter, hit
the slopes (ski equipment isn?t included but
guests get a 50% discount on passes) and in
summer, you can walk into the meadows.
THE LOWDOWN Seven nights start from
�420pp (adler-lodge.com). Fly to Innsbruck
with Easyjet, flights from �pp one way.
Suite at the Lodge
Beach views, Mauritius
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S W E E T P O TAT O , V I N E
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Serves 2
INGREDIENTS
2 small/medium sweet potatoes, halved
and cut into wedges
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp ground sumac
60g pitted Kalamata olives
50g kale leaves, trimmed as necessary
2-3 stems vine-ripened cherry tomatoes
200g halloumi cheese, cut into slices
METHOD
1 Preheat the oven to 200癈/Fan
180癈/Gas Mark 6.
2 Place the sweet potato wedges
in a mixing bowl, drizzle with the
oil and sprinkle with the sumac.
Toss to combine, then place in
a large roasting tray and scatter
over the olives.
3 Roast in the preheated oven for
20 minutes or until the sweet potato
wedges are just beginning to soften,
then add the kale, cherry tomatoes
and halloumi slices.
4 Roast for a further 20 minutes or
until the kale is charred, the tomatoes
are blistered and the halloumi is a little
golden. Remove from the oven and
divide between two plates. Eat while
it?s still warm and the halloumi is soft.
Each week we feature two delicious recipes
? one that?s fast and easy, and perfect for
when cooking just for one or two. The
other is a dish with wow factor for when
you have guests. It may take a little longer
to make, but it?s worth the effort. This
week, Kimberly Parsons rustles up two
mouth-watering veggie suppers
RECIPES FROM THE YOGA
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C A R R O T, D A I KO N & E D A M A M E S L AW
Serves 4
INGREDIENTS
For the slaw:
1 daikon (white radish), or an
additional 2 carrots
2-3 large carrots
150g edamame beans
8 pink radishes, thinly sliced
4 spring onions, trimmed and
thinly sliced
125g bean sprouts, washed
20g coriander leaves, roughly chopped
20g mint leaves, roughly chopped
For the dressing:
5 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
5 tbsp toasted sesame oil
3 tbsp tamari sauce
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
Freshly squeezed juice of 2 limes
1 tsp white and/or black sesame seeds
For the satay:
5 tbsp smooth peanut butter
1 tsp Thai red curry paste
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp tamari sauce
1 tbsp tamarind paste
600g tempeh or firm tofu, cut into
thick batons
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
METHOD
1 To make the slaw, peel the daikon
and carrots, trim the tops and bases
and grate using a large grater, or for
speed and ease pass them through
the grater blade of a food processor.
Place the grated carrot and daikon
into ice-cold water.
2 Put all the dressing ingredients in
a small bowl and whisk to combine.
3 In a large bowl, combine the
edamame beans, radishes, spring onions
and bean sprouts. Drain and dry the
carrots and white radish, then add
those, too. Now add the herbs and
dressing, and toss to combine. Once
the salad is coated in the dressing, set
aside in the fridge while you make the
satay sauce and tempeh skewers.
4 To make the satay, put the peanut
butter, Thai red curry paste, vinegar,
tamari, tamarind paste and 5 tbsp water
into a bowl and stir until smooth.
5 Preheat a griddle pan on a high heat.
Thread the tempeh on to eight metal
skewers and brush with half the satay.
Brush the griddle with olive oil and
cook the skewers, turning regularly, for
6-8 minutes, until golden and charred.
6 Place a portion of slaw on each plate
and top with two skewers. Drizzle over
the remaining satay sauce and serve.
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SANDI TOKSVIG
Our favourite Bake Off presenter
is touring and lands in Brighton
this week. Sandi Toksvig Live!
The National Trevor Tour
is sharp, suggestive and will
keep you in stitches all evening.
Expect a punchy Q&A, bawdy
jokes and a few quirky facts.
31 Jan; sanditoksvig.com
B L A C K M A R K E T,
LEEDS
Anyone within a 50-mile
radius of Leeds should visit
Black Market, pronto. The
new restaurant in Chapel
Allerton is causing quite a stir.
Everything from the duck
breast to the home-made
bread is exquisite at this
relaxed fine-dining joint.
