Last week I went down to London for a meeting with a new business that I’m getting involved with – more about that another day. Everything was very nice, great people with lovely offices in Kensington, the only drawback was that as we’re a new team, we all had to have our photo taken for the bio page on the website.

To start with, I wasn’t confident that I’d chosen the right thing to wear. My comfort ground for this sort of thing would have been a chic black dress but I because I’m working in ‘media’ I felt I needed to wear something younger and more casual. Probably the worst thing about it was the fact that we were all in one room watching as we were photographed. Although I really like them, I don’t know these people very well so it was a bit like waiting for my turn at the gallows.

Surprisingly Mr MC, who is also involved in the new venture, got right into the zone – I think he was secretly trying to work the David Gandy look. Today the shots came back – I think he looks great, as though he was really enjoying himself (which he was). I look uncomfortable (which I was). Anyway here are some of the unretouched full length results so I can show you what I decided to wear. Needless to say they are not the shots that we will be using!


Double cuffed shirt – Next; Metallic thread jumper – Mango; Necklace – Accessorise; Bistro crop trousers – Boden; Snakeskin shoes – Collection by John Lewis; Cuff Bangle – Silverbymail, Bracelet watch – Gucci.

And here’s Mr MC making a rare appearance in my blog – just to show how much he enjoyed himself

Mal Garnett midlifechic


Jacket – Ted Baker, Shirt – J Crew, Slimfit chinos – Next, Chelsea boots- ASOS