…A good pair of shoes, a beautiful bag and a great coat – and these three things will make anything else you wear look and feel expensive. I still stand by that, particularly when it comes to the coat. Every season, I try to buy one key piece to add to my collection – I’m sure that very soon I will get to the point where I have no more space left! But, in my opinion, outerwear is a category you can’t invest in heavily enough, and as we head into the colder season in earnest, now’s the right time to make that investment. So, we wanted to dedicate this issue to showing you the timeless styles well worth considering.
On the autumn/winter catwalks, coats were more of a focus than ever as designers articulated our excitement of getting back into the great outdoors after many months of stay-at-home living. From leather to puffer, bold red to classic navy, myriad options were put forward in which to wrap up and venture forth. In our Trend Report, Laura and I have handpicked those with forever-appeal. And if you’re seeking more inspiration, our coats Shoot showcases our favourite styles of the season and how we’ll be wearing them. I’m still thinking about the faux-fur chequerboard number from Stand Studio!
Elsewhere in the issue, we celebrate our favourite cold-weather double act – knitwear and boots. Our shopping editor Florence has found the most stylish – and cosy – combinations to try in Perfect Pairings. We also shine a light on the quilted jacket and tell you why we believe it shouldn’t just be reserved for walking the dog.
This week I turn 40 – happy birthday to me! While I am looking forward to my new decade, turning the big 4-0 has made both Laura and I realise how important it is to take care of the skin around our eyes. In Beauty Focus, we share the tried-and-tested products that we’ve found help smooth, refresh and de-puff.
Speaking of my birthday, is it too much to wish for a blue Tiffany & Co. box to open in the morning? A girl can dream! In this issue’s Spotlight On, we pay homage to the storied jewellery house and its T1 collection – the ultimate finishing touch.
And finally, we are delighted to have partnered with cult NY label MARGOT92 on an exclusive competition which gives you the chance to win a beautiful coat. I’m coveting the patent leather and shearling Zoe style, but every piece in the new collection is guaranteed to become a much-loved wardrobe addition, so make sure you enter.
Petro (& Laura) xx