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Grazia Issue 782

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
10 meet your back-to-the-beach swimwear

SWIMWEAR HASN’T EXACTLY been a priority over the last few months. But with summer holidays back on the cards, you may find yourself on a beach in your birthday suit if you don’t start thinking about it soon. Luckily, there couldn’t be more choice when it comes to bikinis and cossies. At Browns, summer 2020 is all about the two-piece. ‘There is a clear shift among our customers towards bikinis,’ says ready-to-wear buying manager Holly Tenser. ‘We couldn’t keep Burberry’s check bikini in stock, and Hunza G has also been a star performer. We love the one-size-fits-all and conscious elements of the brand.’ Bikinis are more popular than swimsuits at Selfridges too, making up 60% of its swimwear sales. But what Poppy Lomax, its womenswear buying manager, finds interesting is the change…

1 min
chart of lust

1. Up MICHAELA COEL I May Destroy You keeps causing all manner of delicious ructionsK LatestW she turned down a €Nm Netflix deal because she’d lose ownershipK IntegrityW sexyK 2. Up NATALIE DORMER Playing a multitude of characters in Penny Dreadful, City Of AngelsK Barely recognisable from one to the next. We find this most thrillingK 3. Non-mover MADONNA Posting her version of the classic topless hat ‘n’ crutch selfie, looking just incredibleK But then – you know her… 4. Non-mover BRAD PITT Finally accepted another film role, following his storming (shirtless) performance in Once Upon A Time In HollywoodK We await Bullet Train breathlesslyK 5. Up LIZZO Twerking in a pool on Instagram, in a pink tieJdye monokiniK The more visual explosions of joy around right now, the betterK 6. Down YOUR ‘TYPE’ Scientists say there’s no such thing – no one has any idea what…

1 min
press play on summer

2 min
5 brace yourself! your bottom-half is staging a comeback

THIS YEAR, fashion trends were eclipsed by those for cooking (flower biscuits), exercise (Yoga With Adriene) and socialising (virtual quizzes, doorstep hangouts). And when we did take the time to dress up, it was with Zoom-friendly earrings, hair accessories and blouses – things that stood out on screen. But with summer less locked down, it’s time to re-embrace dressing for life offline – aka, give our bottom-half some attention as well. Here’s our edit of post-lockdown purchases that’ll give you a little lift... THE TIERED MAXISKIRT Show your bottomJhalf some love with a maxiskirtK They swished along the catwalks at Celine, Chloé, Dior and Dries Van NotenK Wear a tiered version with a cropped tank top to show just a sliver of skinK Just add ankleJtie sandalsK THE SHORT-SLEEVE SHIRT Don’t get caught out…

4 min
does he like me because i’m fun, smart… or simply because i’m not white?

WHEN YOU MEET someone new, it’s exciting to speculate on all the things you don’t know about them yet. What kind of music do they like? Do they prefer cooking at home or eating out? Do they take sugar in their tea? But on top of this, I often wonder: do they actually like me, or are they fetishising and stereotyping me? Will their family treat me differently or disapprove of me because I’m not white? Will their friends make derogatory comments about my race behind closed doors? Dating as a person of colour can be a minefield. It doesn’t help when dating apps feature ethnicity filters, which only make these acute feelings of being ‘different’ 10 times worse. These filters allow users to screen out profiles from certain ethnic backgrounds, normalising…

3 min
at the end of the day…

KATHERINE JENKINS 40, SINGER ON SILVER LININGS, LIVE INTERVIEW HICCUPS AND GETTING BACK TO NATURE I genuinely thought, when we went into lockdown, that I’d have time to read those books and organise my photo album – all those little personal jobs that I’ve got on my to-do list – but that never happened. My son, Xander, is only two but, for my daughter who’s four, there has been an element of home-schooling that had to be done. We’ve never all been in the same house in this way, because normally I’m travelling, or my husband Andrew is travelling. I’m trying to look at the silver lining of everything, and that’s been the family, the bonding and the connecting. I’ve been speaking to my mum and my sister far more, and it’s nice…