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Prima UK October 2018

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
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12 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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hooray for autumn!

There’s something about the dapple of light through autumn leaves, slight dampness in the early morning air and shortening days that always gives me that sense of new beginnings. Perhaps it’s just childhood memories of going back to school in the inevitable oversized uniform and starchy collared shirt, but I always get this feeling of anticipation and change. So I’m thrilled that this month’s issue of Prima captures that same excitement, with pages packed full of new fashion trends (think checks, tartan and tweed) and gorgeous make-up in plums and golds. And for your home, we’ve got the top 10 high-street looks to update any room in a flash (page 114). But, of course, autumn also brings back memories of putting your feet up in front of the telly –…

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prima loves

FEELGOOD FORKS These cute little forks support charitable work and will bring a sense of occasion to your afternoon tea. SOAP STAR This pretty soap smells divine! PRETTY IN PINK Be this year’s best-dressed baker and choose this apron for its delicate floral design with bow detail. GOLD STANDARD Go blingy with your biscuits. BE A SHOW OFF Display your bakes in style. GET GLOSSY Treat yourself to a gorgeous lip gloss. CUT IT OUT Make delicious biscuits with these shapes. HAPPY FEET Show your appreciation for baked goods with these snazzy socks. CASE IN POINT Pimp up your cupcakes with these colourful cases. ALL GLOVED UP Brighten up the kitchen with these jazzy gloves. GOOD BOOK This is the bible of biscuits. CLASSIC COOKWARE This set will look good on shelves and when full of freshly baked goodies. GREATEST KNITS Tell the world you love cake. ICING ON THE CAKE This spatula will help you ice…

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‘spray tans & braces… ‘yes, i’m having a mid-life crisis!’

Mel, 50, lives just outside London with her husband Ben Morris, a television producer, and their two daughters, Florence, 16, and Vita, 14. This year, she’s swapping TV for the stage in a production of the Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical, Company. LOOKING GOOD AT 50 I’ve recently got braces. I think it’s a mid-life crisis writ large! I’ve had so much mickey-taking and I’ve always said, ‘Oh, I’ve got terrible 1970s teeth.’ I’d say my siblings and I have got the worst teeth in Britain. My beloved sister Coky, five years older than me, had hers done three years ago. I was secretly slightly seething because I knew she was going to have a set of cracking gnashers. And they do look really, really good. ‘You don’t need Botox, just get…

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what rocks mel’s world…

Current TV obsession I’m rediscovering Lovejoy. I forgot how good Ian McShane was in it. He’d be in a scene and then suddenly turn to camera and do a monologue. He’s sensational. Food Where do I start? Cornish pasties. Battenberg cake. Goldenberries covered in raw cacao. I buy them by the bagload. Dried cherries. Nando’s Peri-Peri medium-strength sauce literally on everything… Signature dish I do a mean Brazilian fish stew. My sister-in-law, Dodi, gave me the recipe. Celebrity crush Hugh Grant. I’ve a bigger crush on him than ever before. I could never meet him, I’d have an accident. Genuinely. Book The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann. It will blow your mind. Text or phone call? Text. I used to think that ‘lol’ meant ‘lots of love’. So I’d be texting ‘lol, Mum’ and the…

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check mate

Boy meets girl Offset the romance of autumn’s flowing maxi dresses with a boyish blazer. Softly tailored styles create a flattering silhouette, while narrow lapels and single-breasted designs slim down a bigger bust. Pick from bold tartans, preppy plaids, checks and tweeds – and wear it with everything. Shift in seasons This classic style gets an upgrade with sporty banding to emphasise a nipped-in waist. Layer a poloneck or silk pussy-bow blouse underneath for an unexpected twist. If you’re not wearing wellies, add kitten-heel ankle boots to keep it sharp. Top trench Team this belted trench with wide-leg trousers for a lean silhouette and a cinched-in waist. This wardrobe saviour will look as good worn over a sharp suit as it will dressed down with your favourite jeans and a cosy sweater for winter weekend…

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learn to love layering

1 Office Layer a gilet under your blazer to keep it cold-weather friendly 2 Girls’ lunch Jeans and a T-shirt can be your go-to all year round with your new hero 3 Country walk Casual is the new cool. Dial up the drama and mix contrasting textures 4 Date night This sneaky little layer will keep you warm without any added bulk 1 Office Add a flash of colour to your work outfit with a red rollneck under your blouse 2 Girls’ lunch For a quick update, wear this hero under your favourite jumpsuit 3 Country walk This season’s jumper will take an off-duty look from simple to stunning 4 Date night Make a summer’s dress fit for winter with this extra layer and tonal style…

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