Grazia Issue 747

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

THERE ARE VERY few people who’ve featured on the cover of Grazia consistently over the 15 years since the magazine first launched. Victoria Beckham is one of them. I’d hazard a guess that’s because VB is the queen of reinvention – as she proved again this week. Just when we’ve got used to her fashion shows being slick operations, where the grown-up, ladylike-without-being-prim clothes now get more attention than her family sitting front row, she’s added another facet to her business: a beauty range. Grazia’s Hannah Banks-Walker was at the launch and talked to Victoria and her team about why it’s designed to be #NotPerfect… @hattie_brett / feedback@graziamagazine.co.uk…

2 min.
over to you...

IS THE GRASS GREENER? Is competition in female friendship the last taboo? (16 Sep) resonated so much with me. I have a group of friends I’ve known for over 25 years and, just a few weeks ago, it all blew up on a (rare) drunken night out. I’m a stay-at-home mum and my friend is a full-time working mum. She suddenly turned to me and said, ‘What are you going to do when your kids leave home? You’ll have nothing, you’ll be nothing.’ I felt as if I’d been slapped. She said she was jealous my husband had such a well-paid job so I was able to be home with the kids, as she felt like a rubbish mum. I was so surprised as she’s always been so career-driven and I’m…

1 min.
home from home

It was so lovely to read Things you only know if… (16 Sep). I’m from Newcastle NSW, not far from Sydney, and moved to the UK aged 22 after getting pregnant while visiting my British boyfriend. I can completely relate to Kate finding her way in the UK and how her love is split between here and Australia. England is the place I had my (three!) beautiful babies, got married and discovered who I am as a mother, friend and wife. But Australia will always hold a special place in my heart. How lucky we are to be able to call two places home. Liz Barber…

1 min.
grazia view 24 september 2019

Flexible working is on the rise – but there’s a long way to go The number of highly-paid (£80k+) roles offering flexible working has trebled in the last four years, the Flexible Jobs Index revealed last week – although is still pretty woeful at 16%. Vacancies for jobs with a salary of £20k or under fare better, with more than a fifth offering flexible working. It’s middle-earners who are missing out most. Currently, just 14% of new roles in this bracket advertise the same benefits. Still, we are moving in the right direction. Could the working world finally be starting to catch up with the demands of modern life? Here’s hoping.…

2 min.
it’s time to de-tribe – before it goes horribly wrong

I WATCH TODAY’S news like I watch hooky TV dramas: compulsively, fearfully, enthralled, through the barely-splayed fingers of both hands. I no longer remember a time when it was boring: when the bongs and themes of the big channels’ big news shows heralded nothing but a bit of bluster and a reversal on yesterday’s minor legislative tweaking. How could they, yeah but, what does that really mean, I did not see that coming and how can any of this possibly resolve itself in time, is how I consume the News of Now; appointment viewing incorporating a series of vertigo-inducing cliffhangers. Who Resigned Today is one of my fave recurring plot twists in today’s high-stakes unmissable news spectaculars. Who walked, defected, left a sick burn of a resignation statement. Sam Gyimah had…

2 min.
chart of lust

1. Up BRAD PITT On watching Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, it occurred to us we’d somehow forgotten to fancy BP recently – which is absurd! In recompense, we’d like to formally usher in the dawn of the Brad-naissance. 2. New in BRAD AT THE AD ASTRA PREMIERE Whimsical but faintly stern with a far away look as if to say: I won’t be getting my kit off this time. 3. Up BRAD IN THE LEVI’S AD Yeah, we’d forgotten about this, too. Foolish of us, but so very worth the price of a quick google (which is of course, £0. Though, honestly? We’d pay). 4. Non-mover BRAD IN THELMA AND LOUISE While we may have forgotten to fancy Brad in the wider scheme of things, this has never been far from our lust. We love watching him leave. 5. New…