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, 19 December 2010


TIP...this dress can be worn with a great shoe or dressed down with a boot for a more grunge take on white
dress by louise goldin www.matchesfashion.com
boots by beyond retro www.beyondretro.com

TIP...lace is a key fabric for ss11 and has been done in a variety of ways in colour but especially in white when choosing lace keep the look simple and clean
dress by urban outfitters www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
boots as before

TIP...white jeans are a great way to introduce white into your wardrobe, flares are a very flattering shape and wear with wedges to lengthen the look of your legs
top by asos www.asos.com
jeans by gap www.thegap.co.uk
boots as before

photographs by matthew smith

Sunday, 12 December 2010


TIP...I love these dungarees from ss11 and they look great with a simple jumper worn underneath keep the look casual with trainers for a more retro approach to the look
dungarees by river island www.riverisland.com/Online
cashmere jumper by uniqlo www.uniqlo.com
trainers by nike www.office.co.uk

TIP...tights are a great way to add spots into an outfit but keep the look simple sticking to one overall colour dependent on the colour of the tights
men's knitted jumper by marks & spencer www.marksandspencer.com
tights by bebaroque www.mytights.com
boots by rokit www.rokit.co.uk

TIP...ss11 has an array of spots and if you are going to do a whole outfit in spots make sure they are tiny dots so as not to overwhelm the outfit and it will not wear you but you wear it
silk and rubber spotted blouse and skirt by antipodium www.antipodium.com
trainers by nike www.office.co.uk
hat by brora www.brora.co.uk

photographs by natalie hartley

Sunday, 5 December 2010

The Dress.....

TIP...I love the shape of this dress and have put a silk white blouse underneath to allow the black to show up and also soften the hard edges of the dress add a thick legging underneath if the dress is too short
blouse by sparkle & fade www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
velvet dress by hannah marshall www.hannahmarshall.com
thigh boots by burberry prorsum www.burberry.com

TIP...this is a great dress for the party season it ticks the glam goth trend and with a pair of shoes that tie up the leg it makes the dress appear sexier and is also a style detail that will carry through to next spring
lace dress by miss selfridge www.missselfridge.com
leather shoes by barbara bui www.cocosa.com

TIP...I love the simple shape of this dress and make sure that accessories and shoes are also kept simple
dress by roksander illinic www.brownsfashion.com
shoes by sergio rossi www.sergiorossi.com

photographs by matthew smith

Sunday, 28 November 2010


TIP...I love the colours of the foil that have been stitched into the jumper and have picked one of the colours out to layer with a dress underneath and a red lip give that dressed up look even when wearing trainers
jumper and silk dress by meadham kirchoff www.liberty.co.uk
velvet leggings by topshop www.topshop.com
trainers by converse www.office.co.uk
sunglasses by linda farrow www.lindafarrow.co.uk

TIP...make a statement with accessories gloves are often thought of as practical but by adding embellishment they become the main focus of the outfit
wool jumper by carven www.matchesfashion.com
lace and silk blouse by ella moss www.ellamoss.com
metal studded wool gloves by marlene birger www.net-a-porter.com
velvet skirt by minki pink www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
shoes by dune www.dune.co.uk

TIP...a sequin embellished jumper adds glamour to an old pair of jeans (go for longer length for a slouchy look)and a long string vest underneath is a great way to add texture and layers
jumper by topshop www.topshop.com
string vest by rokit www.rokit.co.uk
fake fur jacket by miss selfridge www.missselfridge.com
jeans by american apparel store.americanapparel.co.uk
boots by zara www.zara.com

photographs by matthew smith

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Big Knits.....

TIP...a big cardigan is a great alternative to a coat
shaggy cardigan by river island www.riverisland.com/Online
jumpsuit by mango www.mango.com
white tee by lna www.lnaclothing.com
boots by asos www.asos.com

TIP...for an easy relaxed look add a loose knitted jumper over a long skirt and show the layers to enhance the boho mood
jumper by stefanel www.houseoffraser.co.uk
vest by american apparel store.americanapparel.co.uk
skirt by zara www.zara.com
boots by all saints www.allsaints.com
hooded snood by alexander wang www.selfridges.com

TIP...mix knitwear with sheer chiffon or silk and belt the cardigan to give shape
kimono cardigan by clarissa labin clarissalabin.com
silk blouse by christopher kane www.matchesfashion.com
metal spotted tights by emilio cavallini www.debenhams.com
boots by all saints www.allsaints.com
belt by felder & felder www.felderfelder.com
faux fur scarf by primark www.primark.co.uk

photographs by matthew smith

Sunday, 7 November 2010


TIP...add autumnal colours like rust and burgundy together with shades of green
jumper by michael kors www.michaelkors.com
trousers by river island www.riverisland.com/Online
vest by zoe tee's www.asos.com
sheepskin lined boots by hobbs nw3 www.hobbs.co.uk

