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Eleanor Doughty

Freelance journalist

Future Vogue Editor, fashion assistant, freelance fashion journalist and photographer.

Likely to look at your shoes before your face. Byline image is not at all representative of my actual face.

A New York Meditation: Kaelen

Unfortunately there's a good six months before Kaelen's endearing collection comes into stores internationally. But as I look out of my window at London's rainy skyline, I will remember those pinks and furs and sheer panels for when the time is right. For it is not only on Wednesdays, à la Mean Girls that we wear pink. It can be every day.
17/02/2014 15:00 GMT

Parlez-Vous Fashion: Introducing Caslazur

Last year I had an Australian landlord. He was laid back, always asking me 'how're you going?' and never concerned about anything but the Ashes. Caslazur has the same vibe; her girl is cool and calm. She turns heads, not because she looks a million dollars, but because her clothes have it all worked out.
19/12/2013 11:49 GMT

Magic Makers: Zoe Jordan

While some commented that Zoe would have been better suited to a New York showing this season, the cool ease of it was London through and through. Effortlessly cool, always stylish but just a little haphazard. In the best kind of way.
11/07/2013 13:36 BST

Parlez-Vous Fashion: In Which I Fall in Love

Recently being introduced to Aigner's 'Florence' tote, my heart skipped a beat. That doesn't happen too often - my bar is a high one. But she simply sung to me, trilling her seduction until it was outside my powers to resist a cheeky hold. Slipping her over my arm, our chemistry was instant and permanent
25/06/2013 11:37 BST

A Cosmic Collaboration

It was no ordinary day in South East London when I sat down with a special pair of interview subjects. This two-pronged attack chose a menswear designer Alex Mattsson and his partner in creative crime, Californian-born rapper Brooke Candy.
17/06/2013 14:51 BST

Parlez-Vous Fashion: In Which Navy Trumps Black

Navy is the new black. Sorry to all those so long, so black soul sisters, but I'm switching it up. I am in favour of the tender shade, the chic, elegant colour that Jil Sander may as well be ambassador for.
03/06/2013 13:14 BST

Magic Makers: Emma Cook

I'm talking about another British designer this week. Derbyshire born Emma Cook is in the hot seat, her print-plentiful collections oozing British brilliance with a sense of humour only to be expected from our fair land.
23/05/2013 10:02 BST

Dreaming of Jerome

I guess I'm into shoes, then. I love a good heel. Although, I'm not so good at them. Samples sales have taught me that most often, scenarios involving my debit card and stilettos are to be avoided. You got me, I admit it. I've caved again, and again, and again.
13/05/2013 14:09 BST

Parlez-Vous Fashion: In Which I Go Nude

I am very bad at painting my nails. As far as I can tell, painting the dominant hand with the non-dominant hand is as tricky as finding the perfect lipstick, jean or bobble hat, all tasks I wouldn't wish on an enemy. But I am particularly inept.
09/05/2013 12:02 BST

Parlez-Vous Fashion: In Which Sandals Simplify

Hands up who has bared a naked leg this week. I have! The sun was back from maternity leave for a couple of days and bathed London in glorious sunlight. I am perpetually optimistic regarding mother nature's attention to the weather.
30/04/2013 16:05 BST

Magic Makers: Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams would go to a wedding every weekend, if she could. "If you dress happy, you feel happy!" she says, when I ask if fashion needs an injection of fun. And it does. Amongst the squeaky vinyl and vixen red and black of fashion's rebel girl, Williams, Fashion East's newest recruit is a breath of fresh air.
23/04/2013 15:32 BST

Parlez-Vous Fashion: In Which Plaid Comes Back

As regular readers will know, I am not a rock chick. The closest thing to biker-babe I own is a vintage caramel suede jacket with a distressed - now-holey - lining that my mum bought me years ago, and that I had to be persuaded into loving.
15/04/2013 12:47 BST

Parlez-Vous Fashion: In Which Pastels Reign

Pastels and spring have a mundane, predictable relationship. In a similar vein to the floral prints for spring's sister non-surprise, designers are naturally drawn back to soft unicorn colours - those to brighten and lighten the April skies.
05/04/2013 18:26 BST

Parlez-Vous Fashion: In Which I Do Casual-Chic

Casual chic comes with some conditions. Thankfully, they are down to you, every time. There's no set rhythm or glossy-magazine rule to your ultimate style relaxation. Without you, clothes are just that. In the immortal words of Bella Freud, 'inside your wardrobe hang your brains'.
31/03/2013 16:20 BST

Parlez-Vous Fashion: In Which Monochrome Gets Its Moment

Just when spring was all worked out - the standard pastel highlight, floral punches and the really good demi-heel - there remains a difficulty. Monochrome. In my youthful orchestra-playing experience, black and white worn together dictates a look that screams 'catering staff', and that's something I'd never wish on anyone.
24/03/2013 21:01 GMT

Simplicity Sells: Bill Amberg

The handbag is a very special thing. The perfect leather is required for the job at hand, the size an art to perfect, and the fastening is nothing but the third stage of precision difficulty on the path of handbag Eden.
10/03/2013 20:00 GMT

Parlez-Vous Fashion: In Which My Feet Are Confused

Last week I wore trainers. For those lucky people that have experienced my incredible running prowess or seen me post-workout, this won't necessarily be surprising. To those in a professional context, I'd hazard this as unheard of. I 'don't do' trainers.
03/03/2013 11:36 GMT

Parlez-Vous Fashion: In Which I Have Fun

This week I've mostly been wearing a yellow Petit Bateau rain coat in the hope that the colour will inspire some sunny weather. Jelly shoes have been worn with my characteristically blind optimism - read denial- that it'll become beach weather instantly...
22/02/2013 13:07 GMT