5 Stainbeck Lane, Leeds
KLIMT/ SCHIELE
Feeling sophisticated? Spend
the evening sampling the
Beaufort Bar?s Music, Magic &
Drama drinks menu. A glass
of Light Bulb Moments will
definitely brighten things up.
thesavoylondon.com
CHRISTIAN
DIOR
The V&A is celebrating
Christian Dior?s legacy,
with an exhibition that
chronicles the fashion house?s
journey from 1947 to the
present day. Iconic sketches
and designs are on display.
Until 14 July; vam.ac.uk
Catch the last few days of the
Klimt/Schiele exhibition at the
Royal Academy of Arts. Works
from Gustav Klimt and Egon
Schiele offer an insight into
their artistic relationship and
contrasting oeuvre. Until 3 Feb;
royalacademy.org.uk
D E S T R OY E R
Nicole Kidman?s latest
film, Destroyer, shows the
Hollywood actress in a new
light as she stars as a gritty
undercover cop who infiltrates
a drug gang. The film, set in
California, reflects on the
character?s turbulent past as
she hunts down her former
associates. Out now
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PAUL
The age-old tale of
moving to London
to find your ?fortune?
is reworked for
Millennials in Pure
THE STREETS OF London are littered
with broken dreams. For lovely, troubled
Marnie, Dick Whittington?s old fable
takes on a Millennial twist. She wants the
city to help her shed her outer skin, unravel
her core. She wants it to rid her of the
arresting sexual imagery that disorders her
thoughts during the anxiety attacks she?s
suffered since the age of 14. She?s now
24, unemployed, with one friend in the
big city. She has wit and a fabulous smile
on her side, despite it all. Might London
take her in its promiscuous arms and
love her for who she is?
Marnie is played with fresh realism by
TV newcomer Charly Clive in Pure, a
sensational exposition of a very particular
mental health disorder. Pure is a comedy
only in the sense that My Mad Fat Diary
and Fleabag were comedies. Laughing in
the face of true adversity always involves
great side swipes of proper sadness.
Clive is just adorable from the outset,
wriggling around in the role like a lost
puppy looking for shelter without ever
sentimentalising her pathologies. Told
mostly in voiceover, we are planted directly
in her head with accuracy and immediacy.
The images that plague her thoughts
when panic strikes are played out in
short, sharp and bleakly graphic snapshots,
with a little blast of horror music
soundtracking the pain. There may be some
dim controversies around an early scene
Marnie, learning
to live in the big
city, anxiety
attacks aside
in which she imagines kissing her mother
passionately while her father goes down
on her best friend. But this is based on
the first-person testament of author
Rose Cartwright?s memoir, transposed for
TV by another sparkling newcomer, Kirstie
Swain. Pure feels real because it is real.
Like My Mad Fat Diary, of which Pure
feels like the grown-up, post-graduate sister,
mental health is one of several threads that
bind the story, not its complete arc. It has
unusual, truthful and atypical dramatic
twists, like watching young London
arrivistes looking out for one another
or doctors being wrong. A Sex Addicts
Anonymous meeting at the start of the
second episode presents no revelation,
only more confusion. The coterie of
associates Marnie assembles around herself,
in lieu of any real professional assistance,
are a little band of Whittingtons all of their
own. Pure is a warm treatise on the hard
realities of mental health. I spy awards.
Begins Wednesday, 10pm, Channel 4
Camp Dunham
Hunting season on Lena
Dunham began after she dared
remake Julia Davis?s comedy
Camping for a US network. For
those who didn?t see Davis?s
incendiary work, Dunham?s
version is actually really funny.
Moreover, it?s a fangirl kindness
of a type you don?t often
see amid competitive writers.
Offering someone you love a
huge potential new audience
is an act of artistic generosity.
Thursday, 10pm, Sky Atlantic
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THIS WEEK: Lucy Foley?s New Year?s
Eve reunion in the Highlands turns into
a murder-mystery of epic proportions
NEW
RELEASE
The Hunting Party
Lucy Foley
(�. 99, HARPERC OLLI NS)
A gang of friends heads to the Highlands for New
Year, hoping for wilderness walks, exclusive malts
and treasured time together. Instead, a decade?s
worth of secrets and resentments unravel and 2019
opens with a dead body, a fractured group and a
police helicopter heading their way. With a nimble
back-and-forth structure that leaves you guessing
who has been murdered until over halfway, an
epic location and characters who feel all-too-real as
London?s most entitled, this is a modern whodunnit.
