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, 28 August 2011


TIP...update a check trousers with a peplin detail great way to give you a good body shape you can also buy a seperate peplin and add to any pair of trousers
leather shirt by joseph http://www.joseph.co.uk
trousers by mina http://www.minauk.com
shoes by ted baker http://www.tedbaker.com

TIP...a leather pencil skirt is a great match for a check shirt and wear with boots for a more casual approach and heels for a great office look the metal collars are a great added detail
shirt by antipodium http://www.antipodium.com
pony skin boots by dr martens http://www.drmartens.com

TIP...a great way to include checks is wearing a blazer go for double breasted and add a colourful shirt and when worn with a maxi skirt it stops the look from being too boyish
blazer by river island http://www.riverisland.com/Online
patent brogues by aldo http://www.aldoshoes.com
food from melrose and morgan http://www.melroseandmorgan.com

photographs by matthew smith http://www.propertydmr.co.uk

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Trending with ASOS.....

about a boy...break up dark colours with a printed trousers it adds a more feminie touch as well and patent brogues give an added texture to the look wear with a structured coat

minimalist...the cocoon coat is a key style for winter and I have added snakeskin jeans to give the look a more roll n' roll edge

the vixen...leather and velvet all in black, long column skirts and you are done a wearable way to pull off this trend!
go native...a cape is a great way to update a double denim look add some studded boots to toughen it all up!

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Sunday, 21 August 2011


TIP...dress down floral trousers with a colourful knit florals could even be here to stay for next summer so invest now!
jumper by h&m http://www.hm.com/gb
trousers by river island http://www.riverisland.com
boots by lala berlin http://www.selfridges.com

TIP...crop jumpers are great worn with high waisted pieces but for a change to trousers go for a denim pencil skirt great for fuller figures too and add a coloured boot to give more energy to the outfit
jumper by lala berlin http://www.selfridges.com
skirt by antipodium http://www.antipodium.com
boots by christian louboutin http://www.christianlouboutin.com

TIP...for a retro feel throw a t-shirt style jumper over a dress mix yp the retro colours and I love the shape of these shoes to give an added twist to the look
mohair jumper by theory http://www.theory.com
dress by whistles http://www.whistles.co.uk

photographs taken by matthew smith using the new BlackBerry Bold http://uk.blackberry.com

Sunday, 14 August 2011


TIP...a big cardigan is a great way to add tribal prints to your wardrobe and have worn it with velvet leggings for an added texture
cardigan by sparkle & fade http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
shirt by lovelabel http://www.very.co.uk
boots by kat maconie http://www.katmaconie.com
sunglasses by prism http://www.prismlondon.com

TIP...black and white print looks great with denim and add a spotted shirt for an extra quirk I love these heeled chelsea boots the chunky heel gives a strong shape for the feet which balances the look
silk bomber jacket by zara http://www.zara.com
spotted denim shirt by loft design by http://www.loftdesignby.com
leather skirt by joseph http://www.joseph.co.uk
sunglasses by emporio armani http://www.selfridges.com

TIP...add a white t-shirt to a simple a-line skirt for a modern 60's approach and these simple pieces look great with a tartan cape great over a jacket or on its own
tartan cape rokit http://www.rokit.co.uk
skirt by hobbs http://www.hobbs.co.uk
snakeskin belt by banana republic http://www.bananarepublic.co.uk
boots by marc by marc jacobs http://www.marcjacobs.com
sunglasses by thierry lasry http://www.thierrylasry.com

photographs by matthew smith http://www.propertydmr.co.uk

Sunday, 7 August 2011

The Dress Code....

TIP...I love the graphic print of the dress and the detail on the top means that it draws attention away fro the bottom half of the body wear with fishnet or sheer tights to keep the look sexy
dress by topshop http://www.topshop.com
pony skin shoes by deena & oxxy http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk

TIP...go for the 70's with a snakeskin dress add a colored tight and retro coloured shoe and a fur collar finishes the look for an extra detail go for a satin coloured bra underneath great if wearing wrap dresses
dress by by marlene birger http://www.bymalenebirger.com
fur collar by miss selfridge http://www.missselfridge.com
tights by bhs http://www.bhs.co.uk
shoes by river island http://www.riverisland.com

TIP...inspired by miu miu this great 40's style printed dress is great for a night out wear with short socks in a petrol bloe and strappy block heels for a quirky update and have added this metal bird lampshade as a hat!
dress by new look http://www.newlook.com
metal lampshade by habitat http://www.habitat.co.uk

photographs by matthew smith http://www.propertydmr.co.uk