Platinum’s newest issue features the ever-fabulous Shirley Ballas.

Here’s a few of our highlights from this month’s issue. If you’re still looking for your own copy, you can find your local stockist here or subscribe here.

On the cover

“I wouldn’t change anything.”

Strictly powerhouse Shirley Ballas speaks to Gemma Calvert about love, family heartbreak and why she’s feeling more confident now than ever before.

Homes & Gardens

‘Tis the season to wow. Dress your home with all the glitz and glamour of Christmas with a touch of festive sparkle, glitter and rustic warmth.

From rose gold stars and cosy blankets to impressive wreaths and quirky animal themed baubles, we have everything you need to make this Christmas your most stylish one yet.


Celebrate in style this Christmas. There’s never a better time than the festive season to go big with sequins, sparkle and plenty of glitter. The only rule is — more is more.

Playing with jewel tones. A shimmery pleat skirt is your best friend, adding a touch of twinkle to any look. Cool blues and silvers add a refreshed feel to seasonal classics. Hate heels? No problem. This season, wear a pair of eye-catching trainers or mules for a relaxed-yet-stylish feel.

Food & Drink

It’s all about cosy and comforting food at this time of year. Our collection of nourishing winter soups provide taste, nutrition and contentment all in one bowl.

Bake, share, enjoy! Spread joy this season with our delightful sweet-treat recipes — perfect for making for friends and family, with a glass of vino in hand.

Great reads

“It was a bit disappointing when I turned out to be a girl.”

Coping with the loss of her father sent her spiralling. Then she lost her mother. Coupled with taking unconventional steps in her life and becoming a full-time carer, Shobna Gulati talks to Vicki Power about how she will strive to keep family traditions alive this Christmas.

How to have an ethical Christmas

Going green over the festive period doesn’t mean cutting back on festivities; it just means thinking smarter. Our expert guide to shopping, cooking and decorating should get your creative juices flowing for a lavish Christmas that doesn’t harm the planet.

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