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 January 2014


To celebrate the upcoming Fashion Week I want to give you the chance to WIN this  Oswald Helgason for Aldo Rise bag that I wore to NYC Fashion Week last season. Conveniently for this post BLUE has become the colour of the new Spring/ Summer season (ranging from navy to pastel blue tones) and what a better way to introduce this into your wardrobe than with a strong graphic printed bag.   Leave a comment below or retweet the blog for your chance to WIN, deadline Saturday 1st February, good luck!

TIP… this season mix and match your shades of blue and the use the brightest tone to accessorise with such as this bag but  for a new season update try clothing in pastel shades instead of navy but keep the accessories simple and don't match up your shoes if you have gone for a brighter coloured bag stick to black or white heels or flats for a cooler look

Sunday, 5 January 2014

The Biker Jacket ( but this one designed by me for sale in Miss Selfridge)

Last year I was taken to Lille in France with Miss Selfridge to go on a vintage shopping spree in order to find something that would inspire me to design a piece of clothing for their new collection.  The result of this trip is my perfect biker jacket; the one that I am wearing below! It all started as I found two vintage Yves Saint laurent silk scarves and thought that the print was so cool and would turn it into black and white and that  maybe it could be the lining for something.  

I wondered what piece of clothing best described me and something that I would want to wear.  The biker jacket is a timeless piece and one of my wardrobe staples but what a great opportunity to actually be able to design one that would be perfect for me and this is the result! 

I designed the jacket to be slightly longer in length to give a more flattering shape,  I went for an off white colour as white is such a huge trend for summer but the boxy oversized shape meant I can wear this jacket over big jumpers in the winter too.  Then I added buckles to the sides and heavy zips for added hard ware details and to give it a more rock n roll edge true to me.  I am very happy with the result and hope you like to.  

The jacket is made from real leather and in store now but you can WIN one for yourself this week!  As usual leave a comment below or retweet the blog for your chance to win.  The competition will be open for 2 weeks while I am away so good luck and will announce the winner on Monday 20th January!