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OCTOB E R 2016

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Editor’s letter
‘I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school. All
I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.’ When
Malala Yousafzai spoke those words, she was speaking
for millions of girls around the world (62 million if we’re
being precise), who are denied an education. Of all the
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many issues we have covered at Marie Claire over the past


27 years, this is the one I feel most passionately about. Not
only because the young girls who are my daughter’s age would be given a way
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out of grinding poverty, sexual exploitation and worse, but also because of how
empowering education is – the self-belief it engenders, the confidence it gives
a child to hope and dream, and ultimately build communities and countries
that will serve them better. So, I’m delighted that this month we’re partnering
with L’Occitane to raise £300k for education projects in Malala’s home country,
Pakistan, as well as Cambodia and Burkina Faso. It’s really simple to help us
– all you need to do is buy one of our special ‘Light up my future’ candles
(£8 in L’Occitane stores or online at loccitane.co.uk). Easy, right? For more
information, and to see the difference it will make, turn to page 106 (and
please get on board with our social media campaign #sharethelight, too).
Another project that I am beyond excited about this month is the launch
of Fabled by Marie Claire, our brand new online beauty emporium (Fabled.com)
and flagship store in central London. It’s a completely new way to shop for all
your favourite premium and niche beauty brands, and have them delivered
straight to your door in a one-hour slot (6.30am-11pm), seven days a week.
You’ll find lots of fantastic advice from the Marie Claire beauty experts online
and in-store, too. Plus, this month we’re offering readers a 15 per cent discount,
as we’d love for you to be the first to try it.
It would be great to hear what you think about Fabled by Marie Claire, and
also our new look, which you may have noticed we’re sporting right now.
‘Modern femininity’ has been our inspiration for what we think is a fresh,
new interpretation of Marie Claire. I hope you like it.

TRISH HALPIN Editor in Chief


@trishhalpin
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C OVER STORIE S
45 Fashion special
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Ninety pages of gorgeous looks
106 Global campaign
Help us send every girl to school
132 Men
What he’s not saying about sex
139 #NotSorry
Why it’s time to stop people-pleasing
230 Britney’s back 230
She’s done it again
271 Skin SOS
Rescue, defend and boost yours now

FA SHION FIR ST
47 Trends: knits, goth and texture
53 The one: Prada’s setting sail
55 Escape your style rut
61 My style 9-5
82
Beste and Merve Manastir of Manu Atelier
62 Hot list
66 Style edit: coats
74 Fashion details
66
76 #Curve
78 Marie Claire goes shopping
82 Accessories special
330 Finishing touches
Cool-girl add-ons

FEAT URE S
112 An education
The stars supporting our education campaign
127 Newsfeed
LONGCHAMP.COM
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142 When Gigi met Tommy


The Hadid-Hilfiger collaboration
149 Is it time you tried the career blend?
RIP the nine-to-five
153 What it feels like…
To choose between your 220
partner and your parents
196

154 Life stories


Photographer Annie Leibovitz
163 Reporter
303 All in your mind?
How your mood affects your health
311 Deluxe
Food, interiors and more
208
320 Travel
Discover Costa Rica
327 On location
Inspo from Palm Springs and Marrakech

SHOE S FIR ST
177 Trends
183 A tale of two tones
Behind the scenes at Chanel
186 All the news in shoes
189 Work AW16’s trickiest trends
163

FA SHION
196 Come undone
Nudes and nonchalant cuts
208 Puff piece
Size up this season’s coats
220 The history girls
Fashion’s medieval moment
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249 BEAU T Y
245 Beauty news
The cat-eye gets a bold twist
246 Lisa O Loves
249 Hair buzz
The hot cross bun
250 Power player

250
Natalie Portman’s beauty secrets
26 The edit
Glow-getting highlighters
265
263 Beauty rules
Model and actress Lily James
295
265 Mapping your fragrance
Trace your scent back to its roots

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Knit hits Special additions Style reboots


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‘WHEN WE GET DRESSED, our

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clothes need to make us feel somewhere
between Batman and Nan Kempner [the
late New York socialite],’ says Merve. ‘We
both have a more masculine style but
also love feminine, yet classic outfits.’
‘DAD IS OUR INSPIRATION. He has
been creating handbags for over 50 years.
We co-founded our bag company to
showcase his craftsmanship,’ says Merve.
‘Each piece of Manu Atelier is created by
hand from the finest leathers.’
‘EVERY WOMEN NEEDS A GREAT
BAG,’ says Beste. ‘A unique, modern style brings an
Merve (far
left) wears outfit together. Our hero bag is the “Pristine”– it’s a
Three Graces compact shape, yet fits in all you need.’
London ‘WE’RE ALWAYS ON THE LOOK OUT FOR NEW
blouse and
trousers. BRANDS,’ adds Beste. ‘I’m obsessed with luxury
Beste (left) denim label Re/Done. A pair of jeans and a masculine
wears shirt in a soft colour will always make me feel fab.’
Kenzo at
Stylebop.com
‘JOSEPH AND JIL SANDER ARE OUR GO-TOS
sweatshirt FOR WORKWEAR,’ says Merve. ‘You can pick up
and skirt fail-safe staples like silk shirts and cigarette trousers.’
‘RIGHT NOW, I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT…
Top : Mer ve
an d B est e’s a midi heel or a great flat,’ says Beste. ‘And my phone!’
on -the- go ‘WE’RE BASED IN ISTANBUL. Work is busy,
e ssent ials but we make time to explore vintage shops,’ says
i n c l ude a
p h one and Merve. ‘I love hunting out other leather accessories
‘Pristine’ bag and cute blouses.’

9 to 5

My style
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5 0m l , B y r ed o 0 5 J a cke t, £95 , & Oth e r Stori e s 0 6 ‘Pri sti ne’ bag, £ 595, Manu At elier 07 Dr ess, £ 45, Dor ot hy Per kins 08 Jeans,
£2 3 9 , S a nd r o 0 9 S hi r t, £7 4 .9 5, Part Two 10 Ph on e c ase , £ 90 , S t ella McCar t ney 11 S ho es, £ 150, Miist a at Ver yexclusive.co .uk
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5 B o o t s , £ 5 9 .9 9 , M an go 6 Earri n gs (di f f e re nt st yles), £ 55 per pair, B imba y Lo la 7 B ag, £ 29.99, Zar a
8 Top , £ 79 .9 9 , H&M Stu di o 9 S an d al s, £ 89, F iner y Londo n 10 Tr o user s, £ 250, Whist les
with

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Styled by DES LEWIS Photographs by MARIYA PEPELANOVA

From faux fur to future-proof puffas and camel


capes, the latest coats have AW16 all wrapped up
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HOT FUZZ Fashion first


Opposite page:
coat, £995, Topshop
U n i q u e ; s w ea t er,
£ 1 8 5 , I r i s & I nk a t
Th e o u t n e t . co m;
earrings, £40, Rachel
J a c k s o n L o n d o n ; r i ng s ,
f ro m t op , £ 7 2, AP C ;
£2 0 0 , R a chel B o s t o n

CLASSIC CUT
T h i s p a g e : co a t ,
£9 1 0 , E d el i ne Lee;
swe a t e r, £ 7 9 , C O S ;
ro ll- n e ck t o p , £ 3 5,
Ho b b s ; d r es s , £ 8 9 9 ,
L e o n Ma x; s ho es , £450,
Marques’ Almeida
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RETURN OF THE MAC


A b ove : c oat, £5 8 5,
Te i j a; j ack e t, £16 ,
Pri m ark ; sh i rt, £19 8 ,
J.Crew; top
(just seen), £32 5 ,
M arqu e s’ A l m e i da;
trou se rs, £3 9 .9 9,
H&M Stu di o; b oots
(j u st se e n ), £1 7 0, Ku rt
G e i ge r; e arri n gs, £49 0 ,
A l l i son Bryan Je we l l e ry

GREAT LENGTHS
Ri gh t: c oat, £1 5 0,
AS O S Wh i te ; c ardi g an
(j u st se e n ), £11 5 ,
Pal m e r/ / Hardi n g;
rol l -n e ck top , £10 5 ,
Re l ate d A pp are l ;
j u m p su i t, £37 5,
By M al e n e Bi rge r;
b oots, £42 0 , Jose p h ;
e arri n gs, as b e f ore
MODEL ARMY
C o a t , £ 5 1 2 , P i nk o ;
t o p , £3 9 5 , O s ma n;
d re s s, £ 2 3 9 , a nd
b o o t s, £ 6 3 0 , b o t h
Sandro
#MBFW
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PUFFA PERFECTION
C o a t , £ 1 5 0,
Wa r eho us e; d r ess,
£ 5 5, R i v er I s l a nd
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HAIR BY JAMIE McCORMICK. MAKE-UP BY JULIE JACOBS USING CHANEL LE ROUGE COLLECTION NO 1 AND CHANEL LE LIFT V-FLASH. MODEL: CARINA L AT M + P MODELS
CAPE CRUSADER
Above: cape, £ 250,
J.Cr ew; jumpsuit ,
£ 75, Pr een Edit ion at
Debenhams; sho es,
£ 185, B imba y Lola;
ear r ings, £ 40, Rachel
Jackso n Londo n; r ing,
£ 100, Co r nelia Webb

MASCULINE EDGE
Left : co at , £ 495,
To psho p U nique;
jacket , £ 133, Ar ies;
shir t , £ 20, Next ;
t r o user s, £ 49.99, H&M
St udio; ear r ings, £ 40 ,
R achel Jackso n Londo n
L AV E N D E R
LADIES IN
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KENZO
Fashion first

From ladylike
lilac to punchy
purple, perk up your

LO E W E
MIU MIU
autumn look with a
shot of colour.

I N T H E N AV Y
Get on board the good
£1,710 ship fashion with
Miu Miu
a new take on
nautical. Gucci
steered towards
jackets with b old
GUCCI

Luxe velvet
details, while Prada
with a vintage
updated the classic
twist – Miu
blazer with quirky
LUST ITEM

Miu’s ‘M I U Lady’
corsets. Team with
bag is smooth-
cropped jeans for
talking its way
on to our new- Fashion a casual look. Ahoy!

season wish list.

D E TA I L S

PRADA
Hot id
ideas andd ch
hic
h ic looks for
an Instaglam
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Red
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Hair accesssories are back for AW16, but forget


H
ssubtle slid es – we’re talking full-on crowning
WILLIAMS
ASH LEY

gl i
glories. As hley Williams gives us a heads-up.
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Fashion first

‘Wa n t t o a d d d r a ma t o y ou r
wa rd r o b e? Thi s o r i ent a l -
in s p ir ed j a ck et t i ck s a l l th e
boxes. Dusters are flattering ‘C l e a n l i n e s a r e t he c u l o t t e s ’ B F.
and can be worn any time.’ Team with stripes for a timeless look. ’
J acke t , £ 6 0 , R i v e r I sl a nd; S l eevel ess bl azer, £ 55, Ri ver I sl an d ;
vest and ring, Callie’s T-shi rt, shoes, ri ngs and bag, Cal l i e’s
own; earrings, £ 2 1 0 , own; cul ottes, £ 35, S i mpl y B e;
Al i gh i e r i ; c u f f , £ 4 1 0 , neckl ace, £ 150, El i zabeth & James
J es s i e H a r r i s; n e ck l a c e ,
£1 9 , El i z a b e t h & Ja me s Dre s s ,
£3 5, Jacke t, ‘Over siz ed shir t +
AS OS £7 5, J D
Cu rve kick flares = perfect.’
Wi l l i am s Shirt, £145, Marina
Ri nal di ; j eans,
Top, £ 49.99, Vi ol eta
£59, Elv i by M ango; shoes ,
£ 25, J D Wi l l i ams;
earri ngs, £ 169,
S usan Capl an;
bag, Cal l i e’s own

V E
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#C U

Shoes,
£585 ,
Casadei

Our resident columnist


Callie Thorpe is getting
super-excited about this
B a g , £ 455 ,
Tor y B ur ch
season’s hot new looks
Autumn/winter has it all going on. As a Top, £32,
Junar ose
plus-size woman, trends can sometimes
feel unattainable, but the high street has
lots of stylish, wearable go-tos right now.
STILL LIFES STYLED BY LUCIA DEBIEUX.
STILL LIFES BY NOHALIDEDIGITAL.COM

I’m loving this pinafore (left), which is


perfect with a white shirt for work or at the
weekend with a roll-neck and chunky boots
for a casual 90s vibe. The duster jacket (top
left) is now one of my staples – I love it with Skir t ,
‘Classic white shirts are big news right leather leggings. And denim is always high £19.99 ,
New Look
now. Choose one with a detailed collar.’ on my new-season hit list. These culottes
Shi r t , £ 2 8 , Ev a n s; d r es s , £30 , (above right) are a quick way to update
D P C u r v e ; e a r r i n g ( l eft), £9 5 ,
J ane Kø e n i g ; e a r r i n g (right), capsule pieces, or if you really want to up the
£9 7 , C o r n e l i a We b b ante, fray the hems on your jeans. Have fun!
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1 IT’S ON THE CARDS


Artist Marc Q ui nn ha s l ent hi s vi vi d or chi d
design to Di or ’s chi c c a r dhol der s . Ta l k a b ou t
a perennial f a vour i te… £ 250, di or.c om

marie claire
GOES SHOPPING
Introducing the we-want-it-nows

2 MODERN MUSE
Jo h n Lew i s i s l a u n c h i n g
i ts f i rst l u x u ry rea d y- to -

3 wea r l a b e l , M o d e rn Ra ri ty.
Think cool, sleek ta kes
on everyday staples in
p re m i u m fa b r i cs. O h , a n d
W AT C H A N D Y E A R N

all at great prices. Bonus.


Vie w t exts, c alls Co a t , £3 6 0 ; sweater,
and calories burned £7 5 ; to p, £7 5 a n d t ro u se rs
w hile changing the £9 0 , a l l j o h n l ew i s.co m
scr e e n to match
yo u r mood – this
is se r iously sty lish
ne w -g en technology.
‘Acce ss Bradshaw
Sm ar t watch’, from

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£ 155, marc - cain.com
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I t ’s a l l a b o u t c h e c ks
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f ro m N ext t i c ks a l l t h e
right boxes. Jacket,
£5 0 ; t ro u se rs, £3 0 ;
s h i rt , £2 0 ; l o a fe rs,
£4 2 , a n d s u n g l a sses,
£4 5 , a l l n ext .co.u k
The bags.
The jewels.
The shoes.

The swagger.

Introducing our
edit of new-season
designer details
to covet

A C C E S
S O R I E S
Styled by DES LEWIS Photographs by ISAAC MARLEY MORGAN
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Accessories

Opposite page:
Sleeveless jacket,
£2,250, trousers,
£1,700, earring,
£400, and bags,
£4,200 each, all
Louis Vuitton
This page: Top,
£650, skirt, from
a selection, and
necklace, £425, all
Loewe; boots, £995,
Nicholas Kirkwood;
bag (hanging on
mirror), £1,965, JW
Anderson; earrings,
£240, Alighieri
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Accessories

01

02
03 04

05 06 07

01 Top, £337, Tibi; hairslide, from a selection, Ana Khouri 02 Clockwise from top: bracelet, about £424, Annelise Michelson;
earring, £280, Alighieri; choker, from a selection, Ana Khouri; ring, £79, Swarovski; cuff, £990, Charlotte Chesnais 03 Shoes,
from a selection, Dolce & Gabbana 04 Bag, £550, Aspinal of London; shoes, £375, Paul Smith 05 Clutch, £300, Kate Spade
New York; key ring, stylist’s own 06 Bag, £1,330, Longchamp 07 Jacket, £12,100, and brooch, £700, both Chanel
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Accessories

Jacket, £2,134, top


(worn underneath),
£1,670, and trousers,
£1,086, all Proenza
Schouler; bag,
£450, Coach
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03 04 05

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01 Hooded sweater, £1,195, skirt (just seen), £565, and boots, £1,015, all Balenciaga 02 Bag, £285, MICHAEL
Michael Kors 03 Clutch, £595, Dries Van Noten at Liberty 04 Hair pins, clockwise from top, £245, £245 and £215,
all Alexander McQueen 05 Boots, from £750, Dior 06 Shoes, £540, Sportmax 07 Bag, £495, Christopher Kane
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Accessories
Top, £500, sleeves
(sold separately),
£540, skirt, £1,660,
boots, £1,000, and
bag, £1,680, all Marni;
earrings (in model’s
right ear), £550 (for
set of three), Dior;
earring (in model’s
left ear), £86, Jenny
Sweetnam
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01

02 03

04

05 06

07

01 Blazer, £1,940, belt, £345, shoes, £610, sunglasses, £235, and bag, £1,420, all Saint Laurent; tights, £10, Calzedonia;
earring (just seen), from a selection, Repossi 02 Boots, £630, Ralph Lauren Collection 03 Jacket, £1,745, shirt (just seen,
worn underneath), £415, and bag, £2,020, all Miu Miu 04 Bags, from top: £1,285, Proenza Schouler; £1,495, Salvatore
Ferragamo 05 Boots, about £1,260, Givenchy By Riccardo Tisci 06 Bag, £450, Emporio Armani 07 Shoes, £325, Toga Pulla
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Accessories
Dress, £1,050,
Preen by Thornton
Bregazzi; bra, £12,
and briefs, £9, both
American Apparel;
boots, £1,995, Marc
Jacobs; ring, £116,
Pamela Love
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01 02 03

Accessories
04

05

06

07

01 Dress, about £1,862, earrings, about £407, and bag (strap seen), about £1,523, all Céline 02 Bag, £650,
Coach 03 Jacket, £1,195, Joseph; skirt, £390, Sportmax; boots, £2,105, Chloé; earring, from a selection,
Ana Khouri 04 Bag, £2,105, Roberto Cavalli 05 Top, £337, Tibi; socks, £60, and shoes, £510, both Gucci; ring,
£245, Anissa Kermiche 06 Necklace, £480, Tod’s 07 Shoes, £645, Christian Louboutin
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£195, all Prada


£380, and key charm,
with agenda charm,
£1,070, bag, £1,330,
tights, £680, boots,
Top, £700, skirt, £990,

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Flaunt your figure in autumn’s most-wanted trends at Evans, the experts in styling
your shape. Everything is available in store and at evans.co.uk in sizes 14-32

L e f t: top, £ 28,
j e an s, £ 3 2, sh oes,
£ 2 6, e arri ngs,
£ 5 , ri n g, £ 7 .50
Ri g h t: dre ss, £ 40,
bl ou se , £ 4 0, and
j e we l l e ry, as b e f or e,
al l b y Ev ans

Denim
Pair boyfriends with a smock top (perfect if you’re an apple shape) and must-
have leopard loafers – you’ll live in these shoes this autumn. Roll up your sleeves
and jeans for the finishing touch. Alternatively, give denim a modern-feminine
makeover with this cute pinafore and frilly blouse – a clever option if you usually
shy away from sleeveless dresses. The pinafore flatters apple and pear shapes.
Promotion

C o a t ( co mi ng s o o n) , £ 7 5,
T-s hi r t , £ 7, a nd t r o u se rs,
£ 28 , a l l b y E v a ns

Military
If you only invest in one coat this season,
make it military. Go smart/casual with
a simple tee and high-waisted trousers to
define your waist – a great way to flaunt
your figure especially if you’re hourglass.
Stick with the mannish vibe and keep
your jewellery simple.
Jacket , £ 38,
check shir t , £ 22,
pinafor e, £ 40,
st r ipe T- shir t , £ 26,
boo t s, £ 46, and
ear r ings, £ 4,
all by Evans

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Nineties
Nail the 90s look in one of the season’s key buys,
the bomber. Layering keeps the theme going but
a shirt around your waist retains definition,
while ditsy florals bring a surprise feminine
twist. Chunky black boots are a given.
Promotion

Hot metal
There’s a shimmering look for everyone. Pair the pleated, silver cover-up with a
velvet cami for a laid-back but glam night-out style. If you usually shy away from
camisoles, this cover-up will stop you feeling exposed. Or, get on board with
metallics for day in this tee, then keep jewellery simple – hoops will do the trick.

