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, 22 March 2015

This Summer I Will Be Wearing...Brown

Retro colours are the new brights and brown is a great canvas and starting point that goes with everything even brights.  This week I am starting you off on the brown vibe and you can WIN the Ganni skirt I am wearing below, just retweet the blog on Twitter or leave a comment below or on Instagram...deadline Saturday 28th March

TIP...mix up your shades of brown, tan and chocolate work well together and wear a darker bottom half as this can be more flattering 

jumper by sunspel
skirt by ganni
boots and sunglasses by saint laurent

Sunday, 15 March 2015

My Summer Essentials.....

It's all you need this summer, simple elegant dressing thats affordable and stylish stick to a monochrome palette for fuss free dressing.  This week you can WIN one of my essential the white boiler suit I am wearing in the second outfit.  Just retweet the blog via Twitter, leave a comment below or on Instagram for your chance to enter.  Deadline is Saturday 21st March...good luck!

TIP... I would always belt this dress to give the it some shape and with a pair of knee high boots gives the outfit that very current seventies spin un button the shirt slightly top and bottom and show off a bit of skin

dress by monki
vintage belt at rokit
boots by chloe
sunglasses by ray bans

TIP... the looser the better for me when it comes to wearing a boiler suit roll up the sleeves and add a statement shoe, it's an outfit that takes no thought at all which makes it the perfect summer essential for me the less thought the better!

boiler suit by monki
shoes by celine

Sunday, 1 February 2015

The Dress Coat.....

Its the alternative layering...the dress coat is extremely versatile a two in one piece and this week you can win this navy one from COS, just leave a comment below or on my Instagram and retweet the blog on Twitter for your chance to enter, deadline Saturday 7th February
good luck!

TIP... turn a coat into a dress or vice versa add a flare trouser and polo neck for that seventies feeling plus wearing black, navy and cream is the recipe for simple winter dressing

coat by cos
polo neck by uniqlo
flares by topshop
sunglasses by ray ban

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Ines de la Fressange for Uniqlo....

Launching in Uniqlo today the new collection by the infamous Ines de la Fressange and these are my favourite pieces 
you can WIN the check shirt in the second outfit just leave a comment here, on Instagram or retweet the blog on Twitter
deadline Friday 30th January

TIP... layer a roll neck under a dress for a 90's feel to the look but also great to add warmth to summer dresses

TIP... I love the pre rolled hem jeans and indigo denim is a perfect wash for a more dressed up feel adding check for in instant update
(WIN this shirt!)

TIP...its all about head toe toe white this spring so get ahead simple a tailored trouser and polo neck 

TIP...try a crop trouser and a bold coloured ankle boot complimenting the red and blue stripes of the shirt

TIP...simple details like the drawstring trouser make these trouser super comfy and make sure you tuck the shirt in at the front to show off the bow detail but untuck at the back for a relaxed approach

TIP...the a line skirt fits perfectly into the seventies trend this year and keep simple with a white shirt and knee high boots

all clothes available at uniqlo

Sunday, 18 January 2015

The Oversized Scarf.....

TIP... looking for the perfect blanket/scarf this is my must have buy available in grey too I have chosen it in a neutral beige which looks great with pretty much everything especially more brown tones like this coat just wind round the neck once and you are done!

scarf by banana republic
coat by celine
jumper and trousers by marques almeida
trainers by nike

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The New Season.....

Some of my favourite pieces to start the new year with 
this is what is in store for you for the season ahead

photographed by jen carey

Sunday, 11 January 2015

The (Dior) Earring.....

it's a game of two halves.  this earring has it all, firstly its half marble (of which I am obsessed with right now), it can be slotted together and worn as one single earring (all the rage right now) or put in as two separate pieces that hang at different heights (my preference).  This earring has moved on from the single pearl craze of last season and this for me it the ultimate accessory.  I am not madly into wearing earrings but you can't go wrong with the simplicity of this.  its a must have piece and probably a collectors item in time too so worth the investment now.

earring dior

Jesse J.....

This month at glamour 

Jesse J 

wearing customised jumper and cowboy boots, yeehaa

(photographed by damon baker)