“Balance FW14’s voluminous pieces with a top that cinches the waist.”
“Wide-leg pants are a game changer for fall.”
“Add a modern edge with these mule/boot hybrids.”
Maria Sharapova wears coat by Valentino, pants
Photograph: Bjorn Iooss
Vacations are all about fun and relaxation, leaving us feeling re-energized and ready to go ‘back to school’ in September. This year, though, I wanted to take time not just to unwind but to make myself stronger, physically and mentally, so that I could face the next set of challenges in better shape. This issue is all about that preparation: from the yoga retreats that help empower the body and the mind, to our exclusive workwear workshop video that will help you feel in control on your return to the office.
Our cover star, tennis champion Maria Sharapova, is the ultimate example of drive and focus. She tells us what it takes to be the best and models the new transitional pieces from page 10. If that leaves you in awe of her powerful body as well as her
determination to succeed, read our guide to toning your legs on page 29.
One woman who has taken a pause to come back stronger and happier is model Liberty Ross; she reveals the exciting new chapter in her life on page 24.
jennifer dickinson, editor