By Carolyn Asome, deputy fashion editor, The Times. (Image: Squiz Hamilton).
What do fashion editors wear as the party season gets into swing. Contrary to expectation and er, the rest of the nation, they do not channel their inner Tinkerbell. Instead they turn to hardy festive perennials such as velvet and leopard print (glimpses of) that they dig out each winter. The aim is to look glamorous in a polished – but not too polished - way. They do not try to look sparkly. Ever. If all this sounds remarkably laid back, so much the better, because the fashion editor would hate anyone to think that she has spent many, many hours trying to get the following looks right.