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!

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Fake Fur....

TIP...I love this fur coat especially in cream which makes the jacket look vintage when worn with a slip dress and heavy boots but would be perfect over almost everything including updating a simple jeans a t-shirt look
fur coat by miss selfridge missselfridge.com
dress by river island www.riverisland.co.uk
boots by topshop www.topshop.com

TIP...add a scarf for a simple addition to your outfit tweed and fake fur are a great combination
fake fur scarf by river iasland www.riverisland.co.uk
wool blazer by preen at selfridges www.selfridges.com
t-shirt by lna at liberty www.liberty.co.uk
tweed trousers by ashish at selfridges www.selfridges.com
socks by marks & spencer www.marksandspencer.com

TIP...mix up different fake fur fabrics and wear with tonal colours for a perfect autumnal look style with clog boots for a folk inspiration
jacket by 3.1 phillip lim at net a porter www.net-a-porter.com
shirt by peter jensen at asos www.asos.com
trousers by river island www.riverisland.co.uk
wooden heeled boots by topshop www.topshop.com

photographs by matthew smith

Sunday, 25 July 2010

The Maxi.....

TIP...a sheer skirt is great as a long length and layer with tights, socks or leggings add a simple wool coat for an early 90's grunge feel
coat by joseph www.joseph.co.uk
check shirt from a selection at rokit www.rokit.co.uk
t-shirt by lna at urban outfitters www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
skirt, belt and boots with wool sock attached by topshop www.topshop.com

TIP...a maxi cardigan is a great alternative to a coat and keeps the legs warm when bare heavy knits and tweed are a great combination
wool cardigan by marlene birger www.bymarlenebirger.com
t-shirt by american vintage www.my-wardrobe.com
tweed shorts by topshop www.topshop.com
socks by tabio www.tabio.com
boots by charlotte olympia www.charlotteolympia.com

TIP...this long coat covers all trends like camel and military not just maxi and the belt draws the waist into a column shape
coat by asos www.asos.com
boots from a selection at river island www.riverisland.com
tweed and sheepskin hat from rokit www.rokit.co.uk

photographs by matthew smith

Sunday, 18 July 2010


TIP...sheer dresses are great layering with heavy tweed fabrics worn with leggings and socks underneath add chunky footwear...I love these clog boots for a touch of folk
tweed jacket by prps at matches www.matchesfashion.com
sheer dress by topshop unique www.topshop.com
leggings(worn under dress) by american apparel www.americanapparel.co.uk
socks by falke www.mytights.com
clog boots by office www.office.co.uk
studded cuff by felder and felder from a selection at browns focus www.brownsfashion.com

TIP...a simple all in one is great in a military colour layer and add interesting military accessories with studs/ nails etc. why not customise your own socks/ gloves/ collars with old spikes or nails perfect for a hint of military
all in one by alc at harrods www.harrods.com
ribbed camel roll neck by uniqlo www.uniqlo.co.uk
cashmere and metal stud socks by jw anderson at liberty www.liberty.co.uk
shoes by kg www.kurtgeiger.com
bag by topshop unique www.topshop.com

TIP...capes are this season's jacket and this military inspired one is great with long skirts or skinny trousers add a classic brogue and some studded gloves but keep the shape simple
cape by wallis www.wallis.co.uk
sheer skirt (with under skirt) by topshop www.topshop.com
grey roll neck by john smedley at selfridges www.selfridges.com
socks by falke at fenwick www.mytights.com
brogues by churchs at net-a-porter www.net-a-porter.com
wool and leather gloves by nina peter www.ninapeter.com

photographs by matthew smith

Sunday, 11 July 2010


TIP...I love these boots they are perfect for wearing this trend subtly, add socks and bare legs to keep sexy and belt a cape too add shape to the look
cashmere cape by crumpet www.crumpetengland.com
dress by sykes at matches www.matchesfashion.com
socks by falke at fenwicks www.fenwicks.co.uk
boots by asos www.asos.com
bag by jas mb at browns www.brownsfashion.com
woven leather belt from a selection at rokit www.rokit.co.uk

TIP...a paper bag waist suits a shorter jacket length keep the belt tight to acentuate the waist more and layer shoes with socks or legwarmers NB the sheepskin collar comes off too
jacket by asos www.asos.com
t-shirt by gap www.gap.com
tweed shorts by ashish at bstore www.selfridges.co.uk
leg warmers by tabio www.tabio.com
boots by bally www.bally.com

TIP...this is my favourite jacket of the season play around with lengths with a longer dress underneath a 3/4 length coat
jacket by acne at liberty www.liberty.co.uk
dress by acne at selfridges www.selfridges.co.uk
socks by tabio www.tabio.com
boots by ash www.ash-footwear.co.uk

photographs by matthew smith

Sunday, 4 July 2010


TIP...khaki is a great winter colour this parka is perfect over anything and with leather hood and trims a bargain at 100 pounds!
parka by asos www.asos.com
dress by madras www.liberty.co.uk
shoes by office www.officeshoes.co.uk
socks by tabio www.tabio.com

TIP...socks and headwear are key for next season match them to your outfit by choosing a another autumnal colour to khaki
jumper by rag & bone at net a porter www.net-a-porter.com
white shirt by gap www.gap.com
shorts by zoe tees at asos www.asos.com
hat by brora www.brora.co.uk
shoes by 1971 at reiss www.reiss.co.uk
socks by falke at fenwicks www.fenwicks.co.uk

TIP...this season invest in a pair of straight leg trousers and keep the outfit tonal for a more simplistic look
wool jacket by cos www.cosstores.com
camel roll neck by dsquared www.dsquared2.com
trousers by karen walker www.urbanoutfitters.com
platform shoe boots by office www.office.co.uk
wool hat by zadig & voltaire www.zadig-et-voltaire.com
khaki metal watch by firetrap at h samuel www.hsamuel.co.uk

photographs by matthew smith