December 19 – January 20

Monica Vinader

 Culture 

New Romantic: Queer Icon and Dream-Pop Singer Hayley Kiyoko On Staying Authentic

“With the album, I thought: wouldn’t it be cool to have a collaborative effort, like in church?”

 Lifestyle 

From Studio-Grade Headphones to Travel Gift Cards: 15 Items We’re Hankering After This Festive Season

This month we’re reading Norman Jay’s ‘Mr Good Times’ while chowing down on Cru 8’s brownie loaf

 Culture 

From Choral Greats to Skate Lates: 9 Events To Get Your Christmas On To

Welcome to your December-January cultural calendar

 Culture 

Unwrap the Music Editor’s Seasonal Playlist of New and Recent Releases

From Brazilian rock to samba-disco remixes, it’s an assortment of sonic treats

 Beauty 

The Big Sleep: Get a Good Night’s Kip with the Beauty Editor’s Nighttime Saviours

Goodbye party season pigments and lashes, it’s time for soothing masks, CBD oils and oh-so-silky pillows

 Beauty 

Shop The Online Beauty Editor’s Essential Christmas Lust List

Santa, baby, slip a custom colour-matched lipstick under the tree

 Fashion 

Daughter of Pearl

The ubiquitous seventies trend gets a Parisian bourgeois reboot for AW19 

 Fashion 

Shattered Paradigm

Do ya feel lucky, punk? 

 Fashion 

Highland Dreams: How To Rock Winter’s Perennial Tartan Trend

Bagpipes optional

 Fashion 

Snakey Behaviour: How To Work Fashion’s New Favourite Animal Print

Contributing Fashion Editor Nini Khatiblou puts a neutral-toned, 70s spin on the print

 Fashion 

After Five

Cocktails hour is calling, turn heads in high-shine fabrics and Club Tropicana shades to liven up grey days 

 Fashion 

New Mode Army

Toughen up your winter attire with expedition and military-inspired khaki, canvas and camouflage. Peace, out. 

 Culture 

Producer and DJ Yousef Returns Home with New Album ‘9 Moor Drive’

Intelligent, autobiographical techno that pushes the boundaries of the genre

 Culture 

Generation DIY: Meet the Self-Producing Talents Breathing New Life Into ‘Bedroom Pop’

A fresh wave of music makers are taking control of production – and the results are lo-fi sonic bliss

 Culture 

The Best Books of 2019 – and 3 to Buy in 2020

From true crime to poetry, Books Ed Sarah Shaffi rounds up the most inspirational reads of the year

 Culture 

Was 1999 the Best Year Ever for Movies?

All hail the year when teen love got cool, horror upped its ante, and action had a serious cash injection

 Food & Travel 

An Insider’s Guide To Reykjavík Cool

With its visual drama, heart-warming food and buzzing music scene, Iceland’s capital is worth the journey all-year round

 Food & Travel 

From Luxe Mac ‘n’ Cheese to The Ivy’s Shepherd’s Pie: 6 of London’s Best Comfort Food Dishes

The delicious, doorstep-sized sarnies at Sons + Daughters are worthy of Joey Tribiani

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