Clothes, Hair and Make Up
It ‘s very flattering when people contact me asking about my clothes, hair and make-up but I can’t claim all the credit – I do get a lot of help!
My hair is cut and coloured by Leo Bancroft at his salon in Weybridge, Surrey. He’s a very talented, young and innovative stylist – and he’s cute! See www.leobancroft.com
The clothes I wear on This Morning come from lots of different places. We have a lovely stylist on the show David O’Brien who buys clothes for me - he knows my sizes and what suits me. However, it’s a great excuse to go shopping when you have to buy clothes for work, so David and I make regular trips to Oxford Street in London for a bit of a “try-on” – it’s hell, but someone’s got to do it! Most of my TV clothes are from the High Street – I love Karen Millen and Whistles for interesting tops, Reiss and Oasis for a bit of “on trend” and Jaeger for good tailored skirts and trousers. My favourite high end designer is Donna Karan as she designs for curvy women and I have a weakness for Prada shoes!
You can’t please all of the people all of the time (especially my Mum!) so I have to please myself. I wear what I like, what I think suits me and what’s comfortable.
It’s quite hard to dress for television, as there’s a lot you can’t wear – stripes are not easy, white can make you looked washed out under the lights, satin shows every lump and bump and small checks can make people’s eyes go funny!! Also, I have to wear a lot of equipment that needs tucking away – a wide elasticated belt with pockets containing a transmitter for my earpiece and another for my microphone. I often have to buy skirts and trousers a size bigger than I need so I can fit it all in!
Where would I be without make-up? Working in radio probably! Praise be to whoever invented it and believe me the older I get the more I need!
I’m very lucky to have not one but two fantastic make-up artists who work with me on This Morning, Lyn Evans and Sandy MacFarlane I’m sure they wouldn’t thank me if I told you how many years they’ve been making people up for television but let’s just say their client lists are long and celebrity filled. They are goddesses to me and they can perform miracles!
Click here to make a comment