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Prima UK

Prima UK March 2020

Prima delivers real life guidance, inspiration & ideas to simplify the lives of modern woman today. In Prima Magazine there is something for everyone - advice on how to look and feel your best, time and money saving solutions, quick and easy food, beautiful homes and gardens, and above all everything you need to get the most out of life. Prima addresses the emotional needs of everyday women, covering issues relevant to every life stage, through shared experiences and real life inspiration and advice. Its tone is supportive, warm, helpful and fun, with a positive approach to life and a modern point of view.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hearst Magazines UK
Frequency:
Monthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
loving the look of spring!

There’s something so endearing about our cover star Lisa Faulkner – who turned up at our photoshoot on a motorbike, no less! Apparently motorbike taxis are the new way to get about in London… She was bright, fun and stepped out of the dressing room looking a million dollars; I hope you like the pictures (page 8). Seeing Lisa in those lovely pastels certainly gave me the itch to update my wardrobe. Spring fashion is most welcome at this time of the year: after months of dark colours and opaque tights, it’s so lovely to see colour again. Check out our main fashion feature (page 16) to see our favourite outfits from the key high-street stores. And if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration for updating your hair and make-up,…

7 min.
‘john & i have always looked after each other’

Lisa, 47, lives in north London with her daughter, Billie, 13, her husband, John Torode, 53, and the family’s two dogs, Otto and Rory. GROWING UP My upbringing and childhood were probably the most ideal. My sister and I lived in a normal house in a normal street in suburbia with our parents. We did our homework at the kitchen table, and my mum would always be cooking. Most weekends, we’d visit National Trust places as a family, because Mum couldn’t bear Sundays. Up until she got ill [Lisa was 14 when her mother was diagnosed with throat cancer], my biggest worries were about schoolwork. Home was a lovely, safe place to be. I was 16 when we lost Mum. It’s one of those memories that I remember step by step. I came…

2 min.
prima loves

All £25 OR LESS! DESK TO IMPRESS A pretty pink lamp is just the thing to brighten your workspace. FLOWER POWER Finish your’do with retro clips. RISE AND SHINE! Stylish and retro, this is a colourful way to make your morning brew. HELLO, PETAL! Give your sitting room a seasonal update. GRAB AND GO This cute bag will work with any outfit. GET THE GLOSS Swipe on for plump lips. THINK PINK A fresh way to dress your nails. TAKE A SIP This vintage-style cup is pretty and practical. TIME FOR TEA Infused with bergamot and dusted with cocoa. BRIGHT BAR A delicious treat in stylish packaging. IN YOUR JEANS Swap blue denim for pink this season. HOLLYWOOD HAIR Swishy locks in a bottle. TREAT FOR FEET Elevate your outfit with these heels. MADE WITH LOVE Bake a treat for friends or family. OH, CRUMBS! Chocolate and pistachio shortbread with Earl Grey tea. STAY NEUTRAL Brighten your look with a lighter tone. REACH…

3 min.
hello sprıng!

MINT VELVET The trench coat reinvents itself season after season, and this time around, it’s pretty pastel versions that tick all the boxes. Whatever the weather, slip one on over a neutral trouser suit, belt over a chiffon dress or wear to pep up weekend classics. NEXT Knife-pleat skirts and preppy sweaters have a polished, sporty feel at Next. For a modern, smarter touch, swap your white trainers for a pair of flat, pointy pumps. FRENCH CONNECTION Scarf prints are huge this season, and this slick shirt dress will see you through from work to weekend. Want to know which accessory is key? A silk scarf, of course! Perfect for adding colour to any outfit, tie one to your bag handle, knot at the neck or wrap around your ponytail. MARKS & SPENCER Strong retro looks ruled…

1 min.
pretty in pastels

2 min.
leather

WEAR IT Dress in leather here, there and everywhere… FOR A DATE NIGHT Perfect for after dark – at a special dinner or drinks party. The A-line shape keeps it classy and the warm colour combo adds freshness. FOR THE OFFICE Indulge in super-soft joggers for a luxe weekend look. The deep bottle-green shade of these will lift an off-duty outfit into something more special. FOR THE WEEKEND Stay sophisticated with these bootcut trousers. Pair with a bold printed top and kitten heels for super-stylish workwear. MAKE A STATEMENT Add a dose of femininity with some stand-out earrings. AS SEEN AT Leather is such a fashion-forward trend right now – here’s how the big names used it… A masterclass in feminine style – supple leather in a soft colour. Cool, clean and minimal, a military green gilet would look great with jeans. Leather for…