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Caryn Franklin met Jane Galpin in the mid 80s during a time when she was wearing mannish suits and bowler hats and was the fashion editor of international style bible i-D magazine; whilst Jane was an avid researcher on a new fashion programme for the BBC.
It was clearly immediately that both were passionate about empowering women to feel good about their image, and these two fashion experts started a working partnership that would cover decades.
Howtolookgood.com was born in 2002 quite simply to provide helpful and friendly fashion tips and advice. From the start their concept of ‘how to dress for your body shape’ was the driving force. Caryn’s free e-books were created off the back of all their live events to share to life the styling tools they promote on stage when they do their roadshows.
There’s plenty to see on this site from the latest high street fashion styles and advice on how to dress for all body shapes, and you can Ask Caryn your own fashion dilemma or styling question.
Caryn has hosted on a variety of fashion programmes since the beginning of her career including BBC’s Clothes Show and Style Challenge, Discovery’s Style Academy, Border TV’s Style Bible, Granada’s Well Woman as well as producing and presenting ITV’s Fashion Tributes on a raft of prestigious designers, from Vivienne Westwood to Matthew Williamson.
She has interviewed everyone from Yves Saint Laurent to Georgio Armani and has contributed her experience and advice to a host of newspapers, magazines, as well as creating four books and working in schools and colleges across the UK. She recently received an Honorary Doctorate in acknowledgement of her work with students
Caryn has been co-chair of the award winning campaign Fashion Targets Breast Cancer for 15 years and in 2009 co founded and launched the award winning All Walks Beyond the Catwalk. She has been working with with MP’s Lynne Featherstone and Jo Swinson as well as other educationalists and mental health experts as part of the government’s Body Confidence initiative.
Caryn regularly blogs for a variety of online sites including The Clothes Show Live The Huffington Post as well as the site she co-founded All Walks Beyond the Catwalk and of course there is her blog on this site, her favourite entries filed under the “This week I am mostly wearing,” category
After Jane’s 12 years producing the nation’s top fashion programme, the BBC Clothes Show and later BBC Style Challenge, she went on to producing the hugely successful How to Look Good Naked and 10 Years Younger for Channel 4.
Jane also runs their join company Brilliant Productions. Together Caryn and Jane deliver a variety of services from consulting to creating live events and performing on stage for clients like Lloyds, Marks and Spencer, Evans, Next, National Wedding Show, Platinum Guild, Royal Mint and many others, to running this site.
Jane say’s: “Being able to demystify fashion for anyone – corporate or ordinary consumer is really important to us and the letters of thanks we receive bring a huge smile to our faces!
Sharon Tyler has worked in the fashion team on many of the top fashion programmes of recent years including Channel 4′sHow to Look Good Naked and 10 Years Younger. She has also worked with Caryn and Jane on many Brilliant Productions projects including the National Wedding Show and shoots and live events for Next and Debenhams. She brings with her an in-depth understanding of how to apply fashion to the real word and to ordinary women’s bodies as well as an informed knowledge of fashion, art and design. She also undertakes cross-platform projects and has recently consulted on two art exhibitions amongst other things.
Claire Ginzler understands ordinary women of all ages and bodyshapes which is why she is the person we use for personal styling requests. Her work on TV programmes like Channel 4’s How to Look Good Naked and 10 Years Younger as well as BBC1’s original Clothes Show and Style Challenge have meant she is much in demand.
As a freelance stylist she has styled many shows/editorials from well known retailers such as Calvin Klein, L’Oreal, Next, John Lewis, Debenhams, Clothes Show Live, Lyle and Scott, Very.co.uk.
Claire is also the critically acclaimed Fashion Director of On|Off, Paris Fashion Week’s highly respected independent fashion showcase. Responsible for selecting which designers get the opportunity to show at the event each season.Since On|Off began in 2003, she has been discovering, and working with, the up and coming design talents of the future, with names such names as Osman Yousezfada, Peter Pilotto and Mark Fast.