Deborah's Marfa Stance

The Reversible Shearling Combo Quilt in Blush

Tell us about yourself/ your background

I studied fashion design and textiles at St Martins and then changed to fashion journalism. It was an exciting time to be there. There was a huge amount of bubbling talent. McQueen was doing his masters at the time as was Hussein Chalayan. Matthew Williamson and Berardi were a few years above me and Stella McCartney was in my year and Phoebe Philo the year below. I left after graduating and started my career at The Times.

I always wanted to work in fashion and after switching to journalism I wanted to write and style for newspapers and magazines. I helped out wherever I could, late nights in the fashion cupboard, doing test shoots to pitch to Saturday supplements, helping young designers style their shows and look books. I just wanted to work with other creatives.  This led to me being taken on by The Times newspaper where I stayed for five years. I then moved into magazines as the senior editor of Harper's Bazaar. I got to shoot their fashion shoots and celebrity covers and then moved into being their fashion features Director, editing all the fashion interviews, features and show reports.

I then moved over to Red magazine and became a contributor for over fifteen years. Shooting their main fashion stories, covers and beauty shoots as well as writing their cover interviews. It was such a fun team and my work was always varied. I would consult for designers too, helping with their collections from ideas to staging catwalk shows, advertising shoots and even designing their stores. I'm now Editor-at-Large of Wardrobe Icons. I get to interview the most exciting women in fashion, interiors and beauty and sit down and have a conversation with them. I adore the little insights you get from these interesting and insightful individuals.

Marfa Stance

How do you style your Marfa Stance pieces?

I bought my Marfa Stance Shearling coat as the perfect gift to myself when I got my puppy Winifred. I knew I would need something warm and practical. Something that I could throw over anything and still look chic and stylish. I love the shearling hood as it’s perfect for chilly morning walks. I wear mine over slouchy track pants and a chunky cashmere knit or peg leg jeans and a crisp mannish shirt. And always with a silly shoe. I love my shearling slides with alpaca socks. 

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