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Michelle Obama may have given up on her arms, but she looks 🔥🔥🔥 to me on her US book tour

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SCROLLING Michelle Obama on self-doubt, ageing, menopause and why she can't be bothered to maintain "Michelle Obama arms". The gamification of life is a bit of a problem. • LA appoints its first female mayor – Karen Bass. • Forget hygge, it's all about kurashi. • Is fashion going backwards when it comes to body diversity? (The question should probably be, did it ever go forwards...?) • Ageing is a fact of life (if we're lucky), not a trend. Well said, Poorna Bell. • A few of my favourite pieces about the auction of Joan Didion's possessions, for fellow Didion fan-girls: style was the essence of Joan Didion; I went to see Joan Didion's things and it changed me forever (not me, the writer); Christine Barbereich also went and took some nicely voyeuristic pictures. And, if you missed yesterday's newsletter, here's me on trying to pack à la Didion.

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