Autumn is here

Prepare your wardrobe for the new season with these inspiring ideas for autumn available from local boutiques and shot on location at Dedham's Maison Talbooth

MODEL: Anna Gregory PHOTOGRAPHY: Keith Mindham



HAIR: Melissa Brand from Bailey’s Hair Gallery

MAKE-UP: Alison Byrne from Alison Byrne Health & Beauty

LOCATION: Maison Talbooth, Dedham

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Milsom Hotels and Restaurants offer some of the finest places to eat, drink and stay in the heart of East Anglia. Guests can enjoy the Dedham Vale with a break at Maison Talbooth which offers the chance to take time out, relax and indulge from the minute you arrive. Fabulous bedrooms, the Garden Room restaurant and the swimming pool complex which includes an outside hot tub, pool house and tennis court, create a wonderful backdrop to a perfect break and Maison Talbooth also offers the chance for a relaxing massage, facial, manicure, or a range of other treatments available within the state-of-the-art treatment rooms.

Maison Talbooth Stratford Road Dedham Colchester Essex CO7 6HN 01206 322367






















Make-upFor this season the emphasis is on natural tones and for the Essex Life fashion shoot at Maison Talbooth I used Bare Minerals make-up which is rich in colour and famous for its flawless application. This make-up allows your natural beauty to show through and is so versatile it is suitable for all ages and all skin types. When choosing a foundation it is important to choose a tone that suits your complexion. I use a primer to help smooth away imperfections and fine lines. Brows need definition, and a pencil or powder and brow brush will help frame the eyes. I finished the look with this autumn’s new Pretty Amazing lip colours, giving vibrant and lasting coverage, with a creamy hydrating finish. 

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HairThis autumn’s fashion features natural colours of burgundy, creams, mustard and berry tones that give you a warm and dramatic look. To complement these colours, the hairstyles are more natural with a softer, more dishevelled finish. I created this look by enhancing the natural wave and curl and gently pinning the hair off the face or over on one side, maybe with a casual plait without being too uniform. For those with a more devilish streak who want to make their hair more striking and be bang on trend this autumn, try adding bold, warm, intense colours like rich reds and warm coppers to your natural tones to create an edge to your look.      Melissa BrandBailey’s Hair GalleryBailey’s GantGeorge YardBraintreeEssex  CM7 1RB01376 349880

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