“Indulge your inner romantic diva
in fairy-tale pink.”
“Finish with a matte finish liquid lipstick.”
“Love-forever diamonds keep the look sophisticated”
Jennifer Hudson in coat by Marc Jacobs; dress by Oscar de la Renta
There is something about this time of year that sees even the most discreetly dressed among us seduced by all things shiny, spangled and sequined. Of course, it’s the start of the party season, but it is also the time when we feel free to unleash our inner diva and light up decadent, dark nights.
This week’s leading-lady role thus goes to Jennifer Hudson, the singer and actress whose story has taken her from cruise ship to Oscar- and Grammy-winning superstar. With the softest Marc Jacobs coat thrown, diva-like, over her shoulders, the US sensation shimmers with star quality in gowns by Oscar de la Renta, Jonathan Saunders and Gucci.
Also showcased this week are the new Cruise collections – your chance to be first with the new-
season trends. I have my eye on a Stella McCartney oversized pastel coat, while Lanvin’s shocking pink gown is perfect for the social whirl of the weeks ahead. Finally, discover the best facials to get you red-carpet ready and the most glamorous destinations to party in.
LUCY YEOMANS, EDITOR-in-CHIEF
Photograph: Erik Madigan Heck