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, 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!


  1. Such a good colour! The detailing's incredible too

  2. Looks great
    karen s
    twannywun at hotmail dot com

  3. A gorgeous piece! Perfect for SS14 and for many seasons ahead x

  4. Love a bit of winter white! Be brilliant with a monochrome or pastel outfit.

  5. Timeless! Fingers crossed that after all this trying this will be my week! x

  6. What a gorgeous jacket, perfect length and such beautiful lining! x

    This is by far the best white jacket i've seen!!
    One day i will be able to desing my own jacket. Until then...finger crossed!!

  8. Look at that lining! Delicious.


    1. Congrats! You have won the biker jacket! Email me your address and twitter name so I can announce you have won on there too! Nataliehartley5@gmail.com
      Thanks! X

  9. Ohhh my god, it's so beautiful!!! It's perfect.

  10. The jacket is inspired!! Starting with the colour, its just so different and more girly yet still biker hot! Love the big collar and longer length, more practical for cold days. The lining is very retro and rocky. Love it so clever!

  11. Gorgeous jacket, love the colour but especially the flattering shape. Can't go wrong with a classic biker, have an old black one already but a cream one would be perfect for wearing with white or winter pastels!

  12. Too bloody GAWJUS luv it. Would look totes cute with a pair of dark skinny jeans Or dolled up with a Sequin situation!! Need Want Must Have. MAJOR FAN #hashtag BIG CUDDLES


  13. a perfect white leather jacket for summer and winter

  14. Love this jacket & would love to win one!!

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  16. This bikers jacket in leather is looking awesome , the color is so cool, sleeves style and collar are unique , lining is also in unique design , i must say its very stylish . I love it .


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