16 June 2010

SOS! Choose Paula’s Outfit!

Another day: another wardrobe crisis. Am speaking tomorrow night at the cavernous Methodist Central Hall for the Intelligence Squared debate. The motion is ‘Fashion Maketh Woman’ and I am speaking for the motion: natch!

I have been sweating over my speech for a week and I’m still not ready. I wholeheartedly believe in what I’m talking about: it’s just having to deliver it to a hall of 2,000 people that is FREAKING ME OUT.

What am I going to wear? Need something that delivers above-the-table impact because the speakers all sit behind one…..even when they are speaking.


I’ve whittled it down to a few choices. I think the occasion calls for the grown up, glamour of Oscar De La Renta: powerful and feminine, with serious fashion cred. But is it too glittery for the Methodist Hall?

Or should I wear British? Berardi delivers impact but in a hall that size will I disappear in grey?


Love the Osman Yousefzada - and I know that colour really works for me, but the killer detail is at the back.

And the wild card (for me) is the Alexander Wang, but I am tortured that it is too sporty and too young for the occasion.
What do you think?

[PS if you would like to come along and here Paula speak you can book your tickets, at http://www.intelligencesquared.com/events The debate Fashion Maketh Woman, is tomorrow, Thursday, 17th June, at Methodist Central Hall, London] All dresses available from www.brownsfashion.com

- Paula Reed


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