…This is the final issue of 2021. As we bid adieu to another unprecedented year, we wanted to end on a joyful and positive note. For me and the rest of the ICONS team, this festive season feels like an opportunity to make things feel extra-special and have a lot of fun. So, with that in mind, we’ve put together your comprehensive holiday guide, to see you from the run-up to Christmas Day, right through to the New Year’s.
This starts with our cover star, Sabine Getty. There is, quite simply, no one who encapsulates glamour quite like the designer and fashion muse. Her party style is as chic and elegant as the soirées she hosts in her Mayfair apartment, and we were delighted to get an insight into how the ultimate hostess-with-the-mostest pulls it all off. Turn to page 2 and read her interview with Frankie Graddon, where she shares her entertaining tips, make-up essentials and dreamworthy wardrobe.
We are also thrilled to have the wonderfully talented Saloni Lodha contribute to the issue. The designer, and founder of her eponymous label reveals the pieces on her festive hotlist. I am seriously coveting the bow-embellished cocktail jumpsuit… Santa, baby?
Speaking of cocktail wear, Laura has styled four dressed-up looks to fit every occasion over the next few weeks. From a champagne-ready pyjama set to the velvet tuxedo jacket that will transform your dresses, check out her Style Sheet on page 7. Meanwhile, I’ve compiled the ultimate NYE checklist to help your countdown go off with a bang, and we’ve handpicked the best party cover-ups that will add wow factor and warmth to your next night out.
But it’s not all razzle-dazzle. Some of my most enjoyable moments over the holidays are those quieter, cosier times, when there’s nothing on the agenda apart from watching TV on the sofa or going for a walk in the park. For these occasions, we’ve found the perfect winter warmers to wrap up in. We also shine a light on snow boots – the perfect choice for post-Christmas-lunch strolls. And because not everyone reading this will be spending the festive period in the same way, we’ve curated capsule wardrobes that work for sun, snow and countryside.
Finally, fancy a New Year beauty-kit restock? We are so excited to have teamed up with NET-A-PORTER, our go-to destination for all things beauty, on an exclusive giveaway for W.ICONS readers. Head to page 12 and enter, to be in with a chance of winning the Beauty Hall of Fame kit, an expertly curated edit of complexion, body and haircare products from brands including Dr. Barbara Sturm, RéVive, Code8, Oribe, Sarah Chapman and Chantecaille.
Thank you all so much for your love and support this year. The next issue will be landing on 4th January, with a cover star we think you are going to be very excited about. Subscribe now to make sure you don’t miss it.
Until then, on behalf of me, Laura and the rest of the team, MERRY CHRISTMAS! Wishing you all a very happy festive period, and we hope you have the opportunity to connect with loved ones, kick back and have a wonderful time.
Petro (& Laura) xx