L e f t: c ove r-u p , £ 42 ,
c am i sol e , £ 2 5, j eans,
£ 3 0, e arri n gs, £ 7.50
Ri gh t: top, £ 3 0, and
e arri n g s, as befor e,
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Cambodia

Campaign
The Happy Chandara school, located in
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It was founded ten years ago by the
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Opened in 2006 with 92 young students, the Happy Chandra school


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Pakistan

Campaign
The poor conditions (including a lack
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preferring them to stay at home doing
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Plan International runs groups to encourage mothers to promote education


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Burkina Faso

The L’Occitane Foundation, the beauty


brand’s charitable arm, supports many
education projects, including this one
in Burkina Faso, where the company
harvests shea butter. The foundation
runs literacy programmes, grants
financial resources and offers
entrepreneurial support for women.
The idea is to empower girls and
women through education and
develop enterprises that drive them

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towards economic emancipation, so
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Singer

BIMM London

‘This is where I first started writing music. I met my guitarist here and my amazing singing teacher Anna, who I still work with
now. I went to theatre school first, but I just wanted to sing all the time. There were so many great singers at BIMM [British and
Irish Modern Music Institute] and we all used to gig around pubs in London. It was a great crowd, but at that time I was just
finding myself, so I’d mostly watch. I had a hilarious teacher called Will who taught me performance techniques and brought me
out of my shell, so I could move on to open-mic nights. I was spotted by Emeli Sandé, who gave me advice and bought me pizza.’
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‘I spent four years at Kingston doing an art foundation course and then a degree in womenswear.
When I arrived I wanted to be a fine artist, but then I met this wonderfully inspiring teacher called
Sheila. She was so stylish and used to show me all of these old pictures of herself in the 70s. I didn’t
have a background in fashion, but it was Sheila who convinced me to go into it. Kingston was where
I learned to be a little more fearless and express my opinions, as well as picking up practical skills
and ideas which still influence my design today. This is where I learned what I was all about.’
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Sophie Hulme
Fashion designer

Kingston University, London


Gemma Chan
Actress

Drama Centre London,

Central Saint Martins

‘I studied law at Oxford university before spending two years


at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins. I’d heard
it was the toughest, most brutal training and that’s what
I wanted. I spent so much time sobbing in the toilets because
you do get broken down; they don’t pamper you. It definitely
gave me discipline and I was encouraged to play characters
that were very unlike myself. I had a wonderful teacher called
John Beschizza and he used to say, “We don’t want waxed
fruit, we want real fruit salad.” He wanted to strip away any
artificiality and for us to give a real and truthful performance,
which is something that really stuck with me. It was such a
great environment where you could explore and be completely
playful without the pressure of the outside world.’
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Laura Whitmore
Presenter

MTV, London

‘[The MTV studio] is one of my favourite places and my first real memory of living in London [is here]. For me, it
wasn’t just about a new job, it was a new life. This is where I went from being this petrified young girl from Ireland
queuing to compete in ‘Pick Me MTV’ to having my own desk and working there every day. The first person
I interviewed was Chace Crawford from Gossip Girl and I remember thinking, “I have no idea what I’m doing.”
It was overwhelming and I was a bit rough around the edges, but I had to learn by jumping in at the deep end.’
Whitmore is one of Plan International’s Because I Am A Girl ambassadors, and works to raise awareness about girls’ education
around the world. She has sponsored a girl in the Philippines for seven years, and travelled to meet her for the first time last year
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Edith Bowman
DJ and presenter

Hampstead Heath
‘Education is about learning about yourself as much as
anything else, and this is what the Heath has been for me.
It’s where I go to get headspace – listen to new music, go for
a walk to get inspiration or sit and work out where I want to
go with interviews. I come from a fishing village in Scotland
and when I came down to London it took me a long time to
be settled. It was the Heath that grounded me. Every girl
deserves an education, because if you’re not afraid of hard
work and putting in the hours you can achieve anything.’
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Emily
Berrington
Actress

Guildhall School of

Music & Drama

‘Growing up, I didn’t think acting was


considered a proper career. When I left
school, I studied geography at King’s
College London, then I went on to work at
the House of Commons for Labour Party
MP Siobhain McDonagh. While I was
there I thought, “If I’m not afraid to work
in the competitive world of politics, why
am I frightened of trying to be an actor?”
I auditioned for drama school and got
a place at Guildhall the following year.
I discovered the power of my own voice
and was encouraged to have a real sense
of self-worth. I’m now on the audition
panel so I get to sit on the other side of the
table and help people succeed.’
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Soho Theatre, London

‘As a student at drama school I learned my craft by


repeating what I knew over and over again. But as
a stand-up I learned from the community of comedians
around me – Sara Pascoe, Celia Pacquola, Katherine
Ryan. I have so many fond memories of gigging
here at the Soho Theatre. We’d all meet up in the bar
afterwards and give each other ideas and feedback.
I really believe one woman learning helps three women
behind her progress. If I could drill one thing into the
next generation, it’s that women aren’t in competition
with each other – we are stronger together.’ Q
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When women soldiers in the British Army start taking on front-line roles from November,
they’ll be following in the footsteps of countries like Israel, where women do compulsory
national service and have served in combat positions since 1985. Two thirds of the Israeli
Army’s Caracal Battalion (pictured) are women. Their main mission is to routinely
patrol Israel’s border with Egypt to intercept infiltrators and smugglers from the Sinai
desert. Pictured from top: female soldiers take part in a training session in Ben Shemen
Forest, near the city of Modi’in; a solider of the battalion regroups after a 20km march in
the Negev desert, marking the end of her two-year conscription training.

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‘Fashion gave
me freedom’
Tala Raassi was subjected to 40 lashes
in prison for wearing a miniskirt in Iran.
Now fighting for female empowerment,
she speaks exclusively to Marie Claire
When the whip came down on my back, cutting open my skin,
I screamed. But it was less about the extreme pain and more
about the anger, hurt and sadness I felt at being treated like a
criminal. I was 16 – a curious teenage girl who had tried to
express myself through fashion, just like countless others in
the world. I didn’t deserve to be treated so badly.
Up to that point, I had been a normal Iranian living in the
capital of Tehran. In private, I adored European-style clothing,
music and make-up, which I’d get from relatives living abroad.
But my public persona was heavily censored. These things are
Top left and above: Tala Raassi growing up in Iran, where Western
illegal in Iran, which is fundamentalist Muslim, and where clothes were banned in public, but worn at home. Centre: At her
girls over the age of nine must wear headscarves in public. design studio in New York, wher e she cr eat es her swimwear lin e
That night, 18 years ago, I had left home for my sweet sixteen
birthday party wearing a coat and a hijab, but when I arrived one of the most notorious prisons in the country. What I had
at my friend’s house, I removed them to reveal my miniskirt. thought would be a slap-on-the-wrist misdemeanour, turned
I was dancing to pop music with my friends when Iran’s into nearly a week in prison and a sentence of 40 lashes.
revolutionary police, the Basij, which monitors the country’s I was chained to my best friend the entire time. We couldn’t
strict Islamic morality laws, suddenly barged through the front even go to the bathroom in private.
door, shouting. There were so many of them, all dressed in It was the pivotal week in my life. Far from making me
khaki, but I escaped with my friend through a back door. want to give up my love of fashion, it hardened my resolve to
The next hour was one that would change the direction of pursue a career that could give women the sense of freedom
FASHION IS FREEDOM BY TALA RAASSI (£8.99, BLINK PUBLISHING)

my life. I remember my heart racing as I sprinted through the and expression I had felt in those few minutes that day. 
streets of Tehran desperate to get away, realising as I looked Several months later, motivated by what had happened to
INTERVIEW BY SUSAN McCLELLAND. VISIT TALARAASSI.COM

down that I was still in my miniskirt me, my family and I moved to Dubai, and
and high heels, with my hair blowing ‘The chase finally came then the US. Living in a Western country,
about my face – all strictly against the I saw how much choice women have and
law in public. I was terrified that I was to an end when I felt the how free they are to wear what they want
committing a criminal act, but I also barrel of his gun against without fear. Having grown up in a society
felt a strange sense of liberation; the where dreams are impossible, I wanted to
crisp December air on my legs, arms the back of my head’ inspire other girls to follow theirs.
and running through my hair. For a few I had to break many rules along the way
moments I felt invincible, empowered, and alive. but, finally, in 2009, I launched my swimsuit collection, Tala
The chase finally came to an end when an officer caught up Raassi, which is now sold around the world. As a designer,
with me and I felt the barrel of his gun at the back of my head. I try to empower women with my designs. In Colombia, where
I was charged with a number of crimes, including association my factory is located, the women creating my swimwear
with the opposite sex without the hijab and listening and collections use their wages to educate their families.
dancing to Western music. My friend and I were handcuffed Today, I’m working on expanding my ‘fashion is freedom’
together and taken to the Vozara Detention Centre in Tehran, message to illustrate just how much it can mean to women.

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t h e g i r l s how t o ma k e
co m put er g a mes t hr oug h bored. But what is this doing to our health?
writ in g a nd c r a ck i ng c ode ,
wh ich i s r ew a r di ng . Thi s When it comes to ennui, two thirds of ‘Scrolling and swiping are fast-paced,
a rm s t hem w i t h v a l ua bl e those born after 1980 say they’re ‘bored of passive activities – we’re not using our
t o o ls t o i mpr ov e t hei r l i ve s life’*– hence our addiction to smartphones brains very much, so we feel dissatisfied,’
lo n g- t er m. Thous a nds and ‘second screening’. But experts believe says Dr Mann. ‘That’s when we start
o f j obs a r e bei ng this may be exasperating the problem. second-screening – watching TV and
cre a t ed i n t he s c i enc e,
‘Boredom [sets in] when we’re searching scrolling the net at the same time. But
t e chnol og y, eng i neer i n g
for stimulation, but can’t find it,’ explains that makes things worse, because we’re
a n d ma t hema t i c s (ST E M)
industries across Africa. But
Dr Sandi Mann, author of The Upside Of even less focused.’ Toronto-based Boredom
g e nder di s c r i mi na t i on Downtime and psychology lecturer at Lab founder Dr John Eastwood agrees.
a n d a l a ck of a c c es s t o UCLAN. ‘It can be a distressing emotion ‘Boredom is like quicksand,’ he says. ‘The
t e ch n ol og y mea n g i r l s are – some evidence suggests it places stress more we thrash, the quicker we’ll sink.’
k e p t o ut of t he w or k f or c e .’ on the brain, and is linked to anxiety, But we don’t need to quit technology
depression or Alzheimer’s. It causes us altogether; we just need to understand
My inspiration to make bad decisions, such as unhealthy how boredom manifests itself. ‘What one
‘ Th e g i r l s ’ s mi l es , i n s pite eating, gambling or drug-taking.’ In fact, person finds frustrating makes another
o f w ha t t hey ha v e been ‘frequently bored’ teens are up to 50 per feel calm and creative,’ says Dr Mann.
t h ro u gh, i ns pi r e me t o s e e cent** more likely to dabble with drugs. She suggests using the University of
t h e pos i t i v e s i de of l i fe.’ But here’s the big reveal: boredom West Florida’s Boredom Prone Scale to
isn’t necessarily about having nothing to analyse your susceptibility and response
Code Club is run by Shining do. If you’re experiencing boredom in 2016, to boredom; focusing on one activity at
Ho p e f or C om m u n ities wi t h chances are the (mostly online) activities a time. And, if all else fails, reading a damn
Th e i r w orld ; th eirw orld . o rg.  filling your schedule don’t stimulate you. good book. Q

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Sex, dating, relationships, being a good dad… the rule book is changing for men.
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BY ANDREW DICKENS

When it comes to sex, straight men have had things more fluid than men’s, with one study by London
our way for a while. Physically, culturally and School of Economics and Political Science revealing
that women are three times more likely to shift their
legally, a penis has been an advantage for thousands sexual orientation or identify as bisexual than men.
of years. For young men today, however, the rules There’s also been a demise in interaction in bars and
public places, thanks to our ‘eyes down’ smartphone
have changed. Sexual fluidity and increased gender dependency. ‘I can’t remember the last time I chatted
equality, not to mention ever-evolving technology to a girl in a pub,’ admits Kieran, 31, a physiotherapist
from Belfast. ‘The minute anyone is left alone – while
and its knock-on effects on everything from porn to queuing at the bar or waiting for friends – they dig out
dating, mean our experiences are a world away their phone, and if they’re single they’re scrolling for
possibilities on Tinder. I miss those random interactions
from the ones our fathers had (not that we’d ever
and conversations. My pals and I have an agreement:
ask them). For some men, such as Joe, 28, a single mates until eight. Even if we were up for meeting girls,
we put our phones away and chat until 8pm. After that
marketing consultant from London and a frequent
it’s anyone’s game. About a year ago, I found a Tinder
Tinder user, women’s new-found sexual expression match while I was on a night out and after ten minutes
is a great thing. ‘Things feel equal,’ he admits. ‘I’m of messaging, I realised the girl I was chatting to was in
the same pub. We found each other, had a great night
pleasantly surprised by how often women will and – despite me moving town – are still together.’
initiate things. I like that women communicate One in five UK relationships start online and there
are over 1,400 dating sites in Britain alone. So the pool
what they want, especially in bed. For me, and a lot of choice is wider than ever – sometimes with
of men I know, the desire to please is a top priority.’ unpredictable consequences. ‘I realise this is unlikely,
but my most memorable online dating experience was
This new line of communication means many women also a close shave,’ says Lewis, 28, a programmer from
are happy to ask for what they want – no matter how Cambridge. ‘I got chatting with this gorgeous girl who
extreme – sometimes via text before they’ve even had was funny, smart, but also looked familiar. It was
a first date. ‘I once slept with a girl who had a rape during a rare British sunny spell, so I asked if she
fantasy,’ says Joe. ‘She asked me to slap her in the face. wanted to go on a picnic. A couple of bottles of
I said no, not because I was afraid of any false assault prosecco later, after a long chat about our backgrounds,
claims or anything, but because it didn’t sit well with we worked out that we were related. It was close
me or turn me on. But the great thing about pre-meet enough to make us both feel icky at the thought of
texting and sexting is you don’t get many surprises. having sex. On the plus side, I now have a new relative
There’s written evidence if someone wants rougher who I get on well with, and a cracking dating anecdote.’
sex or has an unusual kink. It’s a handy precursor that If there’s one thing we can credit Tinder with it’s
makes it easier to find somebody you’re sexually the endless supply of new adventures. For Anuar, 27,
compatible with.’ Yet not all men are so comfortable a trainee architect from London, a chance Tinder
with the new parameters of modern dating, with swipe landed him an unexpected date with a successful
around 30 per cent admitting to faking orgasms. ‘I’m female TV presenter. ‘She told me she worked in
seeing more men with libido issues because of media and you can never take dating profile pictures at
increased pressures,’ says Sarah Alpert, psychosexual face value, so I had no idea who she was until a girl
and relationship therapist at Samedaydoctor.org. ‘One interrupted our first-date meal to ask for a selfie with
patient saw me for premature ejaculation because he her. I won’t lie, the novelty was exciting, but I found
couldn’t last more than 45 minutes. It was his female the whole scenario really intimidating because she
partner who told him he had a problem.’ was so successful. There wasn’t a second date.’ The
Modern sexual competition is fierce, and it’s not new dating landscape may be more dynamic than ever
just from other men. Women’s sexuality is significantly before, but it hasn’t got any easier.

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‘Having grown up in a band [McFly] twins Delilah and Ottilie, 8 months ‘Fatherhood is a peculiar experience.
I’ve been blogging since the days of ‘When I look back at photographs of All the trappings of your twenties fall
MySpace, so when I became a dad, it my own childhood, my dad is never away and you have to focus on this
never occurred to me that I wouldn’t in them – he was always the one totally ungrateful and demanding
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response has been amazing. My wife things in the background. Thankfully, else’s time, needs or sleep. But the
was asked recently, “How’s mummy dads are more visible now. When my pay-off is that you get a cuddle
getting on with two babies?” The twin girls arrived in February, I could around your shin that fills you with so
assumption is that she’s the full-time have gone on sharing the usual stuff much love you just don’t care. That’s
carer. But we’ve always been 50/50. on Instagram, like cars and what I wanted to capture with my
I hate the assumption that when Dad architecture, but after seeing my wife Instagram feed – giving men a portal
is in charge, he’s just babysitting. blog about parenting (@mother_of_ to say, “God, this is hard sometimes.”
I’m campaigning to get more baby- daughters) I realised dads also need a It’s a nod of reassurance. Go back a
changing facilities in male toilets – I voice. That Homer Simpson, hands- generation and men talking about
can’t tell you the number of times off dad cliché doesn’t exist, not in my their children was almost seen as a
I’ve had to change a nappy on my lap circle of friends anyway. I wanted weakness. But men are more well-
or the floor because the changing to show what real fatherhood looks rounded now. My wife (@mother_
area is in the ladies’. Women, like, not the sugar-coated version. pukka) is a blogger, but there’s a huge
especially mums, get more criticism And it’s nice to have a space to talk difference in the way men and
online. My wife was body-shamed for about stuff, like which baby carrier is women communicate. Women have
posting a selfie three weeks after best. Men need support networks, lengthy discussions about sleep
giving birth [somebody said she “still too. The world is changing fast, and training and weaning. I just want to
had a tummy”], which was spiteful, more men are – and should be – share pictures of my girl doing
and I’m realising how judgmental taking up shared parental leave ridiculous things, and that’s why
people can be. Comments like, because they want to see their Instagram works. And the dadding
“That’s the wrong car seat” crop up. children grow up, not just be the community is growing. There’s a
But overwhelmingly, the feedback is absent breadwinner. By showing this dad’s breakfast club in my area and
incredible. I think it’s important for reality on social media, I’m hoping it I’ve noticed a huge rise in dad
men to know it’s cool to express this will make it seem a more viable bloggers. I’m not surprised. You have
huge part of your life rather than option for parents everywhere. this tiny, hilarious version of yourself
living up to a “blokey” stereotype. Parenting is a team job. It’s about who amazes you every day. Who
This is real life.’ time we talked about it.’ wouldn’t want to share that?’
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BY ST UART HERITAGE

‘In truth, I’ve only just started to


‘What I feel like a man. This is shameful
given that I’m 35. When my dad was
my age, he’d been married for
learned 14 years, fathered three children
and built my bedroom brick by brick

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himself. He was a real man, not like
about me with my soft hands and stupid job in journalism.
‘But things have changed. I have a wife and kid now,
and that sort of thing forces a boy to grow up. A lot of
being my newfound manliness is embarrassingly rooted in
gender stereotypes – there’s still lawn mowing and
furniture assembly and a constant crushing sense of
a man financial responsibility that keeps me awake at night –
but, thankfully, much of it isn’t. Being a man means
dealing with problems, and there’s no doubt my wife
from has helped with that. I’ve always reacted to stuff in an
annoyingly male way, by bottling it up and waiting for
the inevitable stress-related aortic aneurysm to take
my me out. But by witnessing how my wife deals with
similar issues – by confronting them head-on and
talking them through – and seeing how much better off
wife’ she is for doing it, I’ve started to copy her. And it
works. It helps to be emotionally open. Who knew?
‘I’ve become less selfish thanks to her, too. The old
me – the dumb boy version – wanted to do everything
by himself, refusing all help, even if it drove him into
the ground. But you can’t do that in a marriage. There’s
nowhere to hide, and there’s always a teetering pile of
bigger priorities that can’t be ignored. The only way
you can get through it is by sharing everything – the
highs as well as the lows. You split the work and share
the burden, and the knowledge that someone has your
back helps you through it all. My wife makes me feel
like part of a team. As someone who works at home
alone all day, this is a new sensation. An OK one, too.
‘We live together. We run a household together. We
do the same job, so we’re each other’s closest sounding
boards. Hand on heart, in every aspect of my life, I can
honestly call my wife my partner. And you know who
else calls people partner? That’s right: cowboys. My
wife has turned me into a cowboy. What could possibly
be more manly than that?’ Q

‘We live together. We run a household


together. We do the same job. Hand on heart,
I can honestly call my wife my partner’
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AM I SAYING WHAT

I really think
or what
people
WANT “ to hear?