TIP...update a pretty lace dress add an animal print bag but keep the rest of the outfit simple wearing with brown flat brogues and tights for day or a leather platform court shoe for night
dress by whistles www.whistles.co.uk
bag by maje www.selfridges.com

TIP...when wearing the same colour all over break it up with a shirt under a coat or a different coloured lining
t-shirt dress by zoe tee's www.asos.com
sheepskin coat by joseph www.joseph.co.uk

photographs by matthew smith

Saturday, 30 October 2010

TIP...layer a silk blouse under an animal print jacket for a laid back evening look I have put with velvet trousers fora more lux feel
jacket by joseph www.joseph.co.uk
silk blouse by vaudeville & burlesque www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
t-shirt by gap www.gap.eu
velvet trousers by sandro www.selfridges.com
shoes by zara www.zara.com

photographs by sophie lewis

Thursday, 28 October 2010

TIP...update any outfit in the winter sun and invest in come animal print sunglasses these come in all colours go for the big 70's vibe for a more playful look
sunglasses by dolce & gabbana www.selfridges.com
mens cashmere jumper by uniqlo www.uniqlo.com
silk blouse by urban outfitters www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

TIP...mix your textures and add animal print with tweed but keep the tones the same
hat by primark www.primark.co.uk
coat by whistles www.whistles.co.uk
jumper by gap www.gap.eu
shirt by rokit www.rokit.co.uk
rings eddie borgo www.liberty.co.uk
beaded necklace worn as bracelet by astley clarke www.astleyclarke.com

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

TIP...I love this accessory as it can instantly change the look of the outfit and make it look more interesting plus leopard looks great when complimented with a candy colour
jacket by hobbs nw3 www.hobbs.co.uk
skirt by american apparel store.americanapparel.co.uk
muff by urban outfitters www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
boots by asos www.asos.com

photographs by matthew smith

Monday, 25 October 2010

TIP...an animal print coat is the easiest way to update any outfit and to rock the look up (going against a lot of rules of overdoing the print and limiting to one piece per outfit) I have added the animal print chelsea style boots as I think this adds a bit more rock n' roll
coat by rebecca taylor estore.rebeccataylor.com
dark denim shirt by gap www.gap.eu
cashmere leggings by by ba&sh www.monshowroom.com
boots by lk bennett www.lkbennett.com
grey socks by m&s www.marksandspencer.com
bow tie by topman www.topman.com

photographs by matthew smith

Sunday, 17 October 2010

The Felt Boater Hat.....

TIP...for a unique hat head to a second hand shop and customise yourself I have added a ribbon around the base but you can add feathers, leather, studding dependant on the look you want to achieve
hat from a selection at rokit www.rokit.co.uk
ribbon from vv rouleaux www.vvrouleaux.com
coat by pinko at asos www.asos.com
jumper by uniqlo www.uniqlo.com/uk
strip trousers from jack & wills www.jackwills.com
necklace by zoe and morgan www.zoeandmorgan.com

photographs by matthew smith

Saturday, 16 October 2010

The Russian Hat.....

TIP...a russian faux fur hat is another key hat to wear this winter and for a statement add a red lip to make a casual shirt look more chic
hat by river island www.riverisland.com/Online
shirt by gap menswear www.gap.eu

photographs by matthew smith

Thursday, 14 October 2010

The Floppy Hat.....

TIP...go retro 70's with a kooky floppy hat and do the buttons up to the top of a shirt to add a modern edge to the outfit
blouse by topshop www.topshop.com
hat by miss selfridge www.missselfridge.com

photographs by matthew smith

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

The Fedora Hat.....

TIP...keep masculine with a fedora hat and wear with a simple wool coat and loose tee and accessories with gold, silver and leather
felt hat by rag & bone www.matchesfashion.com
coat by joseph www.joseph.co.uk
tee by topshop www.topshop.com
rings by zoe and morgan www.zoeandmorgan.com

photographs by matthew smith

Monday, 11 October 2010

The Bowler Hat.....

TIP...wear a bowler hat with black and break it up with an unbuttoned white shirt to keep a sense of casual styling and stop the outfit looking too formal
hat by henry holland for debenhams www.debenhams.com
shirt by gap www.gap.eu
jumper by topshop www.topshop.com

photographs by matthew smith

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Day 4, paris fashion week

TIP...a satchel bag is a key accessory for your winter wardrobe especially when worn with a mens style coat but add a sheer skirt for a feminine touch
t-shirt by topshop http://www.topshop.com
skirt by vanessa bruno http://www.net-a-porter.com

photograph by jaye thompson on the eurostar at instyle magazine http://www.instyle.co.uk/

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Day 3, paris fashion week

TIP...a graphic black and white print dress is great with a biker jacket and modernises a mid length add a chunky heeled boots to balance it out and stop it looking frumpy and dont lace up to top but tie laces around the ankle of boot
dress by josh goot www.joshgoot.com
biker jacket by whistles www.whistles.co.uk
boots by asos www.asos.com
purse by longchamp www.longchamp.com

photographs by jaye thompson at instyle magazine
follow my fashion week style videos www.instyle.co.uk

Monday, 4 October 2010

Day 2, paris fashion week.....

