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Red UK February 2021

From gorgeous fashion, beauty, food and interiors to brilliantly written features and health, Red magazine is an intelligent, glossy read that offers the best things in life. And for a daily Red fix, there’s redonline.co.uk. From what-to-cook-tonight to booking a weekend away to shopping with the Red fashion team, it’s the best things in life – every day.

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Hearst Magazines UK
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min

ELLA AL-SHAMAHI discusses her exciting career as an archaeologist on page 49. THE ONE NEW THING I WILL DO THIS YEAR IS… go on a new expedition. THE THING I WILL STOP DOING IS… making excuses for not finishing my PhD. BRITA FERNANDEZ SCHMIDT reveals six ways to connect with your passion and purpose on page 28. THE ONE NEW THING I WILL DO THIS YEAR IS… just be in the moment and find joy right there. THE THING I WILL STOP DOING IS… giving myself a hard time when I am not busy. BERNARDINE EVARISTO talks about achieving success later in life on page 25. THE ONE NEW THING I WILL DO THIS YEAR IS… put my computer on a stand and write standing up. THE THING I WILL STOP DOING IS… drinking four cups of strong…

3 min
it all starts here

Since women’s magazines began, the first new issue of the year has always focused on self-improvement. Resolutions! Diets! Promotions! We eschewed all this at Red, preferring to remind ourselves that we are enough already and that we really don’t need the extra pressure. But 2021 feels different again. I have just heard that my 91-year-old step-grandmother is due to receive her coronavirus vaccine this week. To me, it’s a signal that a ‘new’ year is indeed upon us. After the challenges of the past 12 months, shouldn’t we be living the ones ahead with fervour – using the experiences learned and the resilience built to help us carve out a brave new path? As I write this, it’s exactly a year to the day that my family upped sticks, left London and…

2 min
say it, write it, share it.

LIFE IS FLEETING When our December issue hit the shelves, large parts of the UK went into lockdown for the second time. And in this issue, Alison Franks spoke movingly about losing her husband Steve to Covid-19. This struck a chord with Kelly Turner, who wrote to tell us so. ‘I wanted to say how much I admired the courage of Alison Franks in her story about facing a Christmas without her husband, who she lost to Covid-19,’ she wrote. ‘The article was so touching and moved me to tears. My husband and I work for the NHS and have both worked throughout the pandemic while caring for our two young boys. At the beginning, there was such a sense of everyone being in this together, and although lockdown was hard…

1 min
the online influencer

2 min
what’s your denim dna?

Minimal If tailoring is your wardrobe heartland, then it’s time for a rethink. Look for non-stretch wide-leg jeans, collarless fitted shirts and kimono-style jackets in raw denim to achieve that iconic rich dark-blue hue. You will feel just as put together as you do in your go-to suiting. Weekend Relaxed fits in light washes have that nostalgic 1990s feel. Add bucket hats, pops of tie-dye and sporty stripes to finish off this effortlessly cool, undone wardrobe. This is true off-duty style. Feminine This is all about nipped-in waists, subtle ruffles and delicate ties in a pale blue wash that feels elegant and pretty. Just add a few florals and dainty jewellery, such as simple stacking rings and gold hoops. Polished Denim can work for evening attire, too. Look for details such as puff sleeves, cool belting and…

2 min
the fashion influencer

JEAN TREND The new shape for jeans is high-cut, with a feminine, paper-bag waist and tapered legs. My money is on a pair in a cool grey acid wash from IRO. I’ll wear them with a cosy knit and snow boots. SEE CLEARLY NOW I took a tip from the experts at Tortoise+Black, my go-to online service for prescription frames, to try something new. I chose clear blush frames in an aviator style, inspired by those worn by activist Gloria Steinem in the 1970s (was anyone else obsessed by Rose Byrne’s portrayal of her in Mrs America?, above left). They add a retro edge, cast a rosy glow on my winter skin and make a subtle style statement. TAKE A BOW I have a long-standing love affair with ribbons. Velvet, grosgrain and satin, in all…