WHY I WORE IT
Can a blonde wear white? Yes, I know Gwyneth Paltrow can wear white to the Oscars, but can a working mother (who only uses a red pen and is clumsier than Big Bird) wear the big spring/summer trend, too? I asked ELLEs fashion director, Anne-Marie Curtis, and she said yes. Here are the rules:
1. Go for silver accessories there are some subtle metallics this season.
2. Wear white shirts to tone down the many prints on sale now and try them under the coloured sweaters that are filling the rails.
3. White-on-white (for the Celiné vibe) is for the brave.
4. Try white lace (not a favourite of mine, but you might be bolder) with good flats and an untanned leg.
5. Dig out or buy white jeans they are officially back and on-trend.
I went with AMC's last tip and bought a great pair of white jeans from Zara that worked with my white-tipped JW Anderson for Aldo shoes. I then matched them with a Cos electric-blue sweater (the best choice for blondes when it comes to vibrant colours) and my Cos pink scarf, which I have been wearing on maternity leave to brighten up a school run! The lime clutch is by Sophie Hulme, who ELLE supports via our Talent Launch Pad scheme with the British Fashion Council.
(Clutch by Sophie Hulme)
But back to the Hollywood icon...
I was waiting to go on Radio Four's Woman's Hour program to discuss why I choose to be a working mum. Actress and author Goldie Hawn is by anyone's standards a legend, and she gracefully accepted my introduction in the rather unglamorous 'green room' at the BBC's central London studio.
There, we talked about the book she has written, 10 Mindful Minutes, about bringing up happier kids. She looked amazing: tanned and very upbeat in her black Rick Owens leather jacket and tight black jeans.
If there is a fashion God (King Karl?), may I please look as good as Goldie in the years to come, or at least be as good-natured and polite! It put a spring in my step on my second day back in the office and made me feel privileged to have returned to work.
I had to change my Who's Who entry today to add baby Mabel. This always makes me laugh because only my mother is impressed that I am in the Who's Who directory. She needs proof of my career from a reliable source, otherwise she thinks Ive been living a fantasy life since I left home at 16!
Some beautiful 'welcome back' orchids arrived from Julian at Modus PR...
TODAY THE EDITOR:
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