This week sees the start of one of the biggest, most exciting events in the annual style calendar – London Fashion Week. Although most of us mere mortals won’t actually be sitting on the front row with Anna Wintour, with M&S as one of the key official sponsors, you’ll find plenty of insider information here on Style & Living. We’ve got an exclusive interview with Pandora Sykes of The Sunday Times Style magazine, who gives us an insight into what it’s really like to attend the shows and sit right next to all those celebrities; plus a round-up of the hottest autumn/winter backstage beauty looks and the fashion trends you’ll want to know about now. And check back in next week to see the coolest street style looks from the fashion editors and celebrities spotted on those famous Somerset House cobbles, and to find out how you can steal their style right here on M&S.com. In the news elsewhere is the start of the Rugby World Cup, and we’ve got that covered, too – with award-winning beer to drink while you’re watching the action, and new ideas on how to style that iconic piece, the rugby shirt. Enjoy.
Designed by the iconic Barbara Hulanicki and created exclusively for M&S to raise funds for Unicef UK, this limited edition eco tote bag is made entirely from upcycled fabric, and might just be the perfect way to tackle the new national 5p charge on plastic carrier bags. “The idea was to create something stylish yet ethical and I’m proud that we’ve achieved that,” explains Barbara. All profits from the bag will go towards the vital work of Unicef UK’s Children in Danger campaign.
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.