Laura & DB in Ibiza last summer
As we prepare to say farewell to summer, we had to finish the season with a bang…
…And who best to star on the cover of our high-summer issue than our very own editor-at-large Deborah Brett. Last year my family and I had the pleasure of staying at her beautiful home in Ibiza, and for me, summer is the season when Deborah’s love of colour, print and accessorising really comes into its own. It’s a joy to behold, especially when the setting is her stunning Balearic home. What I admire about DB’s style is that you are just as likely to find her in a high street ensemble as you are in beautiful designer pieces. She has a real vision, and she carefully considers what she adds to her wardrobe. She only buys items she absolutely adores – a philosophy we at ICONS very much share.
In the rest of the issue, you will find a classic Wardrobe ICON, the tan sandal, alongside the trends to wear them with right now: grown-up rainbow beads and elevated tie-dye. Now is the time to embrace these playful styles – choose wisely (with our help, of course) and you’ll be digging them out of your summer box for years to come.
We also focus on shorts, an ageless and timeless summer staple that can look smart and fresh. We’ve picked four classic cuts to ensure everyone finds their perfect match. Finally, Petro and I share the nourishing formulas that saved our hair from ruin on holiday (something I’ve only recently had to turn my attention to, having grown my short, shaggy bob after seven years!).
For those readers enjoying our issue while horizontal on a lounger (lucky you), may we urge you to hit subscribe on our new podcast series, ICONversations. Our first episode focuses on INFLUENCE with the clever and brilliant Caroline Issa. Have a listen – we’d love to know what you think, as well as who else you’d like us to invite for an ICONversation.
Laura (and Petro) xx