I was never into trends, not even when I was designing for Phase Eight.It was always about beautiful clothes and also being practical.I was privileged to grow up in the era of Ossie, Alice Pollock and Zandra Rhodes. Today I like to wear a lot of simple tailoring in natural fabrics.I go for boxier cuts – when you’re older you don’t want things that are too clingy. It’s easy to look dingy at 60-plus – people tend to play safe because they think they’re not worth noticing, but bright colours can look much better than a dark palette. I wear a lot of muted colours, which I team with colourful stockings, hats or jewellery.That’s why I’ve set up Shircket, a new shirt-jacket label for women of my age.
Start meeting singles in Mobridge today with our free online personals and free Mobridge chat!My style inspiration originates from Joan Burstein, the founder of Browns boutique in London, who I worked for at the start of my career.She is still the epitome of chic, always dressed in Lanvin and Dries Van Noten. I was slim in those days and used to wear lots of revealing things.I loved the trend in the 1960s for wearing the floaty silks of, say, Ossie Clark.Mobridge is full of single men and women like you looking for dates, lovers, friendship, and fun.Finding them is easy with our totally FREE Mobridge dating service.When I was younger I used to wear high heels because I thought they would make me look taller, but after a while I realised that when you’re uncomfortable you’re inelegant. In Germany, where I come from, everyone is dressed from head to toe in one designer label, but here I learned to be more relaxed, to mix and match and dress with more character.I think the most important thing about clothes is for your personality to shine through.One day I had my photo taken and saw what I looked like. But you learn as much from your fashion disasters as your successes. I love to wear narrow jeans with tailored shirts and flats, accessorised with modern jewellery.I think when you get older tailoring is much better for flattering the body.