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, 29 August 2010


TIP...a camel coat is one of the key investment pieces but I styled the outfit with knee high DM style boots to add a post punk feel but the loose shirt and soft neutral colours keeps the look romantic
camel coat by pinko www.asos.com
shirt by uniqlo www.uniqlo.co.uk
knitted crop jumper www.topshop.com
jeans by twenty8twelve www.twenty8twelve.com
boots by aldo www.aldoshoes.com

TIP...a white shirt instantly updates a simple jumper dress and I added hairy boots for a modern twist
jumper dress by hobbs www.hobbs.co.uk
shirt by gap www.gap.com
boots by emma cook for topshop www.topshop.com

TIP...burlington socks are a great way of adding that english eccentric touch to simple camel trousers but wear with a heel for a more glamourous appearance
cream roll neck by uniqlo www.uniqlo.co.uk
trousers by jaegar www.jaeger.co.uk
socks by burlington www.sockshop.co.uk
boots by stuart weitzman www.danielfootwear.com
fur scarf by primark www.primark.co.uk

photographs by matthew smith

Friday, 13 August 2010


TIP...add a coloured shoe to a simple outfit and a denim shirt is a great alternative to a smart shirt and is a great colourway that seems to go with everything
knitted vest by ashish www.brownsfashion.com
denim shirt by french connection www.frenchconnection.com
tweed trousers by hoss intropia www.hossintropia.com
loafers by russell & bromley www.russellandbromley.co.uk

TIP...keep colours tonal for the most stylish look this winter
knitted top and silk dress by mango www.mango.com
scarf by dkny www.dkny.com
socks by gap www.gap.com
boots by pedro garcia www.net-a-porter.com
belt by topshop www.topshop.com

TIP...for a modern layer add a knitted vest and add silk skirts which are great worn over a tight trouser or legging or with slouchy socks
knitted vest by benetton www.benetton.com
shirt by cos www.cosstores.com
skirt by vanessa bruno www.liberty.co.uk
boots by pierre hardy www.pierrehardy.com

photographs by matthew eades


TIP...turn grey into a more feminine 50's approach but I put a denim shirt underneath to make the look more rebellious and less dainty
jacket by karen walker www.urbanoutfitters.com
shirt by reiss 1971 www.johnlewis.com
skirt by marc jacobs www.marcjacobs.com
socks by uniqlo www.uniqlo.co.uk
loafers by clarks www.clarks.co.uk

TIP...white, grey and black compliment each other so mix and match and layer up white allows the grey to stand out
waistcoat and shorts by rag & bone www.rag-bone.com
white shirt by thomas pink www.thomaspink.com
socks by brora www.brora.co.uk
brogues by new look www.newlook.com
hat by reiss www.reissonline.com

TIP...layer up this all in one with a shirt underneath and wear a patent brogue for added texture and to dress the outfit up without wearing heels
all in one phillip lim www.liberty.co.uk
shirt MM6 by maison matin margiela www.net-a-porter.com
shoes by hobbs www.hobbs.co.uk
belt by maxmara www.matchesfashion.com

photographs by matthew eades

Sunday, 8 August 2010

The Cape.....

TIP...add a bit of leg to this cape with socks pulled up high but showing a bit of skin it breaks up the weight of the cape the blouse underneath softens and compliments heavy printed wool
blouse by zara www.zara.com
wool shorts by asos www.asos.com
socks by tabio www.tabio.com
shoes by pied a terre www.johnlewis.com/pied-a-terre

TIP...a thick knitted poncho is another great way to wear the cape and is perfect with dresses too keep shoes flat for a masculine touch and a more daytime outfit
cape by lk bennett www.lkbennett.com
dress by topshop www.topshop.com
leggings by lna www.liberty.co.uk
boots by paul smith www.paulsmith.co.uk

TIP...leather trousers and capes are great together and great to layer over other jackets for extra texture also turn the hems of the leather trousers up for a 50's 'cry baby' look
cape by joseph www.joseph.co.uk
denim jacket 1971 by reiss www.reissonline.com
leather trousers isabel marant at selfridges www.selfridges.com
shoes by carvella www.kurtgeiger.com

photographs by matthew smith