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!

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

Monday, 20 September 2010

Day 3, london fashion week

TIP...be ahead of the game and invest in some high waisted wide leg trousers and style up with simple pieces like a loose jumper or t-shirt and wear with wedges to add strength to the look
jumper by uniqlo www.uniqlo.com
trousers by rachel comey www.rachelcomey.com
suede wedges by bertie www.bertieshoes.com
bag by louis vuitton www.louisvuitton.com

photographs by victoria moss at old eurostar station at waterloo
follow my video diaries during london fashion week www.instyle.co.uk

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Day 2, london fashion week

TIP...mix up the lengths when you wear a maxi dress a 3/4 length coat is great to show off a billowing skirt and layer with a gilet to add texture
dress by carin wester at urban outfitters www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
coat by joseph www.joseph.co.uk
gilet from a selection at rokit www.rokit.co.uk
hiking shoes with sheepskin lining by urban outfitters www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
bag by louis vuitton www.louisvuitton.com

photographs by pru at saturday times inside the gardens at kensington palace
follow my video style diary www.instyle.co.uk/videos

Day 1, london fashion week

TIP...I have layered a big oversized jumper on top of a sheer dress and toughened it up with leather trousers underneath adding a satchel bag that is the must have shape for autumn
jumper by topshop www.topshop.com
dress by topshop unique www.topshop.com
leather trousers by neil barrett www.selfridges.com
shoes by opening ceremony www.asos.com
bag by peter jensen www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk

photograph by matthew smith in primrose hill

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Day 6, nyc fashion week.....

TIP...turn a tranch into a dress keep the waist tight to add shape
trench by preen www.net-a-porter.com
shoes by opening ceremony www.asos.com

photographs by gemma soames at sunday times style outside the chanel store in soho

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Day 5, nyc fashion week.....

TIP...going 70's (inspired my a lot of next seasons show) but kept the a-line skirt chic in navy and dressed down with a simple tee and teamed with gold for that glamourous touch. good if you are tall though as make sure the skirt sits at knee level wear with heels for lengthening
t-shirt by american apparel store.americanapparel.co.uk
skirt by reiss 1971 www.reissonline.com
boots by oasis www.oasis-stores.com
sunglasses by ray ban www.sunglasses-shop.co.uk

photographed by jane bristow in the meatpacking district

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Day 4, nyc fashion week.....

TIP...I have added a loose silk blouse with high waisted suede shorts as the mixing of fabrics will be a strong theme this autumn and add a dramatic shoe and oversized bag and find a nice bra this season that works underneath sheer fabrics!
blouse from a selection at rokit www.rokit.co.uk
suede shorts by kookai www.kookai.co.uk
shoes by chloe sevigny for opening ceremony www.asos.com
bag by benetton www.benetton.com

photographs by concierge outside the standard hotel www.standardhotels.com/new-york-city

Monday, 13 September 2010

Day 3, nyc fashion week.....

TIP...a boxy nude blazer is great with stripes and leather and gives it a more parisian feel wear with tights for warmth or little socks and boots
blazer by zara www.zara.com
stripe top by gap www.gap.com
leather shorts by asos www.asos.com
boots by oasis www.oasis-stores.com

photographs by uli holz www.uliholz.com
shot at tommy hilfigers design studio

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Day 2, nyc fashion week

TIP...layer a sheer or lace skirt under a loose jumper and wear with bare legs if the jumper covers your bum
jumper by topshop
skirt from a selection at beyond retro with lining cut out
socks by falke
leather shoes by kurt geiger
bag by fendi

photographs by gemma soames at sunday times style
shot at the house from 'sex and the citys' for victoria beckham's presentation

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Day 1, NYC fashion week.....

TIP...I added the ribbon to break up the cream and socks to keep look look more wintery even though the weather is amazing and leather shorts keep your dignity but toughens up a feminine shirt
blouse by asos www.asos.com
leather shorts by asos www.asos.com

photographs by uli holz www.uliholz.com
shot at The Standard Hotel www.standardhotels.com

Sunday, 5 September 2010


TIP...this is my favourite big slouchy jumper and I added a lace skirt for a slight vinatge feel but the jeans keep the look modern and add a colour underneath to show off the lace
jumper by topshop www.topshop.com
skirt (with lining cut out) from a selection at beyond retro www.beyondretro.com
boots by oasis www.oasis-stores.com

TIP...layer a long dress with a blouse for a great collar detail and I love the contrast of dressing it down with worn in boots and up with a chic minimal box bag
dress by crumpet www.crumpetengland.com
blouse from a selection at rokit www.rokit.co.uk
boots by all saints www.allsaints.com
bag by louis vuitton www.louisvuitton.com

TIP...a more retro take on the cape and I styled with a plain black skirt with a silk slip underneath to add an extra detail to the outfit
poncho from a selection at rokit www.rokit.co.uk
skirt by american apparel store.americanapparel.co.uk
silk slip from a selection at beyond retro www.beyondretro.com
trainers by converse www.office.co.uk

photographs by annabel hartley