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Grazia Issue 790

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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25 Issues

in this issue

2 min
return  of the mattes

THE MATTE MOVEMENT ‘Formulations of matte products have really moved on recently,’ says Andrew Gallimore, the pro make-up artist behind the looks you see here. ‘Modern formulas don’t look cakey. Take NARS’ new Soft Matte Complete Foundation, £28, used here – it doesn’t feel heavy-duty, yet delivers long-lasting coverage that won’t budge under a mask.’ It’s great for Zoom, too. ‘If you want to swerve the shine on camera, a matte foundation does the trick. Plus you don’t need to use powder to set it.’ We’re here for that. THE HIGH-LOW We know that using lighter shades on the high points of our face accentuates those features. But have you thought of swapping glossy balms for a matte highlighting statement? ‘This is a traditional technique used in theatre, but it feels right for…

2 min
all the things i miss from pre-covid days… and the one that i don’t

AN ACQUAINTANCE and I wind up sitting on adjacent tables in the same caff, which is awks because we’re in London, aka Tier Two, forbidden from socialising indoors with anyone from another household, so: ‘Do we ignore each other? Or should one of us leave?’ my acquaintance asks. Feck knows, I say. We end up staying and talking – carefully, mind, with the Government’s sacred space allowance, so there’s no droplet spatter. For this is what our lives have come to. She asks what I miss most of pre-Covid life. I say: all of it. ‘Nah!’ she says. Yes! I say. I miss regrets. I miss waking up, hungover and fearful, after Just One Drink turned into nine, a lot of crisps, a minor indiscretion, and a venue change to that half-lit gay gangster…

1 min
the top three sanity breaks

THE SPA BREAK Because who wants to talk during a massage anyway? Try:the newly opened Buxton Spa Hotel. Promising to give Bath a run for its money, enjoy treatments or simply ‘take the waters’. ensanahotels.com TO BE ALONE, BUT WITH OTHERS Destinations where solo travellers can opt in (or out) of socially-distant activities Try: Birch, Cheshunt. At this new group-spirited (but still luxe) hotel, there are guided walks, crafting classes and film screenings. birchcommunity.com THE WOODSY TRIP Getting outdoors has proven wellbeing benefits. Try: Falling Water is a cabin in the woods perched above a stream in Ponden Mill, Yorkshire. canopyandstars.co.uk…

1 min
it’s time to…

STEP BACK IN TIME WITH… Disco, the nostalgic yet distinctly modern approach to one of music’s prevailing and most enduring genres, from the ever-timeless Kylie Minogue. Out 6 Nov ENJOY BUBBLES IN YOUR BUBBLE AS… Veuve Clicquot toasts its La Grande Dame 2012 vintage with a pop-up bar inspired by designer Yayoi Kusama. Delightfully bright. Selfridges London, from 9 Nov RETHINK FASHION HISTORY WITH… Toto & Coco, a deep dive into the friendship of model Toto Koopman and Coco Chanel. Out now HEAR A VITAL VOICE ON… The Dotty Show, a celebration of Black music from Apple Music’s lead cultural curator (and Grazia contributor) Ashley ‘Dotty’ Charles. Mon-Thurs, 3-5pm RETURN TO NEW YORK WITH… Cobble Hill, the deliciously dramatic new novel from Gossip Girl author Cecily von Ziegesar. Out 10 Nov…

1 min
welcome to the issue

IN THIS RESTRICTIVE world, where we’ve been stripped of even the freedom to hug our loved ones, it feels increasingly important to seek out pleasures where we can. That could mean wearing the cosiest cashmere socks for a night on the sofa watching The Crown when it finally returns (page 48). Or investing in a piece of homeware that brings you joy now you’re spending more and more time there (find some inspirational ideas on page 98). And then there’s a night out watching a live performance by one of the UK’s many talented artists, like our cover star, ballerina Francesca Hayward. As she puts it on page 66, art is like medicine for the soul – we mustn’t undervalue its importance. Enjoy the issue. I hope it brings you…

1 min
take note

Retro prints Happy 50th anniversary to Paul Smith. The much-loved designer is celebrating the milestone with a capsule collection of laid-back pieces featuring playful prints from the archives. From £19, paulsmith.com TREASURED Step into the world of Panthère de Cartier at Harrods this month. Dedicated to the iconic jewellery collection – first introduced in 1914 – the immersive installation features treasures from the archive, new styles and a ‘touch and try’ space for an irresistible Instagram opportunity. Until 27 November, Harrods, London IMPERFECT MATCH The Kooples’ mantra for A/W ’20? Mix and match. Think slick blazers with tees and tailored trousers with slouchy sweaters, all worn with the brand’s signature rock’n’roll swagger. From £140, thekooples.com. LOOKING FABULOUS AT 50 Another fashion institution ringing in 50 years is Browns. To mark the occasion, the legendary boutique has called on…