Marie Claire - UK

Marie Claire - UK February 2018

Your life made easier - every day. Marie Claire is the monthly women's glossy that combines provocative features with outstanding fashion and beauty to inspire every woman who wants to think smart and look amazing.

United Kingdom
Les mer

i denne utgaven

2 min.
editor’s letter

My teenage daughter has bestowed on me the title of ‘Most judgy member of the family’. I like to think I’m simply stating facts by pointing out that her hair could do with a brush. She, on the other hand, thinks it’s a negative judgment of her personal style and an opinion that I should keep to myself, thank you very much. Whatever the semantics, and regardless of our game of chase with a hairbrush each morning, I feel a little burst of pride that my 14-year-old is turning into an emotionally intelligent young woman, who makes me stop to think about what I say, the way I say it, and what the subtext might be. As we embark on another new year, this issue is very much about self-reflection…

1 min.
how to build your capsule wardrobe

The modern romantic A wear-anywhere dress is a modern romantic’s must-have. We’ve found ‘the one’ in this Markus Lupfer piece (below), which works for a night out, summer party or at the weekend with trainers. Another perfect formula is a chunky sweater and pleated skirt. And you can’t go wrong with a classic trench. It can be worn all year with everything from denim to sequins – we love the statement cuffs on this one by Palmer/Harding. Your go-to shoe? The mule is elegant and has a heel you can pound the pavements in – boom. The minimalist A burst of primary brights can help liven up a minimal look, but stick to block colours and fuss-free silhouettes. Invest in quality basics: the perfect white tee, like this one by Arket (above), is…

1 min.
the lingerie edit

PRETTY LITTLE THINGS If feminine undies are your thing, take inspiration from the dreamy dresses on the SS18 catwalks. Pretty pastels and delicate lace are a match made in lingerie heaven. AFTER DARK These va-va-voom beauties are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Start dropping hints now, or treat yourself to one of these showstoppers. Candlelit dinner, optional. SPORTS STARS Tap into the athleisure trend with a fashion-forward yet functional set. Whether you opt for a triangle bra or a colourful crop top, these sleek and streamlined hero buys are guaranteed to up your style game. LABEL LUST Les Girls Les Boys is the latest go-to label on our radar. Founded by Serena Rees, the woman behind Agent Provocateur, this line is for the cool girls (and boys) who will wear the pieces from slumber to street. Prices…

1 min.
fit hits

DETOX DEVOTEES Any A-lister worth their salt has spent time sipping herbal tea by a lake. Comfort is key: think classic tracksuits and cosy cardies. YOGA BUNNIES Can’t find your inner Zen? A yoga holiday in the sun could be just what the doctor ordered, but if your budget won’t stretch that far, make it a hot yoga class, and wear sizzling colours for a tropical vibe. BOOT CAMP BRIGADE If you like your exercise hardcore, then these heavy-duty picks will protect you from the elements. Rain, mud splashes, freezing temperatures… bring it on. PHOTOGRAPHS BY GETTY IMAGES, INSTAGRAM/@VRENIFROST, TRACEY GRIFFIN, IMAXTREE, JOE GREEN/UNSPLASH, JASON LLOYD-EVANS. STILL LIFES BY NOHALIDEDIGITAL.COM…

1 min.
sophie mechaly for paul & joe

If you’re a fan of flirty, pretty French style, you’ve got a lot to thank Paul & Joe for. Long before ‘French-girl-cool’ was the Brit fashion fixation it is now, the label was doing exactly that. Founded in Paris in 1996 by Sophie Mechaly – who named it after her two young sons – the idea was to combine boyish design elements with a cute, retro femininity. Mechaly’s recipe: take men’s shirts and blazers, mix with frilly high-necked blouses and 70s-inspired denim, then sprinkle with Mary-Jane shoes and delicate jewellery. Et voilà : perfect gamine chic, à la Alexa Chung (she’s a fan). Mechaly’s signature shirting is in her genes. During her childhood, her parents both worked in fashion and ran two successful shirt labels (Julien and Le Garage). After…

1 min.
leading edge