Afraid of offending others, writer Dolly Alderton has found


that she’s increasingly self-censoring her opinions. But is
her extreme people-pleasing doing more harm than good?
I’ve been on Twitter for seven and a half explains behavioural psychologist Jo creativity, flamboyance and curiosity,
years. I’ve seen world events unfurl – Hemmings. ‘Women are natural people- which is shut down bit by bit until we get
elections, natural disasters, terrorist pleasers – we’re hardwired to be more to adulthood, when we are so self-
attacks, referendums. And as the years empathetic, so we tend to moderate our edited that we are operating at 20 per
go by, in the collective cacophony of behaviour more than men do. Men only cent of what we started with.’
opinions, I censor myself more and have 10-12 examples of body language, Hemmings adds, ‘As babies, we are
more. My enthusiasm for weighing in on whereas women have over 50, so we emotionally responsive to positive
debates has been zapped. The jokes are more likely to recognise verbal and feedback – a smile gets a good reaction,
I make have been diluted. I consider non-verbal gestures and respond so we smile more. As adults, people-
every person I might offend (is this accordingly. We have had to fight harder pleasers traditionally respond to
tweet too generalising of hairdressers? to have a voice, so there’s an element of situations in two ways: nod along in
Or cheese? Or dachshunds?) self-protection when using that voice.’ agreement of the status quo to avoid
Pausing before each post, it’s like I’m It is certainly true that the female confrontation, or stay quiet and opt out
prioritising what people (read: distant longing for universal approval begins of the conversation altogether.’
Facebook friends, anonymous Twitter in childhood. ‘Every time you were You only have to scroll through
followers) want to hear over what I want naughty, you made a mental note that Twitter to see that women are scrutinised
to say. I can feel the core of myself being angry or being messy isn’t OK,’ twice as much as men. A recent study
slipping away, and with every bit of my explains Jamie Catto, creative mentor found that nearly half of the women
personality I trade in for something and author of Insanely Gifted: Turn Your who took part had experienced online
more appealing, I lose a bit of integrity. Demons Into Creative Rocket Fuel (£12.99, trolling, with a staggering 76 per cent of
‘This kind of self-censorship stems Canongate Books), who is vehemently those under 30. On social media, one
from our innate desire for approval,’ anti self-editing. ‘We are all born with bad photo could make you the victim
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morals had been compromised because to hear: ‘Providing we don’t become

gets shut down


‘Our creativity she didn’t want to offend her boss. someone we’re not, it’s OK to want to
A recent survey revealed that 51 per make others happy. In the current
cent of employees are not friends with climate of global uncertainty, agreement
their boss, and why should you be? One and co-operation often seem preferable
editor I work with, who has my utmost to conflict. But it is equally important to
respect, has an expression she uses: be true to your own feelings when it
‘Loyalty is for dogs.’ Perhaps the key to matters or we could store up anxiety,
impressing someone in a position of stress and resentment for the future.’

bit by bit’
authority is to say what you really think. The keyword here is integrity. And to
Hemmings explains that it’s all about achieve that, you need to behave in
context: ‘Women have the upper hand, a way that reflects the core of who you
as they can read a situation better than truly are. The hard bit is discovering
men – they’re naturally more sensitive to parts of yourself that even you don’t
their surroundings. It’s about assessing like. But denying them will only lead to
cause and effect, and whether being an inner collapse. As Catto explains, by
honest is right for the moment. While it hiding our negative traits, they don’t go
might be good to have a heated political away, we just turn them on ourselves.
debate in the pub with friends, the ‘We can’t fully get rid of these
boardroom is not the place.’

DOLLY’S PEOPLE-PLEASING
Catto has some valuable advice on
representing a more real version of ‘One night,
yourself to the world: ‘Get comfortable I baked until
of bullying, and a feminist expression with the answer “no”’, he says. ‘Both
could mean you become the target giving and receiving, and not taking it 4am making
of rape threats. No wonder we often feel personally. Redefine the word as an
subconsciously silenced. arrow pointing in an unexpected
birthday
It’s a mentality that can seep into real direction that you didn’t realise you macarons for
life, too – it certainly has for me and my needed to go in, rather than a roadblock.
friends. One of their boyfriends has an Lighten up about rejection in all ways.’
a bloke at
intimidating mother who misheard her Much of this stems from harnessing work who I
name when they first met and now calls your so-called negative qualities,
her Anna instead of her actual name, instead of pretending they don’t exist. barely knew.’
Hannah. But Hannah was so desperate Catto advises, ‘Encourage a relationship
for her approval that she didn’t correct with the parts of yourself you deem no characteristics. And because we work
her. Now, six months on and after good. They’re full of untapped skills, so so hard on making sure no one else
numerous meetings, she still forces her give them new jobs.’ Perhaps for the ever discovers they’re there, the only
boyfriend to call her Anna in front of his control freak, it would be pursuing place left for them to go is inside. So we
mother. We often wonder what name a career in which precision is required. end up with a legion of nasty characters
she’ll put on the Order of Service if the For the show-off, it could be finding taking up residence in our heads and
pair of them ever get married. a new way to channel that extrovertism giving us a rich, compelling, daily inner
‘We’re far too appropriate,’ says – be it joining a theatre group or writing dialogue that is hard to ignore.’ Not only
Catto. ‘Whoever fell in love with something that gets your voice heard. does this exhaust us, but it also chips
someone for being appropriate? Hemmings takes a less extreme away at our self-esteem.
You really need to weigh up whether stance and believes that there is merit – It’s important to remember that
appropriateness is worth the exhaustion to a degree – in saying what people want you can’t please all the people all of the
of wearing inauthentic masks. When time. The best piece of advice I was ever
you behave in this way, three quarters of ‘I stayed on the given came from one of my writing
DOLLY’S PEOPLE-PLEASING

the time it’s actually toxic to both you heroes, Caitlin Moran. Shortly after
and the person you’re dealing with Tube for three I got my first column for a national
because it blocks intimacy.’ extra stops so newspaper supplement, I was crippled
But if there’s one person you’re by the fear of what people thought of my
obliged to please, it’s your boss, right? that I didn’t opinions. ‘Think of someone you really
A friend of mine who works in events interrupt and admire – one of your inspirations,’ she
once kept her mouth shut when her told me. ‘Every time you create a piece
male boss suggested they use white offend the drunk of work, do so as if you’re saying it to
female models dressed in saris with homeless man them. Write it to make them laugh or
bindis to hand out flyers for a Bollywood to make them think. If you believe
party, even though she found it spouting a they’d be pleased with it, then you’ve
offensive. It all went wrong – and she done a good job, darling.’ It’s definitely
monologue at me.’
had to face the fallout, knowing her something worth remembering. Q
when

Gigi
met

Tommy

He’s the father of preppy American style; she’s the super with an
online following twice the size of Portugal’s population. Now
Tommy Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid are joining forces for her first foray
into design. Lucy Pavia hits New York for an exclusive chat…
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‘I had to make every piece
wearable, and think about
my fans’ and friends’ styles
– those are the girls who
inspire me, so I designed
with them in mind’

‘If you want to be the captain, you can be the fucking


captain!’ says Gigi Hadid, giving one slender leg an
enthusiastic slap. We’re sitting in a New York hotel
room discussing the ‘girl power sailor’ theme of her
very first design gig – a 36-piece capsule collection
with Tommy Hilfiger. She’s wearing two of the items
as we speak: a pair of high-waisted, indigo-denim
flares with tiny anchors on the buttons, and a viscose
navy-and-white striped top, the long sleeves stretched
over her manicured hands like fingerless gloves.
‘We even made a captain’s hat, too!’ she adds with
a grin. The rest of the collection (hat included) is
hanging on a rail just outside the door. There’s a
round-neck navy sweater with a large anchor and rope
motif printed on it – pleasingly 80s – a belted military
coat with a ‘Hilfiger-Hadid’ badge on the lapel, and
the sort of oversized cream fisherman’s sweater you
could bury yourself in on a particularly cold morning.
Gone are the days when supermodels were lofty
clothes horses, who earned their crust solely on
catwalks and in campaigns. In the past few years,
LA-born Hadid (and her pal Kendall Jenner, who she
met in 2014) have redefined the role, opening
themselves up to their huge online following and
trading as much on their personalities and ‘girls
before bros’ friendships as their looks. These days, the
modelling just feels like the base layer. ‘Kendall never
tries too hard,’ Hadid says of her best friend now. ‘She
never looks uncomfortable in what she’s wearing.
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‘Kendall never tries too
hard. She never looks
uncomfortable in
what she’s wearing’

I think that’s why we get along so well, because even


outside of our style that’s our personalities, we’re
just very easy-going.’
For Hadid, designing her own collection was more
a question of when rather than if, and Hilfiger felt like
the obvious choice. The Hadid and Hilfiger families
have been friends since the model was little (Hadid’s
mum, Yolanda, found her own fame as one of the Real
Housewives Of Beverly Hills), and she and her sister
Bella led the runway charge for his beach-themed
SS16 show last year in swimsuits and primary-
coloured bucket hats. Hilfiger recalls witnessing
Hadid morph from family friend into one of the most
in-demand supermodels. ‘I’d known her family for a
long time and when she was first put forward, I was
like, “Are you crazy? Of course we should do
something together, she’s beautiful!” We put her on
the runway and she received more photographs than
anyone ever, so that was very interesting.’
The idea of designing ‘a few pieces’ together
quickly swelled to an entire collection. ‘She came
in with tear sheets and ideas, and sent some pictures
– Pinterest photos,’ says Hilfiger. ‘And she was wearing
some stylish clothes herself – an oversized bomber,
a pair of really cool sneakers... very nonchalant.’
Scheduled one-hour design sessions at Hilfiger HQ
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easily stretched to seven or eight hours. ‘I would


just draw, or start patching things, and then I’d think,
“Oh shit, I have to actually ask them if I can do this,”’
says Hadid. ‘Then I’d turn around and they’d tell me,
“We love it!” So I’d go, “Alright, cool. I’m just gonna
keep doing this.”’
And while Hadid brought her many mood boards of
fresh ideas to the table, Hilfiger – with his 30 years
of design experience – provided the guidance.
‘We never butted heads in our design process, which
is good,’ recalls Hadid. ‘And he also gave me so much
freedom. He was more like the supervisor, and
I wanted to make him proud.’
Perhaps in keeping with the new, media-savvy
see-it-buy-it generation of which Hadid is a part, for

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the first time ever the Tommy x Gigi collection – along
with the Tommy Hilfiger main line – will be available
to buy on the day it’s unveiled to the press and public,
rather than six months later. ‘We’ve been talking
about doing it for a very long time,’ says Hilfiger. ‘And
it got to the point where we said we should just do it.’
Hadid says she’ll be ordering the lot. ‘If [people]
don’t see me wearing the collection on the street
when it comes out, there’s a problem. I had to make
every piece wearable, and think about my fans’ and
friends’ styles... those are the girls who inspire me,
so I tried to design with every one of them in mind.’ Q
Tommy x Gigi collection hits stores on 10 September
(tommy.com; 020 3144 0900)

Tommy on Gigi Gigi on Tommy

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A CAREER FOR LIFE, A FAT PAY
cheque and getting the keys to
the corner office are no longer the
end-goal. With job security and
promotions well out of reach
(millennials are the first generation
to earn less in their twenties than
their parents did), a generation
of resilient young women are
flipping these challenges into
opportunities, bouncing back from
failure and saying, ‘screw the work-
life balance’ (it looks pretty
exhausting, anyway). Instead they
are embracing what experts have
branded the ‘career blend’.
The slippery corporate ladder
has been replaced by the career
lattice – working a four-day week in
advertising but running a film
company on the side, or doing flexi
hours from home for a digital
agency while building a tech start-
up at the same time. This new way I s i t
of working encourages personal
development and collaboration
along horizontal paths instead of
through traditional hierarchy. The
t i m e y o u
appeal is freedom. Research shows
that 66 per cent of millennials want
to change career within a year or t r i e d t h e
less, so they are constantly sizing
up new opportunities. They are a
generation of professional nomads
looking for the next challenge,
making an asset out of the market’s
uncertainty and learning new skills
career
that accelerate their prospects.
For Bethan Harris, 30, it was the
realisation upon her return to
the UK, after having spent three
years with a creative agency in
blend?
Australia, that her work was no
longer working for her. ‘I wanted to
focus on projects that I believed in
and the rigid nine-to-five workday
model couldn’t accommodate that,’
she explains. ‘So I joined Forum
For The Future, a non-profit
sustainability organisation, where No job titles, yearly career changes and knocking off
I am assigned freelance projects
based on my individual skills and at 3pm because you’ve hit the wall… Tracy Ramsden
interests. I work remotely, so I have talks to women disrupting the nine-to-five and
based myself in San Francisco and
India to combine work with travel influencing the way we’ll work for years to come
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and activism. I choose my own hours classes. ‘The boundaries between the population have less than one
because the emphasis is on output work and home have been torn down, in ten jobs they can apply for.
rather than time spent at a desk. in a good way,’ adds Cross. ‘If I hit a The aim of our campaign aims to
That means for two days a week I can wall with work at 3pm and I know I’ve unite talented people with forward-
focus on my activism, galvanising given all I can that day, I would rather thinking businesses, such as Kellogg’s
young people to talk about politics in clock off and go to a yoga class or and Diageo, who are realising the
a post-Brexit Britain.’ spend time on my ceramics business. benefits of part-time employees.’
Harris is part of a generation of I actually find it to be quite meditative Of course, some people prefer a
students who graduated into a – my best work ideas come to me routine and distinction between
recession. ‘As a response, we’ve had when I switch off.’ work and home, so the nine-to-five
to treat ourselves as brands and think, For employers, it comes down to model works perfectly for them. But
“How do I present my skills?”’ she trust, says Cross: ‘You need the right
explains. ‘I don’t want a shiny job title. self-starting team to begin with. If
you give them more autonomy to
‘It is a huge assumption
I want my work to speak for itself; to
say something about my beliefs and make the small decisions – will that flexible working
bring along new opportunities. Young I work in a café this morning or in is largely the domain of
people today aren’t looking for the office? – they will be better at
jobs, they’re looking for working making the bigger decisions that women with children’
relationships. It’s why, in June, 75 per improve the business. It’s a value-
cent of young people voted to stay in based system.’ The key to making it they are becoming a minority. What
the EU. We want to feel connected, to work is communication which, people are looking for in the main is
work together. That era of hyper- thanks to technology, has never a more bespoke HR model for
competitiveness is over and that’s been easier. ‘We have a big Monday individual employees that nurtures
a great thing for women.’ meeting where we go through what growth and creativity. ‘I’m working
The ethos behind the career blend everyone is working on, what was on with brands such as Unilever and
is collaboration and sharing – skills, the agenda last week and what Marks & Spencer to design new
ideas, workspaces. This explains needs to be achieved this week, so models and reframe the future of the
the popularity of co-working hubs there is accountability. We also have way we work,’ adds Harris. ‘By 2025,
such as WeWork, where 40 per cent peer one-to-ones instead of millennials will form 75 per cent of
of members are women, mostly appraisals, during which everyone the global workforce. Employers
entrepreneurs, and 70 per cent of has the chance to voice concerns or can’t afford to ignore us.’ Q
members collaborate. ‘Give people ask for support. Not treating staff
like schoolchildren leads to happier, MEET MARIE CLAIRE’S
more productive teams and more FUTURE SHAPERS
‘Young people don’t want enriched individuals.’ In next month’s issue, we’ll
jobs, they want working One campaign by Timewise, be revealing the ten winners
relationships. Hyper- a company that helps businesses to of our Future Shapers awards.
attract and develop the best talent We’ve joined forces with
competitiveness is over’ through flexible working, aims to Neutrogena, who, like Marie
rebrand part-time work with its Hire Claire, want to celebrate the
the freedom to work in a way that Me My Way campaign. As CEO women who are changing the
suits them and you will always get the Karen Mattison explains, ‘How way we live and work, who push
best out of them,’ says Jules Cross, often do you hear the apology “just” boundaries and challenge the
32, who works in culture and before the phrase “part-time”? It is status quo. You can also join our
development (no job title – ‘it’s a huge assumption that flexible #PassItOn campaign on Twitter,
PHOTOGRAPH BY JASON LLOYD-EVANS

too limiting’) for communications working is largely the domain of Facebook and Instagram
agency Life Size Media. Here, 90 per women with children. In the UK in @marieclaireuk to share your
cent of the workforce is contracted to 2015, we had the highest-ever stories on
four days a week, but when and how number of men working part-time – career
that work is undertaken is entirely it’s a lifestyle choice. More than half success,
down to the individual. The company of employees in the UK now work resilience
is based at the east London workspace with some form of flexibility, but and
Second Home, open-plan to trigger only 8.7 per cent of quality jobs are bouncing
‘creative collisions’, with top chefs advertised with part-time options – back.
cooking lunch and evening yoga which means that more than half
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What it feels like…

Confession
to choose
between your
partner and
your parents
One writer reveals how family and
faith tore her relationship apart
Sam and I had been together for four Meanwhile, my father laid out his I already felt miles away from Sam.
months when I returned home from disapproval: ‘Judaism is our heritage,’ He’d told me he wouldn’t end it, but he
university for the summer and he explained. ‘It’s our responsibility to couldn’t commit so much of himself to
announced excitedly to my family that continue the faith.’ He made it very someone he could lose at a moment’s
I had met someone. ‘Is he Jewish?’ my clear that he wanted me to end it with notice. Our goodbye was strained.
father asked, uncharacteristically stern. Sam. My mother didn’t feel as strongly, Shortly after my homecoming, my
‘Catholic,’ I said, and he bristled, unable but it made little difference. father made it clear it was time I met
to meet my eye. My joy came crashing The layers of guilt built up, especially someone else; someone Jewish. I didn’t
down. I’d never thought about it before. when my unaware grandpa asked me if agree, but I was tired of lying to all the
I’d attended a Jewish school and so all I’d ‘been fishing lately’, which was his people I loved; of watching my friends’
my boyfriends to date had been Jewish. endearing way of asking if I’d ‘caught’ relationships, unburdened and realistic.
We’d never discussed an alternative. The conversation with Sam was
Sam and I had been friends for ‘It was hard to understand painfully brief. ‘What do you want me
months after meeting at university in to say?’ he muttered when I told him it
Birmingham. Then one night in his
how my heritage had was over. ‘I still love you,’ I said firmly.
flat, for the first time in my life, I made slammed the doors in the ‘I know,’ he said. That was it. I hung up
the first move. Before we knew it, it face of our future ’ feeling shell-shocked. For the next few
was 6am. ‘This isn’t a one-night thing,’ weeks, panic would build at unexpected
he assured me. But I already knew. a boyfriend yet. My mother eventually moments. The first time I bumped into
Six months into our relationship, told me she had to stand by my father, Sam again back at university I felt sick.
I began to feel like an outcast whenever who in turn felt he had to lie to his We exchanged awkward small talk but
I went home to London to visit my parents about me dating outside of the kept our distance. Seeing him from afar
family. The heady thrill of falling in faith. I found it increasingly hard to was like looking at a stranger. That was
love with Sam was replaced by a low- reassure Sam that everything was fine. more hurtful than finding out, eight
level dread whenever I wasn’t with ‘I dreamt about our wedding last months later, he had a new girlfriend.
him. I felt trapped in two half-lives and I night,’ he told me one morning, before I missed him.
became an expert at skirting the subject. detailing the cathedral he imagined My relationship with my father
Many of my Jewish friends didn’t take we’d get married in. But I knew that repaired slowly. I still had moments of
the relationship seriously: ‘I’m glad would never happen. When I changed resentment, but I didn’t want to lose
you’re happy but, obviously, it can’t go the subject, Sam asked what was anyone else I loved. He hadn’t intended
anywhere,’ was the common, cutting wrong and I couldn’t pretend any to hurt me, he just came from a different
response; they wouldn’t acknowledge more. We sat on my bed and I explained culture and I could forgive that.
any alternative or that I might want one. my parents’ position. ‘But, they’ve My faith took a big hit, though, and it
Eventually, I shunned synagogue never met me…’ he kept repeating. now plays a much smaller role in my
altogether, seeking solace in the arms Sam and I had often talked about our life. Sam was the guinea pig who bore
PHOTOGRAPH BY PIXELEYES

of my forbidden boyfriend. ‘They’re faiths and what it meant to be Jewish the brunt of my father’s anger, but dad
just a bit funny about boyfriends,’ I told or Catholic. It was hard to understand has since relaxed to the point where
Sam when he asked if he could meet how my heritage had slammed the I have dated a couple of non-Jewish
my parents. I’d already visited his doors in the face of our future. men. Sometimes I scroll through Sam’s
family several times who, despite The following summer, over a year Facebook and wonder if things would
being Catholic, had never questioned and a half into our relationship, I went have been different if he hadn’t been
my religion except out of interest. back to London for three months, but my first love.
Life stories 154

ANNIE

Words by MICHELLE DAVIES

LEIBOVITZ
On a shoot with
fellow photographer
Ron Galella, one of
the first paparazzo,
in 1989

Clockwise from
opposite page, Leibovitz
bottom: with with Jerry
businessman Hall in 1982
Malcolm Forbes on
a Vanity Fair shoot
in 1989; behind the
lens in 1975; at 23,
Leibovitz was chief
photographer at
Rolling Stone

