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