This post first appeared in The Times of Israel.
On the face of it, it would appear that Nigella Lawson has moved on since her annus horribilis. At least, it seems so from how she looks on the cover of the April issue of British Vogue.
In 2013, the celebrity chef and food writer was divorced from her husband, art collector Charles Saatchi and dealt with allegations of drug use that were part of the very public fraud trial of the Grillo sisters (Lawson admitted that she has used illegal substances). The Grillos, former employees of Lawson, were accused of racking up more than $1 million unauthorized charges on her credit cards, but were acquitted last December.
The new, more natural look Lawson, 54, sports on the cover and in the pages of Vogue signals that she is casting off the harshness of last year. Gone is that signature overly made-up look reminiscent of ‘60s sirens Sophia Loren, Raquel Welch, Ann-Margret, dubbed her “court face” by the British media.
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