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.
Great British Bake Off is back on our screens and grabbing our attention all over again. What will Mary Berry wear and will the new batch of contestants be up to Paul Hollywood’s standards? If the series has caught your imagination, our baking range has everything you need to pit your skills against the best of them. From tartlets to Yorkshire puddings, cupcakes and cake pops, just make sure to avoid the dreaded soggy bottom!
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.