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Grazia Issue 757

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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in this issue

1 min.
welcome to the issue

IT’S FELT a long time coming, but December is finally here. Which means it’s legitimately OK to whack on your trusty Mariah Carey and co playlist, dust off that velvet frock that hasn’t been seen since this time last year – and steel yourself for party season. This week’s issue is designed to celebrate just that; packed with sequins that are anything but naff (page 33), no-stress tips to entertain at home (page 100) and Polly Vernon on how to navigate canapé-quaffing, selfies and acing your exit at whatever parties are on your radar this year (page 50). It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas……

2 min.
over to you...

TIME TO SPARKLE Reading In praise of dressing up (2 Dec) really made me smile. As I sat in the canteen with a bowl of soup I was wondering what the rest of my team would be wearing to our Christmas meal. Me? My sequinned number has already arrived, but as my colleagues mainly wear jeans and trainers, I suspect a festive jumper will be their idea of getting dressed up. Cara Faye Oladeji THERE’S NO EXCUSE I was horrified to read in No woman consents to being murdered (2 Dec) that women have been made to feel bad or ‘kink-shamed’ when they’ve called out the unacceptable act of non-consensual choking during sex. ‘My last girlfriend liked it’ is an old excuse that’s been used to persuade women that they’re unusual for questioning…

1 min.
no-phone getaway

I loved your article about holidaying without a phone (25 Nov). Fifteen years ago, when I was 22, I went backpacking in Australia for a month. I had a mobile (an old-school Nokia), but it didn’t cross my mind to take it with me. I’d find a pay phone every few days to call home and internet cafés to send emails. I used a guidebook to find out about hostels, and called in the morning of travelling from a pay phone to (fingers crossed) book a room. It’s quite scary how nowadays most people believe they can’t handle life without a phone in their hand.…

1 min.
grazia view

Put your fashion foot forward and rewear Last week, none other than the queen of fashion herself, Anna Wintour, spoke out against fast fashion. Shoppers, she said, should focus ‘more on craft, on creativity, and less on the idea that clothes are instantly disposable things that you will throw away’. Instead, she told Reuters, it’s about ‘valuing the clothes that you own and wearing them again and again’. Cue The Devil Rewears Prada headlines. But despite the jokes, Anna’s comments signal that a major – and welcome – revolution is underway, as fashion gets to grips with sustainability. And if you do want to dig out an old festive favourite this party season, know that you’ve got Anna’s seal of approval.…

2 min.
a friend in need is… potentially a bit of a nightmare

DOES FRIENDSHIP CONSTITUTE emotional labour? This question was raised last week on Twitter by writer Melissa A Fabello in relation to a text she’d had from a friend asking if Fabello had ‘the emotional capacity for me to vent about something’, and promptly went viral. So: does it? Or does the purity of female friendship make the love and support it’s assumed to incorporate not a labour at all – but rather, a privilege? What of the brutal ‘I’m at capacity’ friend knock-back meme that did internet rounds in response to Fabello’s thread? Mate, I have struggled with this! At the risk of coming off like I think I’m a nice person – I really don’t – historically, my default friend position has been of lookerafterer. Rescuer. Shoulder on which to cry.…

1 min.
chart of lust

1. Up LIL NAS X In neon-green at the AMAs. Remember when guys used to fade into insignificance at events? Us neither. 2. New in LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA As Lee Scoresby, in the BBC’s entirely watchable adaptation of His Dark Materials, one of our fave ever books. L-M M gives good aeronaut. 3. New in ARISA From Better Than Us (Netflix). The Terminator meets Nanny McPhee meets a sexbot, to surprisingly endearing effect. We want one. 4. New in W I L L I E MURPHY Weight-lifting champion, 82, who made the drunk intruder who broke down her door, then into her home, last week rather regret his actions. 5. Non-mover JASON MOMOA Clearly very ready for his close-up in the bus-side promo for new venture See, for glimpses of which we happily linger on road-sides. 6. Up WOMEN IN GENERAL According to new research, we choose sexier…