Your essential autumn/winter fashion guide.
This issue encapsulates what makes Simply You your favourite fashion and beauty magazine: new-season essentials and trends, clothes that work for your lifestyle and shape, as well as the latest beauty news, products and treatments. We’ve worked hard to cram every page with inspiration and great buys – and we’ve had fun putting it together. Fashion editor Louise Hilsz and I flew to South Africa to ensure we had the perfect backdrop to showcase three key autumn/winter fashion looks.
Shot in a spectacular Cape Town home in the seaside suburb of Llandudno surrounded by mountains and overlooking the ocean, Uptown Glamour (page 82) is all about drop-dead-gorgeous eveningwear. Make A Statement (page 96), which shows how to confidently clash bold colour and pattern, was shot in the Bo Kaap area of Cape Town and at the swanky, deliriously beautiful brasserie and private members club The Stack. With Basic Instinct (page 122) – a lesson in minimalist dressing – we chose a private game park near Johannesburg where the wildlife provided the action, letting the clothes talk.
Our Trend pages (from page 16), Accessories Report (page 56), workwear edit (page 134) and 10 Winter Essentials (page 38) will help you shop for your winter wardrobe. If luxe jewellery is your thing, then Shine Bright (page 62) will delight. We snapped up a South African home (page 196) that mirrors the fashion trend for riotous pattern and colour. As a Kiwi having lived 12 years in Cape Town and Johannesburg, I couldn’t have Simply You visit these cities without letting you in on the hot spots and hopefully encourage some holiday planning (page 206).
Simply You has always been known and trusted when it comes to beauty, and this issue is no different. Turn to page 172 for colour advice, page 160 for luscious lipsticks, page 180 for best anti-ageing treatments and page 168 for the lowdown on natural beauty.
Pick up your copy of Simply You‘s autumn/winter issue on sale 6 March.