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Marie Claire - UK February 2019

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Future Publishing Ltd
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2 min.
editor’s letter

If you’re wondering what on earth is going on in the picture on this page, let me enlighten you. These are the hands of our creative director Christine and picture editor Eva getting scissor happy, producing the wonderful collages for this month’s spring fashion trend report on page 46. As we move into 2019, our editors and experts have whipped out their crystal balls in order to give you a head start on the coming year, forecasting the health trends we’ll be getting into, the music we’ll be listening to and the TV and movie moments we’ll be gripped by (page 76). However gloomy these post-Christmas few weeks might be feeling, be assured that there is a lot to look forward to. My starting point is a trip to the…

3 min.
all aboard

Women sailors on board Japan’s biggest warship, Kaga, are making waves in the drive for gender equality in the country’s mixed-gender navy, where men still outnumber women ten to one ‘When I first joined nine years ago, there were few women, and it felt like men then didn’t know how to deal with us,’ says Ayako Yoneda, a firefighter and engineer on Kaga. ‘I think the men now see things more from our perspective. The MSDF [Maritime Self-Defence Force] has become a gentler place.’ Japan’s demographic imbalances are now forcing it down a path taken years earlier by the US, which lifted a ban on women on warships in 1993. As a result of Japan’s ageing population and falling birth rates, there are no longer enough men to crew warships and helicopter…

1 min.
women who win

Haben Girma, 30, is a disability rights lawyer, author and speaker, who was the first deaf-blind graduate from Harvard Law School. She became a White House Champion of Change in 2013, and has spoken about disability at events for Apple and Google. I DID EVERYTHING TO INCREASE MY CHANCES ‘The unemployment rate for people with disabilities is more than double that of non-disabled people in the US, and for the blind community alone, the rate is 70 per cent. Going to Harvard was intended to improve my job prospects and increase the opportunities and resources available to me. I worked at a law firm for two-and-a-half years, then quit to start training and consulting, but it took time to get the courage to switch.’ BARACK OBAMA HAS A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOUR ‘When I…

2 min.
life for rent

Unreturned deposits, unaffordable admin fees and uncooperative landlords… something has to give. Victoria Fell investigates the options bringing hope to Generation Rent. My parents bought their first house when they were 26. I’m 25 – and it will take me another 30 years to save the deposit needed (now more than £33,000*) to become a first-time buyer outside of London (in the capital this rises to a staggering £114,000*). For the 42 per cent of 25-34 year olds like me who make up Generation Rent, life is not easy. At the whim of landlords, we live in constant uncertainty. Citizen Advice estimates that since 2015, 141,000 tenants have been victims of ‘revenge evictions’, known as the ‘complain and you’re out’ rule. A recent study showed tenants who reported issues have an almost one-in-two…

1 min.
culture clash

‘As an Asian female photographer working in the UK, I would often be mistaken for an assistant on shoots, and so the theme “Lost in translation” emerged,’ says photographer Hanna Moon of a new exhibition, Hannah Moon and Joyce Ng: English As A Second Language, revering Britain’s multicultural landscape. Incorporating nods to their own cultures (Ng grew up in Hong Kong and Moon was born in South Korea) the London-based photographers present a unique take on diversity in fashion. Moon says: ‘I lived in Asia for more than 20 years and I started to appreciate my background more when I moved to a different country. I grew up seeing and listening to completely different art, music, pop culture. It’s about reinterpreting your new surroundings with the base of my original cultural…

2 min.
murder, she wrote

VAL MCDERMID ‘The best crime novels are like a three-legged stool – they depend on character, story and setting. You have to create characters that your readers think are plausible; they don’t have to love them but they have to care about their fate. Don’t underestimate the power of setting, too. Everybody knows murders are not solved the way we write about them in books. If we wrote about the reality it would be boring, so we have to persuade the reader to come with us on a journey of suspension of disbelief. If you write about place in a way that for someone who knows that place, they’re absolutely there with you, then they trust you with everything else you’re telling them.’ SOPHIE HANNAH ‘For me, a great crime novel starts with…