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, 26 June 2011


TIP...mix and match your suiting mix up a bold colour with neutrals and add a furry scarf to finish off the look

blouse by lina osterman http://www.linaosterman.com
trousers by lala berlin http://www.brownsfashion.com
hairy scarf by masion martin margiela http://www.brownsfashion.com

TIP...for a more casual approach to a printed blouse go for this great holey jumper perfect to show off your prints and also makes the look more casual wear with leather for a harder edge
jumper by ashish http://www.selfridges.com
boots by rokit http://www.rokit.co.uk

TIP...layer a coloured blouse under a dress for an instant update and a more feminine feel to tailoring play with colour blocking for a modern approach

dress by tatanaka http://www.tatanaka.com
blouse by equipment http://www.my-wardrobe.com
shoes by jaegar http://www.jaeger.co.uk

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

Exclusive: Diesel Jogg Jeans

THE JOGG JEAN...Diesel have given me the onlin eexclusive for a brand new invention for casual wear combining denim and sweats. I was sent the 3 styles to try out and offer you ideas of how to wear them before they are launched firstly in selfridges from the 1st July and then nationwide in Diesel stores from August. They start at £150. The jeans are made using a circular weaving technique that has been used in their denim before bt helped invent this new type of trouser. Basically they have the effect of looking like jeans with the comfort of tracksuit bottoms and have been converted they are truly comfy and from afar you would think they were jeans! Definitely worth having a look for yourself and see below for the different ways to wear them.....

TIP...this is a great wash and the texture is perfect to match with the tribal trend that will be big for autumn layer the trousers with statement boots and a blanket style printed coat or cardigan the hems of the trousers can be bunched at the boot to give the look of slouchy socks
blanket coat by oasis http://www.oasis-stores.com
blouse by topshop http://www.topshop.com
jogg jeans by diesel http://www.diesel.com
boots by charlotte olympia http://www.charlotteolympia.com
feather neclace by erickson beamon http://www.ericksonbeamon.com

TIP...the dark wash of these trousers are great as they can work well with a strong colour like the blouse. I rolled up the hem to add to the effect of the trousers being denim and the waistcoat is a good autumn layer with a 70's twist the snakeskin boots are a must have for winter
waistcoat by topshop http://www.topshop.com
blouse by lina osterman http://www.linaosterman.com
jogg jeans by diesel http://www.diesel.com
shoes by pedro garcia http://www.pedrogarcia.com

TIP...I love the faded grunge wash of the trousers and have given them a 90's look with a loose knit jumper and printed creepers but keep the trouser size tighter to add sexiness and a hat finishes the look
jumper by united colours of benetton http://www.benetton.com
jogg jeans by diesel http://www.diesel.com
hat by anthony peto http://www.oki-ni.com

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

Sunday, 19 June 2011


TIP...a scarf is a key accessory for the season ahead and a great way to mix your fabrics (update your own oversized scarf and attach a strip of faux fur to the middle) I have added silk wide leg trousers for a more glamourous daytime look
grey marl jumper by gap http://www.gap.com
silk wide leg trousers by roksander illinic http://www.brownsfashion.com
scarf with fur attachment by sonia rykiel http://www.net-a-porter.com

TIP...sheepskin is a key wardrobe update add it to tartan and it instantly updates the look keep shapes clean and simple and let the print come to life
coat by christian blanken http://www.christianblanken.co.uk
shoes by office http://www.office.co.uk

DETAILS...the stack heel is my favourite shoe shape for autumn this shoe has a great height and the detail gives this shoe a edgy 60's feel wear with skinny jeans for a modern look

TIP...I have contrasted the 50's with the 90's with this great a-line skirt and pick a loose jumper but keep the skirt on the hips for a more laid back feel and add coloured shoe laces to your boot for an extra detail
mohair jumper by atelier lala berlin http://www.brownsfashion.com
skirt by anne sofie back http://annsofieback.com
boots by replay http://shop.replay.it

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

Sunday, 12 June 2011

What to buy in the sales.....

TIP...tribal is all over the catwalks from blanket coats to aztec prints tbut if you want to keep it modern and simple pick these 3 key pieces the poncho, coloured jeans and a simple blouse
blouse by equipment http://www.my-wardrobe.com
sunglasses by missoni http://www.retrospecs.co.uk

TIP...texture is the big trend for next season mix all your fabrics together and essential to the wardrobe is a big shaggy coat be it goat hair or faux fur this is a must have to throw over any outfit
coat by handwritten http://www.handwrittenuk.com
biker jacket by oasis http://www.oasis-stores.com
white vest by american vintage http://www.my-wardrobe.com
leather skirt by jospeh http://www.joseph.co.uk

TIP...mustard is one of the key colours for next season I love this dress and for winter add an oversized grey cardigan and boots to give this look a more early 90's feel
dress by johnathan saunders http://www.net-a-porter.com
shoes by charlotte olympia http://www.charlotteolympia.com
sunglasses from rokit http://www.rokit.com

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

Thursday, 9 June 2011

The Bloggers Issue, Net a Porter magazine

I am very honored to have been included in the 'Net a Porter magazine Bloggers issue' that has gone live this week http://www.net-a-porter.com check out my top clothing picks for the summer!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

40's Sporty.....

TIP...a sporty 40's inspired evening dress it has great touches like pockets and mixed fabrics but the slits still keeps it sexy add a shoe with an ankle strap to finish the look
dress by peter pilotto http://www.selfridges.com
shoes by kurt geiger http://www.kurtgeiger.com
sunglasses by linda farrow http://www.lindafarrow.co.uk

TIP...update a 40's style stripe short with a hooded jacket worn as a top the rubber sole wedges keeps the look modern on your feet too
jacket by mother of pearl http://www.motherofpearl.co.uk
shorts by julian macdonald http://julienmacdonald.com
sunglasses by accessorize http://www.accessorize.com

TIP...look for less literal touches like the netted top half of this dress and wear flats with something so short but black give the outfit more of an edge
dress by johnathan saunders http://www.jonathan-saunders.com
ballet pumps by french sole http://www.frenchsole.com

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