She’s shot actors, presidents, even the


Queen. We celebrate the 40-year career
of the world’s most famous photographer
With opposition to America’s invasion of Vietnam growing
by the day, 5 April 1969 saw thousands gather in the centre
of San Francisco for a peaceful protest. Nineteen-year-old
art student Annie Leibovitz was in the thick of it, taking
photographs, when she stumbled across Beatnik poet and
activist Allen Ginsberg smoking a joint. It was a fleeting
interlude that produced a striking, monochrome image – one
that, in a matter of months, would change her life.
‘I had a boyfriend who was a stringer [freelancer] for Time her mother Marilyn was a modern-dance teacher. Leibovitz
[magazine] and he said, “Why don’t you take your pictures to developed an interest in painting at high school and went
Rolling Stone?”’ she recalled. ‘I took them and they liked them.’ on to study fine art at the San Francisco Art Institute,
Rolling Stone, then a fold-up journal operating out of the supplementing her degree course with a photography evening
Bay area, paid Annie $25 (£18) to publish the Ginsberg image class. Shy and a conspicuous 6ft tall, she found taking pictures
– then offered her a job that would begin her career as one of emboldened her in a way painting couldn’t. ‘I would do things
the world’s most sought-after portrait photographers. with a camera I wouldn’t do normally if I was just by myself,’
Now celebrating her fourth decade in the industry as she she explained. ‘I started walking around the Bay area looking
turns 67 in October, Leibovitz has photographed everyone for imagery. It was like having a friend, like having someone
from President Obama and the Queen to Kim and Kanye. She to go out with and look at the world.’
is responsible for some of the most iconic magazine covers of Leibovitz’s first cover subject for Rolling Stone was John
all time, including for Vanity Fair, a pregnant and naked Demi Lennon, in January 1971. Within a year, aged 23, she became
Moore, and Bruce Jenner becoming Caitlyn, and for Rolling its chief photographer, working alongside leading writers such
Stone, a foetal-like John Lennon curled up against Yoko Ono as Hunter S Thompson and Tom Wolfe. Ironically though,
– an image made more poignant by the fact he was assassinated taking portraits didn’t come easily. ‘No one ever sat for the
four hours after she took it. ‘Her photography is heroic and cover of Rolling Stone – they were just little grab pictures, pick-
owes more to the pageant and bluster of 18th-century up pictures. The subject would show up and say, “What do you
paintings than the truth we usually seek from photography,’ want me to do?” I reluctantly had to give some direction,’ she
says Lucy Davies, The Telegraph art and photography critic, said. ‘Then I thought, “Well, gee – if they’re going to sit in that
who when interviewing Leibovitz observed, ‘[Her] portfolio chair they might as well sit in a bathtub full of milk.” I started
could serve as a record of our times.’ to get more creative, more conceptual.’ (That particular idea
Born Anna-Lou Leibovitz in Waterbury, Connecticut, eventually became the iconic cover shot of Whoopi Goldberg.)
on 2 October 1949, the third of six siblings, her father In 1975, Mick Jagger asked her to document the
Samuel was a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force and Rolling Stones as on-tour photographer, but Jann Wenner,
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Ch ri s Not h for
Vogue i n 2008

Abo ve: t he
her editor-in-chief tried to talk her out of it. ‘My advice was Queen poses
don’t go,’ he would later say. ‘I’ve [had] many friends who go fo r her po r t r ait
on tour and come back drug addicts.’ His fear turned out to be in 2007. Right :
t he Obamas’
realised: after six months on the road, Leibovitz was addicted 2009 family
to cocaine. She said, ‘I was very naive. I brought my tennis pho t o gr aph
racket with me. I thought that maybe as we went from city to
city I would take tennis lessons. I didn’t know what I was
getting myself into.’ It would be another eight years before
Leibovitz beat her secret addiction while she continued
working at Rolling Stone.
While she was at the magazine, her most memorable
cover was the Lennon and Yoko one taken on the day he
died. In 2005, it was voted best cover of the past 40 years
by the American Society of Magazine Editors. ‘Suddenly,
that photograph has a story,’ Leibovitz told an audience at
the Cannes Lions Festival in 2013. ‘You’re looking at it and
thinking it’s their last kiss, or they’re saying goodbye.’
In 1983, finally sober following a bout of therapy, ‘Her portfolio
she opted for a change and moved to Vanity Fair, where
she still works today. There she developed a reputation
for perfectionism and stubbornness – her first editor, Tina
could serve
Brown, said she reportedly made one subject pose for 16
hours. ‘She puts weeks, even months of research into each
sitting – because of that, her images have a depth which other
as a record
photographers fail to achieve,’ says Davies. ‘I’ve met several
artists who think they are on a par with the people they
photograph or paint, but she’s not like that at all.’
for our times’
It was Leibovitz’s August 1991 ‘culture-jolting’ (as one
commentator put it) cover of Demi Moore that made her a
household name. Some critics deemed it pornographic, but On t our
it taught women to embrace and be proud of their pregnant wit h Mick
bodies. ‘It did seem to give a bit more permission to feel sexy, Jagger in
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attractive when you’re pregnant,’ Moore later said. ‘But I really
didn’t expect for the response to be what it was. I was shocked.’
Other stars would find themselves similarly steamrollered
by reactions to Leibovitz’s interpretation of them, including
Miley Cyrus, who as a 15-year-old Disney star was pictured
on a 2008 Vanity Fair cover draped only in a satin sheet.
Controversy also overshadowed Leibovitz’s 2007 photo shoot
with the Queen, when the BBC reported the monarch had
stormed out of the shoot because Leibovitz had asked her to
remove her tiara. The latter part was true – ‘I suggested a less
dressy look might be better,’ said Leibovitz – but the footage
aired of the Queen was actually taken on her way to meet the
photographer, not leaving. The BBC later apologised.
By Leibovitz’s own admission, she became so immersed
in her photography – in the 80s she also expanded into
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C lock w i s e fr o m b el o w:
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R o b er t D e N i r o i n 2 0 0 4;
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d a ug ht er S a r a h, To m
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‘Leibovitz’s
images have
a depth other
photographers
fail to achieve’
during the Bosnian War – among the images she took was
a baby born without anaesthetic in the middle of a siege.
Following Sontag’s death in 2004 from leukaemia,
Leibovitz produced some of her most extraordinary work –
deathbed images of Sontag and of her father, who died around
the same time. However, the work was again controversial,

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work for brands like American Express – that there was little with Sontag’s son David Rieff saying his mother had been
time for anyone else. Aside from a fling with a rabbi while living ‘humiliated posthumously by being “memorialised” that way
on an Israeli kibbutz in her teens, there appears to have been in those carnival images of celebrity death.’
no significant other throughout her twenties and thirties. Sontag’s death hit Leibovitz hard and signalled the start
However, in 1988, then 39 and living in New York, Leibovitz of what she’s called ‘tough times’. In 2009, she was sued by
began a relationship with the writer, activist and intellectual a company called Art Capital Group over an unpaid $24m
Susan Sontag after being sent to photograph her for a book. (£18m) loan. Despite reportedly commanding a day rate of up
‘She came into my life when I was looking for some direction,’ to $250,000 (£187k) on top of a seven-figure salary, Leibovitz
said Leibovitz, who revealed Sontag had told her at their first was said to have unchecked spending habits and had spent a
meeting, ‘You’re good, but you can be better.’ ‘The fact she was fortune renovating her 10,200 sq ft home. She was threatened
even interested in me or my work was so flattering.’ with bankruptcy as well as the forced sale of her archive, worth
While they didn’t live together, Leibovitz told The San an estimated $50m (£37m), that she’d put up as collateral. She
Francisco Chronicle that it was ‘a relationship in all its staved off going bust with the help of a new financing deal,
dimensions’. In 2001, at 52, Leibovitz had a daughter called but admits retirement is now a long way off.
Sarah, via a sperm donor. ‘You’re working hard and before Still, there will never be a shortage of famous faces willing
you know it, you’re 50 and you’re, ‘Oh my God, I forgot to have to pose for her. Amy Schumer, shot by Leibovitz for the 2016
children,”’ was her answer to why she’d left it so late. Twins Pirelli calendar, said of the experience, ‘It was one of the
Susan and Samuelle followed in 2005, born to a surrogate. most meaningful moments of my life.’ Current Vanity Fair
It was Sontag who encouraged Leibovitz to begin collating editor Graydon Carter shares the sentiment that much of
her renowned Women exhibition, which showed in London Leibovitz’s success lies in her never thinking she is above the
earlier this year. Starting in 1991, with subjects including person she’s shooting: ‘An editor’s job is to make the writer or
Hillary Clinton and Joni Mitchell, it has expanded yearly and photographer believe the assignment they are working on is
now includes Lena Dunham, Caitlyn Jenner and Aung San the most important thing they will ever do. With Leibovitz,
Suu Kyi. Sontag also encouraged Leibovitz to go to Sarajevo you don’t have to – she thinks it anyway.’ Q
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fun. You have to learn every of her character and it was a
little gesture. The first time collaborative process. I also
I met [Keira], I was totally admire Chloë Grace Moretz.
star-struck. But my mum She’s so sweet, she always
still teaches her yoga – remembers my birthday.’
they’re really good friends.’

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d u r i n g f i l m i n g? ‘The best thing about working
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WINDOWS
By Emma Donoghue By Nadia Hashimi
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a l i v e . Th e y so o n find a human rights


they could have a murder lawyer she slowly
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Block heels and slingback s:


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Dust off your thigh boots:


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I’ve tottered about the first two-tone shoe Coco Chanel

A tale
in heels, padded ever designed – in 1957, a lower-heeled
around in ballet era – and brought it back to life.
pumps, struggled A slingback in beige Greek goatskin
to run for the bus with a narrow almond toe in contrasting
in flatforms, and black grosgrain, the heel stands at a

of two tried (and mainly


failed) to embrace the masculine joys of
a brogue. But in my 15 years in fashion,
my conclusion is this: the ideal shoe for
neat 6.6cm. It sparked #twotone mania,
appearing on the feet of more street-
style stars than you could count. Blonde
Salad blogger Chiara Ferragni wears

tones
feeling jaunty while still being able to hers with vintage denim flares. Russian
negotiate normal life is a low block heel. fashionista Miroslava Duma wears hers
It’s had a renaissance recently, thanks with a matching Chanel skirt suit. So
in part to Alessandro Michele with his what is it about this slingback that makes
awkward, specs-wearing new Gucci it Fabulous, Not Frumpy? And have
Granny shoes are back, girl in her 4cm stack-heeled loafers. For I found my perfect granny-chic shoe?
but how did they get the past few seasons, every brand, from Chanel shoes are made in a factory
Topshop to ASOS, has been producing just outside Milan, in Parabiago.
so cool? Jess Wood goes sweet mid-height heels. I manage to secure an invite to
see the magic cobblers in action – the
behind the scenes at This tidal wave of comfiness was
first time a journalist has ever been
kickstarted by Karl Lagerfeld. For
Chanel to find out Chanel’s AW15 show, he dusted down allowed to visit. Chanel bought
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Roveda, a historic Italian bootmaker, in


2000. From the outside, it looks just
like any other low-rise factory block,
common in the region responsible for
most of the world’s luxury shoes and
leather goods. But walking in, I’m
greeted by black and white photos of
Gabrielle Chanel, galleries of framed
shoe sketches by Karl Lagerfeld and
Laurence Dacade (the Chanel shoe
designer who always sketches feet with
painted toenails) and phrases like ‘Make
shoes, not war’ printed on the walls.
Th e Rove da fact or y:
As CEO Didier Bonnin leads me into Je ss ge ts th e keys t o
the magic kingdom of the factory floor, th e m ag i c sho e kingdom
he tells me that although shoes have the
longest production cycle in fashion, the
version and tweaked it – making the toe
aim at Roveda is ‘to work miracles. If a
slightly rounder and higher up the foot
designer wants something impossible
for its comeback on the AW15 catwalk.
with two days’ notice, it is our job
The series of processes involved in
to make it happen.’ He explains why
making the final shoe is mind-boggling.
shoes are the fashion industry’s most
All the types of leather used are put
technically complicated area. The foot
through a torturous quality-control
contains 26 bones and over 100
process before a design can go into
ligaments, and increases 5 per cent in
production. Quality control is a normal
size during the day. The average Roveda
part of the fashion industry, but even
shoe contains around 40 components
by luxury standards, the demands made
(as opposed to a pencil skirt, which may
of a Chanel shoe are exceptional. moulded on to the last and attached to
have six pieces) and goes through 180
Technicians in white lab coats beaver the heel. Everywhere I look, there are
processes. Once finished, no alterations
away amongst machines, putting pieces racks of beige and black shoes in various
can be made – unlike a piece of clothing
of leather into ovens and blasting them stages of completion. The double-C
– so it needs to be checked at every
with light that mimics the sun (to logo is stamped on to the goatskin insole
stage. Each shoe is produced in 17 sizes
emulate the climate of the Middle East, from giant ribbons of gold leaf. I watch
and two width fittings, compared to
where many Chanel customers live, as a lady inserts the insole into a shoe,
clothing, where six sizes is normal.
Bonnin explains). They’re put into pushing it into the toe and smoothing it
When Gabrielle Chanel invented the
‘climate chambers’ to check the leather with infinite care to check there are no
original style, the idea of a two-tone
doesn’t interact in the heat with any wrinkles or creases. Another steady-
shoe was unheard of – up until then,
metal parts that will be used in the shoe; handed lady drills a hole on the outside
they were all one colour and were meant
they’re studied under microscopes to of the heel, picks up a tiny gold pin with
to match the outfit. She chose neutral
check the colour fastness, and put the double C on the end from a box
shades of beige and contrasting black to
through 20,000 cycles of pressure by a filled with rows of them, and inserts it
create a shoe that could be worn from PHOTOGRAPHS BY JESS WOOD, SIAN PARRY, GETTY IMAGES, CHANEL
machine to check how they wear. into the hole using special tweezers.
morning to night, with all kinds of
Once the leather pieces have been The edges of the shoe are trimmed
outfits and for all occasions. She also
cut, they go through endless stations to and then the slingback undergoes one
chose beige to make legs look longer,
be stitched and hammered by different final check-up – it’s put into an X-ray
and the black tip to shorten the foot and
craftsmen, until the shoe is assembled, machine, where a radiologist examines
make it appear neater. The shoemaker
Massaro helped her come up with the NOW & THEN it for any internal pins or nails sticking
elasticated slingback, and she settled on Ri g h t: Man Repeller anywhere they shouldn’t. Each shoe is
a 6.6cm squared heel for optimum b l ogg e r L e an dr a blow-dried, LA celeb-style, to remove
M e di n e . Be l ow :
comfort. Soon dubbed ‘the new any specks before being steamed.
Rom y Sch n e i der
Cinderella slipper’, fans included Romy When I finally get to hijack a pair and
Schneider and Brigitte Bardot. When slip them on to my impatient feet
Lagerfeld decided to bring it out of the it’s with a newfound appreciation.
archive, there was no sketch, as Specifically designed to flatter by
Gabrielle Chanel didn’t draw her Gabrielle Chanel, and with around 20
designs. Roveda’s development team new colour and leather combinations
made a new last (a 3D resin model of the proposed, these granny shoes are
shape of the shoe) from an original definitely the right side of glam. Q
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What made you leave finance


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All the news in eight, I wore my mum’s shoes,


telling her I could revise better in
heels. This love never left me.’

S O E S Tell us about your collection.


‘My stilettos are inspired by
geometric abstract art and reflect
my mind for numbers. Each can
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From a Pick up some global
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SHOE TRENDS
Is it possible to pull off a thigh boot when you’re
not Kim K? Can you actually wear socks with sandals
over the age of eight? We challenge ultra-chic
shoe designer Tabitha Simmons to show and tell
When it comes to making shoes
look good, English-born, New
York-based Tabitha Simmons is
a triple threat – she’s a footwear
designer and a stylist with
much-admired personal chic.
Her collection, launched seven
years ago, has become a favourite
among fashion insiders for its
delicate style and Italian-made
quality. Olivia Palermo loves
the Harmony boot, Kate Moss
loves the Issa and everyone
adores the ‘Ginger’, a multi-
strap Mary-Jane that Simmons
remakes every season.
‘My own collection is
embarrassingly large,’ she says.
‘I don’t go crazy with clothes,
but shoes are a different story.
You put a new pair with an old
dress and it looks new again.’
Her personal archive includes
everything from collectable
Balenciaga ‘Lego’ boots to
towering Alexander McQueen
platforms. ‘Shoes give you
pleasure, because you can look
down and see them!’ So,
THIGH Tabitha, how would you wear…
BOOTS
‘M y v e r s i o n a r e a r o m a n t i c
t wist o n t h e t r e n d , i n v e l v e t SOCKS
rather than leather, with
rounded toes. I love the & HEELS
idea of putting them with ‘This trend is all over
something unexpected, the catwalks, but I must
like this neat, buttoned-up admit, it is way outside
Coach outfit that has a bit my personal comfort zone!
of a western vibe. Think I wanted to make it as
about long boots as a cool grown-up as possible,
new take on tights. For rather than too cute and
evening, I’d wear them young, so I’ve put fine
with something soft, like black socks with a sharp
a long chiffon dress, to trouser suit. The masculinity
stop them looking trashy.’ of it cuts through the
Sh i r t , £ 6 9 5, a n d s k i r t , c u ten e s s o f t h e s o c k s .
£ 6 2 5 , b o t h C o a c h ; ‘A sh l y n ’ I f y o u ’ r e g o i n g t o t r y t his
b o o t s , £ 7 7 5, Ta b i t ha tre n d, y o u n e e d t o m a k e
B l az er, blouse and t r o user s,
S im m o ns fo r R o k s a nd a sure they definitely look
a l l S i m m o n s ’ o w n ; so c k s , fr o m
like socks – I’ve rolled
a select ion, W o l f o r d ; sho es,
these down to show some
fr o m a select ion, D o l c e & G a b b a n a
a n k l e . T h e s e sho es w o u l d
a l s o wo r k w i t h a s e x y ,
black lace dress.’
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LOAFERS
‘I l o v e t hem – I d o n ’ t k n o w
if it’s because they remind
me of school, or what!
This pair ar e a h i g h e r ,
s e x i e r t a k e o n t h e st andar d
st yle – p r e p p y , b u t a b i t
PRINTED naughty. I’ve put them
with a floaty Chloé dress
SHOES t o t o n e i t d o w n a n d a dd
a casual edge. I’d also
‘I l i k e m i x i n g p r i n t w i t h p r i n t
– you shouldn’t be afraid wear them with an A-line
of it. But I do try to keep s k i r t o r a b l a c k t u x e do -
th e m t h e s a m e s o r t o f s c a l e . st yle s u i t f o r e v e n i n g . ’
Th e d r a g o n f l y p a t t e r n o n Dre s s , £2,995, C h l o é;
th e se s hoes is a s i m i l a r s i z e loafers, £ 390, H i l f i g e r
t o the d i t s y p r i n t on my Co llect ion
Balenciaga dress, so it
w o r k s . I a l s o k e e p t he lo o k
vaguely tonal – it all visually
bl e n d s i n t o o n e , as t h e
g r e e n s in t he sho es m i x
w i t h t h e g r e e n i n t h e fr o ck. ’
D r e s s , Simmons’ own; ‘Ellyn’
shoes, £665, Tabitha Simmons

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HIKING
BOOTS
‘ T h i s i s w h a t I ’ d w e a r at t h e
weekend, hanging out with
my kids. At the moment I’m
into wide, cropped jeans,
but with these boots you
r e a l l y n e e d a s k i n n y pair.
Mine finish just at the top
of the boot – if they’re
too long or short, it looks
m e s s y . T o s t o p i t a l l being
too plain and casual, I’m
wearing a shirt with a pretty
top-stitched collar – I’d
a l s o put a p u s s y - b o w b l o u s e
under this jumper.’Q
Sw eat er, shir t a n d j e a n s , a l l
Simmons ’ o w n ; ‘B e x l e y ’ b o o t s ,
£495, T a b i t h a S i m m o n s
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powerhouse proportions
New-mood nonchalance,

and your medieval muse.


Fashion

Oh, and then there’s Britney…


october
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undone
Styled by ANNA FOSTER Photographs by DREW WHEELER

Nudes, directional cuts and subtle exposure.


