6 British It Girls Answer Our Toughest Fashion Qs For LFW

From Kate Moss to Kate Middleton and Princess Diana to Elizabeth Hurley, British girls have always had a certain something. And in the spirit of London Fashion Week, we asked 6 British it girls our toughest style qs. Here’s what they had to say:

Lola Coca — @lolacoca

Umbro Top, River Island Boots & McQ Jacket

How do Londoners prepare for their autumn wardrobe?

Honestly, I’m not sure any of us have figured autumn out yet. You need flipflops, an umbrella, shorts and a massive coat. There’s like 4 seasons in a day here.

Fav type of of pub food and why?

I used to love saying the word “lamb shank” because it just sounds tasty but I don’t eat meat anymore so… nut roast? Watch out boys [laughing].

What’s your go-to British style staple and why?

An oversized puffa jacket. Like a massive football [soccer] manager one. You just look mad official. And you can fall asleep anywhere.

Beatles or Rolling Stones? Why?

Beatles. Pulling at those heart strings. Chord progressions on fire… I was born in Liverpool… need I say more?

What would you do on your dream day in London? 

Have eggs and avo at the palace with Lizzie, get an all star spa experience with my homies, write a quick casual song with Elton John at Abbey Road, hit those bougie cocktails sky high, and then do an intimate gig at Ronnie Scott’s. Thanks for asking.

Who’s your British style icon and why?

Theres honestly so many great girls here. Ayishat Akanbi and Lynette Nylander both have their own sauce. I want to say M.I.A but I get all embarrassed and shit. But fundamentally she is the ultimate, effortlessly dripping in personal style, blending traditional and new, masculine and feminine, and doesn’t adhere to trends. 

Portia Ferrari — @portiaferrari 

Marcelo Burlon Tracksuit, OM Weekend Tee & Public Desire Shoes

How do Londoners prepare for their autumn wardrobe? 

With plenty of layer options I’d say! Getting your favorite jumpers and cardigans in are so vital. You also need a couple of different coats. I’m a big fan of jeans in the winter too, so different styles are a must have.

Fav type of of pub food and why?

As far as meat goes I only eat fish. So… it’s definitely a portobello mushroom burger and chips! Because if you get it at the right pub it is actual perfection with a pint.

What’s your go-to British style staple and why?

My black steel capped toe Underground platform boots, they’re like Dr.Martens but better in my opinion because they’re so chunky which is more my style! They go with absolutely everything… rain or shine. The platform really helps you out when strutting through puddles.

Beatles or Rolling Stones? Why?

Definitely the Rolling Stones! They’re just so much more my vibe.

What would you do on your dream day in London? 

I love London summers, so it’d have to be a summers day. I’d want complete free reign on absolutely everywhere in London with a helicopter to get me from place to place.

Who’s your British style icon and why?

I actually don’t have one. I take inspiration from what makes me feel good and what I like the look of, that can come from so many different things.

Lily Bertrand-Webb — @lilybw

Model’s Own Dress & McQ Tee

How do Londoners prepare for their autumn wardrobe? 

I open the drawer and take out a jumper!

Fav type of of pub food and why?

The cow pie from The Cow Pub on Westbourne Road. It’s delicious warm food that’s good for the heart and the soul.

What’s your go-to British style staple and why?

Dr. Martens! I still wear mine that I bought when I was 15 years old from Camden Town. Classic boots for a Londoner. 

Beatles or Rolling Stones? Why?

Rolling Stones is perfect road trip music to Cornwall.

What would you do on your dream day in London?

Drive around London Town on a Christmas Morning. London streets are beautifully empty. It will be a romantic date with my city.

Who’s your British style icon and why?

My Dominican mother, Leila Bertrand. Forever breaking the rules and pushing the boundaries.

Whinnie Williams —  @whinniewilliams

Topshop Suit & River Island Shoes

How do Londoners prepare for their autumn wardrobe?

I get so excited for autumn because all my favourite clothes can come out. I think a great jacket is the best prep you can do. A cool jacket makes an outfit!

Fav type of of pub food and why?

Veggie pie and mash with green liquor is nom.

What’s your go-to British style staple and why?

A Barbour jacket, it’s forever cool and holds a lot of dog treats.

Beatles or Rolling Stones? Why?

The Beatles because their harmonies make my heart melt.

What would you do on your dream day in London? 

Hackney City Farm for breakfast, flower market for a bunch of peonies, then a nice walk around Victoria Park with my poodle Brian.

Who’s your British style icon and why?

Joanna Lumley — she is an icon in every way!

Tigerlily Taylor — @tigerlily_taylor

Adidas Tracksuit Sold Exclusively At Urban Outfitters

How do Londoners prepare for their autumn wardrobe?

I don’t know about the vast population of London but I tend to dig out my beanies and stick to tracksuits. 

Fav type of of pub food and why?

Fish and chips with mushy peas. 

What’s your go-to British style staple and why?

My beat-up leather 70s biker jacket. Since my teenager years growing up in London, my wardrobe has always featured a leather jacket. It’s one of the few staple pieces that has stood the test of time. 

Beatles or Rolling Stones? Why?

The Beatles. Although I love both bands, I will always be a sucker for the Beatles. The entire collection spans so many different genres and you can really trace the band’s development through the changes in style. 

Who’s your British style icon and why? 

David Bowie. He expressed pure individualism.

Lyza — @lyzamusic

McQ Hoodie

How do Londoners prepare for their autumn wardrobe?

5000 denier tights make their way to the front of the sock drawer.

Fav type of of pub food and why?

Scampi, chips and peas.

What’s your go-to British style staple and why?

Not so sure about clothes, but it would probably have to be my jewelry. It’s all from The Great Frog, handmade in London since 1972. If that doesn’t count then just long sleeves and biker boots!

Beatles or Rolling Stones? Why?

Stones. They cater for every mood, day and situation.

What would you do on your dream day in London? 

Tequila!

Who’s your British style icon and why?

Pam Hogg gets it right every single time.


Photography: Daniel Sachon — @dsachon

Styling: Kylie Griffiths at Stella Creative — @kyliegriffiths

Makeup: Emma Regan using Illamasqua — @emsregan_makeup

Hair: Terri Cappon at Stella Creative using Bumble and Bumble — @terri_capon

Photography Assistant: Abby Deakin

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