In My Shoes: Ella Gaskell
Ella-Louise Gaskell is a Stylist and Entrepreneur based in London. After graduating from London College of Fashion, she spent time at the British Fashion Council before launching a successful career as a Freelance Stylist for film, editorial and red carpet. Ella’s celebrity clients include Louis Theroux, Phoebe Dynevor and Sophie Simnett. In the first lockdown, Ella founded a new FashTech business called P.S. Online Styling. Follow @ellagaskellstylist
Tell us a little about you.
I am a 27 year old Fashion Stylist, living in London. I grew up in Hertfordshire so am definitely a countryside girl at heart and most frequently found on long walks in the middle of nowhere on the weekends or on the tennis court. My celebrity clients include actors Connor Swindells, Sophie Simnett and singer Freya Ridings. I also recently launched a start-up called P.S. Online Styling which offers affordable personal styling to everyone.
How do you start your day?
Always coffee. Not human pre-coffee, and definitely can’t function until the caffeine kicks in!
Alex Scott MBE wears Malory at the BAFTA TV Awards
What is your fashion philosophy?
Buy less, buy better! I always try to encourage clients to buy what works well for their style, shape and tastes rather than following specific trends, and work towards building up a longer lasting, more sustainable wardrobe. Changing our consumerist shopping habits is so important for the health of the planet.
Can you share your top tip?
Trust your gut instinct and go with what you feel comfortable in. I always know if a client feels good in an outfit from the moment they put it on - the way you hold yourself and the confidence that comes with wearing a good outfit is more than just the look.
Sophie Simnett wears Malory while promoting her new film, Twist
What inspires you?
I am constantly inspired from everything around me, from family and friends to clients to people in the street. In life, I really admire hard work and determination and on the style side I take most of my inspiration from old film and music references from the 60s and 70s.
How do you unwind?
Playing tennis. It's the only time I find it easy to switch off and focus on one thing!
Sophie Simnett wears Meadow at the Cartier Queen’s Cup Polo
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Definitely Rwanda, to see the Gorillas.
Can you tell us something you discovered recently?
A quarter of all your bones are located in your feet.
What is the best part of your work?
I am very lucky to be able to work in a job that I love! I get such enjoyment from helping clients look their best – seeing how confident they become makes all the hard work worth it!
Which shoes do you love this season?
I love the black Malory pumps – they are the ultimate classic shoe you can pair with any look!