WHO? Debbie Le @thefashionablepan
TELL US ABOUT YOU? I’m half Vietnamese/half Chinese Mum of two beautiful little shits age 4 and 2. I gave up my career in fashion to look after my kids but I’m finding Instagram is now like my job again! The creativity, network, and discovering new brands! I simply LOVE anything to do with fashion especially clothes!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? I’m classic with a nod to the trends! I’m never afraid to try anything different. You have to have fun.
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU? My mum inspired me into fashion and clothes. she was a seamstress and I learnt to sew from an early age! She was always impeccably dressed and I always admired the way she took care of herself! But today everything from social media, friends, people watching and magazines all inspires me!
DESCRIBE THE CURRENT STATE OF YOUR WARDROBE! It’s organised chaos! I turn my wardrobe around each season as I don’t have the room or space to have all my clothes out! I used to have a walk-in wardrobe but gave that up for the kids! I was heartbroken!
WHAT’S YOUR MOST RECENT FASHION PURCHASE? – some lovely summer dresses and swimsuits from Zara for our holiday. And some gorgeous Air and Grace glitter sneakers!
IS THERE A TREND YOU’RE LOVING RIGHT NOW? – I’m loving all the flares, wide leg jeans and trousers! I’m a massive fan of this look! Also loving the trench! I have a classic Burberry which I only wore sporadically but now I’m like “yep you’re on again mate!”
OLDEST ITEM IN YOUR WARDROBE YOU CAN’T SEEM TO PART WITH? Oh there’s loads! I’m a clothes hoarder but all my coats and jackets! I just know fashion comes around again and most of my outerwear have been investment pieces so now they’re like “vintage darling!”
ANY FASHION FAILS YOU’VE MADE? Fucking hell!!! Yeah! I was a massive RnB hip hop fan and loved MC hammer so I got my Mum to make me a pair of those baggy Aladdin pants and I rocked them with my Filas and champions! Remember those?! Haha!!!
IS THERE A PARTICULAR COLOUR YOU’RE DRAWN TO? Red! Its my favourite colour and it’s lucky in my culture! So red!
FAVOURITE HIGH STREET BRAND AND WHY? H&M for its bang on trend, up to date style and affordability!
MOST TREASURED ACCESSORY YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT? My gorgeous Chanel Jumbo bag along with my YSL neck scarf and my Chanel mirror!
HAS YOUR STYLE DIFFERED FROM PRE TO POST MOTHERHOOD? Yes I now wear a coat if I’m out and I wear sensible footwear cos my feet have suffered from those killer heels I wore when I was single!!!
WHAT MESSAGE WILL YOU BE GIVING (or do you already) TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT STYLE AND BODY CONFIDENCE? Let your personality shine through your clothes and don’t be afraid to give a trend a go! Fashion should be fun! Learn to love your body and accept your flaws as those are what make you unique and individual.
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:
LEOPARD OR STRIPE? Oh fuck that’s hard! Both! Sorry!
SECOND HAND OR DOUBLE CLICK? Ahhh man that’s hard too! Errrr Second hand! No, double click!!! Can’t I have both???
HEELS OR FLATS? Heels to start and flats to finish off
STATEMENT EARRINGS OR NECKLACE? Statement earrings Always!
HOARDER OR CLEARER? Hoarder but learning to clear!
Follow Debbie on Instagram HERE, she’s one glamorous mama. You’ll often find her on Insta Stories eye-rolling over her kid’s Roman and Rosie’s behaviour (in the biggest LOL way!)….Rosie in particular is pretty hilarious! Her husband calls her the PAN because he once joked that her face is as flat as a frying pan HAHAHAHA! Join in on the PAN fun for more awesome Style pics and family time xx She’s a bloody good cookie!