Fashion Addict - Gaynor Roberts
PUBLISHED: 20:15 19 February 2014 | UPDATED: 20:16 19 February 2014
Gaynor Roberts organises fundraising events for the Chester-based Morgan Foundation. Her background is in publishing and she worked in London before returning to her roots in Holt
What do you wear to work?
Because my job is varied and unpredictable, I need to be dressed ready for any eventuality. It’s important for me to feel confident but also comfortable so my default is a cashmere cardigan, tailored trousers, an eye-catching scarf and patent loafers, but I always have my wellies in the car.
What do you wear for a big night out?
Our fundraising events are always glitzy affairs with lots of running around. I have a couple of vintage dresses that are my trusted favourites: they belonged to my mother and are simply timeless. For a night out with the girls in Chester it would have to be skinny jeans with heels and a patterned silk top – perhaps Anthropologie or Ted Baker.
Tell us about your biggest fashion mistake
Far too many to mention! Probably my obsession with wearing dungaree shorts with opaque tights for a night out when I was at university. I’m blushing at the memory...
Who is your favourite designer?
I’m not really into designer clothes, I prefer to mix and match vintage with high street or pick up pieces from independent boutiques. My style is definitely more Boden and White Stuff for day-to-day with the odd investment item thrown in.
Who’s been the biggest influence on your personal style?
I don’t really take inspiration from one particular person, I try to keep my wardrobe fairly classic and enjoy experimenting with different looks and styles depending on the occasion. My friends are a source of inspiration style wise – I love it when people dress to reflect their personality, rather than being a slave to trends.
What is your favourite high street shop?
Because I don’t go shopping that often I love John Lewis, which has a great selection of different designers under one roof.
Most recent purchase you’re thrilled with?
It’s got to be my new Dubarry Galway boots which my husband bought for my birthday recently. I wore the last ones out so it’s lovely to have a new pair. The perfect go anywhere item!
What perfume do you wear?
I’m swapping and changing at the moment between DKNY Be Delicious, Clinique Happy Heart and Hollister Malaia.
What hair and beauty products are in your bathroom?
I love the Liz Earle range of skincare and makeup – it’s just beautiful. The Sanctuary Therapist’s Face Oil is my secret weapon at this time of year especially, and I also can’t live without Moroccan Oil to tame my very thick hair.
Which beauty product would you be lost without?
It would have to be Nivea SOS Lip Balm and a good hand cream to keep chapped skin at bay.
Who do you regard as the most stylish woman of the last 100 years?
Audrey Hepburn. Elegant, understated and there was so much more to her than just what she wore.
The Morgan Foundation
The Morgan Foundation was founded by Steve Morgan OBE in 2001 and supports organisations helping children and families across Cheshire, North Wales, Merseyside and North Shropshire. It has given over £11m of funding to charities, social enterprises and community projects since it began.