Knowing there’s lots of cooking and present-wrapping to do this week, I’ve started planning for those lovely family gatherings that happen after Christmas Day. Your New Year’s Eve dinner is instantly made simple with our Food to Order service, and I’d recommend the ready-made succulent lamb shanks with honey-roasted vegetables, worth ordering now. Lingerie editor Maggie Davis suggests a chic, smoothing firm-control slip, your fast track to an hourglass figure and great under party dresses, while womenswear editor Charlene Barton prepares us for the dreariest winter months with an uplifting royal blue alpaca and wool cocoon coat – also a key shade for early spring. Menswear editor William Oliver has his eye on a party-perfect polka-dot shirt, while little girls will love our cream fake-fur cropped coat. Enjoy the week!
It might be one of the most indulgent times of year but, with a bit of careful planning, there are plenty of ways to give a little back throughout the festive season. From cute charity Christmas cards to tasty leftover recipes and delicious Fairtrade wine – even our bouquets have green credentials thanks to our innovative waterless bags – we’ve rounded up the easiest ways to have a greener, more ethical Christmas.
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.