IN THIS ISSUE
In my line of work I’m surrounded by very stylish and fashionable women a lot of the time and I’m always envious of the ease with which they seem to wear the right outfits to the right event while I often used to feel like I’d misjudged completely. I have a few trusty staples in the wardrobe that are failsafe options but you can only wear them to so many events before people start recognising them! I used to look at some of my best-dressed contemporaries and try to channel their style, but that usually ended in misery as I just didn’t carry it off with the same aplomb. And though it was a message that had been hammered home to me many times from many sources, I finally accepted that it really isn’t what you wear, it’s how you wear it. I could pick five people out at a party and think ‘they’ve really nailed it’ yet they would be of various shapes and sizes and their outfits would be entirely different styles. What they had in common is they were confident in what they were wearing. I love today’s cover shoot with Trinny Woodall and her friend Chloe Dall’olio on page 10. They are two very different women, of contrasting shapes, sizes and personalities yet they can wear identical outfits with tiny tweaks and look just as good in them. Why? Because they feel good in them. It sounds so simple but it makes a huge difference. We all have different measurements, we all like alternative trends, but the one thing we all want at the end of the day is to feel good about how we look. Whether that’s dressed up in the season’s hottest sequin frock for a night on the town, or luxuriating in jeans and trainers for ‘casual Friday’. But most importantly, we can’t compare ourselves to others, we are all individual people with our own aspirations and tastes. I’m not quite there yet, I still have days when I think I’ve missed the mark, but it’s a work in progress. So embrace your style and inject it with the confidence it deserves – it is uniquely yours after all. You may recall my obsession with brows, which has been mentioned several times in this column. On page 34, we have some tips and tricks – from the only beautician in Ireland trained by the Kardashians’ top plucker – to find your best brows as part of our beauty special. Sprinkled throughout the issue you’ll find product recommendations, suggested party looks as well as the evolution of lip balms. Enjoy the issue!
‘ I FINALLY ACCEPTED IT’S NOT WHAT YOU WEAR, IT’S HOW YOU WEAR IT’