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!

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Milan Fashion Week, Day 5



TIP... Today am sticking to navy (it seems to be the fashion packs new black this season too!) but for those like me today who is dressing head to toe in a single colour add a colourful accessory and for me a pair of neon sunglasses is the perfect choice to lift the look these clear lenses are perfect for winter sun

Sunglasses by fendi, navy polo neck m&s


MIlan Fashion Week, Day 4 cont...

Photographs by Ava Maria Arias


Monday, 25 February 2013

Milan Fashion Week, Day 4




TIP... The trouser suit is back this year and have gone for a men's double breasted one and rolled up the hems as obviously too long but this adds a laid back feeling to the look that go gat with my flat balenciaga boots. Add a roll neck to bring this look up to date

Trouser suit by tommy hilfiger, roll neck by m&s


Saturday, 23 February 2013

Milan Fashion Week, Day 3




TIP... The full circle skirt seems to be a big shape for summer but definitely judging by the shows will be huge for winter so why not find a great coloured option like this! I have dressed it down with a hoodie and added my neoprene coat to contrast the textures and my knee high boots with a round toe give this a cute 60's touch and the colour blocking bag adds more colour and graphics to the look

Coat by theyskens theory, jumper by american apparel, skirt by baum and pfeffergarten at urban outfitters, boots by chloe, bag by fendi


Milan Fashion Week, Day 2



TIP... It's a furry day today and have mixed textures like mohair and neoprene and patent knee high boots the colours have been kept tonal and have stuck with strong silhouettes and played with shape and proportion and added a polo neck underneath to lengthen the neck

Jacket by theyskens theory, furry mohair top by alexis barrell, polo neck by john smedley, shorts by iro, boots by chloe, bag by fendi,


Thursday, 21 February 2013

Milan Fashion Week, Day 1



My new pony skin colour block jacket is new season aw13 alexis barrell and have styled it with my men's baggy jeans and a navy roll neck which is a great layering piece or oversized jackets the high neck is perfect with a collarless jacket or coat. I have added the ultimate colour book bag and the metal chain strap is a great texture to contrast against the pony skin

jacket by alexis barrell, roll neck by john smedley, jeans by levi's, boots by chloe, bag by fendi


Wednesday, 20 February 2013

London Fashion Week, Day 4


TIP... Try one colour head to tie and if it is red match your accessories and the lip colour of rate most current way to wear this trend also as I have mentioned before choose a big oversized boxy coat shape very next season too!

Coat by acne, jumper by iro, sunglasses by prism


Monday, 18 February 2013

CK Jeans

Come see the newly remodelled CK store on regents street London where the look I have styled in this shot is available to buy in store, see it displayed on a mannequin there too all week


Sunday, 17 February 2013

London Fashion Week, Day 2





TIP...this look is all about mixing print and colour and the boxy blazer should become your new wardrobe staple add it over a sweatshirt and jeans for a cool laid back look ( go big so wear your boyfriends like i have or buy a bigger size) and style with a coloured shoe and bag which I have done picking out colours from the jumper and then add red lip and no make up my favourite is the topshop make up range rio rio red

Jacket by rokit, jumper by preen, jeans by levis, shoes by michel perry, bag by givenchy, sunglasses by prism


London Fashion Week, Day 1




TIP... Today I have gone for colour blocking and this pony skin jacket is the perfect way to do this as have thrown it over leather shorts and jumper the minimal feel of this jacket updates the simplest of outfits and I have added a white leather heat for a modern sporty edge

jacket by alexis barrell, jumper by j crew, shorts by iro, boots by balenciaga, hat by marc jacobs, bag by pleats please


Friday, 15 February 2013

New York Fashion Week, Day 6


TIP... My style tip today is about men's Levi's 501's which I find fit better in a men's size and shape and fold up the hem for a cool teddy boy masculine feel but worn with colour and print gives this a feminine edge still. the red boxy coat is a key shape for next winter too so be ahead of the game and find one for you now as this should take you through the year and camouflage your bag and match it to the colour of your coat

Jumper and boots balenciaga, jeans by levis, coat by acne, bag by jil sander, sunglasses by the row at linda farrow


Thursday, 14 February 2013

New York Fashion Week, Day 4




TIP... Slogan tops are everywhere and say what you think! Today I was 'tres fatigue' just perfect for the day that united nude shoes loaned me a pimped up limo for the day to take me wherever I wanted to go! To add detail to a sequin top like this and dress it down for day I have layered a men's shirt underneath and worn with loose silk shorts and my faithful boots! Add this seasons beefy hat to complete the look! And tip for next season too is find a good bubble shaped coat it's an investment that will take you through to the end of the year! Mix your texture for the most up to date look

Sequin top by ashish, shirt by gap, shorts by iro, boots by balenciaga, hat by Madeleine Thompson, coat by theyskens theory, bag by pleats please


Wednesday, 13 February 2013

New York Fashion Week, Day 5





TIP... Everyone needs to go and get these leather dungarees they are going to be your go to piece for summer as you can wear with pretty much anything and they can be dressed up or down with different shoes dependant on where you are going but today I have opted for another monochrome look and to lift the look styled it with some metallic frames and an orange lip to add colour! Later on in the show season I will give you another way to wear them to show you these are a good investment!

Dungarees by whistles, jumper by phillip lim, coat by theyskens theory, boots by balenciaga, sunglasses by prism, bag by pleats please


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

New York Fashion Week, Day 3




TIP... Today is a colour day I am seeing big boxy coats are around in a big way next winter so am pleased I have this one with me and have broken up the block colour with a graphic check print and by adding a simple roll neck jumper this keeps the look grown up. I have also matched my red coat with my mini red bag and then add a white leather cap for a modern sportlux edge

Coat by acne, roll neck jumper by marks & spencer, trousers by kenzo menswear, boots by balenciaga, hat by marc by marc jacobs, bag by jil sander