I am delighted that Catherine Turness, has agreed to tell us about her personal style. Catherine is Executive Director at Winchester Business Improvement District (BID) and leads a team that delivers multifaceted projects on behalf of 750 diverse businesses. One of these projects is Winchester Fashion Week (16th – 21st April). Catherine was the Winner of the 2016 Women in Business Awards in the Rising Star category and a finalist in 2017 for their Role Model of the Year award, which commends professionals who have enabled and supported other women in a significant way. Catherine is a young woman making quite a name for herself and definitely one to watch.
Cobalt Blue. I had a colour analysis several years ago now and I came away as a ‘blue spring’. Cobalt was one of the colours I can wear top to toe. It really compliments my skin tone. I wore cobalt Ted Baker shift dress to my friend’s wedding last year and found a fascinator from Phase Eight to match.
You’ve been invited to a special event last minute – what do you wear?
I have this gorgeous sparkly number – a floor length silver/pale pink gown. It has a high neck but no back so it’s a head turner and I feel fabulous in it.
Favourite jeans you’ve ever owned or worn?
Don’t laugh but I had a pair of dark denim flared jeans when I was in my teens. I think they were from Topshop. I loved them because they had a patch in the shape of lightning bolt on one of the back pockets – I thought I was very stylish at the time.
Favourite item of clothing RIGHT NOW
It’s pretty chilly out there at the moment but I love my Karen Millen long fitted wool coat. It’s a lovely pale grey so suits most things, especially paired with my knee high black boots to
provide ultimate warmth.
Most cherished item in your wardrobe
Probably my bright red military style coat from Karen Millen. It’s coming up to 8 years old now but it has a fabulous zip around the middle so it turns into a jacket that I can wear in the spring and autumn too.
I love these Guess sandals, which I found on a hunt through TK Maxx. They go with most almost everything and are very comfortable.
What accessory or item can you NEVER leave home without?
Definitely a Michael Kors shopper bag. I have three in navy, cream and grey so I always have one, which goes with what I am wearing. I very rarely carry a small bag as I can’t fit all I want to carry around in it.
Neutrals or brights?
Brights. Probably comes from my colour analysis. I have a great choice of bright colours to choose from in my spring pallet.
Animal print or florals?
Animal print definitely – I own a lot of leopard print tops.
Heels or flats?
Heels always. Any outfit is always accentuated with a pair of heels,
TV or radio?
TV – I love a good drama series like Doctor Foster. I treat myself to a binge on a Netflix.
Kindle or paperback?
Paperback. I get great satisfaction from turning the pages and completing a book.