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Grazia Issue 806

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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United Kingdom
25 Issues

in this issue

5 min
sun, sex… and quarantine. love island’s back! but not quite as you know it

THE COUNTDOWN TO the new series of Love Island has finally begun – and this time the return of ITV2’s dating juggernaut feels far more significant than usual. First, we missed out on a summer series last year as bosses tried and failed to figure out a way to manage Covid restrictions during the tumultuous first lockdown. That left us with a painful 18-month Love Island desert, since the winter series finished in January 2020, and it’s almost two years since a record 3.63 million people tuned in to watch Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea win series five in those halcyon pre-Covid times. Second, with our own summer trips abroad largely now off the cards, never have we been in greater need of the vicarious sunshine escape that Love Island provides. If…

2 min

OUR POP CULTURE EXPERT PAUL FLYNN HAS BEEN WRITING ABOUT TV FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS… THE TEMPESTUOUS couple at the heart of Together, a sparkling, tough and relatable meditation on how the political became personal and the personal political during the first year of coronavirus lockdowns, are very much in the love/hate stages of their relationship. ‘She’ is Sharon Horgan, ‘he’ James McAvoy. They’re never named. They’re a well-heeled, hot, sophisticated, quick-witted couple who wear their issues with one another at surface level. If Miranda and Fleabag broke the theatrical fourth wall for comic effect, Together goes full-throttle, playing most of its mono and duologues straight to camera. We itch straight under the couple’s skin, the audience playing the therapist’s role to their explosive dynamic. When the first lockdown strikes, they…

1 min
anna’s party hacks

✱ Batch-make your cocktail in advance so it’s a case of pouring or shaking over ice when guests arrive. ✱ If you’re going all-out on the main course, keep your starter light so as not to dampen your guests’ appetite. ✱ Serve your main course family style, so people can help themselves. It saves time on plating up and means you’re enjoying the food at its best. ✱ Keep dessert simple but vibrant, seasonal and impressive, like the pavlova with a twist I’ve made for this menu. ✱ Whether it’s lunch or dinner, I like to use candles to create atmosphere and make the table feel extra-special. It’s also useful when lunch turns into dinner! ✱ Always have a playlist as music makes everything go well. I’m playing… Girlfriend Christine and the Queens Sound And Vision…

1 min
the do’s and don’ts

DO Apply Vaseline over eyebrows and across your hairline before you tan if you have fair hair to prevent the guide colour from tinting it. DO Try applying your face fake tan with a fluffy foundation brush. If you’re using a spray, spritz twice into the lid and buff in sparingly with your brush. DO Drink plenty of water and moisturise every day to maintain your sun-kissed look for longer. The drier your skin, the quicker dead skin cells will flake off and cause your tan to fade. DO Sprinkle a little talcum powder under your arms and around your breasts if the weather is hot. This ensures that sweat and bras don’t rub the colour away prematurely. DON’T Use body or face oils on fake tanned skin. Oils lift the dead skin cells…

2 min
‘michaela dedicating her bafta to me has had a huge impact’

ITA O’BRIEN was walking through Prague when she heard Michaela Coel had dedicated her BATFA award win to her. The intimacy coordinator who worked on I May Destroy You, Normal People, It’s A Sin, Industry, Sex Education and just about anything else you’ve watched recently had no idea Michaela was planning to use her acceptance speech to thank her for ‘making the space safe’ while they filmed the series about sexual assault. By the time Ita, 56, was back at her hotel, messages were flooding in. ‘I started getting all these texts congratulating me and I was going, “What on earth are they on about?” I was flabbergasted and so grateful. She’s an amazing woman. That’s who she is – it’s not all about her. It’s about bringing the best of…

2 min
6 angelina’s move to counter new custody battle

DRESSED IN A sunny yellow dress to celebrate her 46th birthday in Los Angeles with her kids, Angelina Jolie looked brighter and happier than she has done for some time. But the occasion coincided with behind-the-scenes turmoil in what has been the latest devastating twist in Angelina’s four-and-a-half year divorce saga with Brad Pitt. In late May, Judge John Ouderkirk granted Brad and Angelina joint custody of their children, Zahara, Shiloh, Pax, Knox and Vivienne (their eldest child, Maddox, is 19). This followed Angelina’s unsuccessful efforts to have Ouderkirk removed from the case. Court papers filed by her representatives claimed that ‘Judge Ouderkirk denied Ms Jolie a fair trial, improperly excluding her evidence relevant to the children’s health, safety and welfare.’ So Ouderkirk’s decision, which a source says she will oppose,…