O T H E R T H R I L L E R S W O R T H S TAY I N G I N F O R
TOP OF
THE PODS
People Fixing
The World
Sex Ed
The Suspect
Fiona Barton
Take Me In
Sabine Durrant
Red Snow
Will Dean
Looker
Laura Sims
(�.99, B ANTAM PRESS)
(�99, MU LHO LLAND
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(� .9 9, HEA DLIN E)
Last year?s Dark
Pines was an
instant hit and
this follow-up
featuring journalist
Tuva Moodyson
is a treat. A blizzard
cuts off the small
town of Gavrik,
bodies start to
pile up and it?s
up to Tuva to
unravel the mystery.
Total Scandi
vibes, a cracking
plot and a hugely
likeable heroine:
the dream.
A simmering sense
of dread dominates
this brilliant
Brooklyn-set debut.
A professor is down
on her luck, with
both her marriage
and career hitting
the skids, when her
attention turns to
the glossy actress
who lives on her
block. Way, way too
much attention.
Dazzlingly creepy
storytelling,
an utterly
absorbing read.
The Widow
introduced
journalist Kate
Waters, and she
pops up again
here in the story
of two ordinary
girls who go missing
on their gap year
in Thailand ? just
as Waters? son did
a couple of years
before. Barton
creates a great
mystery told from
multiple viewpoints
with plenty of
delicious twists.
BO OKS)
The author of
Lie With Me has a
ruthlessly sharp eye
for the vanities of
modern urbanites.
A couple on holiday
are momentarily
distracted, leaving
a stranger to save
their toddler from
drowning. A matter
of seconds turns
into months of
terror as the kindly
stranger transforms
into something
more menacing.
A revelatory podcast that
explores sex and health
in an open and analytical
way. Expect discussions
about ?kink?, clinical
sexology and
sexual medicine.
Committed
Jo Piazza delves
into the hilarious
and often heartbreaking stories
of couples who?ve
gone through
unimaginable
circumstances.
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This podcast chats
to people who want
to make the world
a better place and
investigates whether
their ideas work.
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winner of the week when they have the
awareness to judge when it?s time to step
aside and make room for someone else.
Sophie Walker, leader of the Women?s
Equality Party, quit last week after four
years running the party, a year before
her term is officially due to end. In a
statement, she pointed to the debate
that political movements have
b
inclusive enough, writing that
?frustrated by the limits of my
to ensure that women of colou
class women and disabled wom
themselves reflected in this par
know they can lead this movem
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largely made up of white, midd
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Women?s March movements in
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ie Bradshaw,
lost after leaving a restaurant, is robbed at
gunpoint and forced to hand over her
jewellery and Manolo Blahniks. ?And the
bag,? grunts her assailant. ?It?s a Bag-uette,?
she corrects him as she forlornly departs
with the dinky purple sequinned handbag.
While we advise you save the sass if you
ever find yourself in such a situation, there
is a nugget of realism to be found in this
exchange ? namely that Fendi?s Baguette has
always been so much more than just a bag.
Introduced to the world in 1997, the
Baguette quickly came to exemplify all
that was hot at the turn of the millennium.
There it was, hanging from the arms of
everyone from Madonna to Julia Roberts,
as much of a fixture at A-list events as
champagne and red carpets. Without the
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Baguette we might not have had Sex
And The City ending up as the fashion
phenomenon it became (the show?s stylist
Patricia Field credited Fendi?s willingness
to lend a Baguette to the show as propelling
its style credentials) and we certainly
wouldn?t have the ?It? bag as we know it.
The Baguette heralded the arrival of
bags as an event. It was the first of a new
breed of bags that encouraged urgency
and generated long, long waiting lists. Its
success was at odds with the mood of the
time; tastes then veered towards capacious,
pared-back designs. ?In a period dominated
by minimal bags, my answer was a little,
functional bag: the Baguette. I thought,
?Yes it?s minimal, the size is minimal,?
but it became the opposite of everything
else at that time,? creative director Silvia
Venturini Fendi tells Grazia.
