I like what M&S are doing at the moment. Last week they enlisted Hilary Alexander as the new brand ambassador for Per Una, which in my opinion is a very canny move. This week, the latest issue of M&S magazine is out and the new ‘Perfectly’ collection of pared-down, easy pieces is introduced with a feature on how to achieve Style Confidence by another esteemed fashion expert: yours truly. As you can see, I also interviewed a couple of fashion pals: Navaz Batliwalla author of the acclaimed fashion & style blog Disneyrollergirl and journalist and academic Brenda Polan. If your eyesight is better than mine, you’ll be able to figure out our ‘secrets to feeling stylishly in control’ from the pages I’ve scanned in. If not, get down to M&S over the next few days and grab yourself a copy.
Now. Have you spotted the utterly gorgeous Cecilia Chancellor modelling in the ‘Perfectly’ campaign? Along with Amber Valetta she was one of my favourite models of the late eighties and nineties. I used to love seeing Chancellor in Elle magazine – the combination of that beautiful English Rose complexion and her tomboy style always appealed:
|Photos: Elle magazine.|
And here’s another picture from i-D magazine.
Chancellor is 46-years-old. Using grown-up models is another good move by M&S, don’t you think?