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, 25 March 2012

The New 60's.....

TIP...I wanted to make the 60's slightly less literal so took these printed trousers and wore with a loose blazer and a pyjama shaped cotton shirt (my favourite summer shape) the oversized round sunnies add to the 60's touch but go bigger for a more modern take on the circular frame trend
shirt by the kooples http://www.thekooples.com
trousers and shoes by marni http://www.net-a-porter.com
sunglasses by the row http://www.lindafarrow.co.uk

TIP...high waisted shorts and a button up blouse give the 60's a more preppy edge I love the bright colour of the shorts and I would wear flats when you have shorts during the day I love the nude leather as it means you don't focus on the shoes and then the straps round the ankles don't cut your leg at the ankle
shirt by the kooples http://www.thekooples.com
shorts by raoul http://www.raoul.com
shoes by ted baker http://www.tedbaker.com
sunglasses as before

TIP...a shift dress is a great 60's shape and the print adds to this trend in a literal sense but I have added my cowboy boots for a cooler and more modern approach to this outfit
sunglasses as before

Thursday, 22 March 2012

The bomber jacket.....

April issue, InStyle magazine
jacket by christian blanken http://christianblanken.co.uk

Wednesday, 21 March 2012


The Feb issue of InStyle see how I wear florals taking one piece and wearing it 3 ways

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Shirts and Jeans.....

TIP...this print is a summer must have paisley is everywhere but a simple silk blouse with this print should be all you need button it up and wear with a coat picking out a shade from the shirt
jeans by diesel http://www.diesel.com
coat by christian dior http://www.dresseronline.co.uk
sunglasses by thierry lasry http://thierrylasry.com

TIP...pyjama style silk blouses are everywhere but why not unbutton them and try as a jacket great with an old t-shirt and jeans this is one I found this shirt in the rosebowl in LA but search ebay for similar
blouse by prada
jeans by diesel http://www.diesel.com
vest by american vintage http://www.my-wardrobe.com

TIP...search the spring shows and fruit has been this random sub trend seen at dolce & gabbana and a few others but again found this vintage silk shirt with a pineapple print in a strong colour the loose fit makes this a perfect daytime alternative to a t-shirt worn with denim cut-offs
vintage silk blouse from ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk

Photographs taken by my mum


Wednesday, 14 March 2012

InStyle Florals, April issue.....

shot by arved colvin smith http://www.arvedcolvin-smith.com

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Summer Coats.....

TIP...go for pastels and pick a great silhouette shape in a cool colour like green and wear with another pastel like this gorgeous lemon jumpsuit add a heel and a fun pair of sunnies to compliment the colour of the coat the 3/4 length always works well with a jumpsuit
jumpsuit by joseph http://www.joseph.co.uk
shoes by rupert sanderson http://rupertsanderson.com
sunglasses by giorgio armani http://www.armani.com/gb

TIP...I love this pale blue take of a trench its a looser fit to a normal trench so keep the outfit loose and laid back and layer a jumper over a soft dress throw the coat on with a pair of heels in the same colour
jumper by topman http://www.topman.com
shoes by rupert sanderson http://rupertsanderson.com
sunglasses by linda farrow http://www.lindafarrow.co.uk

TIP...I love the faded square print of these jeans but have livened it up with a bright yellow coat and matching shirt a kooky take on a minimalist shape coat as the collar of the shirt can act at a collar to the coat wear with colourful high top trainers
coat and shirt by paper http://www.paperlondon.com
jeans by current elliott http://www.currentelliott.com
trainers by pierre hardy http://pierrehardy.com
sunglasses by heidi http://www.asos.com

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

Friday, 9 March 2012

paris last day!

TIP...although I have worn this outfit before I have added a loose silk blouse and left it undone to act like a cardigan but is less bulky and more glamourous

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Milan Fashion Week Day 5.....

TIP...grunge up a neon dress and wear with a big jumper and heavy boots and the beeny hat give it the 90's twist but if you want to wear a coat why not try a big black loosely shaped overcoat, let the neon do the talking
dress by christopher kane http://www.net-a-porter.com
jumper by loft design http://www.loftdesignby.com

photographs by pip edwards http://www.instyle.co.uk

Monday, 5 March 2012

Milan Fashion Week Day 4.....

TIP...go for sporty stripes in neon and team with a loose denim shirt and jumper and black shoes again navy and black work well together
jumper by loft design http://www.loftdesignby.com
shirt by urban outfitters http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
trousers by rag and bone http://www.net-a-porter.com
shoes by united nude http://www.net-a-porter.com

photographs by jaye thompson http://www.instyle.co.uk

Sunday, 4 March 2012

TIP...a rainy day in paris means I have decided to do french goth and worn my big boots again with my long black skirt with a black jumper but broken it up with a green printed blouse and beeny hat but nothing like a good setting to make the outfit seems stronger!!
jumper by loft design by http://www.loftdesignby.com
skirt by minkpink http://www.asos.com
shirt by equipment http://www.my-wardrobe.com
necklace with glitter ball by jade jaggar http://www.matchesfashion.com
necklace with skull by zoe and morgan http://www.zoeandmorgan.com

photographs by victoria moss http://www.instyle.co.uk

Saturday, 3 March 2012

TIP...a deconstructed leather jacket is my new update to a leather jacket and I love this blue wash which looks great with denim and the bright shoes add a bit of zing the elegant metal heel gives this a more refined and grown up look
t-shirt by american apparel http://www.americanapparel.net
jeans by diesel http://www.diesel.com
shoes by michel perry http://www.michelperry.com

photographs taken by victoria moss at the tuilleries http://www.instyle.co.uk

Paris Fashion Week Day 1.....

TIP...how to make a sequin jacket look cooler add a silk blouse left open and layered over a t-shirt I love wearing black and blue together so have worn wityh black velvet pyjama trousers for a chic take on this trend and the grunged it up with my big boots
vintage jacket by chanel http://www.chanel.com
t-shirt by gap http://www.gap.eu
boots by new rock http://www.newrockshoes.net

photographs by victoria moss at the crillion hotel http://www.instyle.co.uk