Idon’t know about you, but I love this time of year: the balmy evenings, the fêtes, the tennis, the holiday anticipation and, most importantly, the opportunity to finally crack open your summer wardrobe. The novelty of wearing dresses and sandals without getting goose bumps never grows old for me. This week, we have a selection of picks to fit with the jubilant summer vibe. Womenswear editor Charlene Barton discovers a day-to-night dress that encapsulates the laid-back spirit of fashion right now, while beauty editor Emma Robertson chooses Korres’ Santorini shower gel, packed with flowers and fruits including a white grape that’s indigenous to the sun-kissed Greek island – a holiday in a bottle. For kids, you’ll find some irresistible flamingo-themed leather sandals that will take your girl from park to poolside, while acting food and wine editor Emma Sleight recommends the ultimate British strawberries – grower Marion Regan’s heart-shaped Driscoll Jubilee – which are at their very best in July: perfectly sweet and plump. Get them in for the Wimbledon finals this weekend. Enjoy!
Tanning is a true art form. So if you’re keen to channel less David Dickinson and more Kate Moss, look no further than our step-by-step guide. It has all the tips you need to achieve a convincing, even glow, from buffing and moisturising to application and making it last. Let us take you by the mitt and show you how to banish those streaks for good – after all, ’tis the season for bare legs.
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.