Exclusive: Caroline Issa On Her New Pandora FW16 Campaign

The stylist and star of Pandora's FW16 campaign talks muses, trends and her favourite pieces from the new collection

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Where do you draw inspiration for style from?

I draw inspiration from fashion magazines, the runway shows, and street style muses.

Who are your style muses?

I love French icon Ines de la Fressange, American icon Jenna Lyons and how style-influencers like Garance Dore, Pandora Sykes and Nicole Warne all have their own personalities reflected by their style.

What are your key fashion items?

1. The tailored suit
2. The white blouse
3. The cigarette tuxedo trouser
4. The shirt dress
5. The biker

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Photo: Courtesy of Pandora

What’s your favourite trend for FW16?

There are so many great trends to experiment with for FW16, and while my perennial favourites of great masculine tailoring or bold primary colours can be found most seasons, one that I’m excited to try is the Romantic Goth trend which we saw a lot on the runway—dark romance, with a floral and lace interpretation, but also a fun eccentricity that will allow you to also play with both jewellery and hair and makeup to make the trend your own!

How would you style the Romantic Gothic trend for work and for going out?

For work, I’d probably focus on black suits with great white frilly collared shirts and cuffs, accented with great jewellery. I’d go bolder for evening, darkening the makeup and maybe focusing on more romantic, longer dresses!

What’s your favourite piece of the Pandora Autumn 2016 collection?

I love the pearl pieces in the Pandora Autumn 2016 collection, particularly the stacking rings.

What’s your one key piece of jewellery?

I find earrings make all the difference to an outfit, so I tend to invest in those the most!

What are you seeing women from London wear right now?

I see a lot of stacking, a lot of bold jewellery combined with more fine, fun pieces. I also love how bespoke bracelets are being embraced!

What’s your favourite accessory?

A great pair of earrings can make an outfit!

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