IN THIS IS­SUE

Irish Daily Mail - YOU - - EDITOR'S LETTER - ED­I­TOR’SLET­TER Linda Maher Ed­i­tor-in-Chief JO ELVIN Deputy ed­i­tor CATHER­INE FEN­TON Art di­rec­tor LINDA BOYLE Ire­land: Ed­i­tor LINDA MAHER Fash­ion Ed­i­tor GRACE CAHILL Deputy Chief De­signer PADRAIG GLYNN YOU is pub­lished by DMG Me­dia Ire­land Group Ed­i­tor SEB

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’

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