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, 27 March 2011


TIP...a loose black black is great to add over stripes and this dress can be worn buttoned up to the top for a modern look to a summer dress
blazer by rutzou http://www.wild-swans.com
stripe dress by asos http://www.asos.com/
boots by urban outfitters http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk

TIP...add a monochrome print to a tux style jacket for a more fun look but dress it down with trainers
t-shirt by american apparel http://store.americanapparel.co.uk
trousers by primark http://www.primark.co.uk
trainers by converse http://www.office.co.uk

TIP...opt for a t-shirt in silk for a more glamourous update the scalloped edges are a pretty more feminine detail and tighter fitting dungarees means this look can also be dressed up for night
suede dungarees by cheap mondays http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
silk top by dorothy perkins http://www.dorothyperkins.com

photographs by matthew smith

Sunday, 20 March 2011


TIP...this is a great print but why not dress down a silk jumpsuit with trainers and an oversized cardigan
jumpsuit by h&m shop.hm.com
cardigan by vince www.matchesfashion.com
trainers by marc by marc jacobs www.marcjacobs.com

TIP...a plain white shirt is a great update to printed trousers especially when the outfit is all monochrome but get a boxy oversized shape to make the look more modern
white shirt by cos www.cosstores.com
herringbone trousers by asos www.asos.com
wedges by zara www.zara.com

TIP...add a colourful printed blouse to plain pieces I especially love wearing an oversized blazer to toughen up the outfit and add stack heel shoe for height with a mid length skirt
blazer by river island www.riverisland.com
shirt by urban outfitters www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
skirt and shoes by french connection www.frenchconnection.com

photographs by matthew smith www.propertydmr.co.uk

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Last Day Paris Fashion Week

TIP...play around with layers and shape by layering a dress over jeans under an old loose t-shirt and an oversized caridgan in a bold colour adds impact
cardigan by opening ceremony www.asos.com
dress and jeans by topshop www.topshop.com
t-shirt from beyond retro www.beyondretro.com
boots by asos www.asos.com

photographs by my mum in place vendome

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Paris Fashion Week Day 3

TIP...I have taken inspiration from next season and mixed up my fabrics with a patchwork knit cardigan layered over a silk skirt
cardigan by m missoni at biscester village www.bicestervillage.com
silk skirt by theskyens theory www.ssense.com
boots by asos www.asos.com

photographs by amanda bellan at the rothschild estate www.instyle.co.uk

Monday, 7 March 2011

Paris Fashion week Day 2

TIP...update an old pair of jeans with block colour boots and and a colour blocked bag for extra affect but don't add anymore unless it's on your lips!
coat by joseph www.joseph.co.uk
jeans by topshop www.topshop.com
boots by christian louboutin www.christianlouboutin.com
bag by peter jensen peterjensen.co.uk
hat by rokit www.rokit.co.uk

photographs by victoria moss at instyle outside the vanessa bruno show www.instyle.co.uk

Friday, 4 March 2011

Paris Fashion Week Day 1

TIP...today I have taken a pair of mens striped pyjama bottoms as they are great for length with heels and in a small size look great as trousers and have added a fab long coat as I want the look to be about that and not so much what is underneath
second hand coat by christain dior at the dresser www.dresseronline.co.uk
jumper by uniqlo www.uniqlo.com/uk
mens pyjama trousers by gap www.gap.com
shoes by dune www.dune.co.uk

photographs by jaye thompson at instyle inside the tuilleries paris www.instyle.co.uk