EDITOR’S NOTE

Good Housekeeping (UK) - - Contents - Michelle Hather EXECUTIVE EDITOR Michelle@good­house­keep­ing.co.uk

We’ve been mak­ing a few changes here at Good House­keep­ing. Noth­ing too dras­tic – 95 years as the na­tion’s favourite mag­a­zine means we must be do­ing some­thing right, af­ter all. So don’t panic, it’s just a few tweaks to keep us fresh and shiny as we head into the new year. Sandi Toksvig’s Last Laugh be­comes an ap­petis­ing starter as she moves to the front of the mag­a­zine. And at the back, we’ll be dip­ping into the Good House­keep­ing li­brary. This month, there’s an in­sight into the na­tion’s spend­ing habits of Jan­uary 1929 – when, as the GHI re­ported, it was pos­si­ble for a woman to dress well for no more than £30 a year! In our rich archive there are so many gems to choose from: fash­ion tips from the Seven­ties, ra­tioning ad­vice from the war years, in­sight into the growth of fe­male rights through the 20th cen­tury. It’s a fas­ci­nat­ing walk through his­tory via the pages of GH.

When I be­came editor a few months ago, I asked for your help. What could I do to make your mag­a­zine even greater? ‘Stop us­ing much younger mod­els in your fash­ion sto­ries,’ you said. I agree! We are the Age­less Gen­er­a­tion. In 2018, there is barely a piece of cloth­ing that can’t be worn by any reader. Yes, we want so­phis­ti­cated in­vest­ment pieces – but there’s room, too, for fun trends and dress-down cool. And why not use age-ap­pro­pri­ate mod­els – women like us! – to show them off? So this month, we have… and we’ll con­tinue to do so.

We’re not the only ones to have had a makeover. In Our Year To Shine, we sprin­kled the GH magic over five very de­serv­ing women. The re­sults are gor­geous – and I liked one out­fit so much I dashed straight to Mon­soon and bought it. If you look closely you can see me wear­ing my new green vel­vet suit at the mighty Women of the Year Lunch, which we are proud to spon­sor. I think our reader Jenni (on page 41) wears it much bet­ter!

See you next year!

What a priv­i­lege it was to meet the in­spir­ing guests at this year’s Women of the Year Lunch. FROM TOP Sarah Hext, founder of the Har­vey Hext Trust char­ity; The Duchess of Corn­wall; The Syria Cam­paign’s Anna Nolan, who was there to ac­cept an award on be­half of the brave women who vol­un­teer for The White Hel­mets

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