Laura Puddy

Style Inspiration …


Style Inspiration …

I love fashion; always have and always will.  I not only love how clothes can be used as a form of communication but also how clothes can change the way you feel about yourself. 

To me, personal style is a form of expression and my style inspiration comes from an eclectic mix of modern muses, silver screen icons and street style.

I find people on the streets of London really inspiring, I relish seeing how people interpret the catwalk trends or mix vintage and designer finds to create an ensemble. 

I am obsessed with the fashion trends of the 50s and 60s and take a lot of inspiration from classic films (featuring the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell or Sophia Loren).  I love how feminine fashion was back then, curves were celebrated and women dressed to show off their shape (or enhance it).  As an hourglass, I love showing off my figure so I think I’m naturally drawn to that era as the fashion works perfectly for my body shape.

When it comes to modern muses, I applaud how Kardashian sisters Kim and Khloe completely embrace their curves.  Although Kim is hourglass and Khloe a pear shape, they never fail to dress in a way that shows off their figures to full advantage.  Clothes that hug the body in all the right places are always much more flattering than trying to cover up curves.

What’s important to remember is that style has no size limitations - any body shape can look amazing with the right clothes to show it off.  My top tips are to always highlight your assets, embrace your shape and never forget to create balance in your look.

“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable.  Style is more about being yourself.” – Oscar de la Renta