At SoSensational, we like and admire Janet Street-Porter, who is a somewhat mouthy regular on ITV’s Loose Women.
She also appears on shows such as Have I Got News For You, where being both clever and witty (which Street-Porter is) and mouthy are prerequisites.
Jan remembers queuing behind Street-Porter about 1,000 years ago, at the expenses window (where journos claimed back their cash) in Carmelite House, when Street-Porter worked at the Daily Mail and Jan worked at the now defunct Evening News – both papers then part of Associated Newspapers, which a couple of decades later left the Fleet Street area (where Carmelite House was located) for Kensington. So Jan can confirm that Street-Porter is very tall. Way back then, she was also very thin and leggy, though like most women d’un age certain – Street-Porter is 69 – she has filled out a little in the intervening years, but only a little, she is still TV thin.
In terms of style, the West-London-born Janet Street-Porter has always made the most of what she has and done a really ace job of camouflaging her “faults” which is, let’s face it, what we all try to do as grown up women. Like Cyndy, Street-Porter avoids wearing black wherever possible – and so she should with that auburn/red/ginger hair and warm colouring. Or, at least, she avoids wearing plain black at her face.
Steal her style by only wearing colours that suit you. We love the tropical print bomber jacket. Although the print is on a black ground, the bold green print and those pops of red cancel out the deadening effect of black.
For an evening-wear look she has gone for head-to-toe emerald-green sequins. We love it, but we might advice a non-celeb wearer to pair a glittery green top with silky trousers in a dark neutral and add a silky blazer to avoid putting tops of arms on show. Or to find head-to-toe sequins with a sleeve, such as this one by Phase Eight, which is sadly not in green but is very elegant.
We love the lippy – in a perfect shade for her on the border between brown and orange, with a slick of gloss for a glamorous finish!
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