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!

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