Since my last Man's Eye View interview I've literally been inundated with requests from cheeky little chappies who want to be featured on A Lauren to Herself. Nah, not really. But my colleague, Nick Lakin fancied having a stab at this so I've let him loose on some style and beauty related questions (below).
Nick's a journalist at the sister publication of the newspaper I work at and he's due to get married in May (ahhhh!). He's also a big fan of the Great British Pie. Style is everything to Nick. Read on to find out why....
What's your daily beauty routine?
Wake up, yawn, rub sleep from eyes, stretch, wash face, wet hair, put gel-wax in hair, use Sure roll on anti perspirant deodorant,style hair, clean teeth and GO!
Which product can you not leave the house without?
Brylcreem gel wax in a tub, but it's not in the tub when I leave the house, it's in my hair!
Whose style do you admire and why?
I admire the style of The Dude, AKA Jeff Lebowski AKA Jeff Bridges in the film The Big Lebowski because he doesn't care when he goes out in his dressing gown or gets a milk moustache.
I also admire the style of Michael Cane in the early days.
Who's the fittest women in the world (apart from your wife to be!)
I would have to say our very own Kelly Brook, her cheekiness adds to her fitness.
If you were a woman, whose style would you steal?
I would probably steal the style of Christine Bleakley off the One Show, she makes herself look hot without revealing a thing!
If you could wear make-up for the day, what 'look' would you go for?
I would go for the "au naturel" look. Make-up doesn't really do it for me, but maybe I'd curl my eyelashes!
What's the most unflattering look on a woman?
Honestly? This is the kind of question I'd normally get lynched for answering but if I have to I'd say a woman who dresses to look like a slapper.
What item of clothing wouldn't you be seen dead in?
I wouldn't be seen dead in one of those white shirts with buttons down to the mid pectorals that men seem to wear like a uniform in town on a Friday and Saturday night!
The world is a better place since they invented....?
The hooded jumper! They're brilliant, especially in winter.
If you were a lady, how would you have your hair?
I would have it in a bob.
You're a journalist Nick. Do you have a beige mac and a brief case?
No I have a blue Berghaus waterproof jacket and a black Karrimor rucksack for the majority of the year (ie winter), and a short brown Burton coat with padded inside and a brown suede briefcase type bag for the other two months!
How do you bring the old school journalist look into the 21st century? I.e how do you style your office clobber?
Journalists dont have time for style! I wear a shirt and trousers and try my best to have my shirt ironed, a tie that matches it, and a couple of creases down the front of my trousers, but these are optional if I'm too knackered on a Sunday night.
However, I do have relatively long sideburns and a goattee beard and moustache - does that count as a retro style?
I also have brown leather shoes that sometimes clash with everything else I'm wearing.
If you could invent a fashion law, what would it be?
People should always try new styles and keep fashion moving. There are some ridiculous fashions that I think we're all aware of, but people need to keep pushing the boundaries with fashion.
My fashion law would be: There are no rules, be an individual, don't wear anything that makes you feel uncomfortable - and if you're a woman, don't be afraid to make the most of what you've got!
Thank you Nick! If anyone else (fellas only) fancy a bash at this fun feature, just email me at email@example.com
Oh! And don't forget to enter my Elemis competition in the previous blog post.