the fashion stylist and blogger of Wearing It Today gives us a tour of her lively East London neighborhood while wearing a bold knit with equal aplomb.
Laura, photographed in her backyard, wears a J.Crew Collection printed calf hair skirt
and Christian Louboutin sandals. She layers a J.Crew double gem necklace
with a pear necklace.
How did you get your start in the fashion industry?
I started right from the bottom and loved every minute of it. My first job was laying out chairs for the catwalk shows during London Fashion Week! I spent a lot of time working in the fashion department of magazines. (It was at a time when I still sent requests by fax!) My luck was that I worked as an intern for Tatler while Isabella Blow was fashion director. She noticed me, and from there, it was all uphill.
Who would be your dream person to style?
Any styling tricks you’ve picked up along the way?
A good coat covers a multitude of sins and can instantly make you look pulled together. Pointy pumps noticeably elongate your legs.
Since you’re a J.Crew fan, tell us what you’re eyeing this season.
Oh gosh! Where do I start? If I had to choose one item, it would be the leopard-print skirt I wore for the photo shoot. I think a printed pencil skirt is the new wardrobe staple—every woman should own one.
What’s one piece of clothing you’ll never get tired of wearing?
Cashmere sweaters. I wear them from work to weekend.
You know you’re a Londoner when…
You annoy cab drivers by telling them the best way to get to your destination.
What’s the best way to spend a day in London?
Breakfast at Ottolenghi on Upper Street with a hot chocolate and a croissant, then a long walk along Regent’s Canal, a little browse in the shops on Marylebone High Street, followed by people-watching at The Wolseley and then to the National Portrait Gallery (it always has something special going on). Photography by Bryan Derballa. Makeup by Nami Yoshida and assistance by Yoko.
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