anna wakeford industry interview osoyou.jpgAnother new feature from CQ, the Industry Interview is your chance to see what people in the business are up to and steal their fashion tips. First up is Anna Wakeford, Editor for shopshare site OSOYOU.

Anna describes her job as: "Gazing at gorgeous clothes, keeping on top of trends and trawling through celebrity pics with the rest of my team to create the best content and help our users find the clothes they want (and possibly a few more besides!) as quickly and easily as possible."

See after the jump to find out which trends she predicts will be big this autumn and what happened to her New Look heels...


What was the most exciting/interesting thing that happened this week?

Excitingly, I found some amazing vampish patent black platforms in New Look for only £25! Interestingly, I trashed them the following night at a friend's birthday.

Which trends do you think are going to be big in the next few months?

Lace is going to be huge, as it's the perfect transitional fabric from summer through to autumn. We're going to start seeing a lot of checks and tartan around soon too - not on me though, I hate tartan! Red is the colour to be seen in over the next few months, particularly the orangey tomato shade. But I'm praying for more sun over the next few months, so hopefully we won't see the autumn fur and leather trends for a while longer!

What are you wearing to death at the moment?

My Zara maxi dress - bought last season, but still the coolest and most comfortable piece in my wardrobe during this heat wave! I team it with gold bangles, gladiators and my boyfriend's straw fedora hat.

What was the last book you read/album you listened to?

My last book was Revelation by C.J. Sansom. It's the latest in this great murder mystery series set during Henry VIII's reign. As my sister and I always say, if it's set in the past and there's a killer on the loose, we're sold!

Music-wise, I've been listening to Coldplay's Viva La Vida album in the car on the way to work. It's definitely a grower - my favourite track so far is number four. Buy it and you'll know why.