The new cool-girl mood is worn with nonchalance
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T h i s p a g e : wh i te c otton c ard i g an , £ 1,790, Chanel; whit e woo l and met al- z ip skir t , £ 1,510,
S a l v a t o r e Fe rrag am o. O p p osi te p a g e : n e oprene jacket , £ 340, and black wo o l t r ico t ine t r ouser s, £ 320,
both Em p ori o A rm an i ; wh i te c otton and met al t o p (wor n under jacket ), £ 435, To ga
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T h i s p a g e : sl e e ve l e ss m oh ai r swe a t er (just seen), about £ 720, and co t t o n


d eni m an d c ry st al -stu d d e d sh i rt, abou t £480, bo t h No.21. Oppo sit e p a g e : wo o l jacket ,
£ 3 , 4 0 0, an d si l k an d m e t al -zi p top , £ 1,050, bot h Chr ist ian Dio r ; viscose t r o user s,
£ 9 2 5, L oe we ; ste rl i n g si l v e r ri n g , £ 34 0 , Char lo t t e Chesnais at Dover S t r eet Mar ket
T his page: felted wool dress, £910, and leather shoes, £440, both Mulberry; 18ct-gold earrings,
£3,350, Delfina Delettrez. Opposite page: black wool jacket, £1,815, and cotton denim corset,
£625, both Prada; black wool body, £137, Frame; black silk and rayon skirt, about £1,100,
Haider Ackermann; met allic leather shoes, £450, Jil S ander; earring, model’s own
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T h i s p a g e : mer ino wo o l j ump suit , a b o ut £ 1 , 2 8 2 , Co urrèg es . O p p o s it e p a g e :


silk and visco se dr ess, £ 3,50 0 , a nd lea t her t ro users, £ 2 , 4 0 0, b o t h Lo uis Vuit t o n
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T h i s p a g e : na vy wool g i l e t (worn at f ron t), £ 20 3 , Chalayan; navy cashmer e wo o l t r ouser s, £ 275, Max Mar a; yello w
g o l d - p l a t ed ea r r i ng , £ 12 1 , Je n n y Swe e tn am ; 1 8 c t ye l l ow- gold ear r ing (wor n as r ing), £ 915, Shihar a at Do ver S t r eet Mar ket .
O p p o s i t e p a g e : c o t t o n s h i r t , £ 41 0 , Cre atu re s O f Th e Wind; pinst r ipe cot t o n shir t (wo r n under neat h), £ 225, Alex ander
Lew i s ; cr êp e, w ool an d si l k -m i x sk i rt, £ 7 2 5, Gu c c i; silk velvet and leat her bo o t s (just seen), £ 420, 3.1 Phillip Lim
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Thi s p a g e : p o l y am i de of f -th e -sh ou l d e r d re ss, £ 120, polyest er body (wor n under neat h), £ 110, woo l wr ap (wor n
a s a s k i r t ), f rom a se l e c ti on , an d wool l e gg i n gs (just seen), £ 210, all Acne; st er ling silver ear r ing, £ 195,
C ha r l o t t e C hes nai s. O p p osi te p a g e : wool b ral e t, £ 245 , Pr ingle; silk shir t , £ 455, Paul S mit h; wo o l and co t t o n t r o user s,
£ 1 , 2 9 0, Vi ct ori a Be ck h am ; l e ath e r sh oe s, £ 42 5 , Ruper t S ander son; 18ct - go ld ear r ings, £ 890, Delfina Delet t r ez
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Rise of the oversize: it’s the most inflated


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T h i s p a g e : c otton an d n yl on c oat, £1,1 9 4 , A n ne So fie Madsen; wo o l and nylon bomber (wo r n under neat h),
£ 8 2, Lut z Hu e l l e ; c ash m e re wool swe ate r, £729, and cashmer e wo o l sweat pant s (just seen), £ 638, bo t h
M i cha el Kors Col l e c ti on ; l e ath e r, ru bb e r an d elast ic bo o t s, £ 394, Ro debjer. Oppo sit e page: silk and duck
d o w n j ack e t, £ 3 , 2 5 0, vi sc ose top, £65 0 , and gold- plat ed br ass ear r ings, £ 650, all Lo uis Vuit t on
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T h i s p a g e : n av y c otton an d c an v as c oat , £ 1,845 , pur ple wo o l sweat er, £ 395, and black
s i l k v e l ve t sk i p an ts (j u st se e n ), f rom a select ion, all B alenciaga. Opposit e page: co t t o n
coat, £70 0 , an d c otton d e n i m trou se rs , £ 495, bot h Mar ques’ Almeida; nylon jacket (wor n
un d e rn e ath c oat), abou t £92 .4 0 , Stussy; mer ino woo l sweat er (just seen), £ 339, B ehno
T h i s p a g e a nd opp osi te : m u l ti -c ol ou re d p ol yam i de and duck down coat , £ 1,780, Emilio Pucci; black- and- whit e
co t t o n a nd p o l y kn i t h ood e d swe atsh i rt, abou t £ 4 3 , St ussy; whit e visco se and polyest er shir t (wo r n under neat h), fr o m
a s el ect i o n, O ff -Wh i te c / o Vi rgi l A bl oh ; bl ack qu i l ted nylon shor t s, £ 375, S t e l l a M c C a r t n e y ; b l a ck - a n d - w h i t e n y l o n
l eg g i ng s ( w o rn u n d e rn e ath ), f rom a se l e c ti on , Emilio Pucci; leat her and r ubber sho es, £ 398, C o m m o n P r o j e c t s
This page: maroon cotton and canvas jacket, £965, and blue cotton twill trousers, £550, both Moncler Grenoble;
blue wool shirt (just seen), £626, Vers ace. Opposite p a g e : cotton denim and duck down coat, £ 524, Adam
Selman; nylon jacket (worn underneath). £ 395, Carven; leather top (just seen), £ 623, Behno; wool polo neck, £ 206,
Creatures Of Comfort; leather trousers, £ 960, Carven; leather, rubber and elastic boots, £394, Rodebjer
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T h i s p a g e and opposite: nylon coat, £ 1,180, Stella McCartney; cotton and polyurethane
jacket (worn underneath), £ 750, and wool trousers, £ 492, both Acne Studios; polyester and elast ane
polo neck, £ 115, Alex ander Lewis; leather, rubber and elastic boots, £ 394, R o debjer
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MODEL: AGNES SOKOLOWSKA AT MAJOR MODEL MANAGEMENT NEW YORK. PRODUCTION BY HELENE FONTON. CASTING BY BERT MARTIROSYAN

T h i s p a g e : ny l on an d d u ck d own sc arf , £ 6 9 8, nylon coat , £ 898, and nylo n t r o user s, £ 598, all D K NY; co t t o n
a nd s p a nd ex pol o n e ck , £ 13 5 , M r. L ark i n ; l e ath er, r ubber and elast ic bo o t s, £ 394, Ro debjer. Oppo sit e page:
na v y a nd g re y wool an d n yl on c oat, £ 7 9 0 , an d navy woo l t r ouser s, £ 380, bot h Jacquemus; bo o t s, as befor e
AW16’s catwalk crusade was positively medieval. Don
rich, embellished brocades and let the banquet commence The

girls
history
T h i s p a g e : cot t o n and silk velvet dr ess, £ 938, suede and leat her boo t s, fr om a select io n, a nd wo o l a nd d ia ma nt é
s ca rf, £456, all Pr een by Tho r nt on B r egaz z i; 14ct - gold, pear l and diamo nd ea rring s, £5 8 5 , M iz uki; silv er a nd
diamond ring, £828, Gaelle Khouri. Opposite p a g e : wool and Swarovski cryst al jacket, met al, Swarovski cryst al and
s at i n c ollar, cot t o n shir t and wo o l t r ouser s (just seen), all fr o m a select ion, Do lc e & G a b b a na ; ea rring s, a s b efo re
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C o t t o n j ac qu ard j u m p su i t, £ 2,4 5 0 , an d e mbellished leat her gloves, fr o m a select ion, bot h Delpoz o
Wool cape, £1,660 , and met al bracelet, £125 , both S alvator e Fe rrag am o ; c rê p e d e ch in e b lo u se (wo rn
under neat h), £ 380, S o nia Rykiel at Net - a- po r t er.com; br ass, 18 ct ro se-g o ld , S wa ro v ski cry st a l a nd co s t ume
pear l r ing (o n model’s r ight hand), £ 235, and br ass and 18ct r o se-g o ld ring (mid d le fing er o n mo d el’s left ha nd ),
£ 155, bo t h Mawi; 18ct r o se- gold, diamo nd and pear l r ing (index fi n g er o n mo d el’s left ha nd ), £2 , 5 0 0 , Anno us hk a
S il k d res s, £1 7 , 4 0 5, a nd s i lk velvet scar f, £ 160, bo t h Ro ber t o Cavalli; r ings o n model’s
ri gh t ha nd , fro m l eft : g ol d- pl at e d and st er ling silver r ing, £ 225, Alex Mo nr oe; go ld- plat ed and
s o li d s ilv e r cl aw ri ng , £8 5 , Tes s a Met calfe; r ings o n mo del’s left hand, fr o m left : gold- plat ed, st er ling
s il v er an d p ea rl ri ng , £1 2 6 , A le x Mo nr oe; 18ct r ose- gold, diamo nd and pear l r ing, £ 2,500, Anno ushk a
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S i l k b r o ca de an d si l k ch i f f on dre ss, £2,890, wo o l t ight s, £ 535, silk velvet and met al boo t s
( j us t s een), £66 5 , si l k v e l ve t sh ou l de r p i e c e , £ 805 , denim co r set , £280, leat her belt , £ 280, leat her bo o k
cha r m, £ 1 4 0, m e t al k e y ch arm s, £18 0 e ach, and Plexiglas key char m, £ 195, all Pr ada; 22ct - go ld,
v i t r eo us en am e l an d p i n k tou rm al i n e ri n g (i ndex finger ), £ 3,950, Alice Cicolini at Net - a- po r t er.com;
2 2 ct - g o l d , v i tre ou s e n am e l an d g re e n tou rm aline r ing, £ 4,500 , Alice Cico lini
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T h i s p a g e : si l k g e orge tte c rê pe dre ss, an d silk velvet and leat her bo o t s, bo t h fr om a select ion, and
cr y s t a l e arri n gs, £1 9 0, al l Erde m . Op p osi te p a g e : wo o l and jacquar d dr ess, £ 5,910, and suede
s ho es , £ 66 0, b oth G u c c i ; 1 4 c t y e l l ow-gol d, pear l and diamo nd ear r ings, £ 585, Miz uki; br ass and
S w a r o v s ki c ryst al brac e l e t, £5 7 0, gol d-pl at ed br ass and S war o vski cr yst al r ing (o n mo del’s r ight
ha nd ) , £ 3 2 0, an d b rass ri n g (on m ode l ’s l e f t hand), £ 220, all Gucci at Net - a- por t er.com
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T h i s p a g e : s i l k v el ve t c oat, £7,2 5 0 , wool c ard i g an , £ 1,010, cot t o n shor t s, £ 725, and velvet , co t t o n and leat her boo t s,
£1 , 0 2 5 , a l l M i u M i u ; 1 8 c t-g ol d, d i am on d, si l k an d p e a r l necklace, £ 4,785, Car o lina B ucci Opposit e p a g e : woo l and silk
ja c q ua r d d r es s , £ 1 , 99 5, Bu rb e rry; gol d-pl ate d b rass and Swar o vski cr yst al br acelet s, £ 273 each, Ca&Lou
SELECT, ANNA JACKSON AT STORM MODEL MANAGEMENT, SOFIE THEOBALD AT THE HIVE MANAGEMENT. SET DESIGN: ALUN DAVIES AT ONE REPRESENTS
HAIR BY EARL SIMMS AT CAREN USING WINDLE & MOODIE. MAKE-UP BY ANGELA DAVIS DEACON USING PAULA’S CHOICE. MODELS: SHARNEE GATES AT
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stronger
than
Following a three-year stint in Vegas, Britney Spears has risen back to
the top of her game – with a new album to prove it. In her only UK interview,
she tells Louise Gannon why trusting her own instincts is paying off

yesterday
Jack e t, Bu rb e rry; pan ts, Do lce & Gabbana; r ing, Delfina Delet t r ez
A heatwave may be burning through the City of Angels, didn’t work.’ Perhaps he was nervous or intimidated
slowing the frantic pace of the gym-fit hikers and by her celebrity status, I suggest. She shoots me a look
melting Frappuccinos left, right and centre, but it turns like she knows that’s just what people say and she’s not
out to be the ideal day to meet Britney Spears. Her new buying it. ‘No,’ she says. ‘He just wasn’t into me. I liked
single – Make Me – dropped online hours before our him. He knew that. But he definitely didn’t feel the
interview. By the time she woke up, the buzz on the track same. It happens to everybody. Being famous doesn’t
she co-wrote was deafening, and she was the number make you any different. It’s pretty hard to date in LA,
one downloaded artist on iTunes. ‘Can I scream?’ she it’s hard to find men who are kind and who have a little
asks, excitedly. ‘I mean, you put something out there. substance. I grew up with southern men who have a
You have literally no idea what to expect. All I knew was little more time. I miss southern men.’
that I loved it, I took my time on it, I was proud of it, The Britney in front of me is a far cry from the girl
but it could all still blow up in my face. And then I got a decade or so ago who tried so hard to be the perfect
the best reaction I could possibly imagine. I’m not just pop star with the perfect life – from the truckloads of
happy. I’m like, “Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!”’ Grammy and MTV awards to the celebrity hook-ups
It’s good to see Britney happy. The small-town girl and the constant travelling. At 34, she is finally in the
from Kentwood, Louisiana, who got her first break as a place where she always hoped – but never quite believed
Disney Mouseketeer at the age of 11 and went on to be – she would be. Settled, successful and financially
the biggest pop star on the planet when she was still in secure. Five years ago she jumped off the merry-go-
her teens, has had a life that has sometimes felt like a round of world tours and endless campaigns to prepare
roller-coaster ride. The first time I interviewed her she for her show in Vegas – Britney: Piece Of Me – which
was 18 and at the dizzying height of fame. It was 1998, opened in 2013 and confounded all expectations –
and her debut hit, Baby One More Time – released when $50m (about £37.6m) worth of tickets were sold
she was just 16 – had sold 10 million copies (it remains within the first eight months and last year it was
one of the biggest selling singles to date). ‘I try to act named best show on the strip. She also settled into
tough but I’m not,’ she said at the time. ‘I do want all of a new home in Los Angeles with her boys (from her
this but it’s not always easy.’ two-year marriage to dancer Kevin Federline) – Sean
Two years later, when we caught up at her third Preston, 11, and Jayden, ten. Today – and for the next
album launch in New York, she was still trying to 12 months – her work/life balance is six weeks on and
navigate the swirling seas of celebrity. ‘Sometimes I feel six weeks off, and when she is performing, the trip home
just completely overwhelmed,’ she admitted. ‘I have is an easy 40-minute plane ride.
lots of incredible in my life, but no normal.’ Order has clearly allowed her to be herself. Every day
Today, she is clearly in the best place she has been Britney puts up un-airbrushed goofy photographs on
for years. All the rush and frenzy that accompanied Instagram, randomly flitting from photos of her eating
previous interview situations (on tours and at multi- spaghetti with her boys to images of plants and animals.
million-dollar music launches) has disappeared. She It’s a reaction to decades of living through the lens; an
arrives with a small, friendly group of her management attempt, she admits, to redress a balance in her life.
team and chooses – for the main part – to hang out with Growing up in the South, which still retains many of
everyone rather than shut herself away in her dressing those old-fashioned Gone With The Wind values, girls
room. She is relaxed enough to show off her ditzy, funny, are expected to be polite, pretty and charming at all
self-deprecating side. Almost choking on a super-hot times. ‘Southern girls can be very hard on themselves
wasabi cracker, she blurts out: ‘And seriously. I’m the because you are expected to be a certain way, you are
one who asked for these!’ expected to please people,’ she explains. ‘And then
A little later she makes a very non-celebrity I moved to Los Angeles when I was very young. I was
confession. ‘I had a really bad date,’ she reveals. so under scrutiny. If a hair was out of place, I’d be so
‘I mean, it was really bad. I’ve been single for ages (she anxious. I would get very anxious about so many things.
split from TV producer Charlie Ebersol 21 months ago) ‘I can’t even properly explain how it’s happened,
and had a date with a guy I liked. I was getting anxious, but becoming a mother and being with my boys has
worrying he wouldn’t like me. In the evening I got on made me so much more accepting of myself,’ she says.
the scales and I had literally lost six pounds.’ I tell her ‘I’m their mom, whatever. That has been a really big
that sounds completely impossible and she laughs: thing for me over these last few years. My boys don’t
‘I know, right? But it’s true. I couldn’t eat. I got all care if everything isn’t perfect, they don’t judge me. If
worked up, something crazy must have happened with anything, when I’m all dressed up they aren’t happy
my metabolism but honest to God I lost six pounds.’ She because it usually means I’m going to work. I’ve been
covers her face with her hands and continues: ‘This is through a lot and I’ve got to this point where I’m feeling
so embarrassing. We went to the movies, but I could tell good about being single. The best relationship I’ve ever
right away it wasn’t working. It was sort of awkward. had is with my boys. Maybe I’ll start dating again when
So after the movie I came home and that was it. It just I’m 60, but right now I really don’t need anyone else.’
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sexy. That all comes from within’

C l o ck w i s e f rom top l e f t: T-sh i rt, M osch i n o; e ar r ing, B r it ney’s own; jacket ,B ur ber r y; blouse, To me; pant s,
D o l ce & G a b b an a; j ack e t an d p an ts, b oth as befor e; r ing, Delfina Delet t r ez ; blouse and pant s, bot h as befor e
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T h i s p a g e : T-sh i rt an d d re ss, b oth Mosch i n o; ear r ing, B r it ney’s o wn. Opposit e p a g e : jacket , B ur ber r y
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happy ever after. I just believe in happy right now’


‘What I do know now is that I don’t believe in

Jack e t, Bu rbe rry; pan ts, D ol c e & Gabbana; r ing, Delfina Delet t r ez ; T- Shir t and dr ess
(j u st se e n ), both Mosch i n o; b ody, Vict or ia’s S ecr et ; cho ker (just seen), Eddie B o r go
It’s a great time for a comeback. In a musical him, too, which I love. Jayden lets me help him, but
landscape crammed with female artists from Adele Sean Preston never will. He’s such a smarty-pants
to Taylor Swift, the original pop princess has proved and thinks he’s so much more clever than me. I let him
she can, once more, rocket back to the top with a think that, but he is actually pretty cool. We talk a lot
global hit single and an album that is part old-school about music. He’s introduced me to some great people
Britney blended with a slow, mellow, beat. A killer like Calvin Harris and Skrillex. If you listen, kids can
cocktail honed, she says, ‘from trusting my own teach you so much.’
instincts about music I want to hear’. I ask if her boys have been to see her in Vegas, half-
But her success has never just been about the expecting her to say no. On stage she is, to put it bluntly,
music. There’s her stint on The X Factor US and her a whip-wielding sex goddess barely hiding her curves
phenomenally lucrative perfume collaborations. in tiny leotards that leave nothing to the imagination. She
Her latest, Private Show – released in conjunction with laughs: ‘Of course my kids have seen my show,’ she says.
a very sexy video – is her twentieth scent release, and ‘They think it’s amazing. They completely understand
she remains the biggest celebrity perfume endorser. that the person I am on stage is an act and it’s not
To her core fans (largely women aged over 25 and Mom. When I’m home it’s like: “Hey, can we go to the
gay men) Britney is the ultimate survivor who proves park?” I don’t think they think I’m in any way special.
you can succeed, fail and rise again like a phoenix They just think that’s my job.’
from the ashes to be bigger, better, stronger and more We talk about her body and how she’s in the best
fabulous than ever before. As an artist her contribution shape of her life. On set, the food is super-healthy
has often been overlooked, considering she has – lots of avocados, cherries and dehydrated crispy
co-written most of the songs on this album (and 29 of beans. She exercises every day and eats small, regular
her other hits). Even as a teenager she knew exactly healthy meals but the real secret, she says, is her new
what the core of ‘brand Britney’ was. The director of lifestyle. ‘You do an intense dance show for three
Baby One More Time, Nigel Dick admits it was her idea years in Vegas and you get into shape, plus I do lots
to wear a schoolgirl outfit in the video after he’d styled of yoga, I swim and I work out.’ I tell her it’s ironic
her in jeans and a T-shirt. ‘Even at 16, she knew exactly that she looks like this at the point she’s sworn off men.
what was right,’ he says. ‘And every piece of the wardrobe She laughs and says: ‘Well I still feel sexy, but that’s
she then chose came from Kmart – not one piece cost a good thing. I care more about feeling sexy than
more than $17. On that level, it’s real. That probably, looking sexy. That all comes from within.’
in retrospect, is a part of its charm.’ Every week she has one ‘cheat’ day which generally
Today, she still knows exactly what she wants. involves chocolate brownies and strawberry ice cream.
Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal is on its eighth Her sister Jamie Lynn – a regular visitor on her cheat
HAIR BY LORENZO MARTIN AT THE WALL GROUP. MAKE-UP BY MARY PHILLIPS AT SOMETHING ARTISTS

repeat as she checks the screens to look at her images, day – has been known to try to shove as many brownies
USING TOM FORD. SET DESIGN: NICHOLAS FAIELLA. PRODUCTION BY AVENUE 53, LOS ANGELES

making quick decisions on what poses, angles and into her big sister as possible, claiming ‘it’s just not fair’
outfits she thinks work. This is the Britney who point- she’s looking this good. Britney laughs. ‘She’s always
blank refused to rush her ninth studio album. ‘I wanted trying to get me to eat. I never ate sushi until a year or so
to get it right,’ she says. ‘I wanted to feel that it came ago. I thought the idea of raw fish was horrible. Then we
from me. I’ve written more on this album than any other had a day in a hotel in Vegas and she ordered up every
album. I wanted to put out a piece of me.’ single bit of sushi they had and we sat there just eating
And then, there is the other side of Britney – the everything. Now I’m totally hooked.’
one who several hours into the day leans over to me to There are moments with Britney that are pure
say: ‘You have to excuse me if I get distracted; I’m now comedy. She tells me how her boys’ favourite meal is
getting into mommy mode. I’m just thinking of pick- mac ’n’ cheese. I ask her secret and she looks at me, her
up times, who is coming over for a play date. Every day eyes twinkle and she deadpans: ‘I have a private chef.’
I split into work, home, work, home.’ We talk about This cheeky sense of humour is the biggest revelation of
how transformational these past three years have been the day for me and the truest indicator of how content
for her home life. She has put down roots and created she is. In the past, it was like she was never sure enough
her own space. ‘You have no idea,’ she nods. ‘I actually of herself to truly let her guard down.
know where I am. I love my home. It’s very clean and A very long time ago, she told me that all she wanted
modern with lots of outdoor space. My bedroom is in life was a family, a husband and ‘the happy ever after
white and violet and very relaxing.’ with the white picket fence’. I ask her how she feels
You can see as she talks how important it is for about this now. She laughs: ‘Maybe I might get married
her to be completely immersed in her sons’ everyday again when I’m a lot older and maybe there will be more
activities, how much the woman who has every kids, but maybe not. What I do know now is that I don’t
whim attended to gets from nurturing her boys. ‘I sit believe in the happy ever after. I just believe in happy
and do drawings with Jayden – he’s really good at it right now. And I’m very grateful for that.’ Q
and I’m horrible,’ she says. ‘I do his homework with The single Make Me is out now
All that
glitters
Swarovski crystal offers the ultimate touch of glamour, and thanks to
the Swarovski Seal you can be sure you’re getting the real deal every time
ime

