Andrea's It-List: 6 luxe pieces to create the perfect 'power look'

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The below is from editor-in-chief Andrea Thompson's weekly newsletter, Andrea's It-List. Subscribe here.

With 20 years in magazines scouring and curating the very best in news, fashion, beauty and wellbeing, I’ve learned how to filter out the noise and zone in on what’s worth showcasing on Marie Claire UK. Now I’m thrilled to be able to bring this expertise to your inbox on a weekly basis - together with a healthy dose of insider insights from Marie Claire HQ. Each week, I’ll be rounding up my ultimate ‘it list’ of new buys and key luxury picks worth investing in, plus a few recommendations from other expert friends in the know.

This week I’m channelling our latest cover star - global music icon Shakira, - the face of our new Power Issue. I recently sat down with the 47 year old powerhouse for our exclusive cover interview where she opened up on work, resilience and rebuilding her life after heartbreak. She also shared her favourite ‘power look’ from our exclusive shoot which you can shop below along with my key buys if you’re currently looking to make an impact for Spring. Here’s hoping you find a little inspiration from this week's It List and let me know what you think via my social channels at @andreacanwrite.

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Shakira MC UK cover

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Shakira was warm, professional and surprisingly low maintenance on our shoot, even doing her own makeup. She worked closely with the stylist to select key Spring looks from luxury designers including Ferragamo and Stella McCartenay including relaxed fit tailoring and embellished bodysuits. Her favourite look though was this glamorous sheer bodysuit by Tom Ford, which we featured on the cover. Its available to buy now.

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Editor in Chief

Andrea Thompson is Editor in Chief at Marie Claire UK and was named by We are the City as one of the UKs top 50 trailblazers for her work championing gender equality.

Andrea has worked as a senior journalist for a range of publications over her 20 year career including The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Channel 4, Glamour and Grazia. At Marie Claire UK, Andrea oversees content, strategy and campaigns across fashion, beauty and the brand's purpose pillars. Her weekly newsletter and column Andreas It List showcases her curated edit of the very best in fashion and beauty. Andrea is a keen advocate of women's empowerment, sustainability and diversity and is a regular speaker at events on these themes. She sits on the committee of the British Society of Magazine Editors where she acts as Vice Chair and looks after Diversity and Inclusion and regularly mentors young women from under represented communities trying to break into the media industry. Follow her on instagram at @andreacanwrite