We planned this issue to be full of the joys of spring outings and Mother’s Day – and what to wear for them… Cue our edit of sandals and floaty dresses. However, as it’s turned out, reality is a little different. Though we’re slowly but surely emerging from the grips of chilly weather, the COVID-19 pandemic has put us all in a very different mood. While many of us are feeling helpless in the face of such uncertainty, at Wardrobe ICONS, we’ve been asking ourselves what we can do to keep spirits up. Now, more so than ever, is the time to stay in touch and, thanks to our brilliant #ICONSgirl community, we have the chance to do this. Find us – and each other – on Instagram and stay in the loop with our regular newsletters. If you haven’t already, sign up here.
We also hope to provide a sense of escapism in the face of stress, and no one helps us do this more than Ulla Johnson. Petro and I had the privilege of visiting the designer’s beautiful Brooklyn home and chatting to her about the clothes she treasures, plus how she keeps her shoe cupboard so tidy. Read her Perfect Wardrobe feature to find out more.
Longevity and wearability is core to the Wardrobe ICONS ethos, so we’ve dedicated several pages of this issue to respinning and reimagining basics. The colour of the season, there’s something green in everyone’s collection, and in our Style Sheet, we show you how to breathe new life into those pieces, be it a pair of cargo trousers or a khaki jacket. We also shine a light on the classic Breton top and share new ways to wear your polka dots.
And though not all of us will be able to see our mothers on Sunday, we can still show we care. Petro has selected the most thoughtful tokens (many of which can be ordered and delivered online) to gift the special women in your life. I particularly love the beautiful greetings cards – what could be more fitting right now than reconnecting with loved ones through a handwritten note?
Lastly, with health and wellbeing uppermost in our minds at the moment, I share my essential feel-good kit in this issue’s Beauty Focus.
Remember, if you’re spending a lot of time at home and seeking something meaningful to listen to, take a moment to catch-up on our ICONversations podcast. Jasmine Hemsley’s episode on Rituals and Elise Loehnen’s on Curiosity feel particularly relevant right now.
Wishing everyone good health and happiness – take care.
Laura (and Petro) xxx