FASHION’S BIGGEST NAMES KNOW THAT ONE


sure-fire way to bring a little magic to their designs is
to adorn them with Swarovski crystals. And whatever
you’re buying, always look for the Swarovski Seal
– ‘Crystals from Swarovski’ – to know you’re buying
authentic crystal from the legendary brand. Every seal
tag and sticker has a unique 16-digit code which you
can verify at swarovski.com/crystals.
Since 1895, Swarovski has created the world’s finest
crystals, in the widest range of colours, forms and
sizes, and all produced in a sustainable way.
Celebrated luxury brands including Roberto Cavalli,
Kenzo, Cadenzza and so many more – including
London shoe geniuses Gina and jeweller Dyrberg/
Kern (pictured right and far right) – have all
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To shop or browse more stunning items, visit
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‘The Swarovski
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legendary brand’

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and handbags, Gina remains the only British
designer label producing luxury footwear in London
today. Synonymous with the last word in glamour,
visit their revamped store on Sloane Street for
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Big-screen darling Natalie Portman shares her pro hacks to A-list looks,
we delve into the (wonderfully scented) world of fragrance farming,
and how to get your winter glow on with illuminators you’ll love
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the original and much- b o t t l e e m u la te s t h e o r i g i n a l ,
b u t t h e liquid i n s i d e i s c l e a r e r
loved No5 (made in 1928) ( r a t h e r t h a n t h e a m b e r t one
and has reimagined of the original No5) to echo
its watery namesake.
the scent with a whole
new host of incredible The scent’s key ingredients
were grown in France by the
ingredients. We are
M u l f a m i l y , who C h a n e l h a s
totally obsessed! partnered with since 1987.
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a n d g i ve m e a decent grip.’
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co o l as y o u ’d ex p e ct – a
woody , h e ad y fl o ral .’ ‘ This repl eni she s
t he skin’s lost
02 lipids ov er night
f or a baby-soft
complexion
come mor ning. ’
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‘ No one likes redn ess


ar ound t heir nose,
so I apply Smashb ox’s
‘A c le v e r new l ot i on genius pencil
t h a t g iv e s y ou b ounc y, t o cancel it ou t . ’
y o uthfu l s k i n. I t ’s
pric e y, b u t ea s i l y l a st s ‘Mi x t his pow er f ul
t h re e mont hs . ’ 10 gr een tea
p o w der w it h
water t o cr eat e
a f r ot hy,
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f or day and v amped- up
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compression f it ‘The hard water
where I live dries
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Neat and functional, buns conjure up images


of ballet dancers and high-school gym class,
but this criss-cross version offers an interesting
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new twist (literally). While buns were seen
everywhere this season from Dior to Marchesa
PHOTOGRAPH BY JASON LLOYD-EVANS

and Loewe to Valentino, we can’t get enough of


this quirky version spied backstage at Esteban
Cortazar, where hair maestro Peter Gray
reinvented the traditional up-do with playful 06
elastic. To recreate the look, blow-dry hair with
mousse to add hold, then brush back into
a sleek pony. Twist the length into a low bun Words by CHARLOTTE CLARK
and secure with grips, then finish by making an
‘X’ with two pieces of elastic and pin in place.
Power
player
Smoky eyes, a bold lip and HD-ready skin – actress
NATALIE PORTMAN lets us in on her beauty secrets

Interview by LUCY PAVIA Photographs by ALIQUE

‘I’ll never get bored of this view,’ says Natalie Portman, career in Hollywood – from Star Wars princess to Black Swan
sweeping a slender arm across the Paris skyline. We’re prima ballerina – she’s navigated miles of red carpet without
standing by the shuttered windows of a suite on the top floor a single mascara smudge. Add to this her role as a face of
of Le Bristol (the gilded Parisian hotel with its own resident Dior beauty (and the fact that as a mother to five-year-old
cats) and Portman is pointing out the dome of the Sacre- Aleph, she’s probably perfected the art of doing her make-
Coeur above the rooftops in the distance. She and her French up in five minutes in a car mirror), and it’s fair to say she
choreographer husband, Benjamin Millepied, made Paris knows a bit about beauty. ‘There was a time when I thought
their home two years ago, and it seems to suit her better than exterior didn’t matter and you just needed to be comfortable,’
LA somehow – all petite and neat as she is in her Left Bank she says. ‘But now I think when I take care of myself, [it’s
uniform of pale-blue shirt, black cigarette trousers and Dior because] I care about how I’m presenting myself to the
heels. Today, Portman has her beauty ambassador hat on world.’ From her favourite going-out look to less-is-more
and we’re talking about power make-up. After a 22-year eyebrow maintenance, we talk through her beauty rules.
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‘I do, but p eople ask me if I’m tired!’ jokes Por tman when asked if she ever leaves the
hou s e without make -up. ‘I like to lo ok natural but a better version of the real natural.’
Her default running- out-the do or lo ok is a tou ch of matte lipstick with a little under-
eye concealer and mas cara . ‘From working with make-up ar tists I’m better now than
I was before, but I still don’t have a very steady hand,’ she says. Po r tma n says the arrival
of HD cameras has b een a bit o f a game- changer. ‘I feel like with HD you want less
[make-up] b ecaus e you can s ee everything . It’s really upsetting – I actually feel like HD
NATALIE PORTMAN IN THE NEW ROUGE DIOR CAMPAIGN SHOT BY ALIQUE FOR PARFUMS CHRISTIAN DIOR. MAKE-UP BY PETER PHILIPS, CREATIVE AND IMAGE DIRECTOR OF DIOR MAKE-UP, USING ROUGE DIOR

should really b e only for spor ts. Everything else looks nicer in regu lar.’

Previous page, from left: Nars Matte Eyeshadow in Sophia, £18; Dior Rouge Dior in Red Smile, £26.50; Dior Rouge
Dior in Premiere, £26.50; Dior All-In-Brow 3D, £42.50; MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner in Cat’s Meow, £14
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‘Ma ke -up lets you play different roles – you shift during the day, whether you’re
at work or with your girlfriends, or with your par tner or your kids,’ says Por tman .
If she’s going out at night , Por tman tends to up the drama with a smoky eye.
NATALIE PORTMAN IN THE NEW ROUGE DIOR CAMPAIGN SHOT BY ALIQUE FOR PARFUMS CHRISTIAN DIOR.
MAKE-UP BY PETER PHILIPS, CREATIVE AND IMAGE DIRECTOR OF DIOR MAKE-UP, USING ROUGE DIOR

Next page, from left: Clinique Skinny Stick in Slimming Black, £15.50; Laura Mercier Caviar Stick
Eye Colour in Smoke, £23; Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes in Caviar, £30; Dior 5 Couleurs Designer
in Amber Design, £43; Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Stone Pink, £19.50
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‘I like using a light brown on the lid and a da rker line around that . That’s usually
ab out as far as I can go on my own . I’m not very gifted, but I can handle that .’ And
she’s actually pretty laiss ez -faire with thos e famou sly p e r fect brows. ‘S ometimes
when I’m working , they ’ll us e an eyeb row p encil on me, but I don’t in my day-to - day
life.’ S o, she tends to leave them alone? ‘Yes, although , I mean , if I left them really
alone, I’d have a unibrow.’
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Por tman has enjoyed s ome dramatic make-up transformations over the course of her
career: ‘For Star Wars: Episode I, that Japanes e Kab u ki lo ok – the red lip and the white
NATALIE PORTMAN IN THE NEW ROUGE DIOR CAMPAIGN SHOT BY ALIQUE FOR PARFUMS CHRISTIAN DIOR. MAKE-UP BY PETER PHILIPS, CREATIVE AND IMAGE DIRECTOR OF DIOR MAKE-UP, USING ROUGE DIOR

face – really in formed my character,’ she says. ‘ Then there was V For Vende tta . . .
shaving my head felt b old !’ Her real-life routine is a little more subtle: ‘It’s always an
eye or a lip. A red lip feels very glamorous, like you can put on one item o f make -up
and your whole [out fi t] lo oks fancy,’ She has the o dd manicure: ‘I like a deep -red

Next page, from left: Dior Contour Couture Colour Voluptuous Care in Red Smile, £19;
Nars Lip Liner Pencil in Jungle Red, £16.50; Dior Vernis 954 Red Glove, £19;
Dior Rouge Dior in Matte, £26.50; Ciaté London Paint Pot in The Glossip, £9
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shade,’ but finds them a little constraining b ecaus e, ‘You can’t us e your hands to
read a b o ok.’ Pe rhaps her next career move shou ld b e to invent a sp ecial hands-free
page -turner for manicures? ‘Exactly! To track your eye movements and tell when
yo u’re ready for the next page.’ Dior make -up’s creative and image director Peter
Philips has als o pass ed on a few o f his b est lipstick tricks. ‘Peter showed me how to
us e lipstick as cream blusher, which is a nice tip b ecaus e it’s always go o d to have one
t h i n g i n you r p o cket you c a n u s e f or every thing .’ Q

The ne w Rouge Dior campaign launches on 1 September 2016

PHILIPS, CREATIVE AND IMAGE DIRECTOR OF DIOR MAKE-UP, USING ROUGE DIOR. STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID ABRAHAMS
NATALIE PORTMAN IN THE NEW ROUGE DIOR CAMPAIGN SHOT BY ALIQUE FOR PARFUMS CHRISTIAN DIOR. MAKE-UP BY PETER
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Strobe your way to enviable
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4 Tom Ford Shimmer Shot
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after a big night out, mix this
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skin back from the brink.
5 Illamasqua Beyond
Powder in Epic, £32
Next holiday depressingly
distant? Use this to accent your
cheekbones and Cupid’s bow
for a pretty golden sheen.
6 Suqqu Treatment
Primer, £40 (available
at Harrods.com)
The pink pigments in this
radiance-boosting primer
counteract the skin-sapping
effects of cool autumn light.
7 Bobbi Brown Highlighting
Powder in Pink Glow, £34
A sparkle-free powder that
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make-up and – spoiler alert – is not a natural blonde
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INTERVIEW BY SUZANNE SCOTT. PHOTOGRAPHS BY GETTY IMAGES, PIXELEYES, ALAMY. LILY JAMES

I like a sign ature sce nt and love wear a little bit of foundation while blonde for my first film job. I was all for
IS THE FACE OF MY BURBERRY BLACK. KATE SOMERVILLE IS AVAILABLE AT KATESOMERVILLE.COM

that my friends can smell something everyone else had a full face. But I felt it, because people would ask me why
and go, ‘Oh! That’s Lily!’ For me it’s like I needed more than them! Now, I changed my hair and I could say,
Burberry My Burberry Black. There’s I quite enjoy being fresh-faced. ‘I’m in film!’ I thought, ‘This is great,
something really seductive and sexy everyone will know I’m an actor.’ But,
about it but it’s effortless and fresh, At t h e m o m ent I’ m on sta g e in since then, every director wants me
too. Wearing it feels almost tactile. Romeo & Juliet. I do my own make-up. blonde and my hair pays the price. I’ve
I use Burberry Face Contour Pen always had long hair, but recently
S cented can dles are everywhere under my cheeks and into my eye I’ve had to cut it to chin length to get
around my house. My boyfriend [actor sockets, and blend everything in with rid of the damage.
Matt Smith] gave me a gorgeous Jo my fingers. The production is set in the
Malone London three-wick candle for 50s, so I go really dark with my brows As a tee n a g e r I had terrible skin. It
Christmas, and I smashed it! I couldn’t and wear a big brown wig. But I cry was so bad I had to go on Roaccutane
throw it out so I had to be inventive. everything off in the second half. [a drug that treats acne]. It really
I scooped out the wax into teacups and affects your confidence. I’ve been
stuck matches in the middle for wicks. I used to do my m ake-up on th e on quite a journey with it, which is
I had to salvage it, it was expensive! Tube and bus all the time. Annoyingly, why I take such good care of my skin
I don’t think I can get away with it now. I cleanse and tone with Kate
When I was in Downton Abbey and anymore – someone is bound to take Somerville and Elemis, and use Elemis
War And Peace, I couldn’t wear much a photo of me. Now I have to get up Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. I protect
make-up, but it was actually quite five minutes earlier, sadly. my face with Clinique City Block and
liberating. I used to hate being on I use Kate Somerville’s sun protection.
camera without make-up – I remember Not a lot of people kn ow that It contains a touch of shimmer, which
shooting with Patrick Demarchelier I’m a brunette, and spent the first means my boyfriend won’t borrow it.
once and he decided that I would only 23 years of my life really dark. I went Otherwise he’d use the whole bottle!

01 Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser, about £27. 02 Burberry Face Contour Pen in Medium, £25. 03 Jo Malone
London Pomegranate Noir Deluxe Candle, £115. 04 Clinique Super City Block SPF40, £18. 05 Elemis Soothing Apricot
Toner, £22.50. 06 Kate Somerville Body Glow Sunscreen SPF20, about £32. 07 Kérastase Elixir Ultime, £37. 08 Elemis
Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, £80. 09 Burberry My Burberry Black EDP, £92 for 90ml
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MAPPING YOUR Words by ANITA BHAGWANDAS

f r a g r a n c e
Signature scents are determined by brand, bottle and bouquet. But what about
where your fragrance is farmed? We discover the roots of premium perfumes

Perfumes. We spritz them on with wild


abandon. And though we might be

F r om t op, cent r e: R o se Des Vent s, Tur bulences, Cont r e Mo i, Mat iér e


able to pick out a floral jasmine note or

No ir e, Mille Feux, Apogée, Dans Le Peau, £ 180 each for 100ml


a hint of basil, where those particular
ingredients come from and how they
are produced is probably not on our
radar, even though they have a huge
effect on the quality of the fragrance.
A flower in one region will smell
entirely different to one grown even
ten miles away, let alone halfway
around the world. As authenticity and
provenance become a bigger trend
in perfumery (and the beauty industry
as a whole), knowing what goes into
your fragrance and where it originates
from is becoming an increasingly
important deciding factor at the
perfume counter.
Leading the charge for top-quality
ingredients is Louis Vuitton, which is
re-entering the fragrance market after a
notable absence (the last Louis Vuitton
scent came out in 1946). Its exclusive
new collection of seven scents is one
of the most hotly anticipated launches of calibre scent. That’s why we used is extracted matters, too; that’s the case
the year and location of the ingredients flowers from Grasse – their quality is for every raw ingredient that goes into a
used to create the iconic fashion house’s always the best, without question,’ perfume. Belletrud explains: ‘Two
collection has been key. explains Belletrud. years before joining Louis Vuitton,
Vuitton’s master perfumer, Jacques One key ingredient is the May rose I started to use a carbon dioxide
Cavallier Belletrud, spent months (also known as the rose de Mai or rosa extraction method to take scent from
travelling the globe, finding inspiration centifolia), found in Vuitton’s Rose flowers and turn it into a liquid. It’s an
for the seven scents. But when it Des Vents EDP. It is famous in the unusual technique – slower and gentler
came to bottling the brand’s history Grasse region and perfumery world for than the usual large-scale, heated
and heritage, Grasse, on the French its delicate, powdery scent. It’s also one method of extraction.’ The result of
Riviera, was non-negotiable. Widely of the most highly sought-after perfume doing it more slowly means that the
known for its superior-quality flowers, ingredients because its flowering period liquid forms at a very low temperature,
fertile soil and optimal weather, the tends to be two to three weeks in May. so you save all the fragile scent
region is the birthplace of European Finito. This means it has to be picked molecules within the flower. ‘When
perfumery and is still the main and processed in a very short amount of I first joined Louis Vuitton, I asked
hub of luxury scent production. ‘For time. It takes 12 tons of flowers to permission to use this method and
perfumes, you need to have the finest produce just 1kg of May rose absolute then for exclusivity for this technique,
fresh flowers to extract the most high- (concentrate) and precisely how the oil because I know it’s the best.’
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THE ROSE AND ITS REGIONS smell indolic – or slightly like mothballs. a fresher, aromatic oil that smells crisp
That tends to be the kind grown in and more ‘green’ (an industry term for
Vuitton isn’t the only premium brand
India or more humid places. But the grass-like and clean). The other basil
looking for superior ingredients.
European jasmine has a much lighter used is Basil Verbena, sourced from
Bulgarian rose otto comes from the
quality to it,’ says Glasser, who used Madagascar, and the citrusy quality to
Rose Valley, south of the Balkan
the flower in her scent The Perfumer’s this variety adds a hint of freshness
mountains. The flowers tend to smell
Story by Azzi S&X Rankin EDP. to the scent.
richer and deeper because of the hot
Another find, even more local, is the Similarly, in the quest for the best,
climate and rich soil in the region, and
English bluebell, used exclusively in the oud wood (agarwood) extract in
they’re the mainstay of L’Artisan
Union’s Gothic Bluebell EDP Ex Idolo Thirty Three (roullierwhite.
Parfumeur Arcana Rosa by Daphné
(roullierwhite.com). Grown on a com), originates from Myanmar –
Bugey EDP, which has wonderfully
private estate in Kent, these bluebells widely known as one of the highest
dark rose notes. ‘This tends to have
are individually hand-picked, so that grades of oud wood because of the
cheaper labour costs, so it’s a little
the plants are not damaged in any way. cleanliness of the air in the region.
cheaper than the May rose,’ says
‘The best ouds are found in south-east
perfumer Azzi Glasser. Molton Brown’s HERBAL REMEDIES Asia,’ explains Glasser. ‘They can
captivating Rosa Absolute EDT –
Herbs and woods vary vastly in fetch over $100,000 [about £76,000]
another rose-abundant scent – uses a
different locales, too. In Jo Malone a kilogram.’ So when you’re stumping
red rose from the northern Italian
London’s Basil & Neroli cologne, two up the cash for a luxury scent, be
region of Lombardia, near Milan. This
types of basil are used from different assured your money is being spent on
fertile region produces roses that are
locations, because of the distinct far more than just a fancy bottle – it’s
distinguishable by their depth of colour
qualities they offer. Basil Grand Vert also paying for an olfactory journey
and uniquely clean scent.
is sourced from Egypt and produces across the globe and back. Q
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Think of your ‘sexiest’ perfume (and we
mean what you’d find sexy rather than
anyone else). Chances are, it probably
contains some fairly unassuming white
flowers, like tuberose – the core note in
Alexander McQueen EDP. The exact
tuberose in the decadent McQueen
scent came from the plantation fields
in Madurai in South India. Smaller
sustainable farms like these tend to
have more specific knowledge of the
flower and how the soil and changing
weather affect it, as opposed to a big
commercial field, where the emphasis
is on quantity over quality.
Glasser confirms that sourcing the
tuberose from the right region is key.
‘Tuberose is hard to look after, but it
grows best in climates that are rainy and
very hot, such as India and Mexico,’ she
says. Likewise, the ylang ylang found in
Perris Monte Carlo Ylang Ylang Nosy
Be EDP comes from the island Nosy Be
off Madagascar, known for having the
finest ylang ylang flowers in the world.
It often grows wild on the island – a
native plant is a sure sign you’re getting
the best ingredients – and it thrives in
the island’s humidity. Clockwise from top centre: Union Gothic Bluebell E DP, £125 for 100ml; L’Artisan Parfumeur
Despite its exotic connotations, the Arcana Ros a by Daphne Bugey E D P, £140 for 75ml; The Perfumer’s Story by Azzi S&X
most prized varieties of another white Rankin E DP, £95 for 30ml (available at Harveynichols.com); Alexander McQueen McQueen
E D P, £75 for 50ml; Perris Monte Carlo Ylang Ylang Nosy Be E D P, £105 for 100ml;
flower, jasmine, is actually grown closer Molton Brown Ros a Absolute E DT, £ 39 for 50ml (available at Fabled.com); Ex Idolo Thirty
to home. ‘Some varieties of jasmine can Three E D P, £90 for 30ml; Jo Malone London B asil & Neroli Cologne, £86 for 100ml
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What’s your
skincare tribe?
Style cliques dominate the #shelfie scene, says Anita Bhagwandas.
Meet the hot new beauty tribes and their insta-worthy products
You sleep in a sleek, Danish- The minimalist
designed bed, use vegan lip YOUR THING You love everything to
balm and keep a copy of Kinfolk be pared-back and cool, but not clinical
magazine, your rose-gold (think Scandi style with a warm twist).
iPhone and a pot of apothecary- You shop at COS, & Other Stories and
style night cream on your Alexander Wang for clothes. At home,
bedside table. Sound familiar? white spaces are welcome; clutter and
OK, so it’s probably not you. chintz are not. When it comes to beauty,
But, still, chances are that your subtle scents and cool packaging win big.
seemingly random lifestyle,
YOUR TRIBE ARSENAL
interior and fashion choices 01 Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, £12.99.
are synchronised to signal that 02 Ch an te c ai l l e Blanc Gar denia B r ight ening
you are part of a tribe – and Esse n c e , £ 15 7 . 03 S kin Laundr y Gent le
Foam i n g Wash , £ 18. 04 S us anne Kaufmann
that includes your curated, Enzyme Peel, £ 42. 05 Indeed Labs Hydraluron
bespoke skincare edit, too. Serum, £ 24.99 (B oots.com). 06 & Other
In the past, our skincare Stori e s D ou bl e D u t y Eye Make- U p R emo ver,
choices revolved around price £ 5 . 0 7 N atu ra Bi ssé Diamond Whit e
G l owi n g M ask , £ 6 6. 08 Olay To t al Effect s
and efficacy, but these days 7 i n 1 Fe ath e rwe i ght Moist ur iser S P F15,
what our skincare products £ 14 .9 9 . 09 Cl i n i q ue Take The Day Off
look like is also vital. So vital. Ey e Mak e u p Re m over St ick, £ 16
And yes, as usual, some of
this is down to social media 01
and our insatiable desire to
‘share’ what were once private
choices. Unlike a glimpse of
a compact on the bus, our
02
skincare always remained
hidden – until now.
The #shelfie generation has
changed all that, says Victoria
Buchanan, trends analyst 09
at The Future Laboratory.
‘We’re not embarrassed by
our skincare any more… Our 07
generation wants to have their
face washes and creams out on 05
03
the counter, and social media
is driving this change.’
With that in mind, we’ve
devised a new way to curate 04
your skincare arsenal, 08
according to the key tribes.
Hopefully you’ll discover a few
shareable favourites to adorn
your face (and home) with as 06
a result. Filters at the ready…
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06