Indeed, Silvia saw the Baguette as an
opportunity to show off the house?s skills.
?I think we are known for doing incredible
craftsmanship and workmanship and I
wanted something that reflected that,? she
says. It was a move that resonated with the
customer. ?The first embroidered Baguette
was with little mirrors on it. We decided to
treat this bag like a garment and do some
embroideries on it. I think that?s when the
real Baguette fever started, because people
were looking for the mirror one, and it
took so long to make that they couldn?t
find it. And so, we decided to make a
waiting list. Everyone wanted to be on
top of the list, which was quite huge;
you had to wait months and months.?
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attitude of wearing the bag under the arm,
like the French bread. It?s a very practical
bag ? thanks to the short shoulder strap
your hands are totally free,? explains
Silvia, adding: ?The Baguette is like bread,
indispensable: the minute you start eating
it, you can?t stop.? (And you thought
fashion didn?t like carbs.)
It?s true the Baguette encouraged a
kind of moreishness among its fans, thanks
in part to the 2,000-plus different versions
that went on to be created: embellished
and embroidered, silk and sequins, and
in every colour from muted minky
tones to juicy lime green and hot pink.
?The Baguette is a real manifesto of
individuality because there are so many
versions of it,? says Silvia.
And now, the Baguette is back.
Coinciding with the tidalwave of nostalgia
for all things late ?90s and early noughties,
rebooted versions were presented on
Fendi?s S/S ?19 catwalk and finally land
in store this month.
?Millennials are really in love with the
Baguette,? says Silvia of its second coming.
(Gigi Hadid recently stepped out wearing
a vintage style.) ?I noticed they were always
wearing the vintage ones from their
mothers. This is also why we decided to
relaunch it in a range of all-new styles and
sizes from mini to regular and large.?
To celebrate, the brand has created a
#BFF ? that?s Baguette Friends Forever ?
social campaign, which sees influencers
in Shanghai, Hong Kong and New
York in playful homage to Sex And
The City. (Sarah Jessica Parker even
makes a cameo appearance; once
a fan, always a fan.)
And as for the bags
themselves? Handcrafted in
the Florence atelier, they?re as
varied and vibrant as ever: think
beaded florals, embroidered
birds, and buttersoft nappa
leather (?as soft as a pillow, you
can sleep on it?, says Silvia)
embossed with the FF logo.
The ?It? factor is as potent as
ever, but that shouldn?t be
surprising. After all, it?s
not a bag, it?s a Baguette.
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OUT WITH THE OLD
Historically far more fragile than any other
type of coloured hair, blondes have been
known to pay the price for bleaching.
?Bleach weakens the hair by breaking the
bonds that keep each strand strong and
healthy, which in turn makes it more
susceptible to heat damage,? explains
TRESemm� ambassador Aaron Carlo.
This begins a vicious cycle that?s hard to
break as, without natural shine and
smoothness, heat styling becomes a daily
must in order to achieve it. Then there?s
the maintenance. ?Prominent regrowth
has always meant blondes require far more
frequent appointments than other hair
colours, which again leads to increasing
damage and subsequent lack of shine,?
explains hairstylist, salon owner, brand
founder and UK editorial ambassador for
L?Or閍l Professionnel, Adam Reed. ?But
recent advancements are about to change
all of that.? Josh Wood, famed colourist
and founder of Josh Wood Colour, agrees
that preconceived ideas of breakage and
weakness should be shaken off as new
advances merge colour and conditioning
technology together for a better (and
healthier) kind of blonde: ?Today?s blonde
can be risk-free when it comes to damage,
if you?re following the right routine.?
THE FUTURE IS STRONG
One of the biggest shifts in ?blonde tech?
is the movement towards incorporating
strengthening treatments into in-salon hair
colour top-ups. ?Hair bonding products,
such as L?Or閍l Professionnel Smartbond,
are really becoming the gold standard
when it comes to colour services,? says
Adam, who routinely makes sure his clients
have such a service with every visit. ?It?s
super-important to maintain the health of
your hair when cultivating a colour that
requires a lot of maintenance, like blonde.?
