Marie Claire - UK

Marie Claire - UK

November 2019

Your life made easier - every day. Marie Claire is the monthly women's glossy that combines provocative features with outstanding fashion and beauty to inspire every woman who wants to think smart and look amazing.

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6 min.
flo perry is a wanker

We’re all trying to be good feminists, and mostly there’s nothing we won’t discuss with friends, colleagues and partners to make the world a better place for us and women everywhere. But hands up anyone who openly chats about masturbation – the dos and the do yous? Flo Perry is in a unique position to talk about it – she discovered the wonders of masturbation at 13 and now the 27-year-old bisexual daughter of transvestite artist Grayson and psychotherapist Philippa, has written and illustrated a funny graphic guide called How To Have Feminist Sex . ‘Female sexuality is still surrounded in shame, guilt and an overarching sense of what we should be doing, rather than what we want to be doing,’ says Perry. ‘So I’ve written a book because it’s time…

5 min.
are you suffering from eco-anxiety?

What keeps you awake at 3am? Work deadlines? An argument before bed? Mortgage repayments? We all carry around daily worries, but some of us are sleepless over a much bigger concern – the state of planet Earth. ‘Eco-anxiety’ is something that mental-health practitioners report seeing a spike in over recent years, as we collectively wake up to the urgency of the climate crisis we find ourselves in today. A recent poll* of our top concerns showed the environment eclipsing issues such as housing and crime for the first time ever. Olivia Howers, 27, who studied sustainability, science and policy at university, admits to living with such a sense of anxiety. ‘I had this constant nagging feeling at the back of my mind, a low level worry that I couldn’t get rid of.…

1 min.
working for me

BUY HUGG CBD BATH SALTS Run a bath and add this mix of Dead Sea and Himalayan salt minerals – packed with essential oils and added CBD – for the ultimate at-home spa experience. £10.99, thehuggshop.co.uk READ THE BOOK YOU WISH YOUR PARENTS HAD READ BY PHILIPPA PERRY Psychotherapist Philippa Perry shares the fundamental dos and don’ts of raising children to help you accept the mistakes you make and what you can do about them. TRY BETTER YOU MAGNESIUM OIL GOODNIGHT SPRAY Enhanced with chamomile, bergamot and clary sage, massage five to ten sprays into your body to ensure a good night’s sleep. £12.95, betteryou.com…

8 min.
we love lucy

‘WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I FOUND IT EASIER TO BE POLITICALLY APATHETIC. THEN, IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, SINCE TRUMP AND BREXIT, THERE’S NO EXCUSE’ When Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek closed his Best Actor acceptance speech at this year’s Oscars with a declaration of love for his co-star and girlfriend, no one was more surprised than the woman herself. ‘Lucy Boynton, you’re the heart of this film,’ he gushed. ‘You are beyond immensely talented. You have captured my heart.’ As anyone who has seen the phenomenally successful Queen biopic will attest, Malek is correct on both counts – because, while he might have had the glory of the lead role, Boynton’s portrayal of Freddie Mercury’s muse Mary Austin undoubtedly steals the show. If the 25-year-old American-English actress had been hoping for…

8 min.
‘the day that i discovered i was a war rape baby’

‘GROWING UP IN THE UK, I’M NOT REMINDED OF MY BIRTH ALL THE TIME, WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT IF I HAD STAYED IN SARAJEVO’ I’ve only seen the news footage of me as a five-day-old baby once. That was enough. There’s a woman speaking to camera, she’s saying she can’t look at me as it reminds her of the men who raped her. Then she admits that if she holds me she will strangle me. I was 19 and could see how distressed the woman was. Having a baby should have been one of the happiest moments of her life, but all I did was give her flashbacks of violence. I couldn’t really see her face, only her side profile, and could tell she was consumed by anger. But as I…

2 min.
how to live green

NEW ISN’T ALWAYS NICER Two years ago, I stopped buying fast fashion. Before that, I constantly browsed in-store or online, and bought pieces that didn’t actually satisfy me. After watching the documentary The True Cost , I realised the impact the fashion industry has on the environment, so I started thrift shopping. I found the jacket and trousers of a silk Vivienne Westwood suit on two different visits to Mary’s Living & Giving (there are shops across the UK). MAKE PACKAGING A PRIORITY On Saturdays, I go to the local farmer’s market to pick up fresh fruit and veg. I’m lucky to live in London, where we have access to a lot of package-free shops. So, when I need dry goods, I’ll go to Re:Store in Hackney, Hetu in Clapham or Liberté Chérie…