It was with trepidation and a little bit of excitement that I set off at 7.30am one morning this week to appear on Channel 5s daytime show The Wright Stuff (which airs at 9.15am on week days).
I first worked with the shows presenter Matthew Wright on The Sun newspaper many years ago and have known him ever since, so there was some reassurance it wouldnt be as much of an ordeal as going on the News at Ten, which has brought me out in hives in the past.
I also knew I would be talking to a predominantly female audience. Even so, when the subject of airbrushing fashion photographs came up I knew I would have to defend my industrys very sensible reasons for this practice. And also defend a womens right, and expectation today, to be able to be transported to a beautiful, luxury world once a month.
Why dont you watch the programme and let me know what you think. Should we have a form of kite mark on all photographs that have been retouched to be more beautiful in monthly magazines or not? What are your thoughts around this issue? Comment below because, as youll see from the TV debate, my thoughts are very focused and defined. But your opinions matter and Id like to hear them.
What to wear on TV? I think smart is the best option and less distracting for the viewer. I wore a blue Tucker blouse, Theory jacket and J Brand jeans from my Donna Idashopping spree, worn with my trusty Dior pink flats.
Flowers from Margherita Maccapani Missoni appeared in the office she is this months Closet Confidential in our June issue, with Kristen Stewart on the cover, on sale now.
This paper, curated by Ida Rhoda, features Stephanie Sian Smith's photographic work from her recent exhibition, Ive Done Alright for a Girl. You can still catch the exhibition at The English Restaurant in Spitalfields for a week longer. Steph regularly photographs our What ELLE Wears blog and is a new talent to look out for.
Today the Editor is:
Reading Vidal: The Autobiography by Vidal Sassoon remembering a talented man.
Listening to: Electric Guest - This Head I Hold. Natalie Davis, our picture intern, has been playing this lots on the art desk. A great feel-good song for the weekend.