The April issue is on the shelves and listed below are 10 of the (many) best reasons to get your copy… like right now.

Claire Danes is back and is as beautiful as ever

Our cover star opens up about her complex character on Homeland, geeks out about the CIA and learning about real-life spies, and shares what her two-year long absence from the industry was like.

All the velvet, knits and florals you need this winter

Our fashion pages are filled with the biggest trends right now that includes all the velvet you can get your hands on – the perfect fabric for the cold months coming up. Speaking of which – this issue’s fashion showcases this season’s best knits and florals, giving you the inspiration you need to amplify your winter wardrobe.

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Learn to shop like a fashion editor

Have you ever looked at the fashion pages in a magazine and wondered, ‘Where did they find those?’. Well, we share with you our secrets. Marie Claire‘s fashion editors put together the must-have bag, belt and boot accessories for this winter – plus where you can find them.

Beauty tips you can’t ignore

Our beauty pages lend you insight into the best beauty tips to keep you looking and feeling your absolute best. We learn that the neck is a tell-tale sign of age (eek); feast your eyes on 10 of the best lipsticks around, as chosen by our beauty editors and then flip over a couple pages to learn how to get the perfect matte pout in just three easy steps.

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Brave women share their abortion experiences

Four brave women from around the world share their stories and speak about the importance of a woman’s right to her own body. We also speak to Tlaleng Mofokeng who is a medical doctor and a fierce women’s right activist who simultaneously shares scary stats and promising hope.

What has always been perceived as beautiful gets a much-needed makeover

Finally, right? With the world changing at a pace that no one seems to be able to keep up with, the fact that the perception of beauty hasn’t is astonishing. But no more. This feature explores how the world is starting to catch on that beauty comes in many, many forms, shapes, colours and ages – Baddie Winkle, for example.

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Sanele Xaba is South Africa’s first model with albinism

Learn how lucky you are to have a clit

Did you know that your clitoris is the only organ in your body to have only function: pleasure. Take a moment to appreciate this. Dorothy Black covers the history and science of the vagina, its ins and outs, and how to get the most of your useful tool.

TommyxGigi’s fashion show broke all the rules

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Reading this will feel like you’re sitting in the front row, live. Our LA-based writer, Karen Briner was there in action and didn’t miss a thing. She takes us deep into the world that Tommy Hilfiger and model/brand muse Gigi Hadid so expertly created.

Prix d’excellence de la beauté 2017

Only the best beauty products around the world are accepted and honoured by the magazine industry’s most prestigious beauty awards. Read to find out which South African products make the cut, as judged by our five beauty experts including beauty director, Juana Parathyras and beauty blogger Yoliswa Mqoco.

It’s time to embrace your natural roots – and we mean your hair

Yes thats right – say a cheerful goodbye to weaves, mechanical heat, and chemical relaxants and a welcoming hello to the ‘Fro. All the products you need to look after and enhance your hair’s natural shape and texture. And hear it from our beauty editor and ‘Fro pro, Ncumisa who shares her natural hair journey.