We Go Inside Cool Girl Laura Jackson's Wardrobe



Children’s TV presenters are not usually renowned for their fashion credentials, but 28-year-old Laura Jackson – currently of ITV’s Scrambled!, formerly of T4’s Freshly Squeezed – is a somewhat more stylish proposition. Being dressed by Chanel helps. As does having an encyclopedic knowledge of rising London designers such as Eudon Choi, Isa Arfen and Bionda Castana.

We’re standing in Jackson’s walk-in wardrobe in the east London flat she shares with her boyfriend, fashion photographer Jon Gorrigan, and her sleepy whippet, Barry. There are neatly stacked and labelled boxes of shoes and boots, and shelves of immaculately folded jumpers – testament to her teenage Saturday jobs in the Leeds branches of Harvey Nichols, AllSaints and Whistles.

She flicks excitedly through the rails before pulling out a vintage green velvet Gucci trouser suit. 'I have a massive mood board of fashion images on my computer, including this photo of a French girl on a scooter, wearing a crushed velvet suit. I’d been looking for something similar for years,' she says in her effusive Yorkshire brogue. “This cost 800 Euros from a fleamarket in Paris and is the most expensive thing I’ve ever bought, but I know I’ll have it forever.'

Her daytime outfit formula is simple: 'interesting skirt' (like her hessian Orla Kiely number, with embroidered flowers) + cashmere jumper + ankle boots (she currently likes Penelope Chilvers' suede Chelsea ones). “I like the French way of dressing: understated, simple, classic, with a muted palette. I wear a lot of navy and grey, and I don’t wear many accessories.'

After growing up in Huddersfield, Jackson moved to London

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<p>Jackson in a Rebecca Minkoff dress and Blonda Castana hells.</p>

Jackson in a Rebecca Minkoff dress and Blonda Castana hells.

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<p>Laura owns 98 pairs of shoes.</p>

Laura owns 98 pairs of shoes.

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<p>There are 29 Cookbooks in her flat.</p>

There are 29 Cookbooks in her flat.

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<p>Her Erdem floral dress.</p>

Her Erdem floral dress.

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<p>Laura's beloved velvet Gucci suit.</p>

Laura's beloved velvet Gucci suit.

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<p>She has 98 pairs of shoes and 3 pairs of Vivienne Westwood Mary-Jane.</p>

She has 98 pairs of shoes and 3 pairs of Vivienne Westwood Mary-Jane.

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<p>There are 16 cashmere jumpers in her wardrobe.</p>

There are 16 cashmere jumpers in her wardrobe.

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<p>Jackson's London flat refects her passion for fashion.</p>

Jackson's London flat refects her passion for fashion.

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<p>And 1 whippet called Barry.</p>

And 1 whippet called Barry.

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<p>We found 41 notebooks.</p>

We found 41 notebooks.

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