ZINIO logo

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!

Read More
United Kingdom
25 Issues

in this issue

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.
over to you...

Have your say… Email us at feedback@graziamagazine.co.uk Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @GraziaUK TOGETHER A TEAM I read Things you only know if… You have a mixed-race marriage with interest as I am myself in such a relationship. I found some of Tineka’s comments, especially about having a mixed-race child and their not being ‘accepted’ by the Black community, to be negative. We have a teenage son who we’ve brought up to be confident and proud, accepting of others, and not feeling the need to be accepted by any particular community. He has his own community of friends from diverse backgrounds. I wish Tineka and Alex love and happiness and hope that they don’t let others’ opinions affect their relationship. Janie GETTING THERAPY I admire the efforts you make to talk about…

1 min.
speaking to me

During lockdown, Grazia helped me through being unwell. Your 2 Nov issue, though. I love it! The diversity, not only visually but with content, is amazing. I applaud you for being as inclusive as you are, which feels real and not like a knee-jerk reaction to the current climate. I’m mixed-heritage and growing up never saw anyone in magazines who looked like me or had articles aimed at me. Here come the curls and Hands off our hair! were a breath of fresh air. And in the feature about a mixed-race marriage, Tineka talked of being hesitant about having children because of how difficult it can be to navigate two identities. As mixed-heritage people we can be discriminated against by the Black community, as well as white. Thank you for…

1 min.
grazia view

“One 2020 positive? Reading has enjoyed a renaissance Publisher Bloomsbury has revealed its profits jumped 60% between February and August – its best in half a decade – as people ‘rediscovered the pleasure of reading’ in lockdown. Pre-pandemic, sitting down to a good book was a luxury for many of us, as we dashed between social engagements. Now, the meaning of luxury has been turned on its head as things we used to take for granted – like seeing friends and family – have become the biggest treats of all. While this year has a lot to answer for, at least we’re indulging ourselves where we can, like curling up with a good book we’ve been meaning to read for years.…

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.
chart of lust

1. Up MARCUS RASHFORD Acing this impossible year. A masterclass in how to effect change: with minimal talk, zero righteous preaching, focused action and a clear end goal. 2. New in DR JULIUS FEW MD Plastic surgeon and close personal friend of Gwyneth Paltrow. Handsome, calm and considered to the point of us wondering if we’ve made him up. 3. Non-mover JILLY COOPER Forever in our lust on account of Rivals. Recently revealed she sends an average of 40 Valentine’s cards every year. Strong effort, JC! 4. New in RANVIR SINGH Bringing it, on Strictly. A woman already fully engaged. We use the term ‘journey’ rarely, but make an exception in this case. We look forward to hers. 5. Up LUKE EVANS Whose work we are currently re-appreciating, in season two of The Alienist (Netflix), in which he is terribly dapper and, as an…