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Weekend reading: winter is coming

Brrr, it feels like we skipped right through autumn and woke up in the depths of winter! I have cleverly chosen this turn in the weather as my time to get a bit active again, and I can tell you, …

Sun, Oct 21, 2012, 11:22

   

Brrr, it feels like we skipped right through autumn and woke up in the depths of winter! I have cleverly chosen this turn in the weather as my time to get a bit active again, and I can tell you, trying to get outdoors in the cold is a million times more difficult than trying to get out in the comparative paradise of July. I picked up Zest magazine this month, which has a great supplement on winter running, for any of you trying to get out there – including helpful and so-basic-why-didn’t-I-think-of-them tips, such as advising you to put your running gear out the night before, on the radiator, so that when you get into it first thing in the morning, you’re toasty warm!

But enough about that, on to your reading list:

Do you know who Clare Waight Keller is? She’s the designer responsible for Chloé’s modern-girly aesthetic over the past few seasons, and the Business of Fashion has a great piece on how she does it.

You know how the Arnotts Shoe Gardens is Ireland’s largest shoe floor? Well check out the world’s largest – in Dubai (but of course).

I wrote for Beaut.ie on five wallet-busting must-haves for autumn/winter – all of which are €50 or less. See, mommy? I can be thrifty.

That didn’t apply, of course, when I forked out €199.95 on this gorgeous top by Irish designer Luke Lovely, at Kilkenny. But let’s not dwell.

Refinery29 has done a post on five easy moves for seriously sculpted arms. Call it the Michelle Obama effect, but arms are hot property these days!

Did you know BT2 has a blog? Obviously it’s quite, er, BT2-promoting, but it’s got a great mix of news and fashion-focused stories. Angela Scanlon is their guest blogger this month, and has some great insights into what’s got her excited this season!

This it turning into a bit of a sports-themed reading list, but Susie Bubble has a great post on running a half marathon. Really inspiring – and some great shoe porn, to boot (geddit? boot?).

Back to me for a second, and you’ll find I wrote for Beaut.ie on how to get Rachel Bilson’s style, and then on Fash Mob – on Kim Kardashian’s love-related weight gain; about that baroque cardigan from River Island that I absolutely must have; and Brad Pitt’s Chanel No 5 advertisement has finally been unveiled and, er, well. It’s quite underwhelming.

Lastly, and this isn’t really all that link-able, Red magazine is fast becoming one of my new favourites. It’s got great articles, a fab mix of fashion and lifestyle and women’s issues, and isn’t too ridiculous in terms of “buying this £1,000 coat will improve your life” dictats. Love.