In her hit Style Network show, How Do I Look?, Finola Hughes is saving unfashionable lives one stylish episode at a time – taking them from drab to fab. She’s not quite the fashion police, but she’s pretty close. And I do mean pretty. A Brit by birth she simply exudes a cool, funky style. Hughes loves fashion and has continuously looked chic in her own career as a star of the two biggest daytime dramas, All My Children and General Hospital. She’s bringing her style to the Hospice Austin luncheon, The Beauty of Life, this month. Here, we catch up with her to learn about the New York collections, vintage jewelry, and helping others.
Lance Avery Morgan: I’m so excited we are doing the luncheon together, Finola. You’re a busy lady these days – with your series, covering fashion for Good Morning America and writing books. Tell me about why fashion is important to you.
Finola Hughes: Fashion has always been a part of my life. When I was growing up in London, my mom and I would go shopping all the time. We’d go to lots of vintage stores – in the Portabella market, which is a huge antiques market, and find some really great things.
LAM: How did you find your niche as a fashionista expert?
FH: You know, I’ve really made a conscious effort. When I was leaving All My Children, I decided to pursue fashion. I had been thinking of series ideas and took them to the Style network. They didn’t like the ideas, but they liked me. They then came back to me with an idea, which turned out to be How Do I Look? And, we’ve been on for three years.