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CONTRIBUTORS OCTOBER 2019
TICKING THE BOXES
SAY IT, WRITE IT, SHARE IT. • If you have any news or views you’d like to see covered, we’d love to hear from you
TECHNICOLOUR DREAM • Achieving the right amount of ‘clash’ in an outfit is something we constantly strive for. Luckily, Weekend Max Mara’s new signature collection Chaotic Elegance has done the hard work for us this autumn: its classically elegant silhouettes are enhanced by punchy, playful prints and vibrant colours.
THE GREAT COAT EDIT • IT’S AN INVESTMENT PIECE, SO CHOOSE A COAT THAT ELEVATES YOUR WARDROBE. THIS WINTER, IT’S WHAT’S ON THE OUTSIDE THAT COUNTS
CROSSTOWN BAGS • WITH A NOD TO 1970S-STYLE SHEARLING AND FRINGING, THIS SEASON’S PRACTICAL CROSS BODY BAG HAS A WESTERN TWIST
PUT YOUR BEST BOOT FORWARD • BOOTS ARE AN AUTUMN/WINTER ESSENTIAL AND WHETHER YOU FAVOUR A CHUNKY HIKING BOOT OR A SOPHISTICATED LACE-UP, THERE’S A COLOUR AND PRINT TO SUIT
NEW-SEASON STYLING TRICKS • Fashion director Oonagh Brennan will be offering advice at Red’s Smart Women Week, alongside in-house personal stylists from John Lewis & Partners. Here are her trend-led picks from the store
THE FASHION INFLUENCER • RED FASHION DIRECTOR OONAGH BRENNAN SHARES HER STYLE FAVOURITES
LESS-THAN PERFECT CLUB • After years of trying her best, Fearne Cotton is taking a leaf out of Noel Gallagher’s book and only giving 75% of herself
THE ARRIVAL FALLACY • Hanging your happiness on one goal does not necessarily lead to fulfilment, says Elizabeth Uviebinené
THE RENAISSANCE OF RENÉE • A STAR TURN AS JUDY GARLAND HAS CRITICS SPECULATING ON YET ANOTHER OSCAR NOMINATION FOR RENÉE ZELLWEGER. AS SHE RIDES HIGH ON A CAREER SECOND ACT, THE ACTOR OPENS UP TO MEGAN CONNER ABOUT THE SIX-YEAR JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY THAT CHANGED HER LIFE, AND HOW SHE FOUND FREEDOM IN SAYING NO
WHAT I LEARNED … IN MY 20S • “The greatest friendship you have to cultivate is with yourself”
… IN MY 30S • “It’s not about a happy ever afte”
… IN MY 40S • “If we’re not in it together, we’re not in it at all”
… IN MY 50S • “Middle age shows you that you’re not always going to beat the odds”
IS SPOONING A STRANGER THE SECRET TO FINDING YOURSELF? • Physical contact releases oxytocin, boosts the immune system and reduces stress and loneliness, yet many of us aren’t getting enough. Could a mass spooning event be the answer? Kate Wills finds out…
LIFE-CHANGING LESSONS (WE DON’T LEARN AT SCHOOL) • PHILOSOPHER AND WRITER ALAIN DE BOTTON BELIEVES YOU CAN LEARN TO LIVE BETTER, WHICH IS WHY HE FOUNDED THE SCHOOL OF LIFE. HERE HE EXPLAINS HOW TO BEGIN
YOUR AUTUMN GLOW • We all want to start the new season with a radiant, healthy complexion. Red Senior Beauty Editor Alexandra Friend tells you how
CAN YOU AFFORD TO KICK-START YOUR PLAN B? • Want to change career but worried about the cost? Emilie Martin explores the financial side of starting again
HOW TO SAVE A RELATIONSHIP IN EIGHT DATES • The secret to lasting love? Have conversations that count, relationship experts John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman tell Arielle Tchiprout…
DOWNTON BOY • Allen Leech thought his stay in Downton Abbey would be short-lived – now he’s starring in the big-screen version. Martha Hayes finds out how he went from small-town kid to rising Hollywood star
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