“Team a neutral top with black for a luxe look that will take you all the way to fall.”
“The perfect day-to-night heels.”
“A soft pink lip balm adds a pretty touch.”
When the famously gothic actress Christina Ricci – she of Wednesday Addams fame and a quirky, eclectic career path – decides to embrace pastel pink, ladylike lace and romantic ruffles, you know feminine style is making a cool comeback.
Indeed, the new season’s romantic mood is anything but old-fashioned: organzas, frills, embellishment and sugar-sweet hues are tempered by sharper cuts and edgier accessories – think a leather jacket over a lace dress, laser-cut boots toughening up an ivory gown.
Also putting a twist on a romantic genre is African-American ballerina Misty Copeland. She talks to The Edit about her journey to the top and creating her own powerful brand of femininity.
Finally, makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury shows
us how to be pretty in pink, while this week’s travel pages whisk you away to
the hotels that have provided the exquisite backdrops to some of the world’s greatest love stories. Let the modern romance begin...
LUCY YEOMANS, EDITOR-in-CHIEF