TIP...invest in a pleated silk skirt as it will also carry you through to next spring and style it with tops tucked in to show off the high waist and give shape to the outfit add a pair of lace up hiking boots to toughen up the look
leather jacket with fabric sleeves by acne www.liberty.co.uk
shirt by uniqlo www.uniqlo.com/uk
skirt by topshop unique www.topshop.com
faux sheepskin hiking boots by asos www.asos.com
bag by christian dior www.dior.com

photographs by jaye thompson at instyle magazine
follow my fashion week style videos www.instyle.co.uk

Sunday, 3 October 2010

The Sunglasses.....

TIP...invest in a pair of circular sunglasses seen on the fash pack throughout fashion week and also at the ss11 jil sander show great to add a slight eccentricity to your look
sunglasses vintage gaultier www.retrospecs.co.uk
double breasted coat by sportmax www.matchesfashion.com
rings by zoe and morgan www.zoeandmorgan.com

photographs by matthew smith
follow my fashion week wardrobe video diary www.instyle.co.uk/videos

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Day 1, paris fashion week

TIP...colour block your neutrals with black but keep legs bare as too much black can ruin the look so add a thick shot and boots instead as the layers will keep you warm
camel coat by pinko www.pinko.it
spotty blouse by topshop www.topshop.com
cashmere jumper by loft on westbourne grove london w11
silk skirt by raoul www.raoul.com
alpine print socks by uniqlo www.uniqlo.com
boots by oasis www.oasis-stores.com
bag by benetton www.benetton.com

photographs by victoria moss at instyle magazine www.instyle.co.uk

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Coming soon to Prada

TIP...add a pair of these to any outfit for the beginning touches to the 70's thats going to be everywhere next season coming in store november in great colours like orange and turquoise
shirt by gap www.gap.com
jacket by moschino cheap and chic www.moschinoboutique.com
earrings by prada www.prada.com

photograph by jaye thompson at instyle in the prada headquarters in milan www.instyle.co.uk

Monday, 27 September 2010

Day 3, milan fashion week

TIP...add a loose blazer over high waisted shorts for a more preppy look add keep the shirt tucked in to give shape
wool blazer by alexa chung for madewell www.madewell.com
shirt by rokit www.rokit.co.uk
suede shorts by kookai www.kookai.co.uk
wedges by zara www.zara.com

photographs by jaye thompson at instyle at the venue of the missoni ss11 show
follow my fashion week videos www.instyle.co.uk

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Day 2, milan fashion week

TIP...thigh boots are the aw10 investment piece and instantly update and old pair of leggings wear with an oversized blazer and make sure the shirt is buttoned to the top
shirt by gap www.gap.com
blazer by moschino cheap & chic www.moschinoboutique.com
leggings american apparel store.americanapparel.co.uk
boots by sergio rossi www.sergiorossi.com

photographs by jaye thompson inside the principe di savoia hotel, www.hotelprincipedisavoia.com/hotel-milan

follow my fashion week videos www.instyle.co.uk/videos

Day 1, milan fashion week

TIP...this is my favourite cape of the season and have put it with a camel jumper to stick to those autumnal tones and a leather skater skirt that also has a nod towards next ss11
cape by joseph www.joseph.co.uk
jumper by uniqlo /www.uniqlo.com/uk
leather skirt and suede wedges by zara www.zara.com
studded cuff by felder and felder shop.felderfelder.com/

self portrait in the dolce & gabbana concept store

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Day of rest after a heavy night at fashion week.....

TIP...a loose light weight blazer is a great way to smarten up a casual jeans and trainers look and wear with a simple t-shirt
jacket by moschino cheap & chic www.moschinoboutique.com
t-shirt by lna www.lnaclothing.com
trainers with sheepskin lining by nike store.nike.com
bag by fendi www.fendi.com

photographs by jessica buttress

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Day 4, london fashion week

TIP...although I have worn this outfit in new york I added a felt hat and a studded cross shoulder bag for a more hippy look and a non-platform wedge is a more elegant shoe shape
jumper by topshop www.topshop.com
skirt by rokit www.rokit.co.uk
shoes by zara www.zara.com
bag by alexander wang www.brownsfashion.com
hat by brora www.brora.co.uk
gold metal spike bracelet by zoe and morgan www.zoeandmorgan.com
metal spike and leather bracelet by felder and felder shop.felderfelder.com

self potrait at the end of the night using leica vlux 20 camera us.leica-camera.com/home