I love the start of a new season – it’s a great excuse for a wardrobe refresh. M&S style director Belinda Earl is our guest editor this week and has selected a statement jacquard shift dress from our new Best of British range. Womenswear editor Charlene Barton recommends a classic transeasonal plaid shirt, great with jeans and ankle boots for off-duty days. Kidswear editor Maggie Davis has her eye on a smart back-to-school skirt for girls, while beauty editor Jess Clark suggests treating end-of-summer skin with Dr Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk, a gentle plant-based alternative to soap and water. Enjoy these features and more in this week’s Style & Living.
Stuck for inspiration for a new season look? Why not take your cue from Glamour’s round-up of the most iconic hairstyles from the silver screen. Okay, so not everyone will be able to carry off Mia Farrow’s Vidal Sassoon crop from the set of 1968 cinematic spook-fest Rosemary’s Baby (pictured), but maybe Sienna Miller’s 1960s backcomb number from Alfie, Jennifer Aniston’s Rachel cut from Friends or Julia Roberts’ Pre-Raphaelite waves in Pretty Woman might be just the inspiration you’ve been looking for.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.