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!

Saturday, 24 April 2010


TIP...tye dye is my choice for denim for festivals and adds boots with shorts for a sexy boyish look
t-shirt by acne at net a porter www.net-a-porter.com
feather shrug from topshop www.topshop.com
tye dye shorts by siwy www.siwydenim.com
suede boots by catrina martin at harvey nichols www.harveynichols.com
sunglasses by carrera at www.sunglasses-shop.co.uk

TIP...customise your leggings for originality. I added black fabric around the knees and then glued on studs. I also love this cropped parka as it allows your outfit to be seen better and these shorter length lace up wellies come in all bright colours too

t-shirt by whistles www.whistles.co.uk
canvas jacket by zara www.zara.co.uk
leggings by american apparel, www.americanapparel.co.uk
fabric on knee pads from john lewis www.johnlewis.com
studs from vv Rouleaux www.vvrouleaux.com
wellies by hunter www.hunter-boot.com
fringed scarf by tim ryan at browns focus www.brownsfashion.com

TIP...add a colourful sock (even if it clashes) to liven up the look and an open shirt is a good alternative layer to a jumper

khaki shirt from zara www.zara.com
t-shirt by apc at my wardrobe www.my-wardrobe.com
trousers by peacocks www.peacocks.co.uk
belt by d-squared at selfridges www.selfridges.com
boots by timberland www.timberlandonline.co.uk
socks by falke at fenwicks www.fenwicks.co.uk
studded cuff by felder and felder at browns focus www.brownsfashion.com
sunglasses by yves saint laurent at harvey nichols www.harveynichols.com

photographs by matthew smith

Sunday, 18 April 2010


TIP... I love these silk shorts and they are a great way of doing that underwear as outerwear trend too as long as they are long enough to cover your dignity!
waistcoat by massimo dutti http://www.massimodutti.com/
vest by LNA at selfridges http://www.selfridges.com/
shorts by stella mccartney http://www.stellamccartney.com/
shoes by hobbs nw3 http://www.hobbs.co.uk/
sunglasses by dolce & gabbana at harvey nichols http://www.harveynichols.com/

TIP... I think that this all in one is a great find and when styled with casual shoes could even be a great summer's day outfit make sure your whole looked is played down so as to not make this outfit look too sophisticated
all in one by kate moss for topshop www.topshop.com
shoes by catarina martin www.selfridges.com

TIP...a silk blazer is a great way to add this trend into your wardrobe. it is perfect when styled with trousers, shorts or a skirt and can dress up an old t-shirt too
blazer by kookai www.kookai.co.uk
shirt by Joie www.joie.com
denim shorts by noboby www.trilogystores.co.uk
studded boots by all saints www.allsaints.com
hat from Rokit www.rokit.co.uk

photographs by matthew smith

Sunday, 11 April 2010

The next step.......

Each week I will post new ideas of how to style outfits based on current trends. I am a massive fan of the high street and believe that to be stylish is not how much you spend but how you wear things and that they suit your body shape and personality.....an outfit should look effortless.