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, 29 July 2013

Nike...Just Do It

For those who don't know I have signed up with Nike to run the half Marathon in San Francisco....for those who don't know I smoke and drink and not sure that I particularly wanted to put these things to one side but I do also want to get fit and thought this would be a great opportunity to challenge this. Another struggle (or excuse) is I am not sure how to fit exercise into my schedule and this will be another obstacle, I would always say yes to a drink after work than even think of doing exercise...will this change?! I am intrigued to find out.
So I said yes and today I find myself at Equinox gym with my assigned personal trainer explaining how I got myself into this mess and maybe I now regret saying yes!
But deep down I am really excited about the next 3 months and hoping this might be the kick start I need to get fit! Nike have kitted me out in all things black and white and wearing my new trainers (this fashion and fitness thing is fun), I have been analysed and assessed and this Thursday I will get my full training schedule.
After this I will get a personal trainer once a week and if this wont work to get me up and out then god knows what will! But aside from all the gimmicks I actually have to get off my ass and run for myself and this is the biggest challenge. So from this weekend here it goes.....Natalie Hartley Runs

I am going to document this experience on the blog and maybe inspire some of you (or not) but hopefully the journey to fitness and San Francisco will be a fun one! I will also be raising money for charity and that's an inspiration in itself.

Sunday, 28 July 2013


The print this season is CHECK but there are 2 ways to go... are you the punk girl or the future girl?  Take your side here and accessorise as you wish but t help you along you can win the latest necklace from Eddie Borgo that I am wearing in the first outfit.  Just leave a comment below or retweet the blog for your can to win! Deadline is Friday 2nd August...Good Luck!

TIP... check shirts dont have to be reminiscent of the 90's why not wear a classic check shirt in a more grown up way by mixing embellished textures against the check and wear a loose shirt like this tucked into a pencil skirt for a modern update that can also be great for the office or a night out and wear with brogues 
shirt and skirt by no.21
shoes by jil sander
sunglasses by topshop
necklace by eddie borgo at shopbop

TIP... strong graphics look great on oversized shapes wear with a pencil skirt to balance the look another good tip is to use a jacket as a top try which works perfectly if they are bigger in shape
jacket by lucy offen
skirt by joseph
trainers by new balance

Sunday, 14 July 2013

New Season Tips.....

 This week's heat wave means you can win the sunglasses from the first 
look just retweet the blog or leave a comment below for your chance to win Deadline closes Friday 19th June...good luck!
TIP...print is everywhere for autumn clash it or maybe try monochrome 
silks for a sporty twist next season
Dress by Josh Goot
Sunglasses by Marc Jacobs


TIP... Look out for camouflage go traditional or experiment in colour and add to anything plain ideally a full circle skirt ( it's the shape to be seen)
Vintage jacket from Rokit
TIP... Finally add a metallic shoe to your outfit I love a plain 
statement heel but flats are great for this style too, perfect to dress upyour jeans too!
Shoes by Chloe


Friday, 12 July 2013

InStyle, August issue.....

Chloe Moretz
Shot by Sofia & Mauro