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Super Squad | Louis Vuitton Client Shoot | Emirates Woman
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Super Squad | Louis Vuitton Client Shoot | Emirates Woman
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Super Squad | Louis Vuitton Client Shoot | Emirates Woman

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The truth about emigrating | Grazia

I’M THE PROUD DAUGHTER OF AN IMMIGRANT. Her grandparents? Also immigrants. I don’t know for sure, but if I had to guess, I’d wager that their ancestors were nomads of some description, too – in my mind, exotic and a bit piratey, but with all their own teeth. I would accept circus folk as a solid alternative. It would explain a lot.

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The Artist | Gucci Client Shoot | Emirates Woman
The Artist | Gucci Client Shoot | Emirates Woman
The Artist | Gucci Client Shoot | Emirates Woman
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What I’ve learned from Disney | Grazia

I BLAME DISNEY FOR MY HAIR. I also blame a not-insignificant, mid-Noughties obsession with the show The Girls Next Door, and a brief flirtation with the idea that if I acquired the biggest, bounciest hair extensions in town, I’d look more like Penelope Cruz in Blow, and less like an original-lineup Sugababe that left before the budget really kicked in.

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The Woman Who Invented The ’70s | Barbara Hulanicki Interview | Emirates Woman
The Woman Who Invented The ’70s | Barbara Hulanicki Interview | Emirates Woman
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Outside The Box | Luxury Bag Shoot | Emirates Woman
Outside The Box | Luxury Bag Shoot | Emirates Woman
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Don’t be like the rest of them, darling. Stand out in a crowd with these wishlist-worthy bags, fresh off the catwalk.

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Natural Talent | Dakota Fanning Interview | Grazia
Natural Talent | Dakota Fanning Interview | Grazia
Natural Talent | Dakota Fanning Interview | Grazia
Natural Talent | Dakota Fanning Interview | Grazia
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Finding Neverland | Grazia

I’VE JUST BLEACHED MY HAIR. ‘Midlife-crisis blonde’ I’m calling it. Annoyingly, I’m not quite middle-aged enough for it to fully warrant that kind of moniker, although I can imagine it’s my imminent 33rd birthday – all gifts and sympathy welcome, by the way – that made me do it, acting as a not-so-subtle reminder that you can no longer legitimately call me a spring chicken with a straight face.

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