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    Ed’s Letter

    This time last week, I was touching down in the Big Apple for our first-ever overseas ICONS trip…

    And with a line-up of incredible women to interview for the next season of our ICONversations podcast, and even more to shoot for upcoming issues of the ICONS Update, Petro and I couldn’t have been more excited. 

    First in line were the sister-in-law duo behind Veronica Beard – a brand with which we have only recently become acquainted, but that’s already a favourite in our wardrobes. Best known for on-point blazers and perfect-fit denim (I’ve been wearing the Beverly flared jeans on repeat this season), it also offers a great range of party-ready dresses and evening accessories, so we couldn’t think of two better people to cover our bumper party-special issue. I spent a glorious afternoon talking festive dressing in their West Village offices, which were every bit as glamorous as you’d imagine; think accents of leopard, rails of beautiful dresses and dancing shoes galore. Take a look for yourself in our Perfect Wardrobe feature. 

    Elsewhere, we wanted to create a capsule edit of the pieces that our ICONS women will want to reach for this party season (and many more to come). From cocktail bags and dance-all-night shoes to luxe hair accessories and the return of the evening top, this issue has everything you need to ensure you’re party-ready. Plus, we shine a light on iconic shoe designer Manolo Blahnik and his classic crystal-embellished Hangisi pump, which we consider the ultimate party shoe. 

    So much of Wardrobe ICONS is about the inspirational women on our radar, so we wanted to talk to five who share our forever-style ethos, and find out what their festive must-haves are. From Skye McAlpine’s luxe napkins to Rowan Blossom’s velvet hair bow, Fiona Leahy’s sequin jumpsuit, Ravinder Bhogal’s go-to fragrance and Matilda Goad’s chocolate centrepiece, these handpicked edits are guaranteed to provide plenty of festive dressing and gifting inspiration.

    And because we’ve got the festive feeling, we’ve created some bonus features to surprise our readers over the next three weeks, including an extra-special beauty masterclass and a big party-wear shoot. Sign up to the newsletter now to make sure you don’t miss it.

    Happy partying! 

    Love Laura (and Petro) x

    Laura's party essentials

    • 1

      Festive sparkle is a must, and this Katerina Psoma necklace is currently on my wish list.

    • 2

      I’ll pair these chic silk Asceno PJs with velvet mules when hosting festive drinks.

    • 3

      All I want for Christmas are Manolo Blahnik’s ultimate party shoes.

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