Five Minutes Of Fashion With Jameela Jamil

Gold stars to former teacher turned T4 presenter Jameela Jamil who explained to us the secrets of festival dressing at V in Chelmsford.

The gorgeous host of weekend hangover television had to do interviews from a T4 branded bus in the middle of the field in the Virgin Media Louder Lounge.

It wasn’t particularly glamorous as excited festival goers kept trying to jump over the metal fences around the bus and heckle Jameela and the celebrity guests.

But somehow the laid-back lovely didn’t let it phase her and there was barely a crease to her brow as she made her way through interviewees Drew Barrymore, Taylor Momsen, Olly Murs, Pixie Lott, Ellie Goulding, The Sugababes and more.

In fact, the extra diversion just got her more scary as she started to shout back when the cameras had stopped rolling.

Given the military style outfit, complete with hat, we wouldn’t mess!

But we did ask her – nicely, of course – how we could look equally cool at festivals.

QS: What’s the first item you pack when you know you are going to a festival?

Jameela: “This sounds weird but I look for  pretty dresses. I’m glad that fashion has gone back to being girlie. I let clothes express my mood. You know I’m feeling grumpy when I’m in head-to-toe black. If you wear a pretty dress then you feel happy, no matter what the weather.”

QS: Who picks the pretty dresses?

Jameela: “I don’t have a stylist, I pick everything myself. As long as I’m not naked T4 is happy. But I’ve had to learn quickly on the fashion front. Before this job I was an English teacher and just wore shirts and skirts so I am trying to learn how to be trendy. “

Qs: Have you ever made any fashion mistakes?

Jameela: “Metallic leggings, I learnt the hard way that they aren’t for everyone. But you live and learn, it’s all part of the fun of being young.”

QS: Do you ever buy anything at the festivals as souvenirs?

Jameela: “If I get the time then I’ll be straight to the shops. But normally festivals are so full on that by the time you’ve finished working, all the shops are closed. If I did buy anything it would be bracelets or a necklace as you can never have enough fashion jewellery. I try to buy it when I go abroad for work…if I get time. I love accessories.

We can see that from the TV presenter’s hat. Very has a massive selection of party hats, but if you want something a little more wearable try a buckle detail fedora.The shiny detail is similar to Jameela’s hat.

Like Jameela’s studded vest top? Try something similar from Very like a Savoir bead detail top.

There’s also a fabulous South embellished vest

Or channel your inner rock chick with a South fringe detail vest top

No one would dare mess with you if you looked this fabulous.

23rd August 2010
Written by Zoe Griffin