She's an illustrator, photographer and blogger, and she's even one half of a fashion power couple (with fellow blogger Scott Schuman, aka The Sartorialist) - Garance Dore has some serious style credentials. Not to mention the fact that, thanks to her artfully thrown together, Parisian style, we can't get enough of her wardrobe. We persuaded her to reveal her sartorial secrets...
How would you describe your style?
It’s always evolving and it’s always related to work, whether I’m shooting or going to a glamorous party. I love sportswear and menswear and I like to mix high fashion and feminine accessories. I don’t like to be too obviously sexy but at the same time I try not to be too masculine. Most importantly I have to be comfortable enough to take pictures.
What is there too much of in your wardrobe?
Shirts. I think they’re so much chicer than T-shirts and they’re relaxed and comfortable. I have thousands of Equipment blouses and men’s shirts in cotton.
What are your go-to labels?
Like any fashionista I love Celine and Chloe. I think they really talk to women of my age, they’re wearable and simple and I love that. And for everyday I like Zara, Equipment and J Crew.
What's the most treasured possession in your wardrobe?
My Stella McCartney trouser suit.
Do you plan your outfits or throw on whatever's to hand?
Oh I’d love to be that person who plans. I’m getting better – because I have to travel a lot I try to buy colours in the same family so that I know that everything can be worn together. At the moment I have a preference for red and camel, white and black.
What are you happiest wearing?
I think a light dress now that it’s summer, the same as every girl.
What's your sartorial guilty pleasure?
Jean jumpsuits, I have three. It’s terrible they’re really work wear and not at all feminine. I wear them at the weekend when on-one is watching.
Whose wardrobe would you love to steal?
I love Jackie Kennedy’s style, she was so classic and chic, although I don’t think her clothes would suit me. And Lauren Hutton – I love the 1970s.
How do you organise your wardrobe?
It’s becoming better but it’s on the more chaotic side of things. I now have transparent boxes for my shoes, I think that’s the greatest development in my wardrobe for ten years!
Where do you look for inspiration if you don't know what to wear?
I have three or four outfits that I know look good and that I return to if I’m having a bad day.
Have you ever had a stylist and, if so, what are the best tips they've ever given you?
I’ve had stylists who have dressed me on shoots. The best advice I’ve picked up is to wear what goes with your personality – it’s very simple.