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, 18 December 2011

New Season.....

TIP...the easiest (and cost effective) way to head into the new season is with a pair of printed jeans, they will update and old jumper or coat wear with heels and for the rock chic in you try a biker jacket but in metallic
jacket by urban code http://www.urbancode.co.uk
jeans by isabel marant http://www.net-a-porter.com
boots by barbara bui http://www.barbarabui.fr
sunglasses by the row http://www.lindafarrow.co.uk

TIP...the bomber and the silk tracksuit bottoms are the next two key pieces and both are perfect for the sportlux trend that will be happening clash your printed silk or stick to neutral and add print in the top half but mixing and matching print and texture works well dress the look up with heels
jacket by neil barrett http://www.neilbarrett.com/en
metallic vest house of holland http://www.houseofholland.co.uk
trousers by new look http://www.newlook.com
shoes by camilla skovgaard http://www.camillaskovgaard.com

TIP...this jacket has it all colour and the watercolour floral print which will be huge for summer wear simply with jeans but add metallic shoes to lift the outfit and compliments all colours
blazer by river island http://www.riverisland.com/Online
lurex jumper by markus lumpfer http://www.markuslupfer.com
jeans by topshop http://www.topshop.com

photographs by matthew smith http://www.propertydmr.co.uk

Sunday, 11 December 2011


TIP...faux fur has never been bigger this is one of the best I've seen and is great for ultimate warmth wear simply or add colour through scarves, shoes or jumpers its a statement but looks great
coat by asos http://www.asos.com

TIP...a mac is the classic and love this worn simply with a pair of jeans and some flat statement boots snakeskin is great with neutrals
mac by banana republic http://www.bananarepublic.co.uk
shoes by penelope chilvers http://www.penelopechilvers.com

TIP...a maxi coat looks great sleeveless to give it an edgy shape wear with a big jumper or shirt with jeans and flat boots for a chic winter look
coat by chanel http://www.chanel.com
gloves by christopher kane http://www.net-a-porter.com
denim shirt by levis http://eu.levi.com

photographs by matthew smith http://www.propertydmr.co.uk

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Cyber Print.....

TIP...black and white print is perfect when the prints are mismatched I have broken it up with a denim shirt worn loose and have added colour with shoes and sunglasses
wool vest by tucker http://www.net-a-porter.com
denim shirt by asos http://www.asos.com
shoes by kurt geiger http://www.kurtgeiger.com

TIP...I love these jeans and the tye dye gives a great tribal print effect wear with converse and match the coat to a colour in the jeans with a blouse gives a very relaxed daytime look
coat by new look http://www.newlook.com
trainers by converse http://www.converse.co.uk
sunglasses by prism http://www.prismlondon.com

TIP...knitted trousers are great loose and worn with trainers if wearing head to toe print clash the colours but keep the geometry similar
jumper by charlie and robinson at anthropologie http://www.anthropologie.eu/uk
trousers by beyond retro http://www.beyondretro.com
trainers by marc by marc jacobs http://www.marcjacobs.com

photographs by matthew smith http://www.propertydmr.co.uk

Sunday, 27 November 2011


TIP...for a modern take on the 60's add a t-shirt to an a-line skirt but add a removable collar and play with strong lines with a fun pair of tights
t-shirt by american apparel http://americanapparel.net
skirt by zara http://www.zara.com
collar and shoes by asos http://www.asos.com
tights by giles for new look http://www.newlook.com
necklaces with skull by zoe and morgan http://www.zoeandmorgan.com
necklace with diamond disco ball by jade jaggar http://www.matchesfashion.com

TIP...for the perfect 60's look clash your retro colour keep them block for added impact but break it up with a printed boots why not try snakeskin!
top by asos http://www.asos.com
trousers and boots by zara http://www.zara.com

TIP...I love the patent skirt of the dress it gives a tougher edge to the 60's and have layered a metallic top over the dress but the simple cut works well with the dress the black tights add an extra graphic and looks great with blue
dress by richard nichol for fred perry http://www.fredperry.com
tights by giles for new look http://www.newlook.com
slippers by penelope chilvers http://www.penelopechilvers.com

photographs by matthew smith http://www.propertydmr.co.uk
(dog hugo)

Sunday, 20 November 2011


TIP...printed jeans are becoming a huge thing I love tartan as a type of check and think clashing similar prints in different colours work really well and metallic shoes add a modern punk feel
jeans by tripp http://www.asos.com
shoes by topshop http://www.topshop.com

