Mid-summer is all about smart style solutions, those buys that work hard for office and off-duty during the warmer months. I’m feeling inspired by guest editor Harriet Walker’s Editor’s Pick, a matching trouser set in a statement graffiti print that’s surprisingly easy to wear. The little ones are looking for distraction, so try Isabelle O’Carroll’s fun idea, a long-sleeve superhero T-shirt with a detachable cape – great for keeping the little guy busy for hours. For men, William Oliver suggests avoiding summer showers in style with a lightweight, water-resistant windcheater. And for those of us not travelling, home editor Jo Caulkett recommends a textured jute rug for adding a fresh touch to your home. Enjoy these features and plenty more in this week’s Style & Living.
Do two Saint Laurent’s make a right? Judge for yourself as the trailer for this year’s second biopic about iconic French fashion designer, Yves Saint Laurent, gets an airing in our round-up of style news from GQ magazine. The first film met with somewhat lukewarm reviews, so Gaspard Ulliel – who plays the stylish-but-sensitive designer in the latest outing, released September – must be hoping the mix of cool 70s tailoring, racy storyline and co-star Léa Seydoux will add up to a winning formula this time.
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.