When FW Took On TPB

Tea Prty Beauty
(Miss Tea Party, not me)
So many of you wanted to know more about me, so I asked the brains behind Tea Party Beauty to set some questions, its like Frost Vs Nixon over the next 1000 or so words.

Richard Nixon, David Frost

OK Mr Fashion Worked, you seem to be like the MI5 of the blogging world and a hard man to get information from… I have carefully and meticulously (I am lying) devised this list of questions to extract vital information for your readers:

· A/S/L

Isn’t age just a way of marking time if a pre-set way? Your as old as you need to be. I am however male and I live on the London – Surrey border

· People are a nosey bunch and love a good story from the past, so tell us a little story from your childhood; funny and embarrassing please.

Well usually I will tell people a story and end it with, “no, wait, that was Rachel Berry from Glee.”

I think I was just the usual type of kid, though like everyone I did stupid things, I rode my bike down some steps to show it could be done, straight into the river as the 8 feet of path wasn’t enough stopping distance (see image below). I think I always thought could I in life instead of should I, something I do to this day.

where i crashed

· We all have that one item in our wardrobe we can’t throw out, even though it’s full of holes and smells – what’s your piece?

For me it is my vintage 1960’s US collegiate cardigan, I love it. Its dark Blue and thick, so cosy in winter.

· Controversial – you are a vegan, does this extend to your clothing choices too? If so which is your favourite vegan brand

I’m not a vegan, though I am veggie, and that doesn’t mean chicken and fish. I don’t buy leather though I do still have some leather bits from before I stopped eating meat like my vintage satchel. It was bought as a present from a friend who is no longer with it, and has so much sentimental value I couldn’t ever part with it.

· We all know the real star of your Twitter is your adorable doggie Mouse; I wanna know more about Mouse (never mind you). Where did you rescue him from? What made you pick him? Do you have conversations with him?

The mouse came from a rescue charity a pathetic sight of malnourished and abused bones. Now he lives the life of  a king, three beds, any chair he fancies and he doesn’t have owners he has servants. He was the only Jack Russell we’d come across and from the first moment he leapt up in my arms has been my best friend for 4 years.

the mouse

You can tell a dog anything, they are great at keeping secrets, and all he asks in return is a belly rub and a treat every so often. Plus I know everyone says their dog is stupid but Mouse is the dumbest dog that ever lived, and makes me giggle all the time. His fave dumb ass thing to do is move while he is scratching, then falling off the sofa, 4 years and he hasn’t learned anything.

· The fashion world elite seems to be mostly men, but the fashion blogging world seems to be predominately women, do you find it hard to be a fashion blogging guy?

Nope, not at all, I just do what I do. If you don’t like it, don’t read it. I think a lot of the feedback is really positive, and anyway if we are determining thought validity by what lies between your legs then society has a bigger issue than am I a shit blogger.

· If you could style any celeb who would it be and why?

vb vogues

I’d love to style VB, but only because then I would get to hang out with her. She has great taste and those that snipe at her saying a popstar can’t be a designer, well why can’t people be more than one thing. Why do you say that people have to pick something in their early 20’s and be that forever. Why can’t you have more than one ambition or dream, there’s actually a validation and life lesson for us all in her story.

Given the collections stand up for themselves there is no question she represents the best of British design and taste. Who wouldn’t want to work with someone like that.

Oh and Tim Gunn, I adore him, we share a love of tailoring, or maybe Gisele, as I just love her and although I can’t see her leving her hugely good looking, millionaire sportstar hubby for me we could hang out.

· What made you get into blogging and why have you stuck around?

My friends were bored with hearing me talk about dresses and told me to get a blog so I would talk to other people who cared. I’ve stuck around because  I have enjoyed it. Like anything in life there are aspects that piss me off, and bits I adore. I think it has been changing and I am looking t how I can respond to the new landscapes and how I can still follow up on what I want to do. That may involve new types of media for me and a change in the format of delivery, more on that in the future.

· It’s a Saturday and you have no plans with friends, what do you end up doing?

Cycling, galleries, books, museums, and the things I sometimes just don’t have time for during the week like cooking

· What was the worst job you ever did as a teen?

I worked in haulage as an evening job, it was hot, hard work, surrounded by dicks mostly.

· Would you rather have to look like a girl or dress like one for the rest of your life?

Bowie is my hero, he did that girlish androgyny so well, can I be a girl who looked like Bowie in his post Spiders, pre Berlin  phase please?

bowie girl

· Views on Lagerfeld? Genius or loudmouth

He may be both

· What are you wearing right now? (Kinky, I know)

Three piece suit as I’m at work,

· If you were the fashion police, what one item of clothing would you outlaw?

I don’t think any follower will be surprised to hear me say Ironic T-Shirts, I loathe them, truly hate them, not funny, not clever, not stylish, men deserve better than this crappy excuse for a product.

· Why are prime numbers so strange?

They are not, numbers are beautiful, amazing and the building blocks of everything ever.

· Where do you see your life taking you?

into many a Cul-De-Sac, wrong turn and dead end, but how can you know where your meant to be if you haven’t been were you shouldn’t.

· Who or what is your blogging inspiration? (me obvs)

I don’t have one, in the industry the one person that does inspire me is Polly Vernon, she is uber talented and has always been herself.


So a huge thanks to La Tea Party, find her at the thinks below . .


The Twitters

and in her own personal web space teapartybeauty.com


About Ross Pollard

Since starting writing on my 31st birthday in 2011 I have held a number of positions at magazines and websites as well as regularly producing articles for numerous publications alongside contributing to TV & radio shows as a freelance fashion journalist including Hoxton Radio & Fashion One TV. Alongside writing, I have worked in other industries helping to design & grow digital platforms, develop businesses and support operations practices. This experience has proved invaluable in building an understanding of how businesses work, and the landscape in which retail, B2B commerce and other commercial operations develop. Knowledge of commercial interests has helped shape my fashion industry insights beyond critiquing of garments


  1. teapartybeautyHayley

    I love your answers, and the picture of the steps hehe. And good shout on Bowie 🙂

    Move over Paxman, I am coming for ya

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