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YOUR EDIT OF LIFESTYLE INSPIRATION

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  • Editor’s

    Pick+

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  • TREND
    SPOTLIGHT+

    CHRISTMAS AT HOME

    Festive ideas to make every room feel magical

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  • GET THE
    LOOK+


    WARDROBE CLASSICS

    The three key pieces every woman should own

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  • IN THE
    MOMENT+

    JAMES NORTON:
    LEADING MAN

    We meet the rising star of new TV drama Grantchester
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31.10.2014

PARTY ON

Far from feeling down about the darker days, this week the Style & Living team is getting excited about all the fun that winter has in store. Beauty editor Jess Clark has found the perfect shade of red lipstick for party season from California-based brand Stila, and shows you how to apply it flawlessly in our video tutorial. Kids are catered for, too: Maggie Davis presents a dapper velvet blazer that’ll have little ones looking the part for special occasions from weddings to family gatherings. Staying in? There’s plenty of inspiration on the home front – see our Trend Spotlight feature for Christmas decorations and winter homeware that’ll add a little sparkle to your interior, whether you’re entertaining or creating a magical retreat to relax in. Food & wine editor Becky Sunshine recommends a succulent Pembrokeshire free-range turkey as the ultimate centrepiece for your Christmas meal – and finally, in the spirit of the season, we’ve got a gift for you: place your festive food order before 10 November and spend over £70, and we’ll send you a free bottle of wine. Get ready to celebrate in style!

JO CAULKETT
Home editor

Latest news

THE CINDERELLA COMPLEX

Ball gowns; they’re the subject of fairytales and classic Hollywood movies, the ultimate sartorial fantasy. And, on a cold autumn day, what could be more wonderfully indulgent than curling up with a book dedicated to some of the most beautiful gowns ever photographed? Vogue: The Gown, a new book by Jo Ellison, is illustrated with timeless images from Vogue’s archive and is guaranteed to cheer up even the darkest day. Head to our round-up of this week’s fashion news for a glamorous taster.

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Friday/31 Oct

Editor's Pick

THE TASTY CHRISTMAS TURKEY

Thursday/30 Oct

Editor's Pick

THE PARTY-PERFECT CLUTCH

Trend Spotlight

CHRISTMAS AT HOME

Wednesday/29 Oct

Editor's Pick

THE CHIC BODY SHAPER

Tuesday/28 Oct

Editor's Pick

THE SNAPPY VELVET BLAZER

Monday/27 Oct

Editor's Pick

THE WINTER WARDROBE STAPLE

Sunday/26 Oct

Editor's Pick

THE RICHLY PATTERNED RUG

Saturday/25 Oct

Editor's Pick

THE SPACE-AGE SKINCARE

Trend Spotlight

CHIC DREAMS

Friday/24 Oct

Editor's Pick

THE LUXURY CHEESE PLATE

Thursday/23 Oct

Editor's Pick

THE BIKER BAG

Wednesday/22 Oct

Editor's Pick

THE DECADENT LINGERIE SET

Tuesday/21 Oct

Editor's Pick

THE FUN FOX CARDIGAN

Monday/20 Oct

Editor's Pick

THE ALL-WEATHER ANORAK

Trend Spotlight

THE NEW PARTY NAILS

Sunday/19 Oct

Editor's Pick

THE NEAT STORAGE JARS

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Contributors

Maggie Davis
M&S.com Kidswear and Lingerie Editor

Having worked for Time Out, ES Magazine, Vogue and The Observer, Davis is also a kids’ style blogger. As the new kids and lingerie editor for M&S.com, she combines her love of grown-up fashion with her knowledge of childrenswear.

Niki Brodie
M&S.com Style
Editor

Previously the fashion editor for Wallpaper* magazine, for the past few years Brodie has been an independent fashion stylist working for publications including Elle, Tatler and Sunday Times Style. Brodie now lends her styling expertise to Style & Living.

David Gandy
Model and
Style Icon

Voted one of GQ’s 10 most stylish men on the planet, a muse of Dolce & Gabbana and a lover of seriously fast cars, we take a spin round the iconic Goodwood racecourse with the M&S model and style icon, in this month’s In The Moment.

Charlene Barton
M&S.com Womenswear Editor

Barton started her career at French Vogue and has since worked for Elle, Topshop, Harper’s Bazaar, Net-a-Porter.com and Matchesfashion.com. Her fashion know-how makes her an invaluable Style & Living team member.

Eric Frideen
Fashion and portrait photographer

The Swedish-born, London-based photographer has contributed to some of the world’s top magazines and brands including US Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar and Burberry. He now brings his photographic skills to Style & Living.

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