Grazia Issue 745

Grazia combines 'A-list' celebrity exclusives with thought-provoking, real-life features and agenda-setting fashion. Each week we bring you: - 'A-lister' celebrity news and gossip - The very latest in fashion news and trends - What's hot NOW - Amazing real-life stories - Reports from all the key fashion shows around the world. Love fashion and celebrities? Then you'll love Grazia!

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1 min.
welcome to the issue

IN 2014, GRAZIA launched a petition calling for the Government to pass legislation that would mean businesses employing more than 250 people would have to publish details about the pay gap of their male and female employees. Thanks to you all – our brilliant audience – galvanising behind that campaign, it became a reality. But, as the BBC’s former China editor, Carrie Gracie, so powerfully articulates on page 42 – the fight is far from won. She writes about why it’s a conversation we all should be having. Meanwhile, we’ve also spoken to Chiara Ferragni about the highs and lows of social media – and life behind the Instagram grid. @hattie_brett / feedback@graziamagazine.co.uk…

2 min.
over to you...

LET’S HAVE A REFILL! Is this glass half empty or half full? (9 Sep) was very well-written and gave me a lot to ponder on. I always thought the nice part of being a pessimist was that you were constantly being either proved right or pleasantly surprised. But reading on, I realised that unlike their less positive counterparts, optimists will at least try to find the good in even the most difficult of people and are much more willing to place their faith in others. And although this doesn’t mean that you should trust the good intentions of everyone you meet, a leap of faith every once in a while can’t hurt. I will definitely give this a go from now on. Adriana LEARNING CURVE I have been reading Grazia for six or…

1 min.
making a change

Reading Things you only know if.... (2 Sep) on the boat from the Isle of Arran to Glasgow for my last month as partner at a large accountants was just what I needed to remind myself why I am leaving the firm I’ve spent 20 years with, 20 years I have loved. It is time to try a more relaxed life, spend more time with family and friends. I’m excited for the next chapter in my life, which will involve significantly less money but hopefully at least as much happiness. It’s great to read that so many others are taking the plunge too.…

1 min.
grazia view

The power of standing up for what’s right Boris Johnson’s first Prime Minister’s Questions was always going to be lively, but last week’s session was notable for something unrelated to Brexit (for once). Labour MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi stood up and delivered an impassioned speech, in which he called for Johnson to apologise for his comments comparing burka-wearing Muslim women to ‘letterboxes’ and ‘bank robbers’. As a turban-wearing Sikh man, Dhesi spoke with startling clarity about the pain caused by the Prime Minister’s words. It’s a reminder that we should never let derogatory remarks slide – if we’re serious about solidarity, we have to challenge racism.…

2 min.
why we’ll never get to the bottom of kim kardashian

KIM KARDASHIAN WEST’S casting of Alice Marie Johnson in the campaign for her new shapewear brand Skims is, by my calculation, the most sublimely, preposterously Kim Kardashian West manoeuvre of all time. On the one hand: how wonderful! Alice Marie Johnson is the woman whose 2018 release from a life-plus-25-years jail sentence – on first-time, non-violent drug charges – Kim Kardashian West guaranteed. KKW went to bat for a woman she’d never met, hiring lawyers and taking a trip to the White House to secure Trump’s signature on the pardon. ‘She went to war for me,’ said Johnson; and golly! She did, didn’t she? Like Boudica in body-con, she was! On the other hand: making an ad campaign of one’s most noble, selfless act, somewhat dents the original nobility, no? It’s…

1 min.
chart of lust

1. Up JOAQUIN PHOENIX His portrayal of the Joker broke hearts and set Venice a-chatter. We’ve only seen a trailer of it, but we’re mesmerised by that alone. 2. New in COCO GRAUFF Knocked out of the US Open last week, which is a shame because she was delivering some fine, fine looks along with her serve. 3. Up INDIRA VARMA Herewith honoured variously for: her former work in Game Of Thrones, her current work in both Carnival Row (Amazon) and This Way Up (Channel 4), her cheekbones and her living near us. 4. Non-mover DAVE CHAPPELLE Whose new Netflix special is causing consternation and pearl-clutching on the internet. We adored it, and fancy him like we can’t remember fancying anyone else. 5. Non-mover LIZZO In double denim and fishnets at last week’s Made In America festival. If not her, then who? If not…