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Issue 270: Eds Letter

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Welcome to our party dressing special!

We’re launching this penultimate issue of the year with the perfect cover star for the theme, Jessie Randall of Loeffler Randall, a designer you probably know thanks to her much-loved accessories like the brand’s signature bow shoes. Petro shot her in her New York home, and we loved taking a peek inside her wardrobe on page 7Perfect WardrobeJessie Randall.

Following on from that, we have a number of really juicy but helpful shopping pages, curated by our Fashion Director, Polly. What she does so well is effortless style, something that really resonates with you, our readers. We’re really concerned with making sure that you still feel like yourself while getting dressed-up, so what connects all of the pages in this issue is this sense of getting dressed-up, but in a dressed-down way. We focus on this in ICONS Guide (page 8Icons Guide8 Shortcuts To Perfectly Dressed-Down Party Style), where we show you how to do dressed-down party wear with ease. You’ll also find a timeless edit of the 10 best LBDs to buy now (page 13Top TenThe Best LBDs To Buy Now), a look at how to add silver to your party-season wardrobe in Unexpected Hero (page 14Unexpected HeroHow To Wear Silver This Party Season (And Beyond)) and a super-helpful round-up of the best party accessories (page 11Curated by W.ICONS20 Accessories To Complete Your Party Looks). We really hope these pages convey a sense of ease and timelessness that you’ll return to year after year.

For Beauty Focus (page 10Beauty FocusHow To Do Relaxed Party Make-Up), we have shined a light on relaxed party make-up by teaming up with Beauty Pie to bring you the perfect edit: everything from the ultimate nude lip colour to a subtle metallic eye. There’s a chance to win £800 to spend at Deborah Blyth, a British brand that really resonates with our ethos – find that on page 15CompetitionWin With Deborah Blyth. We also have two great Curated By W.ICONS pages, one in partnership with NET-A-PORTER (page 9Curated by W.ICONSThe NET-A-PORTER Party Edit) and one with Aspinal of London (page 12Curated by W.ICONSGifting Made Easy With Aspinal Of London), so don’t miss those.

We are excited to offer you some bonus content in our party dressing edition! Discover our fashion team’s bonus content, featuring Petro’sHandpicked By The EditorsPetro’s Party-Season Essentials, Polly’sHandpicked By The EditorsPolly’s Party-Season Essentials, Des’sHandpicked By The EditorsDes’s Party-Season Essentials, Deborah’sHandpicked By The EditorsDeborah’s Party-Season Essentials and my party essentialsHandpicked By The EditorsLaura’s Party-Season Essentials. They include everything from the perfect outfits to hostess gifts, festive home updates and glittering make-up wonders.

Laura xx

“Maybe not the most exciting piece, but a real hero thanks to its ability to dress down more high-octane pieces.”
“I’m taking a bet on this issue’s Unexpected Hero and making silver trousers a part of my party-season wardrobe.”
“A party staple for me. I always go for a tuxedo-style shirt without a collar and find it the perfect piece to pair with more glitzy items.”
“This will be firmly in my handbag throughout the party season for last-minute glow-ups.”
“The real talking piece, this cocktail shaker is a statement to have resting on the bar trolley.”