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!

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Paris Fashion Week Day 1.....

TIP...travel in style with a great pair of silk trousers go for a straight leg version for a more slimming look when wearing with a loose t-shirt and for a day to night tip add a black silk blazer over the shoulders and simple black stilhettos and a red clutch for colour
t-shirt from rokit http://www.rokit.co.uk
trousers by zara http://www.zara.com
sandals by vanessa bruno http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
sunglasses by miu miu http://www.net-a-porter.com
necklace by bex rox http://www.bexrox.com

photographs by myself

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Milan Fashion Week Day 3.....

TIP...a pencil skirt is the shape of the season try it in leather for a stronger look and I have added a check shirt or alternatively a great knitted jumper and high top trainer for a more casual street feel
trainers by marc by marc jacobs http://www.selfridges.com
sunglasses by prism http://www.prismlondon.com

photographs by myself at milan airport

Friday, 23 September 2011

Milan Fashion Week Day 2.....

TIP...flatter a coccon shaped dress with biker style wedges but keep them elegant for a more sophisticated look as a denim dress can look dowdy show off the shape
dress by osman yousefzada http://www.osmanyousefzada.com

photographs by jaye thompson inside the principe hotel milan http://www.instyle.co.uk

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Milan Fashion Week Day 1.....

TIP...print all over the catwalks especially with a hint of tribal but for a more street look rip the sleeves off an old denim shirt and wear with a strong tribal inspired heel that wraps around the ankles and a pink metallic clutch adds a clashing colour and a modern twist again
shirt by rokit http://www.rokit.co.uk
trousers by masscob http://www.merci-merci.com
sunglasses by prism http://www.prismlondon.com
bag by anya hindmarch http://www.anyahindmarch.com

photographs by jaye thompson at the fendi garden in the principe hotel milan http://www.instyle.co.uk

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

London Fashion Week Day 5.....

TIP...have given flared velvet trousers a grungy make over wearing with a printed cardigan and shirt but have added a metallic washbag as an alternative to a clutch
cardigan by missoni http://www.missoni.com
trousers by d&g http://www.tkmaxx.com
suede boots by bertie http://www.bertieshoes.com
t-shirt by american vintage http://www.my-wardrobe.com
bag by anya hindmarch http://www.anyahindmarch.com
glasses by miu miu http://www.miumiu.com

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

Monday, 19 September 2011

London Fashion Week Day 4.....

TIP...going for colour this season why not go for a minimalist look and stick to one colour mixed with neutrals and black jeans are a great option to trousers more laid back but same effect (also head to tk maxx gold for amazing labels at great prices!!)
jacket by jil sander http://www.tkmaxx.com
blouse by urban outfitters http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
jeans by topshop http://www.topshop.com
boots by deeny & ozzy http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
sunglasses by prism http://www.prismlondon.com

photographs by natasha wray outside waterloo station http://www.natashawray.com

Sunday, 18 September 2011

London Fashion Week Day 3.....

TIP...the cape is the new coat this season and and worn it with a pair of jeans and silk bouse to keep the shades of blue and the snakeskin boots lift the outfit by adding a new texture to the look the red box bag adds colour but the small shape makes the outfit look more modern than being stuck in the 70's!
cape by dkny http://www.dkny.com
jeans by genetic denim http://geneticdenim.com
boots by zara http://www.zara.com
bag by jil sander http://www.net-a-porter.com

photographs by matthew smith at my flat before the shows http://www.propertydmr.co.uk

London Fashion Week Day 2.....

TIP...velvet leggings give a snakeskin shirt a rock edge and love this coccoon coat which is the perfect shape for the season and the simple bag has the snakeskin handles to bring the look together
shirt by equipment http://www.my-wardrobe.com
trousers by evil twin http://www.asos.com
sunglasses by prism http://www.prismlondon.com

photographs by natasha wray http://www.natashawray.com

Friday, 16 September 2011

London Fashion Week Day 1.....

It's a red day today have adopted a coloured jeans in snake print and worn with my angora jumper (that sheds everywhere!) wear with simple black shoes to break up the colour and glitter is big for winter so why not interpret the trend with a pair of sunnies these are perfect!
jeans by current elliott http://www.net-a-porter.com
boots by coccinelle http://www.coccinelle.com
black bag by fendi http://www.fendi.com
red bag by jil sander http://www.net-a-porter.com
sunglasses by miu miu http://www.miumiu.com

photographs by bonnie rahkit at somerset house http://www.thestyletraveller.com

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Country casuals.....

the day out: hunter lace up wellies are key to any country outfit the lace ups ones are a definite favourite and check shirts always come out for the weekend away collar done up and the grandad cardigan is the coat alternative and theirry lasry sunnies finish the look!
The chill out essentials: mens grey hoodie the ultimate comfort jumper and mens (gap) pyjama bottoms in a good colour can sometimes double as loose mens style trousers for day worn with tough heels makes them look laid back yet sexy (try it it works I did it for paris fashion week last season without the hoodie!)
the country walk essentials: velevet leggings (evil twin) adds a sense of dark glamour to your mundane walking outfit! a grandad cardigan is eesential in a bigger size to fit over jumpers like my mens one (zara) and hunter wellies for the added touch. the cape is the new coat so make sure you add to any outfit (urban outfitters)
Enjoy your next country escape!

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

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Coloured trousers.....

TIP...these trousers are a great shape for the minimal sportswear trend the length allows you to show off some fab sports inspired heels and wear with a must have bomber jacket to complete the look overall stick to clean shapes and lines
jacket by zara http://www.zara.com
trousers by acne http://www.liberty.co.uk
shoes by camilla skovgard http://www.camillaskovgaard.com

TIP...boot leg trousers are very flattering wear with a block heel and a slim fit coat for a 60's mod look the animal print give it a more rock n roll approach
rust coloured roll neck by hobbs http://www.hobbs.co.uk
trousers by zara http://www.zara.com
boots by coccinelle http://www.coccinelle.com

TIP...go for graphic coloured panels for a dramatic look but keep the top half simple with a neutral colour and add detail with a buttoned up shirt underneath
trousers by river island http://www.riverisland.com
boots by lala berlin http://www.selfridges.com

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