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, 30 May 2010

The Blouse....

TIP...a silk blouse is a great way for layering over a smarter dress and makes the look wearable for day and by adding a coloured flat brogue it makes the look less girly(accessorise with a dog)
sheer dress from a selection at rokit www.rokit.co.uk
check silk blouse by zara www.zara.com
brogues by nw3 at hobbs www.hobbs.co.uk

TIP...be ahead of the trend for next season and invest in a lace shirt as it looks great with leather and means you can cover up on top
lace shirt by redherring at debenhams www.debenhams.com
leather shorts by asos www.asos.com
clogs by zara www.zara.com

TIP...this shirt has quite a boxy shape so is best to wear with trousers to streamline the look keep shoes simple to
white silk trousers by sharon wauchob at net a porter www.net-a-porter.com
grey cotton blouse by cos www.cosstores.com
shoes by kurt geiger

photographs by matthew smith

Sunday, 23 May 2010


TIP...I love this jacket as it smartens up the denim and the buttons on the jacket give the nautical feel here
jacket by urban outfitters www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
sequin vest by joseph www.joseph.co.uk
denim shorts (jeans cut into shorts) by nobody www.donnaida.com
boots by urban outfitters www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk

TIP...spots are a great way to modernise the nautical trend and update wide leg trousers
jacket from a selection at oxfam www.oxfam.ourg.uk/shop
t-shirt by lna at selfridges www.selfridges.com
trousers by florence & fred at tesco www.tesco.com
red cork shes by aldo www.aldoshoes.com/uk

TIP...if you want to be subtle invest in cork shoes and a fine stripe with simple accessories are great

cream jumper by acne at asos www.asos.com
stripe cotton shorts by zara www.zara.com
cork wedges by asos www.asos.com
suede bag by russell & bromley www.russellandbromley.co.uk

photographs by jackie dixon

Sunday, 16 May 2010


TIP...this is a great work look for the trend and I tied the cardigan around the waist which acts like a belt and draws in the shape of the look
silk shirt and cotton skirt by banana republic www.bananarepublic.com
cardigan by gap www.gap.com
shoes by asos www.asos.com

TIP...this is my favourite jumpsuit of the season and the colour is enough of a nod to utility....layer with a tee underneath and keep jewellery to a minimum with a heeled boot roll them hems up for a more laid back everyday look
jumpsuit by zadig and voltaire www.zadig-et-voltaire.com
boots by ash www.office.co.uk

TIP...high waisted shorts are great for teaming with a cropped top as won't show off too much flesh and lace up boots add a sportswear feel to this look and add a short sock for extra layers
cropped hooded top by antipodium at asos www.asos.com
shorts by zara www.zara.com
lace up wedges by zara www.zara.com
sunglasses by warehouse www.warehouse.co.uk

photographs by jackie dixon

Saturday, 8 May 2010


TIP...gingham shirts are everywhere this summer and this shirt length is a great take on this trend but add a vest to layer with if you don't want to bare flesh
shirt by crafted at republic www.republic.co.uk
cotton stretch trousers by current elliott www.net-a-porter.com
shoes by office www.office.co.uk
bag by diesel www.diesel.com

TIP...I love this vest as it is a simple way to add gingham to your look but without trying to hard and bringing in brown leather toughens it up and breaks up the soft colours (brown belts are seen throughout the Burberry show)
t-shirt by gap www.gap.com
gingham vest by topshop www.topshop.com
skirt by jesire at john lewis www.johnlewis.com
boots and belt both by all saints www.allsaints.com

TIP...slouchy boot style heels are great with these trousers but keep the look modern with a plain colour on top maybe by selecting one of the lighter colours from the trousers
t-shirt by vince www.vince.com
trousers by sonia by sonia rykiel at fenwicks www.fenwicks.co.uk
denim wedges by ash at office www.office.co.uk

photographs by jackie dixon

Sunday, 2 May 2010


TIP...a floral print on a lycra tube skirt makes the look more modern and this is also a great look for work
red stripe shirt by les praries de paris at fenwicks www.fenwick.co.uk
lycra skirt by asos www.asos.com
canvas shoes by russell and bromley www.russellandbromley.co.uk
woven leather bag by sisley www.sisley.com

TIP...put a t-shirt under a dress to make it wearable during the day...this workson all dresses whether they are strapless or not
dress by asos www.asos.com
t-shirt by uniqlo www.uniqlo.com
brogues by hobbs nw3 www.hobbs.co.uk

TIP...I added this parka to make the florals seems less girly and rolled the hems up for a laid back look
legging jeans by asos www.asos.com
grey t-shirt by acne at matches www.matches.com
parka by gap www.gap.com
shoes by zara www.zara.com

photographs by Jackie Dixon