Our Wardrobe ICONS trip to New York is already a highlight of 2020, thanks to the amazing women we interviewed and will be featuring this year – the first of which is Linda Fargo. Linda is someone I have long found fascinating; as the Senior Vice President Of Women’s Fashion and Store Presentation Director of Bergdorf Goodman, she is an iconic figure in the world of department stores, and her strong work ethic and undeniable talent has seen her rise through the ranks to become one of the most influential women in fashion. As well as having innate personal style, she possesses inspirational levels of confidence and positivity, and I can’t think of a better way to kick off the new year than by reading her insightful interview with our Editor-at-Large, Deborah Brett.
Speaking of starting 2020 on the right foot, with sustainability at the forefront of our minds, this is the year to commit to making intelligent purchases that will stand the test of time – an ethos that is at the very heart of Wardrobe ICONS. Features Editor Frankie Graddon has formulated 10 new year resolutions to help you do just that. Discussed at length in the office, think of these simple steps as your save-and-keep guide to making better buys and enjoying your wardrobe in a considered way.
And as good intentions shouldn’t just be reserved for the closet, why not take this opportunity to detox your beauty cabinet by switching your skincare for effective clean alternatives? To help you on your way, Petro and I share the natural, non-toxic products that are beloved fixtures in our own routines.
This time last year we encouraged our readers, via Instagram, to inject a mood-boosting pop of colour into their weekly wardrobes. So happy-inducing were these sartorial brights that we’ve dedicated an entire Style Sheet to showing you how to wear them. And if those January blues have you dreaming of your next getaway (and booking a last-minute flight), be sure to look at our handpicked edit of the chicest skiwear in which to hit the slopes, and read our guide of where to stay and what to eat and visit in the Big Apple.
With temperatures staying chilly for the foreseeable, we wanted to highlight an unexpected – but no less essential – staple in our cold-weather arsenal: the puffer coat. Whether you’re escaping to the countryside or simply wrapping up at home, we show you how to wear it in a stylish way.
And finally, as I kick into nesting mode, I am reminded of my favourite quote from our interview with The Home Edit: “The rule to being organised is that everything needs to be contained”. With these words ringing in my ears, I have compiled an edit of my favourite organisational tips and gadgets. From storing kids’ toys to keeping bookshelves tidy, there’s everything you need to keep the whole house in check.
Here’s to a clutter-free, confident year ahead!
Laura (and Petro) xxx