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 May 2011


TIP...turn this suede dress into a top and wear with leggings and an oversized knit this trend is here to stay for winter so key pieces are worth the investment
cardigan by m missoni http://www.bicestervillage.com
suede dress by sandro http://www.net-a-porter.com
leggings by stylestalker http://www.asos.com
shoes by topshop http://www.topshop.com
sunglasses by religion http://www.religionclothing.co.uk

TIP...look for details like stitching or laces which make the tribal look a bit more rock n' roll and wear with colored silk to soften the outfit
silk all in one by marlene birger http://www.bymalenebirger.com
silk jacket by evil twin http://www.asos.com
trainers by marc by marc jacobs http://www.marcjacobs.com
beaded bracelet isabel marant http://www.net-a-porter.com

TIP...coloured jeans look great with prints don't try and match it up too much have fun with colour by even adding a bright boot and wear with a simple tee
cardigan and boots by sandro http://www.net-a-porter.com
t-shirt by american vintage http://www.my-wardrobe.com
sunglasses by heidi http://www.start-london.com

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

Sunday, 22 May 2011


TIP...I have gone slightly grungy with this skirt and styled the red with nude to give the look a more light and summery feel and makes the red stand out but wear with flats and red lipstick
silk slip dress by 3.1 phillip lim http://www.net-a-porter.com
maxi skirt by zara http://www.zara.com
black leather ballet pumps by pretty ballerinas http://www.prettyballerinas.com
animal bag (on painting) by zara http://www.zara.com
red lipstick by topshop http://www.topshop.com

TIP...break up an all red outfit with animal print add black to the look with a belt which gives a rock n' roll edge and red shoes it adds length when one colour worn head to toe
jacket by joseph http://www.joseph.co.uk
skirt by toast http://www.toast.co.uk
shoes by natacha marro http://www.natachamarro.com

TIP...I love stripes and these are a great way to wear the trend add a loose shirt and wear with flats for a kooky daytime look red sunglasses finish the outfit
blouse by urban outfitters http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
stripe jeans by sass & bide http://www.sassandbide.com
flat sandals with metal strap by lanvin http://www.matchesfashion.com
sunglasses by dior homme http://www.dior.com

photographs by annabel hartley

Sunday, 15 May 2011


TIP...a print is a great way of wearing the 70's trend but for a more modern approach style with a t-shirt and add a colourful flat sandal
trousers by just cavalli http://www.robertocavalli.com
sandals by french sole http://www.frenchsole.com
glasses by ray ban http://www.ray-ban.com/uk

TIP...a denim buttoned pencil skirt is a retro nod to the 70's add a simple silk vest but statement wedges are the key to the outfit
silk vest by american vintage http://www.my-wardrobe.com
denim skirt by current elliott http://www.currentelliott.com
plaited gold belt by reiss http://www.reissonline.com

TIP...I love the jumpsuit but add a buttoned up silk blouse underneath for a more contemporary feel
blouse by urban outfitters http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
jumpsuit by whistles http://www.whistles.co.uk
sandals by carvela http://www.kurtgeiger.com

photographs by jess buttress and alex kaye

Friday, 6 May 2011


TIP...a poncho/ cape is next seasons key investment add snakeskin print to the mix and you have 2 big trends in one add a pair of straight leg jeans for a more rock n roll look
poncho by minkpink http://www.asos.com
wedges by miss selfridge http://www.missselfridge.com
TIP...silk trousers are a glam way to wear snakeskin add a statement shoe in a neutral/ tonal colour but dress the look down with a simple vest
vest by american apparel http://store.americanapparel.co.uk
silk trousers by ted baker http://www.tedbaker.com
shoes by dune http://www.dune.co.uk
silver necklace by fallon http://www.herviabazaar.com
TIP...add a colourful brogue to make a pair of skinny snakeskin trousers more mod than rocker with a loose jumper its a great day look
jumper by all saints men http://www.allsaints.com
jeans by river island http://www.riverisland.com
brogues by asos http://www.asos.com

photographs by matthew smith

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Pleated Skirts.....

TIP...dress down a more glamourous skirt with a denim shirt having cut off the sleeves I have wrapped it around my waist to create an oriental wrap and added a statement heel
shirt with leather collar by rokit http://www.rokit.co.uk
skirt by h&m http://www.hm.com
shoes by camilla skovgaard http://www.theshopatbluebird.com

TIP...the pleated skirt has been seen in all colours but I love this apple green and have styled it with a silk blouse that I have cut the sleeves off to update an old shirt and frayed the edges
blouse by urban outfitters http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
skirt by pretaportabello http://www.pretaportobello.com
shoes by swedish hasbeens at h&m http://www.hm.com
necklaces by zoe and morgan http://www.zoeandmorgan.com

TIP...be inspired by the Chloe collection from aw11 and add some snakeskin to your outfit a blouse is a great update and wear with flats to allow the length to fall to the ground
snakeskin blouse by essentials http://www.my-wardrobe.com
pleated skirt by love label http://www.very.co.uk/love-label
brown boots by office http://www.office.co.uk

photographs by matthew smith