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Grazia Issue 772

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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2 min

1. YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS An engrossing look at the secret history of Hollywood, written, produced and narrated by film journalist Karina Longworth. Start with the Joan Crawford series, stay for the Jane Fonda/Jean Seberg mash-up. 2. SLOW BURN An in-depth look at some of the biggest stories of the 20th century. The first season, on Watergate, was good, but the second, which delves into the Monica Lewinsky/Bill Clinton scandal, is a must-listen. It will make you re-evaluate everything you thought you knew, such as how shoddily she was treated at the time. 3. OPRAH’S SUPER SOUL CONVERSATIONS In times of crisis, I always turn to the Queen of Emotional Processing, Oprah Winfrey. The guests she has access to are, of course, phenomenal. Tune in to hear life wisdom from Michelle Obama, Dwayne ‘The Rock’…

3 min
your horoscope for april

April isn’t just about rain showers and new tax years (thankfully!). It’s also about transitioning from winter to spring. This year, that feels especially challenging. So, what’s required is some tender, loving self-care. Grab a yoga mat and start the day with a few sun salutations – exercise, even done solo, is great for mental health. So is writing. Why not journal some positive affirmations? You’ll be amazed by the power they have. And never underestimate the small joy of new make-up! Read on for your horoscope for the month, from Britain’s coolest astrologer, Carolyne Faulkner. ARIES 20 Mar - 18 April This is your month to shine and 2020 offers a welcome break from the shifting sands of past years. Uranus recently left your sign, after a seven-year residency. This probably…

1 min
2 it’s time to get (track) suited and booted

WHAT WE BUY in times of trouble is telling. According to global search platform Lyst, who crunched the numbers last week, the US, Canada, the UK and Australia firmly fall into the ‘practical’ category when it comes to lockdown shopping, with increased searches for sportswear and loungewear as people settle into the WFH frame of mind. It makes sense. With most of us confined to home for the foreseeable – and our nerves rather frayed – there’s no time like the present for upping your wardrobe’s comfort factor. Our recommendation? The luxe tracksuit. Some are 100% cashmere, some are tie-dyed, but all are much more soothing for the soul than anything sharply tailored. And if you need to dress them up for a video meeting (or just for the joy of…

1 min
skype/zoom/facetime chic

Given that increasing amounts of our interaction with colleagues is being achieved online, it’s vital to develop a distinct aesthetic for that. I’m not ashamed to admit I spent most of my first Grazia online conference wandering around my flat, attempting to identify the most flattering lighting opportunity (balanced on top of my sofa, my face inclined towards a window on which the blinds were half-opened in the sunlight, as it turned out). Eyewear, equally, has never seemed more significant. I thank the lucky stars for my pre-corona obsession with finding the perfect bins, mainly c/o Ace & Tate, Cubbits, Finlay London and For Arts Sake. Coordinate your earrings with your eyewear. I’m personally of the opinion that there is no such thing as too much gold on a Skype, and…

5 min
will the burden on women finally be recognised?

WHEN HANNAH* , who works in publishing, told her husband that childcare for their two children had fallen apart, his immediate response wasn’t what she’d hoped for. ‘He is quite a modern man,’ says Hannah, 40, ‘but his reaction was, “But what are you going do about work?” I said, “What am I going to do? What are we going to do!”’ This type of conversation has been repeated up and down the country, as Covid-19 has ripped apart the delicate arrangements families have in place to balance earning a living with caring for children. Once schools and nurseries closed, with many grandparents and other carers having to distance themselves from children, the often-unseen support systems that keep households – and society – running were suddenly visible by their absence. And…

4 min
you end up self-isolating with your ex

“Sitting on the sofa between us is our joint failure to make the marriage work” IT SOUNDS LIKE the premise for a scripted reality show – a kind of Dates With My Ex on steroids. An author friend on a WhatsApp group, misunderstanding as I discussed my situation, said, ‘Is this a new book idea, Kate?’ ‘No,’ I replied. ‘This is my actual life.’ Of course, there is no script – for any of this. The whole world is pitching about in uncharted waters. It’s terrifying and surreal and most of us have never known anything like it. I know that people have it so much worse than me (not least those in abusive relationships), but there’s no doubt that this period – isolating in the countryside with only my ex-husband for…