When I was younger, my looks closely represented my favourite actresses at the time. I had a Teri Hatcher bob (remember the New Adventures of Superman?) at the tender age of twelve. Another favourite was Dana Scully off the X-Files, played by Gillian Anderson. That blow dry, that subtle taupe eye-shadow. It was all so wonderful. Gillian has recently re-emerged as my favourite for her sassy, work-appropriate-sexy office looks in BBC's ‘the Fall’. There are two ways of achieving her character, Superintendent Stella Gibson’s look; the expensive, luxurious, authentic way and the almost criminally cheap way (please don’t arrest me, Superintendent).
The dream silk shirt by Equipment at Net a Porter, a rather whopping £230
The reality silk shirt (on sale!) by Zara, a bang tidy £10