Style Insider with Mariella Tandy

CHERRY PICKING

Mariella wears: Mother Denim Looker Skinny, Roseanna Safari Jacket, Designers Remix Hanna Top

"These cherry print jeans are filled with my two favourite colours, pink and corals. It works beautifully with the bright silk top and the gold flecks from the jacket contrasts with the dark wash of the jeans. I adore my gold snake necklace - it's the perfect accessory to any outfit."

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WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

I am half English, half German and grew up in the Cotswolds before moving to New York to study at university.

CLASSIC STAR

Mariella wears: Current/Elliott The Boyfriend Jeans, MiH Jeans Classic Shirt

"I wear white shirts with everything and I have so many different versions in my wardrobe. The jeans here are quite striking so a simple loose white shirt knotted at the waist and some nude coloured high heels is all it needs. I bought this mirrored Miu Miu headband years ago and wear it with denim to spruce up the outfit a bit."

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TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF - HOW DID YOU GET INTO FASHION?

I was at university in New York and a friend was interning at Calvin Klein. They needed a new intern, so she suggested that I apply for the position and a week later we were working there together. One thing led to another and I ended up interning and eventually working in different magazines in New York before moving back to London. I have worked at Tatler for nearly four years now and I love it. I meet different people each day and get see the most incredible things, be it a rare diamond or a one of a kind couture dress. I am also into natural beauty, wellness and yoga. I set up The Beauty Tonic www.thebeautytonic.com last year, as so many people would always ask me my advice on what supplements to take, or what shampoo I have tried and loved etc so I posted all of this and it just grew organically from there. My latest venture, www.wardrobeconnect.com, will launch in September. It's  a designer and vintage resale site, where you will be able to sell, buy and swap your pre loved clothes and accessories. It aims to take the hassle out of selling your items.

PUPPY LOVE

Mariella wears: Current/Elliott Captain Roll Shorts, Equipment Signature Blouse

"These Current/Elliott shorts are so comfortable. I've paired them with a brick red and cream Chanel Jacket, a white shirt, gold lace up sandals and some Laurence Coste earrings. My dogs, Minnie and new puppy Spot spend lots of time in this garden along with my boyfriend and I so when the weather permits, I always end up wearing a variation of this outfit."

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WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO SHOP?

I do most of my shopping online. I know what I love and know my sizes and what suits me, so I place total trust in websites. I am very lucky to be able to see all  of the trends early on because of my job and decide what I want to buy long before it hits the rails. I don’t buy a lot, normally its just that one incredible thing that I love. I still wear things I bought using this mantra from when I was 16! I am a huge vintage shopper and have a variety of vintage pieces, mostly jewellery and clothes that I have picked up on my travels. I buy pieces with striking prints or fabrics even if they don’t fit -  I have a tailor who works wonders.

SHERBERT FOREST

Mariella wears: J Brand 910 Skinny in Sherbert, Splendid Tank, Roseanna Hide Jacket

"I have lived in these J Brand jeans since I bought them. The pale pink colour seems to match so many things. Here, I teamed it with this gorgeous green 'forest like' jacket and a simple grey tee. My agate necklace is from jewellery designer, Laurence Coste. She makes the most stunning costume jewellery. I like how the pink of the necklace picks up the colour of the denim."

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WHO ARE YOUR STYLE ICONS (PAST AND PRESENT)?

I have so many style icons! Grace Kelly is the first that springs to mind. I love the style of elegant women and most of my style crushes are on older, sophisticated women. I admire women who take a risk in some way and who are comfortable in their own skin. I don’t follow trends and don’t ever suggest people do. If something isn’t for you, don’t try and force it. Some of my friends are my style icons too. Two of them; Jessica Walsh and Erin Hazelton always look incredible; they are both striking confident, feminine women who epitomise modern womanhood to me.

POWER PRINTS

Mariella wears: J Brand 810 Skinny in Twisted Coral, Tucker The Blouse

"I love Tucker. This is one of the classic shirts that they do every season in an array of prints. One only needs to glance around my home to see how much  I love hues in pinks, corals and purples, so this combination is one of my most favourite. The pinks of the shirt match the coral tie die jeans and the matching coral slingback shoes. My navy blue bag picks up the navy colours in the shirt. I always believe in buying one amazing accessory rather than lots of things. I know I will have this bag forever. The blue crystal stud earrings from Miu Miu add a nice contrast to everything else going on in the outfit."

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WHAT IS YOUR BEST INDUSTRY ADVICE?

Start as young as you can and try lots of different things until you find the thing you love to do. Always ask people questions. People who are more established in their career will always offer their advice. Sometimes you may have to work long hours or make tea, I say, just do it! You may think that these little things are inconsequential but small deeds never go unnoticed. Also keep a strong head about you and always remember your goals and where you want to be.

PEARLY WHITE

Mariella wears: Rag & Bone Skinny, Kain Tee

"I love this Chanel jacket. I like to accessorise the pearl detail on it, with even more pearls and keep the rest of the outfit super simple. These Rag & Bone white jeans are my Summer staple that I nearly always wear with these Prada perspex wedges. The t-shirt is Kain. It's so soft and the fit is always incredible."

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WHAT ARE YOU READING AT THE MOMENT? WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK?

I read so much as I travel a lot for work and pleasure and so am never without my Kindle. At the moment I am reading ‘Healing with Whole Foods, Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition’ by Paul Pitchford. I read The Little Prince about once every three months and also  have a book of Buddhist quotes that I read once every morning before meditation and try to adopt it into my day.

NAVAJO GOLD

Mariella wears: Current/Elliott Boyfriend Shorts in Multi Arrow

"I love Navajo prints, so these shorts immediately stole my heart. The colours matched a vintage chequered chiffon shirt I had, softening and adding a more 'girly' feel to  the whole look. These vintage knotted gold earrings are on constant wardrobe rotation as I find they add instant glamour to everything."

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