TIP...go for all over checks and layer for a more grunge 90's look and metallic brogues break up the tonal blue colours play with different size and style of check
cashmere sleeveless jumper and check shirt by joseph http://www.joseph.co.uk
skirt by minkpink http://www.asos.com
shoes by zara http://www.zara.com
camera as before

TIP...I love these loose sequin trousers as they have a great punk edge to them but have dressed them down with a hoodie but adding metallic trainers (high tops essential) this becomes a cool daytime look
jumper by uniqlo http://www.uniqlo.com/uk
trousers by ashish http://www.selfridges.com
trainers by jimmy choo (new for spring so keep your eyes peeled) http://eu.jimmychoo.com
camera as before

photographs by matthew smith http://www.propertydmr.co.uk

Sunday, 13 November 2011


TIP...clash your florals wearing print with lace and keep the tones muted for a retro feel the check looks great againt print and flat platform shoes are a style to look out for for next season
silk top by reiss 1971 http://www.reissonline.com
skirt by warehouse http://www.warehouse.co.uk
coat by jaegar
shoes by deeny & ozzy

TIP...why not take florals into the sixties layer a blouse under a cardigan and add patent for added texture and wear with knee boots the blouse is the easiest way to wear the trend and can update most things
cardigan by jonathan saunders http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
shirt by equipment
skirt by fred perry
boots by marc jacobs

pyjamas by topshop http://www.topshop.com
shoes by rupert sanderson

photographs by matthew smith http://www.propertydmr.co.uk

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Sporty whites.....

No update this week as have food poisoning but heres a funny picture I found of me.... sure those shoes are on trend for next summer!

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Pencil skirts.....

TIP...go quirky and clash your prints the classic and very flattering way of wearing the skirt is to tuck the top inside to accentuate your waist add a belt if the skirt doesn't do this on its own and a fab pair of stiletto boots finishes the look
skirt by anonymous by ross & bute http://www.anonymousclothing.com
shoes by guiseppe zanotti http://www.selfridges.com

TIP...for a casual approach to wearing a pencil skirt wear with a loose jumper and trainers the open knit of the jumper gives the look a more grungy feel
jumper by topshop unique http://www.topshop.com
skirt by topshop http://www.topshop.com
trainers by converse http://www.office.co.uk

TIP...why not try a longer length pencil skirt its more flattering than you think and great for an evening event tuck the top into waist for a great shape, metallic shoes lift the look
top by american retro http://www.asos.com
skirt by antipodium http://www.antipodium.com
shoes by kurt geiger http://www.kurtgeiger.com

photographs by matthew smith http://www.propertydmr.co.uk

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Shoe The Keyhole.....

I have let Javari shoes into my flat to film my ever growing shoe collection, (although am sure some of you have more than me!), where I talk about the stories behind certain pairs of shoes I have under my rail. Javari is an online shoe store and 'Shoe The Keyhole' is part of their new campaign.
To run alongside this they are doing their first ever exhibition of shoe collections from Daphne Guiness, Christian Louboutin and Nicholas Kirkwood.

It's a free day out!

4th-8th November The Loading Bay, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Column dresses.....

TIP...this style if dress can sometimes be very unflattering but a strong overall print is a great distraction wear with silver flats for a quirky day look
dress by johnathan saunders http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk

TIP...I love this jumper dress and for added length and a more flattering idea I have layered a silk dress underneath this give a slight punk feel to the outfit too
dress by evil twin http://www.asos.com
silk dress by betty jackson http://bettyjackson.com
shoes by bally http://www.bally.com

TIP...go for a midi length but wear with heels for a flattering look go for a platform to give weight to the outfit and I have clashed the prints as long as the colour tones work together the overall look works too!
shirt by johnathan saunders http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
shoes by l'autre chose http://www.my-wardrobe.com

photographs by my mum

Sunday, 16 October 2011


TIP...leggings are the easiet and most wearable way to incorporate the trend into your wardrobe great with a simple loose jumper or t-shirt or glam it up with a hairy coat the brogues give the look a contrsating mod approach
jacket by topshop http://www.topshop.com
leggings by rokit http://www.rokit.co.uk

TIP...play with print and sequin tartan is great as it gives a more punk feel to the outfit but by adding a t-shirt and sequin collar the look becomes more feminine wear with glitter heels (minus the stickers on the sole!) but the heavy style of the shoe makes the glitter seem less girly its a key shoe style for winter
t-shirt by zoe karssen http://www.zoekarssen.com
collar by miss selfridge http://www.missselfridge.com
trousers by ashish http://www.selfridges.com
shoes by topshop unique http://www.topshop.com
necklace with hanging skull by zoe and morgan http://www.zoeandmorgan.com
necklace with diamond ball by jade jaggar http://www.matchesfashion.com