5 Questions With Vanessa Spence From ASOS | Clozette
While we were in Shanghai for the ASOS S/S 2016 Press Preview, we got a few minutes to chat with ASOS' Womenswear Design Director, Vanessa Spence. So naturally, we wanted to know a little a bit more about her, from taking a peek into what's in her purse to what keeps her inspired in her fashion life. 

Get to know the woman behind ASOS Womenswear in this quick chat with Clozette!


What are the 3 things you always have with you in your purse?

Definitely my phone because I live on my phone. I do everything on there. I would definitely also have my lip balm. The one I'm using currently is Crème de la Mer lip balm. And probably some perfume--Byredo is my favourite at the moment.

What's a quick fashion/beauty tip for when you're running late and just need to get out. 

Do you know what? It's another perfume thing. I always carry around Jo Malone body oil and just use that in the day. It's just a nice way to just freshen up, so whether you're going into another meeting quickly or after work if you're quickly going out. And another thing would be pair of shoes. Just quickly change the shoes. So whether you need to go from heels down to flats, or flats to heels. 

What's your favourite part about being a designer? What keeps you inspired?

I love how it's just different. Every day is different. I'm never ever bored. Like in my whole career, I've never been bored. there's always something different to do.

What's the most used item or clothing in your closet right now?

Probably it'll either be my trainers, Stans Smith. Or I just bought a Gucci Bag, so I'm using that a lot--I think it'll just be one of those pieces that I'll keep forever. 

What's your favourite fashion trend that you'll always be a fan of?

I think it'll be the 90s, because I would have been in college. So ( was wearing that trend first time around and I just love it, the whole slip dressing. I remember going into Marks & Spencer's and buying actual slips and wearing them around or buying vintage slips and wearing them out; and my mom will be like, "You're in a nightie, why are you going out like that?" And then I love that there's a lot of different elements, you've got that pretty side but then you've got the more casual sort of dungaree side and then you've got the slouchy knits...so there's just a lot of elements to it. And of course there's quite a lot of denim in there as well. I always love a pair of jeans!


Watch out for our full-length interview with Vanessa soon. And while you're at it, drop by asos.com for more London fashion inspiration!

New season, new styles; and that’s definitely more exciting than watching the weather change from the cool days of “winter,” to warm and humid. So as we we prep ourselves for the heat of the Summer sun, it’s time to give our wardrobe a makeover! And to be honest, what better place to start than with our shoe collection!

So stay on-trend and dress up your feet with these latest shoe trends!


Metallic Shine

Sneakers are definitely in trend, and it relieves our tired feet from the elevated heels while keeping us fashionably grounded at the same time. Since metallics are the IN thing right now, start your collection with an eye-catching, reflective silver metallic pair of sneakers! The Athena Metallic Sneaker in silver is your go-to pair--wear it with a plain tee and a pair of jeans and you're good to go! 
Want something a bit sportier? Go for the Nature Breeze Jet-01 Sneaker with gold mesh and metallic linings! And if you can’t lose the heel, strut out in the Vigo Fiore Kelis-1 Sneaker with its 3-inch wedge heel.

If it is all too flashy for you, then stay basic with just a pair of white Superga!

Lace It Up

String in the new season with Privileged’s Fetish Sandal or go even higher with Machi’s Strappy Knee High Sandal! These nude pairs will make your legs look as long as the straps wrapped around your leg; and the suede will add that luxurious oomph for total shoe-spiration.

For something a little sexier, opt for a pair of black laced up pumps by Fahrenheit! If you want to raise the temperature, go for the same pair in red!

But if you’re looking for something a little more chill to complement this season’s flowy dresses and floral or bohemian prints, complete your outfit with the Qupid Archer-55 Sandal in Ash Blue!

Go Nude

You’ll never go wrong with nude. So start off your nude shoe collection with this pair of Chinese Laundry Avenue Sandal. It’ll give you the ultimate height with its 5.25-inch heel and all the support you need with an ankle strap and 1.25-inch platform.
For something a little more fun, fringe it up with Qupid’s Glee-78 Sandal with its ankle wrap fringe and chain details. If you’d like a more toned down version, go for the Glee-60X Sandal.

And if you’ve yet to hop on the new caged heels trend, then jump on the bandwagon with this Steve Madden pair – the Slithur Sandal!

Colour It Pastel

Get into the Spring/Summer trend with hues of dusty pink in this Caged Heel Sandal from Privileged. And if pink isn’t exactly your colour, then go for this muted skyblue Mark & Maddux Beck-11 Sandal that features a white based chunky heel platform.

Finally, if you’re looking to brighten up an outfit during those days when you just need a big pop of colour to make your day, then opt for this yellow pair from Breckelle’s!


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Ever had one of those days when you just have to rush during the morning with tons of work piled up on your to-do list? Have that crazy, restless look showing everytime you look in the mirror?

Well, no need to worry anymore. Check out our tips that you can work into your morning habit to wipe away the stressed-out look!


Wear something black 

Black never goes out of style. It’s always chic and can go with almost anything, plus, it suggests a little bit of mystery and edge that makes you look elegant and always ready-to-go. If you have 2 minutes to spare, you can also throw in an accessory or a belt to match and voila! OOTD = perfection.
Messy bun is the way to go!

(video from Zoella)

Put it all up! The great thing about a messy bun is that even if you’re on your way out the door, all you need is a hair tie and you’re all set. Loose strands falling to frame your face equates to elegance minus the effort. Plus, give it an hour or so, let your hair off the bun and you’ll get instant loose curls!

Add colour to those cheeks!

Crazy mornings means no time for full on makeup mode. Prevent looking pasty and sick by brushing on a little bit of blush on your cheeks to make you look fresh and healthy. No need to contour or highlight, just a touch of pink will do the trick. If you’re already out the door, give your cheeks a little pinch to get those blood vessels pumping and get a natural flushed glow.

Go red!

Okay! Hold up with all those rules about red lips! Whenever you’re feeling drained and there’s not enough time for anything, be bold and swipe those lips with some red lipstick! Trust me, you’ll feel 10x more energized! It’s like saying “I’m ready for anything!”

Stock up on some H2O!

(photo from Enabelle)

Stress drains out your body and that’s super bad not just for your skin but for your health! Drinking some water before heading out and working on all those deadlines helps refresh your body and maintain your skin’s natural glow. Rehydration is always the key!


Did we miss anything? Share it with us in the comments below how you kick the stress away, everyday, without the added effort.