Far from feeling down about the darker days, this week the Style & Living team is getting excited about all the fun that winter has in store. Beauty editor Jess Clark has found the perfect shade of red lipstick for party season from California-based brand Stila, and shows you how to apply it flawlessly in our video tutorial. Kids are catered for, too: Maggie Davis presents a dapper velvet blazer that’ll have little ones looking the part for special occasions from weddings to family gatherings. Staying in? There’s plenty of inspiration on the home front – see our Trend Spotlight feature for Christmas decorations and winter homeware that’ll add a little sparkle to your interior, whether you’re entertaining or creating a magical retreat to relax in. Food & wine editor Becky Sunshine recommends a succulent Pembrokeshire free-range turkey as the ultimate centrepiece for your Christmas meal – and finally, in the spirit of the season, we’ve got a gift for you: place your festive food order before 10 November and spend over £70, and we’ll send you a free bottle of wine. Get ready to celebrate in style!
Ball gowns; they’re the subject of fairytales and classic Hollywood movies, the ultimate sartorial fantasy. And, on a cold autumn day, what could be more wonderfully indulgent than curling up with a book dedicated to some of the most beautiful gowns ever photographed? Vogue: The Gown, a new book by Jo Ellison, is illustrated with timeless images from Vogue’s archive and is guaranteed to cheer up even the darkest day. Head to our round-up of this week’s fashion news for a glamorous taster.
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.