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!

Monday, 28 February 2011

Milan Fashion Week Day 5

TIP...I have layered a pussy bow blouse over my maxi skirt but with a pair of jeans underneath it makes the look wearable and the turban is a great headpiece that is a stylish alternative to an umbrella in the milan rain!
vintage leopard pussy bow blouse at lucy in disguise lucyindisguiselondon.com
sheer skirt by rokit www.rokit.co.uk
shoes by natacha marro www.natachamarro.com
turban at beyond retro www.beyondretro.com
vintage chanel necklace at susan caplan www.susancaplan.co.uk
long gold necklaces by zoe and morgan www.zoeandmorgan.com

photographs by jaye thompson at the baglioni hotel milan www.instyle.co.uk

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Milan Fashion Week Day 4

TIP...I love this skirt and have left it unbuttoned to show off a great pair of shoes and with a simple t-shirt and biker jacket it updates the 70's look
vintage biker jacket from lucy in disguise lucyindisguiselondon.com
t-shirt by graham & spencer www.grahamandspencer.com
vintage skirt by lanvin at william vinatge www.williamvintage.com
purple suede wedge boots by ysl www.ysl.com

photographs by jaye thompson at the principe hotel milan www.instyle.co.uk

Milan Fashion Week Day 3

TIP...find a great coloured waistocoat and it can go over a plain neutral outfit and you can dress it up with a great pair of boots or a battered pair of flats
vintage embroidered waistcoat by lucy in disguise lucyindisguiselondon.com
jumper by uniqlo www.uniqlo.com
silk shorts by topshop www.topshop.com
boots by rokit www.rokit.co.uk
necklaces by zoe and morgan www.zoeandmorgan.com

Photographs by jaye thompson at instyle www.instyle.co.uk

Friday, 25 February 2011

Milan Fashion Week Day 2

TIP...next season there seems to be a trend towards the tux so have added a tux jacket with jeans and a shirt and jumper but sticking to monochrome gives the look more impact and a fab pair of heels makes it all the more interesting!
tux jacket by valentino at atelier mayer www.atelier-mayer.com
snakeskin clutch from atelier mayer www.atelier-mayer.com
jumper by uniqlo www.uniqlo.com
shirt by didn lee
jeans by topshop www.topshop.com
metallic snakeskin platforms by natacha marro www.natachamarro.com

photographs by jaye thompson at instyle uk magazine www.instyle.co.uk

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Milan Fashion Week Day 1

TIP... this is probably one of the most amazing dresses I have seen but decided to turn 70's on its head and wear the dress as coat and grunge the look up with a baggy jumper, jeans and my boots but a couple of loose gold chains add a reminiscent touch
dress (worn as coat) by lanvin at william vintage www.williamvintage.com
mens jumper by gap www.gap.com
jeans by paige www.selfridges.com
boots and louis vuitton bag by rokit www.rokit.co.uk
necklaces by zoe and morgan www.zoeandmorgan.com

photographs by jaye thompson at our hotel the principe www.hotelprincipedisavoia.com

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

London Fashion Week Day 5

TIP...today I have mixed up my texture of leather, fur and cashmere as this is a big trend I have seen even during the aw11 shows the leather legwarmers are my key piece to modernise any outfit and the colours all remain neutral
Coat and leather legwarmers and cream leather skirt by joseph www.joseph.co.uk
vinatge fur waistcoat by rokit www.rokit.co.uk
jumper by uniqlo www.uniqlo.com/uk
shoes by office www.office.co.uk

photographs by bonnie rakhit at the bfc tents after ashish show
see my fashion week video style diaries www.instyle.co.uk

Monday, 21 February 2011

London Fashion Week Day 4

TIP...keep neon up to date and style simple with a plain jumper and biker jacket
biker jacket by whistles www.whistles.co.uk
jumper by uniqlo www.uniqlo.com/uk
trousers and bag by zara www.zara.com
shoes by dune www.dune.co.uk

photographs by maria milano outside burberry show www.instyle.co.uk

Sunday, 20 February 2011

London Fashion Week Day 3

TIP...colour blocking is best kept simple pick 3 colours and play around a bit like colour by numbers an accessory is good as a sole colour and have cut the lining out of the skirt to stop the fabric looking so heavy
coat by joseph www.joseph.co.uk
shirt by rag & bone www.selfridges.com
skirt by toast www.toast.co.uk
bag by dsquared www.dsquared2.com

photographs by donna wallace at the groucho club for temperley

Saturday, 19 February 2011

TIP...forget the umbrella and go for a hooded scarf! I have added neon colour with this amazing cashmere cardigan and have hardened up my outfit with leather legwarmers a great over boring tights
cardigan and wedges by opening ceremony www.asos.com
jumper by topshop www.topshop.com
tights by falke www.my-wardrobe.com
leather legwarmers by joseph www.joseph.co.uk
hooded scarf by ann demeulemeester www.brownsfashion.com

photograph by matthew smith

Friday, 18 February 2011

London Fashion Week Day 1.....

TIP...today I have layered and old t-shirt over a chiffon dress to give it a more rock n' roll feel to the outfit but by adding heels still keeps the feminine side and stops the skirt looking too long and bulky and have layered gold chains to break up the black
coat by joseph www.joseph.co.uk
t-shirt by beyond retro www.beyondretro.com
chiffon dress by topshop www.topshop.com
leather legwarmers by joseph www.joseph.co.uk
boots by asos www.asos.com
fingerless gloves by christopher kane www.net-a-porter.com
bag by maje www.selfridges.com
necklaces by zoe and morgan www.zoeandmorgan.com

photographs by natasha wray

Sunday, 13 February 2011

The sleeveless jacket.....

TIP...this is my favourite collection for the summer just add any of these waistcoats to a pair of jeans or a loose gypsy skirt and the outfit has been simply updated with very little effort!
waistcoat and blouse by givenchy www.selfridges.com
jeans by topshop www.topshop.com
shoes by chrissie morris www.chrissiemorris.net

TIP...I love this waistcoat as it doubles up as a jacket and looks great layered with white underneath but added a long skirt with the open side to make this sexier and less formal
waistcoat by neil barrett www.neilbarrett.com
white collar shirt and matching blazer didn lee
skirt by helmut lang www.my-wardrobe.com
shoes by office www.office.co.uk

TIP...I love the oriental influence of this waistcoat and have styled it with white for a minimal and silhouetted shape
waistcoat by osman yousefzada www.theshopatbluebird.com
trousers by maxmara www.selfridges.com

photographs by matthew smith

Sunday, 6 February 2011


TIP...these chinos are a great way of wearing neon and the denim shirt makes the look more casual and wearable I added heels for a sexier image but turn the hems up to see the shoes
denim shirt with leather collar by urban outfitters www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
orange trousers by zara www.zara.com
shoes by camilla skovgaard www.net-a-porter.com

TIP...this is the ultimate dress for an event the neon allows the dress to be totally modern on a classic cut and wear with neon shoes to emphasize this
dress by christopher kane www.net-a-porter.com
shoes by osman yousefzada www.selfridges.com

TIP...I loose oversized jumper is instantly updated with a neon skirt poking out from the hem and the scalloped edge makes the look more feminine clash your neons and wear a different colour shoe not good to be too matchy!
jumper by topshop www.topshop.com
skirt by jaegar boutique www.jaeger.co.uk
padded bag by lulu guinness www.luluguinness.com

photographs by jessica buttress