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The kookster
YOUR THING A true trendsetter,
you’re all over quirky brands and niche 08
products. This fashion-forward gang
wears vintage, Vivienne Westwood and
Rick Owens (high-street brands are
eschewed for one-off pieces – whatever
09
the cost). Taxidermy and a mash-up of
eclectic pieces you’ve collected travelling
adorn your pad. Everything has to have
an edge, so when it comes to skincare,
you won’t scare at a placenta night serum.

YOUR TRIBE ARSENAL


01 N I O D Superoxide Dismut ase S accharide
Mist, £34 (Victoriahealth.com). 02 Benefit Firm
It Up! Eye Serum, £ 28.50. 03 H&M Witch
Hazel and Willowherb Soothing Facial Mask,
£ 1.99. 04 Gold Collagen Defence, £ 14.95.
05 Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme
Water Cream, £ 60. 06 M Z Skin Rest & Revive
Restorative Placent a & Stem Cell Night
Serum, £ 195 (Harrods.com). 07 Prismologie
Jade & Vetiver Hand Exfoliant, £ 30
(Fabled.com). 08 Erborian B amboo Waterlock
Mask, £ 44. 09 The Afro Hair & Skin Co.
Flow Perfectly B alanced Facial Oil, £19.50
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The classicist
YOUR THING You do your research
before you buy anything − it has to be high
quality and look premium. Your style is
sophisticated and your prep-perfect outfits
combine the upper end of high-street 01
brands with a few choice designer pieces
– think Zara, Rag & Bone and J Crew.
Naturally, your home is just as well-dressed.
In fact, price isn’t an issue for any of your
purchases, especially skincare because
you see it as an investment. You’ll happily
splurge to get results.

YOUR TRIBE ARSENAL


0 1 To m Fo r d R a d i a nt Moi stu re Sou f f l é , £ 7 0 .
0 2 S ens a i C el l ul a r Perf orm an c e Wri n k l e
R e p a i r E y e C r ea m, £ 1 2 0 . 03 L’Oc c i t an e
D iv ine S ér um, £ 7 6 . 0 4 Sh i se i d o
Bio - Per fo r ma nce Li ft D y n am i c Cre am ,
£ 9 0 . 0 5 La M er The M oi stu ri zi n g Sof t L oti on ,
£ 1 7 0 . 0 6 C l a r i ns E xt r a-Fi rm i n g Mask , £ 46 .
0 7 E l emi s B i o t ec S k i n En e rgi si n g N i gh t
C re a m, £ 8 5 . 0 8 G i v ench y L e Soi n
N o ir S ér um, £ 1 2 1 ( H ou se of f rase r.c om )

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The free spirit 01


YOUR THING Wild flowers, alternative
festivals and natural remedies all hold a
special place in your heart. Anthropologie
and vintage stores are your go-to for
fashion and home purchases, and you
loathe anything gaudy, pink or too cutesy.
You care about your body and the
environment, so organic, eco-friendly
skincare products – perfectly packaged
in apothecary-style bottles – are a must. Q

YOUR TRIBE ARSENAL

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0 1 Ta t a H a r p er N o ur i s hin g O i l Cl e an se r,
£ 5 4 . 0 2 O r i g i ns R i t ua l i Te a M atch a Mad n e ss
R e v it al i z i ng Po w d er F a c e M ask , £ 3 0 .
0 3 Hones t C a l mi ng F a ce Cre am , £ 5 5 .
0 4 M ay Li nd s t r o m The J asm i n e Garde n
B o t a ni ca l M i s t , £ 4 8 . 0 5 Rod i n Ol i o L u sso
F a c e O i l , £ 1 0 5 . 0 6 The Esté e Ed i t by Esté e
Lauder Mega Chlorella Algae Cleansing B ar,
£17 (Selfridges.com). 07 Diptyque Infused
Face Oil, £48. 08 Decléor Aromessence Néroli
Hy d ra t i ng O i l S er um, £ 4 5 . 0 9 A rge n tu m
A p o t h e ca r y La Po t i o n I n f i n i e , £ 14 7 .
1 0 A e s o p Lucent F a ci a l Con c e n trate ,
02
£ 7 7 . 11 F r es h Vi t a mi n Ne c t ar
Vib ra ncy - B o o s t i ng F a ce M ask , £ 5 2

03

10

09

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11
08

05 ‘Organic products
are a must’
06

07
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Clear
the
Exfoliating, hitting the gym and sun-swerving: they’re tried and tested
complexion boosters. But should pollution be topping your skincare agenda?

air
BLOUSE, EUDON CHOI
TOP, SIMONE ROCHA

Words by SUZANNE SCOTT

Here’s a crazy stat: it’s predicted that by against the UK for being persistently over safe limits for
2030, 92.2 per cent of Brits will be living in an urban area. And pollution – particularly for nitrogen dioxide, which is mostly
let’s not sugar-coat this – we’ll be breathing some seriously found in traffic exhaust fumes. Besides impacting our
grubby air. While 14 years might sound ages away, pollution health (respiratory problems and heart disease are among
levels are already rising dramatically. Bahrain, India and the more serious consequences), skin suffers, too. Chronic
Iran are among the most polluted places on earth (Scandi dehydration, flaky skin, pigmentation and inflammation are
countries fare well for their smog levels, if you’re thinking just a few of the signs that pollution is having a negative
about moving), but in 2014, the EU started legal action impact. Here’s our guide to pollution-proofing your skin.
Traffic dodge… You might want to rethink your commute: pores and stresses the skin’s protective barrier. For a deeper
traffic pollution has emerged as the single most toxic substance clean, use Clarisonic Mia Fit, £155. It oscillates 300 times per
for skin. Short of travelling to the office with a bag over your second and removes 99 per cent of PM2.5. A deep-cleansing
head, you can’t avoid polluted air, but you can limit damage. facial that uses massage to improve circulation and eliminate
Dr Adam Geyer, consultant dermatologist for Kiehl’s, says, toxins is key, too (Cowshed and Clarisonic’s Anti-Ageing
‘You wash your hands as soon as you get home, so apply the Facial, £90 for 75 minutes, is an MC favourite). It isn’t just
same principle to your face. Don’t allow grime to sit on your clogged pores you need to address, though. A recent study in
skin until bedtime.’ You won’t need to perform your full the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (2016) also linked
routine, but do use a thorough cleanser like Simple Kind pollution to unwanted pigmentation. An exfoliating peel can
To Skin Hydrating Cleansing Oil, £6.99. PM2.5 – droplets of help to normalise melanin production – try Kiehl’s Nightly
dust, exhaust fumes and cigarette smoke that measure less Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate, £40, which uses quinoa
than two-and-a-half microns (ie miniscule) – are a particular husks to exfoliate and gives the same results as
challenge. PM2.5 becomes trapped in your skin’s sebum, clogs a glycolic peel, minus the downtime.

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DRESS, ORLA KIELY


Up your antioxidants... Your daily dose of pollution may vitamin C booster added – this potent antioxidant fights the
also be exacerbating any existing skin problems. ‘Pollutants free-radical damage that causes the majority of our skin woes.
put an oxidative strain on our system, which our bodies Layer Philosophy Take A Deep Breath Oil-Free Oxygenating
respond to by mounting an immune response,’ explains Dr Gel Cream, £29.50, over the top – its antioxidant, anti-pollutant
Geyer. ‘This can manifest as worsening eczema, psoriasis or plant extracts make it the next best thing to a country weekend
other underlying inflammatory conditions. For others, it might for city skin. Or, for added UV protection, try Elizabeth
trigger breakouts or rosacea.’ But that’s not all: continued Arden Prevage City Smart Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Hydrating
contact with free radicals found in pollution breaks down the Shield, £55, which contains a DNA Enzyme Complex to
collagen and elastin our skin relies on to look healthy and repair pollution damage, plus a generous dose of the super-
plump. Eating a diet rich in natural antioxidants helps, but you antioxidant idebenone. Lastly, treat your skin weekly to a five-
should also be applying them topically. Kiehl’s new Apothecary minute Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending
Preparations, £90, is a new-gen serum, tailor-made to your Masque, £28. The antioxidant-rich coriander and citrus
skin concerns. To counteract urban aggressors, ask to have a extracts mop up free radicals before they can wreak havoc.
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‘Air indoors can be up to five


times more polluted than out’

Use inside information... New research* shows that


the air inside can be up to five times more polluted than the
air outside. Terrifying much? The problem has arisen from
modern homes, which are designed to be airtight to preserve
heat and reduce fuel costs. In an airtight home that’s
poorly ventilated, volatile compounds from your carpets
and soft furnishings – for example, formaldehyde in MDF
and plywood, and phthalates from plastics (not to mention
carbon dioxide build-up from the simple act of breathing) –
become trapped. Experts at the Mackintosh Environmental
Architecture Research Unit at the Glasgow School of Art have
linked poor ventilation to ill health, aggravating everything
from irritated skin to central nervous system damage. But
it’s easily remedied: sleep with a window open if it’s safe to
do so, and use the trickle vents that most modern windows
come equipped with. They’ll encourage air flow without
making the temperature inside plummet.

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Reinforce your barrier... Over 50 per cent of people in the UK describe their skin as

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NAILS BY AMA QUASHIE AT CLM HAIR AND MAKE-UP USING DIOR NAIL GLOW AND CAPTURE TOTALE
sensitive, and pollution could be largely to blame. Poor air quality leads to inflammation,
which weakens your skin’s barrier, resulting in a dry, flaky and irritated complexion.
Cleanse with Balance Me’s Collagen Boost Restore And Replenish Cream Cleanser,
£18 (available at Fabled.com). It contains a peptide complex to give collagen production
a jump-start, plus hyaluronic acid and amino acids to nudge skin cell turnover and reinforce

NURTURING HAND REPAIR CREAM. PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT: MATHIAS RIBE.


the skin. Lipids such as ceramides, cholesterols and fatty acids (as strange as they sound)
are also essential for a healthy skin barrier. SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2, £123,
replaces lipids lost through pollution exposure with a blend of two per cent pure ceramides, four
per cent cholesterol and two per cent fatty acids. Layer it over your usual serum (we rate Bare
Minerals SkinLongevity Serum, £45) and top with an SPF like Nivea Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle
Energising Day Cream SPF15, £9.99, or Eucerin Aquaporin Active with SPF 25, £16.50. Q
*US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

G E T P O L L U T I O N - S A V V Y

1 Download the app CityAir to find low-pollution routes to work. (Available on iTunes and Android.)

2 Foods like sa lm on, a voc a d o a nd m a c ke re l c o n t a i n o m e g a f a t t y a c i d s t h a t s t re n g t h e n t h e s k i n ’s


BLOUSE, EUDON CHOI

na tur a l pr otecti ve ba r r i er. Tha t k e e p s t h e g o o d s t u f f i n, a n d t h e b a d s t u f f o u t.

3 Dine on a ntiox id a nt s. C ons ul t the O RAC s c a l e ( G o o g l e i t ) t o f i n d o u t w h i ch f ru i t s a n d v e g g i e s h a v e t h e


mos t p ollution- b us ti ng uni ts . The ones w i th da rk e r s k i n s – l i k e k a l e a n d b l u e b e rri e s – t e n d t o t o p t h e l i s t .
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Pollution can problems. Studies have shown that women
who spend years living in urban areas have
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20% more areas. In new tests, 83 per cent of women Pollution
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pigmentation using Prevage City Smart Hydrating particles
Shield SPF50 for 12 weeks.** And who
The new Prevage City Smart Hydrating doesn’t want their skin to look more even? can be up
Shield SPF50 has an innovative DNA
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type or concern, make this wonder shield
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tones and make-up, and a handy pump, so
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delivery and on-demand TV, who’s got the patience? We don’t just want a purely cosmetic fix, either – we want actual
results that we can see now (OK, we’ll wait 24 hours if we really have to). Thankfully, the new breed of sophisticated
skincare promises just that. These hardworking, fast-acting products have long-term advantages, yes, but they also
deliver visible, viable skincare benefits in a flash. That’s instant gratification, guaranteed.

Meet the products


that can change your
INSTANT SKIN
01
complexion (and
your day) in minutes

BALMAIN
02

TRANSFORMERS 03
MARNI

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J.W ANDERSON

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1 Chanel Le Lift 2 Bobbi Brown Instant 3 REN Flash Hydro- 4 ESPA Instant
V-Flash, £67 Confidence Stick, £26 Boost, £34 Facial, £58
Desk duties drain your face, (available at Fabled.com) This clever emulsion uses A silky elixir that combines
so Chanel’s fatigue-fighting Like an eraser for fine lines, hyaluronic acid and carob- the action of a serum,
gel with vitamin-packed this portable dynamo has just seed peptides to pump an oil and an essence to
anti-ageing actives is a upped our selfie-game by H2O around the skin cells, flood skin with free radical-
godsend. Apply en route blurring imperfections with making your complexion fighting antioxidants. Ideal
to drinks for a lifted look. light-diffusing powders. plump and peachy, pronto. for a fast-track glow.

5 Murad Eye Lift Firming 6 Sanctuary Spa 1 7 Sisley Double 8 La Roche-Posay


Treatment, £45 Minute Flash Facial, £17 Tenseur, £111 Effaclar Duo (+)
Firming polymers and This radiance-boosting Late nights = lacklustre Unifiant, £16.50
botanical extracts tighten cleanser washes away skin, but this smooth fluid This hero boasts the same
the eye contours, while tiredness in just 60 seconds is an AM saviour. Oat- anti-inflammatory power as
encapsulated hyaluronic (we counted), thanks to seed extract creates a the original; it takes down
acid spheres act like fillers its brightening vitamin C. stretchy 3D mesh, so one breakouts in 24 hours and
in a bottle. Marvel at the Swap fine lines and open application is all it takes for provides natural camouflage
results in under 10 minutes. pores for a perky glow. slack skin to bounce back. in the meantime. Genius.
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Are you selfie harming?


