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!

Monday, 27 February 2012

Milan Fashion Week.....

TIP...for me the colour of the season is cobalt blue and have found this amazing silk shirt dress which looks great worn with a loose knitted oversized jumper over the top with black boots and a coloured bag this is a great fool proof outfit that doesn't need much thought and very comfy!
dress by sager forsberg http://www.bengtfashion.com
jumper by topshop http://www.topshop.com
necklace by jade jagger http://www.net-a-porter.com
sunglasses by thierry lasry http://thierrylasry.com
bag by mulberry http://www.mulberry.com

photographs by amanda bellan http://www.instyle.co.uk

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Milan Fashion Week.....

TIP...a printed trouser suit is a perfect way to wear a print trend wear with a t-shirt for a laid back look or clash your prints with a crazy shirt and have worn my favourite shoes of the season in orange to give the outfit a extra colour (plus look out for metal toes again seen at marni today)
trouser suit by paul and joe http://en.paulandjoe.com/uk
t-shirt by american apparel http://www.americanapparel.net
sunglasses by thierry lasry http://www.instyle.co.uk

photographs taken by jaye thompson at the Bally house Milan http://www.instyle.co.uk

Thursday, 23 February 2012

The Brits.....

TIP...going to the Brit awards on Tuesday night I opted for a long dress with heavy boots so that I look half way between dressed up and dressed down the metallic heels make the boots appear dressier and the heavy metal necklace completes the monochrome look! the bag is a wash bag that I double up as a good evening bag
coat by theyskens theory http://www.net-a-porter.com
silk white dress by rokit http://www.rokit.co.uk
boots by new rock http://www.newrockboots.com
boots by new rock necklace by zoe and morgan http://www.zoeandmorgan.com
bag by anya hindmarch http://www.anyahindmarch.com

photographed by naomi smart at the brit awards entrance

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

London Fashion Week Day 5.....

TIP...today I have opted for an all red look layering a jumper over a sheer dress but have toughened it all up with a long leather coat (leather is a big deal again next winter) and added my rock boots and again working in a new accessory means the look is relevant for now!
dress by meadham kirchoff http://www.meadhamkirchhoff.com
boots by new rock http://www.newrockshoes.net
rings by zoe and morgan http://www.zoeandmorgan.com
bag by theyskens theory http://www.net-a-porter.com

photographs by ruth from zoe and morgan at somerset house http://www.zoeandmorgan.com

Monday, 20 February 2012

London Fashion Week Day 4.....

TIP...white is a huge trend this season and coming through for next season so why not sharpen a look up with a clean cut white coat great with a long skirt and loose jumper or any of your preferred outfits and adding a neon bag brings this look up to date
coat by zara http://www.zara.com
jumper by topshop http://www.topshop.com
skirt by mink pink http://www.asos.com
boots by barbara bui http://www.barbarabui.com/gb
bag by theyskens theory http://www.net-a-porter.com

shot by bonnie rahkit at the topshop venue http://www.thestyletraveller.com

Sunday, 19 February 2012

London Fashion Week Day 3.....

TIP...I am in love with the pyjama look comfort chic wear with knits for a grungy twist but always wear with heels to stop this look from looking like you have just got out of bed (which of course you may have done!)
pyjamas from ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk
shoes by opening ceremony http://www.asos.com
sunglasses by thierry lasry http://thierrylasry.com

shot by victoria moss at instyle outside the central st martins school http://www.instyle.co.uk

Saturday, 18 February 2012

London Fashion Week Day 2.....

TIP...printed trousers are everywhere but I have decided to go monochrome with this great 60's print and then rock it up adding colour with a neon yellow boot
silk bomber jacket by religion http://www.religionclothing.co.uk
black jumper by loft design http://www.loftdesignby.com
boots by laurence dacade http://www.laurence-dacade.com
bag by alexander wang http://www.liberty.co.uk

shot by bonnie rahkit at the teatum jones presentation at libertys http://www.thestyletraveller.com

Friday, 17 February 2012

London Fashion Week Day 1.....

TIP...today is a blue day a casual start to the week I have mixed denim with different blues in the knit and then taken a pale pastel shade to bring the look up to date
jumper by christopher kane http://www.net-a-porter.com
jeans by diesel http://www.diesel.com
glasses by thierry lasry http://thierrylasry.com

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

Dionne Bromfield.....

Shot with Katja Mayer...

Thursday, 9 February 2012


The coolest way to wear neon this summer is to mix it all up wearing shades of the same colour way.....

