Emily Giffard-Taylor, founder of Bees & Taylor, is fashion loving, hard-working and passionate about the job.

She began work in the world of fashion journalism, learning her way from Conde Nast to ELLE. With an understanding and capacity for all things fashion Emily has experienced all sides of the industry including retail, e-tail and PR. But it was fashion styling where she found her niche, finally setting up her own business in 2012.

With a portfolio stretching from music videos to television, event dressing and editorial shoots, Emily has worked closely with artists and personalities alike. With an innate ability to understand colour and form, Emily will break down trends and make them accessible to all different shapes, sizes and budgets to ensure you leave with a new understanding of your own body, styles to suit, as well as brands and colours to flatter. She will listen carefully to your requirements and offer constructive and clear advice to redefine your style.

With a good balance of styling experience, business understanding and industry knowledge Emily and her team bring something fresh and exciting to personal styling.
What is your expensive but never regret buy?

My Miu Miu bag. At one time shiny and new, now battered and worn, but no less loved. It was I-need-it-in-my-life at first sight and I've got my pounds per wear, and more. It was my first taste of the beautiful but insane world of designer. I can be wearing head-to-toe high street and still know I've got a little piece of luxury.

What is your most important style rule?

My advice, wear what suits YOU. A capsule wardrobe made up of classic styles, transitional pieces and vintage originals helps me to create a look for any occasion; whilst that offbeat gem adds a little bit of ‘me’ to any outfit. Buy what you like, what suits and what makes you feel good, and indulge in trends second.

What is your failsafe London look?

Monochrome is the simple way to do catwalk fashion on a high street budget. Modern, streamlined and dramatic, life in black and white will never go out of fashion.

What do you not leave the house without?

Whilst I am usually found barefaced and on-the-go, I never leave home without my trusty lippy. Bright, sexy and bold it has me ready to face the day. My favourite statement lip is Nars Lip Pencil in Red Square, for its matte texture and long-lasting colour.

Who’s in your little black style book?

Barnett Lawson Trimmings – it’s a genuine treasure trove, hidden away in a basement in central London. Whether you are a milliner in the making, or just looking for creative inspiration, go along and explore for yourself.

London’s best kept secret?

If I’m craving peace and quiet I love a visit to the Kyoto Garden in Holland Park. It’s a sanctuary from crazy London life. You can always make a day of it and head to Brook Green to visit the V&A archives (by appointment only) – my favourite, the Beatrix Potter collections. Those of you with a sweet tooth should visit Betty Blythe for a delicious slice of cake!