I drove the latest Aston Martin DB11 it is an opulent lifestyle car experience. From the onset, I could not help ponder what is the fashion and lifestyle image for women driving an Aston Martin for 2020?
I had little to go by regarding the history of women driving an Aston Martin. There is not a lot out there. So I decided to create my own sports car fashion for Aston Martin.
James Bond is a famous film where Aston Martin is used. The woman is always a passenger.
More challenging how are the women going to be portrayed in the new James Bond No Time To Die? No matter what, we all agree that the car brand is and will always be associated with James Bond.
So I had to create my own image. Steer the way, I had to be in the drivers seat.
It is not easy or elegant to get in and out of these types of cars. So what I wear must be practical, stylish and have movement in the clothes.
What is the Aston Martin style for the DB11?
I had to experience the car in a lifestyle setting to create my own image.
Driving an Aston Martin DB11 at £180,000 I had to be fearless, confident and calm. The car image has it’s own power all I had to do was drive and live out the lifestyle. Terracotta Colours are timeless. I have been wearing them for over a year now.
Acceptance of self seems to be the key at my age. My vintage eyewear really transforms my image. These are Vintage Gucci and Fendi, no longer available but look super chic.
You gotta wear Oversized eyewear when driving an Aston Martin. It is an essential car image for that strong persona.
These are Fendi 2015 with Swarovski crystals.
Yves Saint Lauren 1980’s Accessories
Dating back to the 1980’s I chose to wear Yves Saint Lauren jewellery. They are unique and rare to find.
Trending sustainable fashion is a massive challenge for any lifestyle and fashion brand for 2021. Hence why I buy vintage.
Gold accessories with terracotta clothing are like a duck to water. Combined with the 1980’s Yves Saint-Laurent, 22crt gold plated. It can only be described as a licence to thrill!
Anything and everything leather is a must when you are driving this sports car. It’s fast and sounds very loud indeed.
It would have been too cliche to go for the tuxedo vibe here. I am a trendsetter, not a follower. Who’s wearing the trousers this season? That would be me. If there’s one key piece, it’s the leather jacket pure and simple. This Spice red leather jacket with a fluffy collar and cuffs is no longer available. It is from the famous Spanish brand called Uterque.
The leather trousers are from Massimo Dutti, no longer available. They are sports luxe like wearing gym trainers. I love them because they have an elastic waistband. They are a great stay homewear item and very warm in the winter.
Which is perfect for driving and reviewing Brockencote Hall Hotel in a country estate in Worcestershire
Leather trainer trousers look much more elegant than denim.
This is me wearing leather which I still own after six years. My video is leather stylish tips explaining how to buy a leather jacket that suits you.
Red Leather Accessories
The Aston Martin is a powerful iconic lifestyle British car brand. Wearing the colour red is important as it’s a colour of passion and very empowering for others to see. The colour red was a great contrast to the pearl white of the Aston Martin DB11. My James Bond image was very clear.
I am passionate about the brand. Plus walking into opulent settings and doing hotel reviews in the Cotswolds one must look country chic.
My leather jacket matched the spice red seat belt of the Aston Martin DB11.
I teamed it with my pleated playsuit as it looked stylish and was very comfortable when I was driving.
I looked and showcased my personal style and looked the part, set the tone and created my own fashion image.
Philipp Plein Wellingtons
Countryside living in Britain is all about wearing wellingtons. I opted for something very niche. The storms in the UK were strong and very wet. The unrelenting rain pour was ridiculous. I wanted to make sure I looked empowering and super cool with my footwear. These Philipp Plein 2015 leather wellies, were a show stopper every single time! The upper part was leather with a skull imprint on them. With leather studded belts around the ankle. As a public wow factor. I could have sold these boots a thousand times. Both men and women were asking me about them.
Teaming them with such an iconic car brand was perfect.
Skull fashion is always associated with an empowering message.
There was a practical side was the rubber soles. I could park and run in the rain without getting my feet wet.
For me experiencing luxury cars is all about my sense of style and forever striving for self-improvement. Leather is a sustainable fabric that should last a lifetime.
Leather with studs is always going to be a strong message of independence and comfort. Leather whilst driving is flexible. As an owner of a man’s magazine, menstylefashion.
I have to wear clothes that create a stylistic empowering persona. Aston Martin is a man’s car image thanks to James Bond.
I am wearing a leather studded top. Leather tops like this will last me a lifetime both in trends and materials. I teamed it with some silver leggings from an Italian brand called Calzedonia.
Hence the leggings allow me to manoeuvre in and out of the Aston Martin in a powerful way.
Sports cars are low and when getting out you don’t want to showcase your underwear.
It is a sports car after all. I decided to team it with a sports bra. I hate wearing bras but this is a sports edition car and I had to feel comfortable whilst driving it. The James Bond ladies for 2021 I feel will be moving in style and action.
This car is all about style. I am all about chunky jewellery, Atelier Swarovski and everything that stands out.
The chunky red beaded necklace is from 2014 Uterque, it smashes an outfit into completion.
The car is bespoke and you can order whatever accessories you like for the car. Just like my Atelier Swarovski is not easily found and costs a lot more to purchase.
The designs are much more extravagant. With an Aston Martin as we know it, the marketing of jewels during the James Bond Movies is a multi-million-pound opportunity.
This chunky claw ring by Atelier Swarvoski certainly deterred any unwanted Aston Martin thieves. My goodness, it is a great knuckle buster if anyone dared to take me on.
The double flower Atelier Swarvoski ring was elegant but again very powerful in my message.
Females Board Members For Aston Martin
It was announced today that, Aston Martin Lagonda has appointed two female directors in an effort to strengthen its position as a luxury brand and to comply with the requirement to have more women on company boards. With more female and lifestyle advertising for cars, it will be interesting to see how the car industry uses a more feminine touch to attract a female audience.
My priorities are clear, nowadays work, family and what has always been my love for fashion which is my trendsetting ideas. I am very blessed to have a job that does not feel like a job: it’s my passion. My constant search for self-improvement is a love and hate relationship. But if you dream big, network hard and trust your own abilities you can achieve your dreams, no matter how small or little. But one of the key motivations for me to continue to run my magazines is the passion to share who I am as a fashion and lifestyle icon.
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