TIP...I love this cotton shirt its perfect with a pair of jeans or even as a great cover up on the beach...I have added a silk jacket to give a vintage feel to the outfit
jacket by monsoon http://www.monsoon.co.uk
jeans by new look http://www.newlook.com
shoes by thakoon http://www.net-a-porter.com
TIP...a loose summer knit is all you need to throw over a pair of jeans for a laid back grungy side to neon wear with flats for a great daytime look
jumper by theory http://www.theory.com
jeans by beg borrow or steal http://www.bbsjeans.com
shoes by casedei http://www.casadei.com
TIP...a waistcoat is a great alternative to a jacket this spring and have styled it with a neutral blouse which compliments the neon. Look for neon detailing on shoes too also great if an all neon look is too much for you!
waistcoat by 3.1 phillip lim http://www.selfridges.com
shirt by equipment http://www.my-wardrobe.com
jeans by topshop http://www.topshop.com
shoes by ld tuttle http://ldtuttle.com

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

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Diesel Denim, part 2.....

This is the last 2 pairs of jeans available in the new Diesel 'Fit Your Attitude' collection launching now nationwide. (See last blog post for more details)

HIGHKEE (0886Z)...

I love these high waisted jeans that are slightly cropped at the ankle so have worn a cropped floral jacket to show this off and thrown a fur coat over the top for a retro glam finish
coat by asos http://www.asos.com
floral denim jacket by beyond retro http://www.beyondretro.com
sunglasses by persol http://www.luxottica.com/en

GRUPEE (wash 881K)...

I have given this pair a sporty twist on tailoring as I love the dark wash it makes the jeans appear smarter and perfect to style with a crisp white shirt and loose silk blazer the high top trainers stop this look being to formal
jacket by rutzou http://www.rutzou.com
shirt by simone rocha http://simonerocha.com
jeans by diesel http://store.diesel.com
trainers by isabel marant http://www.selfridges.com

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

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Diesel Denim.....

Diesel have been developing and researching their best jeans yet under the umbrella name 'Fit Your Attitude'. They have designed 6 pairs of jeans (myguy, grupee, highkee, bootzee, flairlegg and getlegg) that are going to become their only 6 styles that they will sell in any shop nationwide from now on. Each have been meticulously designed to make sure that everyone will find their favourite style/ styles and then over the seasons they will launch alternative colour palettes. Basically once you find what you love all you need to do is keeping adding to the colours! The attention to detail is very noticeable too even down to the leather tabs on the back where the diamonte embellishments have been replaced with stylish neutral coloured leather. Its all very chic and wearable without a huge price tag. I have been lucky enough to road test all six styles and I have definitely found my favourite and will certainly will be buying the newest colour way each season.

See how I have styled each pair today and the next installment on Wednesday 8th February...go and find your perfect pair too...!

MYGUY (wash 088P)...

The pyjama trend is everywhere but if you are not into an all over look take the blouse and match it with boyfriend jeans and simple stiletto's
top from ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk
jeans by diesel http://www.diesel.com

FLAIRLEGG (wash 0886L)...

I have been waiting for the perfect wide leg jean with a rock n roll edge I love the frayed edge and have worn this look with a structured shirt for an alternative to the boho look why not try yellow to brighten the outfit
shirt by paule ka http://www.pauleka.com
jeans by diesel http://www.diesel.com
shoes by barbara bui http://www.barbarabui.fr
sunglasses by kurt geiger http://www.kurtgeiger.com

BOOTZEE (wash 885L)...

I have balanced these straight leg jeans with flats and given the look a fifties twist with a cropped jacket over a printed blouse which is tucked in to show off the higher waistband
jacket by paule ka http://www.pauleka.com
blouse by minkpink http://www.asos.com
jeans by diesel http://www.diesel.com
shoes by office http://www.office.co.uk

GETLEGG (884X)...

If I were to have one of the six pairs these would be the ones! I have found jeans that are the perfect balance between skinny and boyfriend. They are great mainly with heels but have worn them with my high tops just make sure they are not too loose on you as this will look unsexy. The wash is perfect as they feel like I have had them for years so complement most types of clothing. I think the pastel trend works really well with this wash and have teamed the look with suede pastel heels picking out a colour from the jacket
jacket by h&m http://www.hm.com/gb
jeans by diesel http://www.diesel.com
heels by crisian mccaffrey http://www.crisianandmccaffrey.com

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