With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Style & Living is in a romantic mood and full of heart-warming treats to help us power through these last months of cold weather. My Editor’s Pick provides the perfect gift to have delivered on the big day: a lush bouquet of 35 pink and red roses, while lingerie editor Maggie Davis has just the ticket with her romantic Trend Spotlight story featuring the best of our new-season lingerie. Her Editor’s Pick is a pair of cosy, machine-washable cashmere socks for indulgent nights in, while womenswear editor Charlene Barton has date night sewn up with a sleek and sophisticated per una Speziale dress. Slick new tailoring is the focus of menswear editor Ian Wright’s latest Get the Look, and for those feeling the need to spruce up their homes, Jo Caulkett has selected a bamboo bookshelf with open and concealed storage – ideal for an early spring de-clutter. There’s all this and plenty more in this week’s Style & Living.
Made to measure by hand in the world’s most prestigious fashion houses, haute couture is dressmaking on a grandiose scale. As the who’s who of the fashion world descended on the streets of Paris for the SS15 couture shows, intricate lace detail, floral motifs and pastel shades made for the ultimate in fantastical fashion and set the tone beautifully for spring. Keen to channel Parisian charm for the new season? Explore our favourite romantic pieces for the perfect dose of inspiration.
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.