why i do what I do.....

I am now Fashion Director at Glamour magazine but following on from the success of my weekly column in the Sunday Times Style magazine I thought I would bring this page to life every week and also give you the chance to comment. This page is not for me to dictate what you should be wearing but to offer ideas on how to put wearable outfits together. Its not what you wear it's how you wear it!



Sunday, 26 April 2015

The Mini Bag.....










TIP... bags are becoming the new accessory to be matched to your outfit like you would a piece of jewellery, it should compliment your look so why not play with colour like I have here by wearing a pale neutral shade all over, tones of grey work really well with most colours but I particularly like grey and yellow 

jacket and jumper by uniqlo
flares by zara
trainers by nike


Sunday, 19 April 2015

Socks & Sandals.....








TIP...if you have just got a new pair of sandals that, like me, you are desperate to wear already why not roll up your hems and add a thick wool sock for a modern grunge way to wear them

sandals by jimmy choo
socks by gap
jeans by levis
t-shirt by chinti & parker
biker by acne

Sunday, 12 April 2015

The Summer Coat.....

The perfect summer coat....grey, silk and it can be worn with everything or even on its own and you can WIN this Mint Velvet one I am wearing this week!  Just leave a comment below or on my Instagram account or retweet the blog on twitter to enter...deadline Saturday 18th April.
Good luck!














TIP... this coat looks great tied up at the waist and transformed into a dress for an alternative to the other style of wearing with neutral light tones but I have added black accessories to give the look an edge

coat by mint velvet
jumper by uniqlo
jeans by topshop 
shoes by celine
sunglasses by ray ban

Sunday, 22 March 2015

This Summer I Will Be Wearing...Brown

Retro colours are the new brights and brown is a great canvas and starting point that goes with everything even brights.  This week I am starting you off on the brown vibe and you can WIN the Ganni skirt I am wearing below, just retweet the blog on Twitter or leave a comment below or on Instagram...deadline Saturday 28th March










TIP...mix up your shades of brown, tan and chocolate work well together and wear a darker bottom half as this can be more flattering 

jumper by sunspel
skirt by ganni
boots and sunglasses by saint laurent

Sunday, 15 March 2015

My Summer Essentials.....

It's all you need this summer, simple elegant dressing thats affordable and stylish stick to a monochrome palette for fuss free dressing.  This week you can WIN one of my essential the white boiler suit I am wearing in the second outfit.  Just retweet the blog via Twitter, leave a comment below or on Instagram for your chance to enter.  Deadline is Saturday 21st March...good luck!









TIP... I would always belt this dress to give the it some shape and with a pair of knee high boots gives the outfit that very current seventies spin un button the shirt slightly top and bottom and show off a bit of skin

dress by monki
vintage belt at rokit
boots by chloe
sunglasses by ray bans








TIP... the looser the better for me when it comes to wearing a boiler suit roll up the sleeves and add a statement shoe, it's an outfit that takes no thought at all which makes it the perfect summer essential for me the less thought the better!

boiler suit by monki
shoes by celine

Sunday, 1 February 2015

The Dress Coat.....

Its the alternative layering...the dress coat is extremely versatile a two in one piece and this week you can win this navy one from COS, just leave a comment below or on my Instagram and retweet the blog on Twitter for your chance to enter, deadline Saturday 7th February
good luck!











TIP... turn a coat into a dress or vice versa add a flare trouser and polo neck for that seventies feeling plus wearing black, navy and cream is the recipe for simple winter dressing

coat by cos
polo neck by uniqlo
flares by topshop
sunglasses by ray ban

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Ines de la Fressange for Uniqlo....

Launching in Uniqlo today the new collection by the infamous Ines de la Fressange and these are my favourite pieces 
you can WIN the check shirt in the second outfit just leave a comment here, on Instagram or retweet the blog on Twitter
deadline Friday 30th January




TIP... layer a roll neck under a dress for a 90's feel to the look but also great to add warmth to summer dresses





TIP... I love the pre rolled hem jeans and indigo denim is a perfect wash for a more dressed up feel adding check for in instant update
(WIN this shirt!)




TIP...its all about head toe toe white this spring so get ahead simple a tailored trouser and polo neck 





TIP...try a crop trouser and a bold coloured ankle boot complimenting the red and blue stripes of the shirt




TIP...simple details like the drawstring trouser make these trouser super comfy and make sure you tuck the shirt in at the front to show off the bow detail but untuck at the back for a relaxed approach




TIP...the a line skirt fits perfectly into the seventies trend this year and keep simple with a white shirt and knee high boots

all clothes available at uniqlo