Have you seen our new Street Style section in the March issue of ELLE? Here is some more fashionable inspiration from the most stylish West End girls wearing new season pieces.
Photographs by Silvia Olsen @ Anthea Simms
Alicja Sieronski, Hair & Make Up Artist
Shops: Topshop, Matches and Trilogy
'I like being comfortable and usually choose either jeans and trainers or jeans and heels. I would say I am a smart casual kind of girl'
Georgie Coventry, Head of Communications at Ricker Restaurants
Shops: Whistles, Zara, Sandro
‘Modern and monochrome are words that sum up my style. I love understated looks - like Tilda Swinton’s. The most treasured thing in my wardrobe are these old green Marni heels that I bought years and years ago.’
Amal Khalaf, Curator at Serpentine Gallery
Diesel jacket, £520
Shops: Portobello market
‘For me style is about story telling. I’m super inspired by early cinema, and costumes that are really important to the narrative. I like doing that with my clothes – knowing this dress is from Notting Hill or this is from a vintage store in Istanbul. I like shopping in vintage stores but not just in London, in the Middle East too. I get a lot of stuff from a friend of mine who has a crazy vintage warehouse in downtown Cairo.’
Lindsay Cooper, Model Booker
‘I never throw anything away so I have a really big wardrobe. I move things around every so often to remind myself of what I have. At the moment my hair is blue so I have to dress smarter and a bit more subdued but when my hair is brown I’m more adventurous.
Lexi Cracknell, Law Student
Jaeger coat, £275,
Shops: loves charity shops
‘Style for me is about individuality, I just like to dress a bit differently from everyone else. I was probably about 14 when I worked out my own style. I was a goth actually and am still a bit of a rock chick.'
Thu Nguyen, Model Booker
Dagmar coat, £730, at Net-a-Porter
‘I have 5, maximum 10 minutes to get dressed, so generally I just put on whatever’s clean! Classic tailoring or jeans and a top, nothing complicated – I love the simplicity of Philip Lim’s designs.’
Zena White - Deptonerecords.com and innovativeleisure.net Record label manager
Baum and Pferdgarten jacket, £219
Shops: flea market in Iceland, thrift stores in New York and Scandinavia
‘I’m really into raiding my relatives wardrobes for old stuff they’ve had for years. I’ve got a couple of dresses of my mums from the 80s and also a coat of my auntie’s from the 80s - I just don't think you can get the cut and fit of things now, even when you pay a lot of money. I also love picking up interesting things from my travels – Scandinavia is particularly good, I like that simple, androgynous style.’
Tahli Grobbelaar, Fashion Designer
Gerard Darel coat, £480
Shops: car boot sales
‘I used to get told that I dressed for work like I was going to a cocktail party but there’s always something that roughs up by look a bit like a ladder in my tights or a hole in my cardigan. The dresses I make really are my favourite things to wear. I source the fabrics from car boot sales and theatres in Paris where they have huge archives of fabrics from the 60s and 70s.’
Zoe Taylor, Make Up Artist
Banana Republic trench coat, £125
‘My style is quite pretty but hard – a bit rock and roll with a lot of leather and lace. Style for me is looking chic but effortless - wearing a beautiful dress with bare feet. I think looking stylish is about looking groomed. As long as your make-up looks beautiful you can get away with wearing anything.’