So how do they work? Essentially, the
two-step system ? which is administered
by your colourist at the same time as your
colour service ? offers unparalleled
protection for strands and prevents
damage occurring during the colour
process. The height of damage limitation,
bonding treatments absorb into the hair
shaft during the chemical colour process
and act as a lubricant between protein
chains, giving the hair as much elasticity
as possible to prevent breakage.
But that?s not your only option. Josh
prefers to use a pH bonder when colouring
his clients? hair. ?I add it to the bleach in
order to retain the bonds of the hair and
keep it as healthy as possible,? he explains.
The other notable in-salon fortifying
treatment to try is cult classic Olaplex,
which repairs bonds that have been broken
or damaged during your colour.
BYE-BYE BRASSY
According to Google, the demand in
searches for ?purple shampoo? has tripled
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over the past four years. Designed to
neutralise blonde tones and remove the
telltale brassiness that builds up between
salon visits ? purple shampoos are a
weapon every blonde needs in their
haircare armoury. K閞astase?s long awaited
Blond Absolu range has just landed, which
adds a fresh and innovative new twist to
the classic purple shampoo formula.
Swapping often drying and dated formulas
for modern, ultra-violet neutralisers and
botanical extracts, the range boosts
natural-looking radiance and condition.
In the past, treating brashness and tone
was something that had to be carried out
separately to improving overall condition,
but now it?s possible to do both at the
same time: Cicaflash Intense Fortifying
Treatment, �.50, works within the
strands to strengthen fibres. When
combined with Blond Absolu shampoo
and conditioner, it?s clinically proven to
make hair 94% stronger. Impressive.
Hand-in-hand with condition comes
shine ? something 36% of blondes are
eager to boost and one of the first things
to falter as colour builds up on strands.
The brilliant thing about the new and
improved generation of purple shampoos
and conditioners is their ability to add
a silk-like shine to even the lightest of
blondes. TRESemm�s Violet Blonde
Shine Shampoo, �50, contains pearl
extract and condition-boosting keratin
which, according to Carlo, ?restores long-lost
shine?. Keratin is fantastic for blondes as it
helps to replenish the hair?s lost proteins,
essential for preventing breakage.
to adapt their approach depending on a
number of factors, ranging from lifestyle
and commitment level to the obvious
aesthetic preferences.
BESPOKE BLONDES ONLY
Once upon a time you?d leave the salon
with the same sunny blonde head of
hair as the woman sitting next to you.
While there?s nothing wrong with that
per se, in today?s climate of hyperpersonalisation, why would you want
to? ?There?s a much bigger offering in
terms of blonde tones now,? says Josh,
who has recently created his own range
of at-home colour shots designed to bring
out the bespoke tones of each blonde.
From sun-kissed shades of beige to icewhite platinum, nothing is out of the
realms of possibility. ?We?re seeing some
real momentum with this concept,? agrees
Adam. ?It?s the idea of blondes opting
for a mixture of techniques and finishes
to bespoke their own personal version
of blonde.? Rather than being forced to
pick between classic highlights or beachy
balayage, it?s now possible for colourists
AT-HOME HACKS
The naturally fair-haired out there will
be lucky enough to be able to lift and
lighten by a few shades in the comfort
of their own bathroom. DIY colour tech
has transformed the results made possible
at home, and leading the way is Josh
with his permanent colours and shade
shots. ?The new technology in Shade
Shot Plus intuitively works with your
natural colour depositing tone only
where it?s needed.? The result is an
authentic, subtle, all-over blonde that
works to boost and balance the colour you
already have, rather than create a totally
new one. A far cry from the experiences
you may have had with the at-home
lightening sprays of your youth (think
Sun-In days in Tenerife). Josh recommends
Icy Blonde for cooler blondes, and
Champagne Blonde for softer, beige
tones. Both from �.
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A SMART BLONDE?S
CHECKLIST
Think about the answers to the
following questions before seeing
your colourist to help them get the
perfect colour-vs-commitment
blonde for you.
1. How often can you manage
maintenance appointments?
2. Do you feel strongly about roots?
3. How much time can you commit
per colour appointment?
4. Do you like your hair best when
you come back from holiday, or
after a three-hour colour?
