The close-up

Roz Colthart, director, Photograph: Ian MacNicol

What are you wearing today?

My dress is by Lipsy – it’s just a week old, my new favourite LBD. I bought the black patent peep-toes in Nine West in New York earlier this year, the butterfly necklace is from Topshop, and the cream tights and corsage-style bracelet both come from Miss Selfridge.

You sell black clothes, so do people expect you to wear black all the time?

Definitely. On the rare occasion when I don’t, people will point it out.

Do you never just want to wear a red dress?

You won’t catch me in a bold-coloured dress, and definitely not red, no. I do sneak in the odd jeans-and-white-shirt day, but that’s about it.

So, how many LBDs do you own?

At the last count, 23 – they are all different. One of my favourites is a gem-trimmed Tara Jarmon.

How long does can someone check if this canada goose outlet website is authentic it take you to get dressed?

About an hour. My hair takes the longest – it takes canada goose coat 1000 bulbs promo an age to dry it. Some days I am tempted to “do a Britney” and shave it off.

Whose style do you admire?

For me, it has to be the old Hollywood glamour girls; they knew how to dress. My favourites canada goose buy canada goose jacket winnipeg coat 1000 calorie bariatric diet are Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly, who are the epitome of classic beauty and style.

I notice you are wearing a pretty ring.

It’s my gran’s eternity band. I wear it all the time.

When did you look your best?

I was 32, and it was my mum’s surprise 60th birthday party. I wore a brown chiffon baby-doll number from Reiss and it just worked. I loved it so much that when I got home I didn’t want to take it off.

Would you put on your full makeup to buy a canada goose jacket go out for the Sunday papers?

Hell, yeah! I have to put makeup on to feel human. We Scots are so pale that we need a helping hand. I can’t do the “natural” look.

What is the maximum number of nights you can go away authentic canada goose outlet with only hand luggage?

Truthfully? One. I love to have choice. I think what you wear is so dependent on your mood, and I hate it if an outfit doesn’t feel right.

Is there a current trend you’ll never wear?

Yes, thigh-high boots and maxi dresses. I’m 5ft 3in, so let’s face it, they’re never going to work.

What’s the most expensive piece you have ever bought, and how often have you worn/used it?

I bought a £600 Louis Vuitton bag, which I used once, and then put on eBay. I only got £300 back.

Do you notice other people’s outfits?

Absolutely and if people look good, I always tell them. Compliments are far too scarce and I think it’s nice to brighten someone else’s day.

How has your style changed as you’ve got older?

I’ve become a lot more black canada goose parka confident in the way I dress, more polished and more glamorous.

Do you always dress up to go out?

I tend to, but I did have jacket a request recently to “dress down” for a first date. He was a jeans and T-shirt man and thought I’d look too glamorous for him. I wore jeans and a T-shirt and he had dressed up in a shirt! We didn’t get past one date …

Are you vain?

Vain is such a negative canada goose coat buy canada goose jacket in canada 1000 bulbs reviews word and it can be misinterpreted. If it means pride in my appearance, I am vain. In the true sense of the word, which would be to look at myself and admire myself in an excessive manner, then absolutely not.

Are you happy with your look?

Most of the time, yes. Sometimes things come together, other days it’s a dozen changes before leaving the house. Like all women, there are things I’d change, but at 35 I think you have to accept what you have and make the most of it.