Marie Claire - UK

Marie Claire - UK May 2017

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2 min.
editor’s letter

Are you feeling excited or anxious about your career right now? If you’re anything like me, it’s probably a bit of both. On the one hand, the pace of change in my industry is so fast that it can sometimes make me feel like a dinosaur. But on the other, the skills I’ve had the opportunity to learn in the last year alone have made me see my career potential in a whole new light, not to mention discovering talents I didn’t even know I had or needed for this job. This month’s 16-page Marie Claire @work special (page 113) is all about upskilling, with lots of really useful advice on how to future-proof your career – plus, words of wisdom from some awesome women who don’t let anything hold…

1 min.
fashion details

ART AND SOLE Ancient Greek Sandals has collaborated with like-minded, artisan-driven fashion brand Lemlem to create an exciting new capsule collection. Using the finest materials and traditional manufacturing techniques, the range will be available at,, and Prices start from £160. LUST ITEM Fire up your accessories arsenal for summer with the scarlet Céline ‘Clasp’ bag. It’s a scorcher. LINEAR THINKING Stripes are the perfect way to fast-track your wardrobe straight into summer. Look to everything from beach umbrellas to deckchairs and you’re on the right lines. IN THE FOLD Move over standard waistlines, this season we want a sharp fold-over. Monse, Rosie Assoulin and DVF show us how it’s done – origami class optional. PHOTOGRAPHS BY JASON LLOYD-EVANS. STILL LIFES BY NOHALIDEDIGITAL.COM DIANE VON FURSTENBERG…

1 min.
karl lagerfeld for chanel

From a Dallas rodeo and an 18th-century castle in Austria to Linlithglow Palace in the Scottish Highlands, Chanel’s Métiers d’Art shows have travelled the world. The point of these ‘demi-couture’ collections, shown once a year, is to celebrate the dazzling skill of the ateliers that supply the couture industry – historic 150-year-old houses like Lemarié, which specialises in feathers, Desrues (buttons) and Guillet (corsages). Chanel has now bought these houses in a bid to keep their unique crafts alive (they continue to work with other labels, too). The stunning locations for previous Métiers d’Art shows have had a connection with Coco herself. For the 2017 collection, Lagerfeld brought it home to Paris, specifically to her former home, the splendiferous Ritz, where she lived for many years in a self-decorated suite. The…

1 min.
time team

COLOUR COUNTDOWN The SS17 runways were awash with super-bold brights. Feeling colour-shy? Ease yourself into the trend with a statement strap – it’ll instantly amp up your look. MEN’S HOUR Shirting is having a moment right now, and what better way to finish off the ‘borrowed from the boys’ look than with a classic timepiece? Polished perfection. PRETTY FACES Take inspiration from this season’s dreamy ethereal trend with a dainty dial. Think ballet-pink nudes, silver and white – add a hint of sparkle for extra style points. LEISURE TIME Up your wrist-candy game with one of these sporty numbers. Functional and fashion-forward, they’re the perfect off-duty all-rounder. PHOTOGRAPHS BY JASON LLOYD-EVANS, IMAXTREE. STILL LIFES BY NOHALIDEDIGITAL.COM…

3 min.
the pioneers

BALENCIAGA ‘Balenciaga gave the world fashion. He was the beginning of everything, everything that is news - forever.’ Speaking at his funeral, fashion editor Diana Vreeland (no slouch herself in the legend stakes) didn’t hold back. And nor did the devotees – socialite Mona von Bismarck took to her bed for three days after hearing of his death. Basque-born Balenciaga wasn’t a decorative designer, there to embellish the silhouettes of rich clients. His clothes were the stars. A master of pattern-cutting, his pieces made the fit-and-flare silhouettes of the day look outdated, swathing the wearer in exaggerated, sculptural shapes instead. The sack dress, balloon hem and cocoon coat (labelled by others – Balenciaga never named his own designs. Shudder) are among his most famous innovations; the cuts are still used to…

1 min.

How do you transition your wardrobe from winter to spring? Simple: layer up and start investing in premium pastel-coloured separates. It’s all about powder pinks, ruffle detailing and bold, textured fabrics right now, so get confident with wearing colour - your curves will thank you for it. When it’s dark and gloomy outside, we naturally gravitate towards a darker palette, but my favourite thing about spring in London is adding vibrant accessories to an outfit to make it pop. (Finallygiving my umbrella a break comes a close second.) Now that the sun’s out, have some fun mixing and matching tailored pieces this season. ‘I love wearing bold colours. The vibrant blue accessories complement this emerald suit, while the white blouse gives the outfit a relaxed feel. It’s a look that works…