The Empress rulers.

I'm opening my wardrobe doors to fashion royalty as I style up my beloved Vivienne Westwood Anglomania neon orange draped cardigan with my Anna Sui tee, from my recent visit to hear Anna talk at her retrospective exhibition at the Fashion & Textile Museum. Both designers are a huge influence on me: from the way they tell a story - often with music as a reference point - to their 'what'evs' attitude and love of colour and layering. Ladies: you are da bomb.

CJ x

Note: this skirt has kindly been loaned to me by the fashion team at M&S after I coo'ed over it. No fee is associated with this post and I'm styling it up in my own way.

PRELOVED: Vivienne Westwood Anglomania cardigan; Reiss court heels; white bangle all Cancer Research UK finds.

NEW: Marks and Spencer Autograph new-in leather midi skirt (£199 item code: T594198T); Anna Sui tee at The Fashion and Textile Museum; H&M silver chain-mail earrings.

Nails: 'rose hip' Gelly Hi Shine Barry M

Eyes: 'what, wait?' Cover Shot Bold Eye Palette and Photo Angle pure pigment jet black gel eye liner both Smashbox Cosmetics

Lips: 'Down and Dainty' Sexy Mother Pucker lip plumping gloss Soap and Glory.

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