5. Are you happy to wear more
make-up/fake tan or do you want
something that suits your skin tone?
6. Do you struggle with dry hair?
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ADDITIONAL PHOTOS: GIANANDREA TRAINA. JOSH WOOD: JOSHWOODCOLOUR.COM. KEVIN MURPHY: KEVINMURPHYSTORE.COM. K蒖ASTASE: KERASTASE.CO.UK. L?OR葾L
PROFESSIONNEL: LOREALPROFESSIONNEL.CO.UK. FEELUNIQUE.COM. MR SMITH: MRSMITHHAIR.CO.UK. OLAPEX: OLAPLEX.CO.UK. PUREOLOGY: CULTBEAUTY.COM. TRESEMM� BOOTS.COM
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100% vegan, Mr
Smith Blond, �,
is a pre-conditioner
treatment that
removes yellow tones
and repairs damage.
ogy
Cure
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t,
gaps
cles
r
ds. Spritz on.
Neutralise brassy
tones with K閞astase
Blond Absolu
Masque Ultra
Violet, �, packed
with purple pigments.
A鏰� berry extract and
purple pigments in L?Or閍l
Professionnel?s Blondi?er
Cool Shampoo, �.50,
brighten faded strands
in-between salon visits.
Ideal for blonde and
grey hair, Kevin
Murphy Blonde
Angel Wash, �,
helps brighten
dulled colour.
Slather on TRESemm�
Violet Blonde Shine
Conditioner, �50, for
three minutes and enjoy
glossy, revitalised results.
For a DIY dye job, mix
Josh Wood Colour
Shade Shot Plus Icy
Blonde with his
Permanent Colour
Kit, �, for both.
C蒁RIC CHARLIER
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New eyelash treatments
promise to make mascara
an option, rather than
an everyday essential.
Hannah Coates reports?
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tipped friends have fallen out of favour. Put
that down to the extensions, tints and lifts
responsible for stealing mascara?s crown?
ADEAM
DO THE LASH LIFT
MASCARA, OUR FOREVER ride-
or-die, has competition. Competition
which, last year, prompted a drop in
?mascara? Google searches and a 52% rise in
searches for ?natural lash lifts? on Pinterest.
What happened? We used to feel naked
without a slick of the good stuff, but now,
with Instagram popularising lash-less
looks, big brands like Fenty and Huda
Beauty (which sells 22 different types of
falsies) not selling any kind of mascara, and
the catwalks sporting bare lashes season
after season, it might seem like our furry-
All the eye-awakening, lifting and defining
effects of mascara can be mimicked with
a lash lift or perm. As low-maintenance
as lash treatments come, beauty booking
service Treatwell reported that bookings for
LVL lashes (one of the UK?s leading lash-lift
brands) are up 83% year-on-year. It?s a
semi-permanent curl and lift that lasts up to
eight weeks and makes lashes bat-worthy at
all times. ?We stick lashes to a shield on the
upper eyelid, then use a product to break
down the hair?s structure,? explains Debbie
Law of Nouveau Lashes. ?We finish by
applying a neutraliser to rebuild the lash
structure into its new, reformed shape.? The
whole process, which doesn?t damage lashes,
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takes 45 minutes. ?It looks so natural and we
often pair it with a tint,? says Debbie, who
adds you can still use mascara for extra wow.
JIL SANDER
GO MAGNETIC
If Google?s 2018 top trending search terms
are anything to go by, magnetic lashes are
a bigger thing than you might expect.
Magnetic falsies fix to your natural lashes
but with magnets instead of glue. They are
notoriously tricky to apply, but the secret is
to apply them right at the lash line, so the
magnets align and ?sandwich? your lashes.
Try Eylure?s Luxe Magnetic Lashes, �.95.
EXTENSIONS
CAN CREATE A
LONG-LASHED
EYE-OPENING
EFFECT
GET AN EXTENSION
A LT U Z A R R A
Eyelash extensions, where individual faux
lashes are glued to each natural lash, were
Treatwell?s top performing facial and lash
treatment in 2018. Their big selling point
is the amount of time and effort they save.
