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!

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Milan Fashion Week, Day 4

TIP...today I have decided to do the 50's but in a wearable way try a pencil skirt in a different fabric like pvc and then have added a silk blouse with a print to contrast against the heavy fabric of the skirt the studded loafers are great to wear with this outfit a for laid back day wear but toughens it all up as the studs make the shoes less traditional
blouse by miu miu
skirt by m&s
shoes by zara

Milan Fashion Week, Day 3

TIP...go for print and colour with a casual sweatshirt I love this oversized shape and it is perfect with denim I have layered a denim shirt underneath as denim is a good backdrop for prints and the loose jeans work well with the shape of the jumper.  I have added a red bag and the green boots for extra colour but you can leave it plain and let the jumper do all the work!
jumper by balenciaga
shirt by h&m
jeans by levi's 501
bag by jil sander
shoes by acne

Milan Fashion Week, Day 2

TIP...double denim day! match your shirt to your jeans and add a shoe with a neon accent try a boot style shoe to add some strength to the look and stops it looking to feminine as this should be quite a tough look 
shirt by mens river island
jeans by levis 501
shoes by acne
sunglasses by miu miu

Milan Fashion Week, Day 1.....

TIP...today I have opted for an all white day but don't think of white as being always so romantic wear jeans to give the look an edgier feel but keep them oversized and then have layered with a loose white jumper and added a great pair of shoes the tones can change and play with texture, I have broken it all up with a silk bomber jacket for a sporty feel and the snakeskin is a nod to next summer ahead!
jacket by horiyoshi the third
jumper by 3.1 phillip lim
jeans by mens gap
shoes by river island
belt my own
bag ebay

Thursday, 20 September 2012


This week I have selected my favourite pieces from Bengt and for all my readers we have a special 20% discount for you...happy shopping! 
valid from 17-30 Sept

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

London Fashion Week, Day 5

TIP...this is the season for wearing leather worn head to toe or broken up with textures like this but why not experiment with different trouser shapes like these loose peg leg ones which I have styled with an oversized shaped coat and the bag has a trim of colour only a small accent is needed to lift the outfit
jacket by antonio berardi
trousers by theory
t-shirt by zoe karssen
bag by stella mccartney
trainers by converse
jewellery by zoe & morgan

photographs by victoria moss

London Fashion Week, Day 4

TIP...monchrome is a trend that seems to be here to stay seen at shows for ss13 why not give it a try now!  the silk bomber jacket ticks the sport lux box but the embroidery adds a slight oriental twist and have worn it with a kilt inspired skirt and the boots give the outfit a stronger more masculine feel to contrast against the skirt keep bag and accessories in monochrome too or add neon for a crazy burst or colour!
jacket by horiyoshi
skirt by vilshenko
t-shirt by current elliott
bag by pierre hardy
sunglasses by miu miu
boots by new rock

photographs by jaye thompson

Monday, 17 September 2012

London Fashion Week , Day 3

TIP...head to toe print, go crazy and clash it up or do as I am and mix up variation of the same print in the same colour ways.  I have then added a white leather jacket as white is a fresh modern approach to biker jacket and again having it over sized gives this look a more up to date look
jacket by givenchy
shirt by joseph
trousers by gap mens
boots by barbara bui
bag by pierre hardy
sunglasses by the row

photographs by jaye thompson

Sunday, 16 September 2012

London Fashion Week, Day 2

TIP...leather & dungarees is all I have to say... this style is seen starting through aw12 but also coming through as a big style for next summer too! wear with a loose t-shirt and high tops or a great pair of boots.  I have also added this amazing posh mac another addition to your wardrobe that will dress everything up but still feel edgier because its oversized
jacket by roksander illinic
dress by alexis barrell
t-shirt by current elliott
trainers by marc by marc jacobs
necklaces and jewellery by zoe & morgan
sunglasses by the row

photographs by bonnie rahkit and donna wallace

Saturday, 15 September 2012

London Fashion Week, Day 1

TIP...double denim day means I have worn a washed out denim shirt and jeans make sure the denim tones sit well together and I have rocked it up with silver metal heavy necklaces and bracelets and chunky metal belt with studded loafers the more silver and black leather the better!  A maxi coat is key for winter plus the dusty blue goes perfectly with denim
coat by dior
shirt by h&m
jeans by diesel
shoes by zara
jewellery by zoe & morgan
bag by pierre hardy

photographs by bonnie rahkit