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, 27 June 2010


TIP...the blouse adds drama to leather but keep the blouse half unbuttoned to show off the skirt underneath and the hiking boots (a must have item for aw10) toughens the look
cream shirt by asos www.asos.com
leather skirt by acne www.my-wardrobe.com
boots by dune www.dune.co.uk
black ribbon tie round neck from a selection at john lewis www.johnlewis.com
TIP...add a fake fur gilet over a leather jacket and socks with court shoes to make the look more country club than biker girl
leather biker jacket by reiss 1971 www.reiss.co.uk
fur gilet by river island www.riverisland.com
grey t-shirt by lna www.lnaclothing.com
silk shorts by sea-ny www.sea-ny.com
socks by falke www.mytights.com
suede shoes by vivienne westwood www.netaporter.com

TIP...harem trousers are one of the key shapes for aw10 and look great in leather and styled simply in neutral block colours
crop knit jumper by cos www.cosstores.com
white t-shirt by velvet at fenwicks www.fenwicks.co.uk
leather harem trousers by by marlene birger www.bymarlenebirger.com
boots by dune www.dune.co.uk

photographs by matthew smith

Sunday, 20 June 2010


TIP...tie up your shirt at the front when wearing something high waisted
floral shirt by cheap mondays at urban outfitters www.urban outfitters.com
silk shorts by asos www.asos.com
clogs by office www.office.co.uk
sunglasses by linda farrow for whistles www.whistles.co.uk

TIP...the rips on this t-shirt add some texture to the look; customise your own t-shirt and cut strips into the sleeves
floral silk dungarees by asos www.asos.com
white t-shirts by cheap mondays at urban outfitters www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
wooden and leather clogs by topshop www.topshop.com
sunglasses as before

TIP...an abstract floral print is a great way of wearing this trend so it doesn't look so girly
floral body by something else at urban outfitters www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
suede shorts by topshop www.topshop.com
check blazer from a selection at rokit www.rokit.co.uk
clogs by swedish has beens www.swedishhasbeens.com

photographs by matthew smith

Saturday, 12 June 2010


TIP...I have kept this dress simple and just added a colored brogue and changed the colour of the laces for a slight edge
stripe cotton dress by chinti and parker www.chintiandparker.com
brogues by office www.office.co.uk
laces by dr. martens www.drmartens.com

TIP...this skirt is great but keep the length of the hem at the ankle to show skin and allow the shoes to be seen
blue blazer by marks & spencer www.marksandspencer.com
stripe skirt by topshop www.topshop.com
t-shirt by american apparel www.americanapparel.co.uk
brogues by bertie www.bertieshoes.com
TIP...a stripe jacket is great in a short boxy shape but layer up your t-shirts and keep the trousers fitted
jacket by esprit www.esprit.com
grey scoop neck t-shirt by antipodium www.asos.com
grey vest (worn underneath) by american vintage www.figleaves.com
trousers by esprit www.esprit.com
boots by b store www.bstorelondon.com

photographs by matthew smith

Sunday, 6 June 2010


TIP...I love these tracksuit shorts and have styled them with an oversized shirt which is a great alternative for a cardigan or jumper
denim shirt by asos www.asos.com
white vest by l'agence at net a porter www.net-a-porter.com
shorts by whistles www.whistles.co.uk
sandals by dolce vita at urban outfitters www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk

TIP...cycling shorts are only good when worn with longer tops or layered under skirts ... turn hems up if they are too tight around the knee and wear with an ankle boot if the top is quite feminine
loose blouse by zara www.zara.com
waistcoat by jigsaw www.jigsaw-online.com
cycling shorts by george at asda www.direct.asda.com
cowboy boots from a selection at beyond retro www.beyondretro.com

TIP...update denim cut off shorts and add a simple cut white shirt and statement leather sandals keep the collar done up for a modern look

white shirt by cos www.cosstores.com
denim shorts from a selection by levis at rokit www.rokit.co.uk
sandals by beatrix ong www.beatrixong.com

photographs by matthew smith