?With each application and removal of
mascara, you waste 15 minutes a day ?
or one hour and 45 minutes a week,?
says Asma Docrat, a lash pro at Boudoir
Lashes (available at Harvey Nichols).
The beauty of extensions is that they
negate the need for much else on the
face ? such is their ability to define.
You can also make them bespoke. Some
might prefer denser lashes on the outer
corners of the eyes, while others will
prefer a long-lashed, eye-opening effect.
Application can take up to three hours, but
they last up to eight weeks and gaps can be
infilled. To avoid damage to your lashes,
?Go to a reputable technician and follow
the aftercare instructions,? says Asma.
C蒁RIC CHARLIER
MAGIC WANDS
NURTURE YOUR NATURALS
?With our hair, we colour, curl, blow-dry
and straighten, but we combat this trauma
with conditioners and masks,? says Debbie.
?Yet, we don?t think twice about how
mascara damages our lashes.? Now, eyelash
serums are using skincare ingredients to
condition lashes. ?Look for ingredients such
as hyaluronic acid and glycerine, as these are
humectants that hydrate lashes by attracting
and holding on to water,? says dermatologist
Dr Justine Hextall. ?Biotin is also important
for healthy keratin levels to strengthen the
lash line.? Try L?Or閍l?s Clinically Proven
Lash Serum, �.99. As well as conditioning
serums, there are lash growth serums.
Revitalash, �, one of the UK?s most
popular, contains peptides, a biopeptin
complex and wheat protein to strengthen
and condition lashes. After a few weeks,
you can expect a much fuller flutter.
Clinique
Naturally
Glossy Mascara,
�.50 A bushy
brush helps de?ne
lashes. Those fair
of lash will love the
?jet brown? shade.
Hourglass
Caution
Extreme Lash
Mascara, �
This is the best
all-rounder for
length and volume.
It?s also vegan.
Giorgio Armani
Eyes To Kill
Classico
Mascara, �
A single sweep
of this soft
formula delivers
a jet-black ?utter.
Glossier
Lash Slick
Mascara, �
The ultimate
everyday mascara,
this formula
is as light as
they come.
No7 The
Full 360
Mascara, �
This is packed
with volumising
particles that
build up for
a fatter lash.
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ARMANI: JOHNLEWIS.COM. GLOSSIER: GLOSSIER.COM. HOURGLASS: JOHNLEWIS.COM.
NO7: BOOTS.COM. L?OR葾L: BOOTS.COM. REVITALASH: CULTBEAUTY.CO.UK
Still hooked on mascara? Here?s our pick of the bunch?
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Looking to boost moisture, protect and soothe your skin in a flash?
Hop on-board with a potent skincare oil?
Well
oiled
DROP S
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FACE OFF
Ideal for sensitive skins, Votary Super
Seed Cleansing Oil, �, combines 22
oils, including apricot and jojoba, to gently
lift make-up, pollution and daily grime for
a deep, ultra-nourishing cleanse.
DREAM DROPS
At �0 this is a blow-the-budget facial oil,
but Colbert MD Illumino Face Oil ? loved
by A-listers ? tackles in?ammation, boosts
elasticity and hydrates like a dream.
40 WINKS
A nightly massage with Beauty Pie Super
Healthy Skin Amazing Sleep Oil, �,
will immediately soften skin, while algae
extracts improve ?rmness in the long run.
SKIN WIN
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COM. BOBBI BROWN: BOBBIBROWN.CO.UK. COLBERT MD: NET-A-PORTER.COM. KATE
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100% natural, Kate Somerville?s Dilo Oil,
�, promises to reduce the appearance
of crow?s feet, ?ne lines and deep wrinkles
with its omega oils and antioxidants.
A WELL-FORMULATED OIL
can nourish, hydrate, calm, gently
cleanse and treat the most irritated
skin; but many of us remain sceptical.
One reason ? especially for those
with oily skin ? is that adding
more slip-and-slide to the equation
sounds counterintuitive.
?We?re meant to have oils in
our skin,? insists Arabella Preston,
skincare guru and founder of
Votary. ?But these deplete as we age,
so it makes sense to replace them
topically.? Leading dermatologist
Dr David Colbert ? who tends to the
faces of Sienna Miller, Naomi Watts
and Robin Wright ? agrees: ?There?s
tremendous benefit to using oils, as
they seal in moisture better than any
other product and aid in reducing
transepidermal water loss.?
