Or anyone a little intimidating in fact? Today I’m off to interview an incredibly tall, incredibly glamorous and incredibly famous supermodel who has at least 8 inches and a lifetime of fabulous living on me. Obviously, I’m going to feel like a short arse standing next her (thank goodness we’ll be sitting), but I don’t want to feel dowdy. So just what do I – or you – wear when you want to feel professional, pulled-together and perfectly able to hold your own against someone who has it seriously going on? This is what I’m thinking….
The show-stopper skirt
I’ve always loved a voluminous skirt. They really are incredibly flattering, comfortable (essential if you’re nervous) and – I think- appropriate for every age. More importantly they bridge the classic/contemporary line perfectly – neither too ‘fashion’ nor too ‘old-fashioned’. For style kudos go for Stella Jean, the Haitian/Italian designer whose label is worn by all the Vogue girls. Or, if you have money to spend, this Erdem number could be dressed up or dressed down for many an occasion. A more affordable choice is this skirt (below) from Topshop. I tried it on the other day and wish I’d bought it. Or this lovely pink and black one from H&M.
The simple black top
The key with big skirts is to go simple on top. I’m quite tempted by teaming my skirt (either a pale gold one lent by a friend or a blue folksy one I’ve had for years) with a black polo neck like this. Or perhaps a simple black t-shirt. Cos do great quality ones in every colour. However, I think I may plump for my faithful Tippi sweater. With 3/4 length sleeves and a slim fit – it really is the perfect jumper.
The more fashionable option is to go for flats. But, who are you kidding? This woman is 8 inches taller than me, I’m going to need all the help I can get. These courts from Zara are classic with a little twist and would work really well with opaque tights. For something a little edgier, I adore these Aquazzura cut-out sandals, but they’re a little out of my price league. Of course, I could just ditch the idea of black all together and go for something uber-colourful like these mules from Malone Souliers. I think I’m in love.