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, 24 April 2011

Short Shorts.....

TIP...a scalloped edge is a great detail to look for on shorts as if you choose to wear a longer top or untucked t-shirt it is a nice detail to poke out from the hem
shorts by jaegar http://www.jaeger.co.uk

TIP...I love these crochet shorts and if you were wearing with heels then keep the top loose and relaxed to balance out the outfit if the shorts are very short as it gives the look more confidence
leather knitted jumper by stefanel http://www.stefanel.com
white vest by bess http://www.joseph.co.uk
crochet shorts by topshop http://www.topshop.com

TIP...with denim shorts you can afford to mix up print and fabric keep the strength of colours the same but soften stripes with a girly floral print and a silk camisole adds a feminine touch
embroidered jacket by new look http://www.newlook.com
silk cami by american vintage http://www.trilogystores.co.uk
stripe shorts by topshop http://www.topshop.com

photographs by matthew smith

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Spotty Silks.....

TIP...I think the seventies is a great way to do silk as wide leg trousers feel and look relaxed and an untucked short silk blouse is a relaxed way to show off the high waist add a great shoe and sunglasses
spotted blouse by whistles http://www.whistles.co.uk
trousers and shoes by topshop http://www.topshop.com

TIP...I have combined spots of different sizes on the blouse and the shorts which works when the colours have a common colour running through (in this case beige) and then added my boyfriends bow tie
blouse by silence & noise http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
bow tie by john lewis http://www.johnlewis.com

TIP...silk shorts are a great alternative to a skirt add a camisole for a relaxed daytime look and toughen up soft colours and feminine clothes with black shoes
camisole by kimchi blue http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
shorts by topshop http://www.topshop.com
suede sandals by warehouse http://www.warehouse.co.uk

photographs by matthew smith

Sunday, 10 April 2011


TIP...coloured denim is the key summer investment piece its a cost effective way to buy into the trend add an old t-shirt or wear a loose untucked neutral coloured silk blouse to dress it up
jeans by miss sixty http://www.misssixty.com
jewellery by zoeandmorgan http://www.zoeandmorgan.com

TIP...straight leg silk trousers are my new obbession for summer dressing they can be worn with flats or add a bright coloured shoe to compliment the trend and a loose vest makes it look effortless
vest by marlene birger http://www.bymalenebirger.com
silk trousers by rohmir 020 7499 8350
suede heels by charlotte olympia http://www.charlotteolympia.com

TIP...I love a great oversized t-shirt the colour is all you need to choose and neon compliments the beginnings of a tan layer over a dress for extra detail
stripe vest by marlene birger http://www.bymalenebirger.com
flipflops by havaianas http://www.selfridges.com

photographs by matthew smith

Sunday, 3 April 2011

The Fifties.....

TIP...an all in one shorts suit is great in a print and a modern top knot and circular sunglasses complete the look and a halterneck is a great nod to the trend too
all in one by matalan http://www.matalan.co.uk
sunglasses by religion http://www.religionclothing.co.uk

TIP...I love the bird print of this as it makes the 50's look more modern and the bandeau top can also be replaced with a white shirt thats tied at the front for another less revealing 50's alternative
bandeau top and skirt by new look http://www.newlook.com
sunglasses by religion http://www.religionclothing.co.uk

TIP...for a chic bathing suit that would also double up as an outfit around the hotel try this all in one the hipster style bottom half is very flattering on people
black bather by margaret howell http://www.margarethowell.co.uk

photographs by myself at the palm one & only resort, dubai http://thepalm.oneandonlyresorts.com