Everyone loves a filter fix, but our Insta-obsession could be accelerating the ageing process

IF YOU THOUGHT THE WORST THING ABOUT blue light from our phones sits at the blue-violet end of the
selfies was the narcissism, think again. Far from being an spectrum, which is where our taste for tech becomes a problem.
innocent modern-day habit, they could be ageing your skin. Although research into the effect of smartphone light is
At the Facial Aesthetic Conference Exhibition in June, still in the early stages, a recent study* suggests that HEV
Dr Simon Zokaie, medical director of Linia Skin Clinic in light generates the same amount of free radicals in the skin
London, revealed some news that might convince as UVA and UVB combined. ‘People who take a lot of selfies
smartphone addicts to ditch their devices – blue light or look at their phones and computer screens all the time
emitted from mobile phones may lead to more wrinkles. should worry,’ says Dr Zokaie. ‘The impact on skin is likely
So, what exactly is blue light and why is it harmful? All to mimic symptoms of premature ageing from UV, such as
forms of light travel in waves – of differing lengths and amounts change in texture, mottled pigmentation and wrinkles.’
WORDS BY GEORGIA DAY. PHOTOGRAPHS BY GETTY IMAGES.

of energy. Blue light falls into the category of High-Energy Unfortunately, traditional sunscreen filters won’t block
Visible light (or HEV) and has short waves, which produce smartphone light, because it has a different wavelength.
lots of energy. It’s not always bad for skin, though – if you’ve So, until special filters are developed, Dr Zokaie says
STILL LIFES BY PIXELEYES. *SOURCE: LIPOSHIELD

ever suffered from acne, you’ll know that blue light LED antioxidants are your best defence. ‘We believe HEV light
devices are brilliant for killing spot-causing bacteria. causes oxidative stress, so antioxidants are key to limit the
However, they emit a specific type of blue-turquoise light, production of damaging free radicals,’ he explains.
which has longer, less energetic wavelengths. In contrast, the In the meantime, we’ll be rethinking our FaceTime usage…

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Number crunching
Say goodbye to lengthy ingredients lists.
The new mood in skincare says less is more

The received wisdom in skincare is that are included to make the product look and feel a certain
if you want a product to deliver the goods – be that to way – for example, emulsifiers, thickeners and plasticizers.
purge pores, soften lines, or nix pigmentation – you need At the very least, these ingredients do nothing for your skin.
a complex formulation, boasting a multitude of different But in many cases, they can be sensitising, aggravating and
ingredients. But the latest movement in skincare begs to even dangerous.’
differ. A host of brands are pioneering a new minimalist It isn’t just boutique natural brands that are eschewing
approach to formulation, with ingredients lists that barely an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink philosophy, though –
hit double figures. The advantage? When you cut out all the beauty’s big players are stripping back too. Last year, Chanel
unnecessary extras, you limit the chance of irritating skin released a deliberately simple moisturiser, celebrating the
and doing more harm than good. ‘Lots of skincare products fact it contains just ten ingredients, and others have since
contain “filler” ingredients, ones that are there for the followed suit. Avène has just launched a new pared-back
formula and not for your skin,’ says Adina Grigore, founder range that contains no more than seven ingredients apiece.
of niche Brooklyn brand S.W. Basics, whose products With formulations as streamlined as this, you can be sure
contain a maximum of five ingredients. ‘Often these fillers that every single ingredient has really earned its spot.
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in your
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Feeling #TotesEmosh can make you physically ill.
Here’s how getting your head straight can transform your health

If you keep getting headaches or eczema breakouts, your Dr Bewley. Exercising daily can reduce a women’s risk
first thought might be to head to the pharmacy. But of psoriasis by 30 per cent. Aim for 30 minutes of
perhaps next time, try looking at your mental health moderate activity every day.
first. A growing bank of research suggests that common Have a regular routin e In times of pressure,
conditions from IBS to acne, may be triggered by our knowing what you’re doing will help you feel calmer,
state of mind. Here, Charlotte Haigh MacNeil reveals more in control and keep stress chemicals in check,
how to see your physical ailments through a holistic lens. says Dr Bewley. ‘During an outbreak, go to bed and get
up at roughly the same time each day. Eat at regular
SKIN BREAKOUTS intervals and up your fruit and vegetable intake – they
If spots or eczema break out when you’re up against have an anti-inflammatory effect on your body.’
a deadline, this should act as a sign to slow down P u t yo u r m i n d a t rest ‘Skin conditions can
before you get ill, says leading psychodermatologist cause distress if they change your appearance, even if
Dr Anthony Bewley. ‘Emotional stress can trigger a they’re mild, and that can create a vicious cycle, so see
skin condition,’ he says. Why? ‘If your emotions are up your doctor to rule out anything serious if you’re really
and down it causes the pituitary gland to chuck out worried or experiencing discomfort,’ says Dr Bewley.
stress hormones that cause hormonal changes linked to
skin conditions,’ says Dr Bewley. ‘Stress can also cause GUT TROUBLES
the blood vessels in your skin to dilate, and this brings The gut contains more neurons than your spinal cord.
other pro-inflammatory cells to the area.’ If it continues In fact, new research has shown that the community of
to happen, it may result in rosacea, psoriasis or acne. bacteria that live in your gut actually communicates
Wh at th e pros prescribe with your brain. Yes, really! ‘Gut microbes have a
Work it out ‘Exercise is one of the best stress- running dialogue with our brains through signals
busters and has a positive effect on your skin,’ says including hormones and neurotransmitters,’ says
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Dr Emeran Mayer, author of The Mind-Gut Connection who’d stopped ovulating and having periods. When
Health

(£18.99, Harper Wave). If you’ve always been prone to they were given therapy to ease stress, 80 per cent
anxiety and are a worrier, you’re more likely to suffer began ovulating again. Stress worsens PMS and plays a
from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), especially if it role in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) because it
was triggered by childhood events. ‘About 60 per cent can encourage the body to pump out more testosterone,
of patients with IBS report early life stress,’ says Dr Mayer. which worsens symptoms such as insulin resistance and
Research suggests this may be because childhood stress irregular periods. According to Dr Christiane Northrup,
could affect the balance of your gut bacteria. top US gynaecologist and author of Women’s Bodies,
Wh at th e pros prescribe Women’s Wisdom (£25, Piatkus), even the way you feel
Take it easy It may be tempting to thrash out your about your body and your periods could have an effect.
stress at the gym, but skip that circuit class. ‘Light to ‘Many of us were given negative messages about periods
moderate activity is best,’ says gastroenterologist growing up, and end up dreading them,’ she says. ‘Those
professor Peter Whorwell. ‘Walking, swimming or yoga feelings can play a role in PMS to PCOS.’
are all ideal – vigorous exercise, such as running, can Wh at th e pros prescribe
aggravate symptoms by putting stress on your system.’ Kn ow your own body ‘Get in tune with your
Try hypn oth erapy One recent study carried out cycle,’ says Dr Northrup. ‘See PMS as a sign from
by Whorwell found gut-centred hypnotherapy eased your body that you need to rest. When you have your
pain in 67 per cent of IBS patients and halved their period, rest and cocoon yourself as much as you can.’
anxiety and depression. Try m agn esium ‘It’s a muscle relaxant and can
Boost your gut bugs Research from UCLA help you feel less stressed,’ says Dr Northrup. ‘Try
suggests a bug-rich diet could help ease anxiety and soaking in a bath with Epsom salts, which are rich in
IBS. Try fermented foods like kefir (a cultured, dairy magnesium and are absorbed through the skin.’
product) and sauerkraut, all teeming with probiotics Balan ce your diet A high-GI diet (one that is
and prebiotics. Don’t fancy digging into those? Try high in sugar and processed white carbs) can cause
a probiotic supplement from a health shop. ‘Different raised insulin levels, which in turn can stimulate the
strains work for different people so try one for a month, ovaries to produce more testosterone in PCOS,
then switch if you see no difference,’ says Whorwell. affecting mood and aggravating PMS, says Dr Northrup.
Switch to slow-releasing wholegrain foods, such as oats.
RECURRING HEADACHES
Studies suggest that sensitive types, who have a lower JOINT PAIN
resilience to stress, are more likely to develop chronic Long-term pressure can affect the brain’s ability to
headaches and migraines – and childhood difficulties, produce dopamine and other pain-busting chemicals,
such as emotional abuse or bullying, may predispose and research has shown people with anxiety disorders
you too. Stress triggers the release of chemicals that are more likely to experience chronic pain.
cause the blood vessels in your brain to dilate, which Wh at th e pros prescribe
can lead to migraines and headaches, and may reduce Don’t ign ore it Studies show the inflammation
levels of your body’s natural painkillers. involved in pain can lead to changes in the brain
Wh at th e pros prescribe that may worsen anxiety and depression, says Vicky
Eat regularly an d stay hydrated ‘When Vlachonis, osteopath to the stars and author of The
you’re stressed and busy, you are more likely to skip Body Doesn’t Lie (£16.99, Harper One), ‘Pain is your
meals, which can trigger a migraine,’ says consultant body’s way of trying to tell you something, so work out
neurologist Dr Nicholas Silver. One study found that what that is for you. Aching backs and shoulders can be
when women drank at least 1.5 litres of water daily, they a sign you’re sitting and typing too much, so take notice
experienced less frequent and less intense headaches. and build a walk into your commute or lunch hour.’
Cu t o u t ca f fe i n e a n d p a i n k i l l e rs These Sign up to th at yoga class Yoga can help
trigger rebound headaches, says Dr Silver. So quit the with both pain and your mood, according to research.
tablets and wean yourself off coffee, tea, green tea and But make sure your teacher knows about your aches so
even chocolate. Be warned – you’ll probably feel worse they can advise you on postures to adapt or avoid.
for a few days. But it will be worth it in the longer term. Take tim e out to m editate ‘Research shows
PHOTOGRAPH BY EVAN SCHREIBER

Treat yourself to a m assage Research has that taking 12 minutes to lie down and listen to your
found they help cut the frequency of chronic headaches. breath each day can lead to changes in your brain,’ says
Vlachonis. ‘Do it in the morning and you’ll feel calmer and
GYNAE GRIPES more positive all day, which will impact on your health.’
If your mind is in a bad place, it can have an impact on See your doctor If chronic pain is making your
your menstrual cycle, affecting gynaecological health life difficult, speak to your GP who will be able to
and in turn fertility. Research from America’s Emory rule out any serious arthritic problems or recommend
University looked at women with high levels of cortisol a trained physiotherapist or osteopath. Q
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Prep and cooking time 1 hour,
RECIPE

plus resting time


Makes 12-16 pierogi

For the dough


350g plain flour
150g salted butter, softened
2 tbsp rapeseed oil
100ml ice-cold water
1 beaten egg yolk, to glaze

For the filling


200g minced pork
50g pine nuts, toasted
1 egg
Salt and white pepper, to taste

Tip the flour into a bowl


and add the butter and oil.
Work the mixture together
using your hands for a few
minutes, then add the water
a little at a time. Start kneading
until it comes together into
a smooth ball. Knead for a
Crispy-baked pierogi
further three to four minutes
then place the dough in a food stuffed with pork
bag and put in the fridge for at
least 30 minutes. Preheat the
oven to 200°C (gas mark 6) and
and pine nuts
lightly grease a baking tray.
To make the filling, combine
the pork mince, pine nuts,
Dip a toe into Polish cooking with these crumbly dumplings.
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egg and seasoning together Serve with beetroot borscht or any other broth
in a bowl using your hands.
Roll out the dough as thinly
as possible on a floured surface, PRISON REFORM
cut into circles and fill with Four S easons
These former jails are
the pork and pine-nut mixture. I stanbul at
Pinch into shape. Place on the now super-stylish hangouts S ul tanahmet
100 year s ago ,
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beaten egg yolk to glaze. Bake Iron i c al l y named, given it s gar den was an
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LIFESTYLE ENVY

Get hygge with it


‘Hygge’ is the latest lifestyle trend to come out
of Scandinavia, but what exactly is it? We asked
Norwegian food writer Signe Johansen to translate
Describe hygge…
‘It’s an old Danish-Norwegian word.
In Denmark, it’s pronounced “houga”,
but in Norway it’s more like “higar”
– there is no literal translation, it’s
really a feeling of contentment.’
Why is it catching on here?
‘I think people are realising that
with modern life, we’re all so
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digitally wired and busy. The


Nordic way is more about
balance. We work shorter hours,
so have more time for leisure
activities. We live well, and
hygge is central to that.’
What’s the most hygge thing food is key to hygge, a huge table And what about drinking?
I could do right now? is important, even if that means ‘Hygge isn’t about clean living – it’s
‘Nature is key, so getting outside and there’s no room for a sofa!’ about conviviality, so alcohol is part
turning off your phone is a big one. What’s a hygge way to entertain? of that. In Norway, we often have
In Nordic countries we have a very ‘Keeping things simple and fresh – big a shot before dinner. After that
short summer, so we make the most smörgåsbords of fresh salmon, hot everyone relaxes!’
of it. But we don’t hibernate in winter, smoked trout or pickled prawns. We
either – we embrace the cold.’ also have something called “fika”,
What about when we’re not outside? which means getting together for
How can we make our house hygge? coffee and cake. In lots of Swedish How To Hygge:
‘Inside, we like to be as close to nature offices, employees have a time every The Secrets Of
as possible, so we prefer stone tiles day where they all stop for fika Nordi c Li vi ng by
Signe Johansen
and wooden floors to carpet. Also, or “collective restoration”, which (£14.99, Bluebird)
as having your friends over to share actually helps boost creativity.’ is out 20 October.

URBA N FORAGI NG
Pro-forager John Rensten shares his top tips for finding free edibles in the city
Common sorrel ‘Th i s l ow-g rowi n g, l e af y
C Rose hips ‘Ther e ar e so many var iet ies in
p l an
a nt t hr i v e s i n l on g g rass th at h asn ’t be e n t he cit y t hat it ’s possible t o pick t hem from
ove err l y ma n age d. Its stron g l e m on y t aste August through to December. A classic r ose-
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us e t o ma k e a sorre l an d sp i n ach t art.’ r ecommended and it ’ll t ast e quit e t r opical.’

Elderberries ‘ P r et t y m u ch e ve ry L on don
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ra w ( t hey ca n hur t y o ur stom ach ) – I l i k e to The Edi bl e Ci ty: A Year
c o llect , co o k up a nd us e th e m i n an e l d e r Of Wi l d Food by John
a n d cl o v e co r d i a l , o r s t e e p th e m i n app l e Renst en (£12.99, B oxt r ee)
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t he Ar enas Del Mar
r eso r t (above); get
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have t he s ands t o
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Manuel Ant o nio
Nat ional Par k (left )
has co r al r eefs and
r ainfor est s. Yo u get
a go o d view of t he
Ar enal vo lcano fr o m
t he Nayar a Spr ings
r esor t (below)

R I C A
Flamboyant nature, surfer beaches, great coffee
and adrenaline thrills – Nigel Tisdall discovers
why this Central American gem is a must-go
‘Everyone thought it was just another
green hill,’ explains our guide, Ana, as
she points to the looming grey hulk of
the Arenal volcano. ‘Although people
did go up there because the ground
was warm...’ Then, on 29 July 1968,
the northern flanks of the Cordillera
de Tilarán range suddenly erupted,
creating the 5,358ft peak that is one of
Costa Rica’s most visited attractions.
If you asked a child to draw a volcano,
it would most likely look like Arenal – a
perfect triangle, capped with a jaunty
quiff of white smoke. This beast has
been quiet since 2010 but is still ‘active’,
although that doesn’t seem to bother
the many resorts and visitor attractions
that have sprung up around its ashen
slopes. Some have brazen names like
Erupciones Inn, others capitalise on the
hot springs the eruption created. After
a day of high-adrenaline activities and
encounters with nature, there’s nothing
quite like relaxing in a 43°C pool with a
tico sour (the country’s answer to the
caipirinha) from the swim-up bar.
Costa Rica is one of those places
where everyone’s busy doing things. Zip
lining is particularly popular – there are
over 300 places to do it in a country only
slightly bigger than Denmark. At the
Ecoglide park in Arenal, you can whizz
along 13 aerial cables and face your
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Swing. Another must-do is a two-mile
trail around the enchanting Mistico
Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, at times
suspended 150ft above the forest floor.
But it’s not just about swaying and
praying – with a good guide (and in
Costa Rica it pays to get one) you’ll
meet all sorts of wildlife – from wild
pigs looking for fallen guavas to the
venomous coral snake and squadrons of
parakeets jingling overhead. Costa Rica
is a carnival of biodiversity thanks to its
location on an isthmus where two
continents meet, with both a Pacific and
a Caribbean coast and a heap of densely
forested mountains in-between.
One thing to be ready for is crazy
tropical heat, along with high humidity
(expect a bad-hair holiday), and of
course there can be no rainforest
without you know what. The country
has numerous microclimates, so
sooner or later you hit everything,
‘For the
but December to May is considered
the best time to go. Another plus
is the high quality of hotels, which is
definitive
why Costa Rica is such a favourite for
the adventurous honeymooner. At Costa Rican
the adults-only Nayara Springs resort
in Arenal all the suites come with a
four-poster bed, wrap-around balcony
adventure, go
and private plunge pool. There’s
complimentary yoga and a spa with
treatments using volcanic mud, coffee
white-water
and chocolate, plus a terrific Asian-
Peruvian restaurant serving dishes like
marlin and shitake gyoza (dumplings)
rafting’
and divine mango, lemongrass and
ginger cocktails with a frosting of
crushed Rice Krispies (it works!).
The food is enticing. Yes, there’s a lot
Fr om t op: Go back
of gallo pinto (rice and beans), but also
t o nat ur e at t he
ample fresh fish and tropical fruits. One Pacuar e Lodge eco
of the best dishes I taste is a pineapple ho t el; a suspension
gazpacho spiced with chilli, served on br idge fo r t hr ill
seeker s; spo t a
the private beach at the Arenas Del Mar slo t h; r elax by
resort on the Pacific Coast. Overlooking t he po o l at t he
the mile-long Playa Espadilla Norte Ar enas Del Mar
luxur y r esor t
with waves that draw a daily crew of
surfers, this is a clifftop oasis set amid
the tourist strip bordering the Manuel
Antonio National Park.
Costa Rica has 27 national parks
and a quarter of its land is protected.
Manuel Antonio is the smallest and way
too crowded, but there’s no denying you
can see many of the strange and
perplexing creatures the country is
famous for here. On a guided tour with
the hyper-enthusiastic Mauricio, we see
squirrel monkeys, the Jesus Christ
long distances. Last April saw the
launch of a direct flight from London
to San José, and while the capital looks
dishevelled and has appalling traffic
there are some gems – notably the
Central Market and the 19th-century
National Theatre, built in the heyday of
the coffee boom.
Costa Rica’s ‘golden bean’ is easily
the best souvenir to bring home, and
there are plenty of chances to visit
coffee farms to learn about the effort
that goes into making our daily caffeine
fix. The farm I visit is at 4,000ft, and
close to Costa Rica’s highest mountain
– Cerro Chirripó. Growing coffee is
F ro m t o p : H a ci end a Al t aGrac i a h as
t h e l a r g es t s p a i n C entral A m e ri c a; clearly not easy money, but the cup I’m
s t u n ni ng w i l d l i fe; t he pe ac e f u l given, made with mountain water, is the
P a c ua r e Lo d g e; r o l l i ng d own th e ri v e r best I’ve tasted in years – and the beans
are just £11 a kilo.
If you like riding, hiking or mountain
biking, the rich farmland around nearby
San Isidro de El General is perfect.
lizard (so named because it walks All these activities, as well as flying
on water), long-nosed bats and over the fincas in a microlight plane,
three-toed sloths. can be done at Hacienda AltaGracia,
Mauricio carries a high-powered a luxurious hillside estate with over
birdwatcher’s scope on a tripod so 40 horses kept in palatial stables and
we can admire such creatures in the largest spa in Central America.
glorious close up, and if you give him Alternatively, for the definitive
a smartphone he puts the two together Costa Rican adventure, go white-water
to take mind-blowing shots that will rafting. The scenic Pacuare river has
make everyone back home think numerous Class I-IV rapids, which you
B ook now British Airways (ba.com)
flies from Gatwick to S an José you’re a wildlife pro. Later, on a night can tackle in six-passenger, 14ft-long
twice a week, from £590 return walk in the rainforest, another guide inflatable rafts. You can ride this river
in October. S ans a (flys ans a. ingeniously shines a torch through his on a day trip from San José, but it’s much
com) operates internal flights.
For pack ages, visit audleytravel.
binoculars so it becomes a spotlight. better to spread it over two nights with
com, cost aricaspecialists.co.uk Such touches are typical of how a break at Pacuare Lodge, a hideaway
and rainbowtours.co.uk. Costa Ricans have got tourism cracked. eco-hotel with 18 suites buried in the
Stay at Hotel Grano de Oro
English is also widely spoken, US dollars trees. Paddle hard through the raging
(hotelgranodeoro.com), Nayara
Springs (nayarasprings.com), are accepted, and the country is safe waters, then relax as the raft glides
Arenas Del Mar (arenasdelmar. and welcoming. Hotels are committed serenely downriver, passing waterfalls
com), Hacienda Alt aGracia to sustainability and there’s a ban on as toucans and butterflies flap by.
(aubergeresorts.com) and Pacuare
Lodge (pacuarelodge.com). swimming with dolphins and whales. Another honeymoon favourite, this
For more information pick up Travelling around is straightforward, top-class lodge has a sweet riverside
C osta Rica (£16.99, Lonely Planet) either self-driving or using transfers, spa where the therapists wear wellies
and go to visitcost arica.com.
with small planes the best way to cover and, as there’s no mains electricity, all
the rooms are lit with candles. Lying
here in a hammock under the stars, it’s
easy to see why Costa Rica is number
one on the Happy Planet Index.
This plucky little nation was the first
democracy in Central America, and in
1949 the country disbanded its army
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and put the money into education and


healthcare. It has a goal of becoming
carbon neutral by 2021, and its positive
outlook is summed up in the often-
used expression ‘pura  vida’ – best
translated as ‘full of life’. Whether you
head here to be active or slothful, this
spirited country hits the spot. Q
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Ace Hotel (acehotel.com; left), a restored 60s
motel with 180 rooms, which b oasts vintage
art, retro record players and the cool crowd
sipping caipirinhas by the pool. Whitewashed
walls offset the desert backdrop and the
in-house roadside diner stays true to its
roots. Double rooms cost from £209.

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Hir e a moped and cr uise
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Palm Springs Spaces (modern-spaces.net).

Discover a retro Californian dream in the sunshine


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Marrakech
Marie Claire’s fashion team hits Morocco
for souks, sun and style inspiration

I’M HUNGRY…
Escape the sun at Le Jardin
(l e j ardin. ma) and or der
o rgan i c couscous salads
an d ar omat ic t agines
(ri gh t). For dinner, head
to tu cked-aw ay Le Tobsil
fo r ve get ar ian mezes and MUST DO…
fl aky pastille , eat en t o Be captivated by the
a soundt r ack by colour at b otanical
l o cal musicians. Jardin de Majorelle
(jardinmajorelle.com,
ab ove), then hit the
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Medina, city souks and
WHAT TO PACK… Jemaa El-Fna square to
shop for fashion finds and
01 Moroccan homewares. As
night falls in the square,
02 the vibe switches to party.

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