?Oils shouldn?t leave your skin
feeling overly greasy for long,?
continues Arabella. ?The advanced
formulations are designed to be
absorbed, unlike a cream, which
acts as a barrier and sits on the skin.?
Naturally oily types should try a
lightweight formula with an almost
matte finish, like calendula oil, says
Arabella. ?Combination skins should
try argan or hazelnut oil to balance,
while dry skins need something
heavier, like rose or avocado oil.?
Or take Dr Colbert?s advice and add
a few drops into your moisturiser.
BRIGHT-EYED
The skin around our eyes is the thinnest
and most fragile on the entire face, so it
deserves an ultra-soothing oil blend like
Of?cine Universelle Buly Vide Poche,
�, which comes with a nifty rollerball.
SPOTTED
Formulated with pore-clearing salicylic
acid, Bobbi Brown Skin Clari?er Pore
& Oil Control, �, keep spots at bay.
HYDRATION STATION
Facialist-to-the-stars Nichola Joss swears
by daily massage with Sanctuary Spa
Therapist Secret Facial Oil, �.50,
to keep skin supple and soft in winter.
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CAN WE PLEASE DISCUSS ?
Staying motivated
Health in
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Don?t give up now!
The six-week point
= make or break
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having a serious craving and are
teetering on the verge of faceplanting in a tub of Ben & Jerry?s?
Life coach Jacqueline Hurst
suggests a trick: ?Remember why
you started,? she says. ?Make a list
of all the awful things about your
old habits, enter it into your
computer and get it to pop up
three times a day.? While I didn?t
go that far, I did try remembering
why I started when the leftover
Christmas chocolates started
calling my name this week. The
result? It interrupted the craving
and stopped it in its tracks.
Jacqueline also stresses the
importance of taking one day at
a time. A long-term project can
feel like a life sentence, but if we
say, ?I?m going to go the gym,
just for today,? it won?t seem so
overwhelming. ?It?s about taking
it one day at a time,? she says.
There are a few faithful tricks
that have helped me stay on track
in the past. Exercise-wise, it?s vital
to mix it up ? don?t do the same
workout four days a week as you?ll
get bored quickly. I do yoga, HIIT
classes, running, gym workouts,
swimming and spinning (but not
all in a week!). I also do that thing
of scheduling workouts into my
diary and not moving them, even
for a work meeting.
Food-wise, I try to remind
myself how good I will feel if I
eat well, and if I want something
sweet I try having a cup of tea
instead. As for alcohol, I find
cutting it out entirely is
unsustainable, but I do try to
abstain Monday to Thursdays.
When Friday comes around, that
G&T tastes very good indeed.
Follow @susannahtaylor_
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if you started some sort of
fitness/sugar-free/lower alcohol/
coffee cut-back regime in January,
then it?s around now that you
might find you?re clinging on
for dear life. ?We only live once,
Goddamnit,? you murmur as you
eye up the KitKats in the biscuit
aisle. I urge you to hang in there
? experts say it takes six weeks to
break a habit, so if you stick with
it now you may have just broken
your unwanted ways forever.
But how to hang in there when
the going gets tough? Health
expert Louise Parker, whose new
book, The 6 Week Programme,
aims to kick-start a sustainable
healthy regime, explains that the
initial boost of motivation will
always fade. ?Motivation is a
temporary swell,? she says. ?No
matter how much fire there was
in your belly the day you decided
to change, it?s human to feel
demotivated and then it?s easy
to throw in the towel.?
For Louise (who counts the
Duchess of Cambridge as a client),
success is about resetting your
habits, from eating better to
exercising regularly, resting more
and thinking positively. This
formula, she?s found countless
times, not only transforms your
health but also creates a better body
and more sustainable weight loss
than any restrictive diet ever has.
But what should we do if we?re
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Ranged around Sagrada Familia,
Antoni Gaud�s unfinished
masterpiece, the Eixample district?s
striking grid-like pattern of wide
boulevards and Catalan modernist
buildings was created in the 19th and
early 20th centuries to house the city?s
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is one of Barcelona?s most lively areas,
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