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 November 2011


TIP...for a modern take on the 60's add a t-shirt to an a-line skirt but add a removable collar and play with strong lines with a fun pair of tights
t-shirt by american apparel http://americanapparel.net
skirt by zara http://www.zara.com
collar and shoes by asos http://www.asos.com
tights by giles for new look http://www.newlook.com
necklaces with skull by zoe and morgan http://www.zoeandmorgan.com
necklace with diamond disco ball by jade jaggar http://www.matchesfashion.com

TIP...for the perfect 60's look clash your retro colour keep them block for added impact but break it up with a printed boots why not try snakeskin!
top by asos http://www.asos.com
trousers and boots by zara http://www.zara.com

TIP...I love the patent skirt of the dress it gives a tougher edge to the 60's and have layered a metallic top over the dress but the simple cut works well with the dress the black tights add an extra graphic and looks great with blue
dress by richard nichol for fred perry http://www.fredperry.com
tights by giles for new look http://www.newlook.com
slippers by penelope chilvers http://www.penelopechilvers.com

photographs by matthew smith http://www.propertydmr.co.uk
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Sunday, 20 November 2011


TIP...printed jeans are becoming a huge thing I love tartan as a type of check and think clashing similar prints in different colours work really well and metallic shoes add a modern punk feel
jeans by tripp http://www.asos.com
shoes by topshop http://www.topshop.com

TIP...go for all over checks and layer for a more grunge 90's look and metallic brogues break up the tonal blue colours play with different size and style of check
cashmere sleeveless jumper and check shirt by joseph http://www.joseph.co.uk
skirt by minkpink http://www.asos.com
shoes by zara http://www.zara.com
camera as before

TIP...I love these loose sequin trousers as they have a great punk edge to them but have dressed them down with a hoodie but adding metallic trainers (high tops essential) this becomes a cool daytime look
jumper by uniqlo http://www.uniqlo.com/uk
trousers by ashish http://www.selfridges.com
trainers by jimmy choo (new for spring so keep your eyes peeled) http://eu.jimmychoo.com
camera as before

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

Sunday, 13 November 2011


TIP...clash your florals wearing print with lace and keep the tones muted for a retro feel the check looks great againt print and flat platform shoes are a style to look out for for next season
silk top by reiss 1971 http://www.reissonline.com
skirt by warehouse http://www.warehouse.co.uk
coat by jaegar
shoes by deeny & ozzy

TIP...why not take florals into the sixties layer a blouse under a cardigan and add patent for added texture and wear with knee boots the blouse is the easiest way to wear the trend and can update most things
cardigan by jonathan saunders http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
shirt by equipment
skirt by fred perry
boots by marc jacobs

pyjamas by topshop http://www.topshop.com
shoes by rupert sanderson

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

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Sporty whites.....

No update this week as have food poisoning but heres a funny picture I found of me.... sure those shoes are on trend for next summer!