8 episodes

A personal billboard to the outside world, fashion really can reflect a much wider personal story than is often told. The clothes we choose to wear help to reveal the story of our lives. Join Henry Holland on a sartorial journey like no other where he speaks to ICONIC guests about the looks that changed their lives and the stories behind them.

WARNING: This is not a podcast about celebrity fashion fails! It’s a personal fashion history straight from the horse's mouth. Are you ready? Subscribe to What Were You Thinking so you don’t miss an episode. 

In partnership with Vestiaire Collective

What Were You Thinking? Henry Holland

    • Fashion & Beauty
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

A personal billboard to the outside world, fashion really can reflect a much wider personal story than is often told. The clothes we choose to wear help to reveal the story of our lives. Join Henry Holland on a sartorial journey like no other where he speaks to ICONIC guests about the looks that changed their lives and the stories behind them.

WARNING: This is not a podcast about celebrity fashion fails! It’s a personal fashion history straight from the horse's mouth. Are you ready? Subscribe to What Were You Thinking so you don’t miss an episode. 

In partnership with Vestiaire Collective

    Don't fob me off Pixie Geldof

    Don't fob me off Pixie Geldof

    Model. Singer. Tabloid proclaimed wild child. Pixie Geldof gets candid about her personal style. What was it like growing up in the public eye during a time when the paparazzi were social media? How does her parents' style influence the way she dresses? And what was she thinking when she wore stripper heels to the British Fashion Awards?

    Pixie takes us through her take on event dressing and how she decided what to wear to a Royal wedding (a last minute borrowed Celine number, of course!), why she wore a pretty Moschino dress to the Met Gala when the theme was punk and the story behind that iconic pixie haircut.

    See all the looks Pixie talks about on Instagram @whatwereyouthinkingpodcast and check out our Twitter and TikTok @WWYT_podcast

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    • 53 min
    Invade my space Paloma Faith

    Invade my space Paloma Faith

    Unique. Authentic. Risk taker. Paloma Faith traces her personal fashion history as she talks us through how she found her one of a kind aesthetic. What effect did the political slogan t-shirts her mum used to dress her in as a child have on her? How did she find the confidence to look so different to those around her? And what was she thinking when she attached two 6ft helium balloons to herself when she played Glastonbury? 

    Paloma always has a say in her look, her music videos, from the casting to the choreography and everything else! She shares her fashion influences, reveals her red carpet secret and describes how she chooses to fight against racism.

    See all the looks we talk about on Instagram @whatwereyouthinkingpodcast and check out our Twitter and TikTok @WWYT_podcast

     

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    • 55 min
    Make my day Mona May

    Make my day Mona May

    Costume designer. Game changer. Anything but Clueless. Mona May (costume designer of Clueless) reflects on those often duplicated never replicated looks from everyone’s favourite teen movie. How did she come up with THAT yellow tartan number? Did she have any say over the designers that were featured in the script? What does she think of the news of a Clueless remake?

    Mona created a world in Clueless that is etched in all of our memories. Find out how she worked with what she calls a small budget, her influences for the movie’s unsung fashion hero - Amber and how she made high fashion relatable.

    Head over to Instagram @whatwereyouthinkingpodcast too see the Clueless lewks we discuss and we’ve got extra content on Twitter and TikTok @WWYT_podcast

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    • 59 min
    I so would Gigi Goode

    I so would Gigi Goode

    Drag Queen. Artiste. Icon. Gigi Goode gets into her relationship with fashion, from always being drawn to the feminine to learning how to sew when she was old enough to hold scissors. What’s her earliest fashion memory? How did she start working with her Mum? And what was she thinking when she created the “bride wore black” look on Drag Race?

    Gigi’s fashion references are vast, ranging from Westwood to Scooby Doo. Hear about what gave her the confidence to wear make-up to high school, how Drag Race changed her relationship with her Dad and how playing with Barbies started a lifelong affair with clothes. 

    Let us know your first fashion memory using #wwytpodcast and don't forget to check out all the outfits Gigi is talking about on Instagram @whatwereyouthinkingpodcast and follow us on Twitter and TikTok @WWYT_podcast

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    • 43 min
    I’m not so naive Eve

    I’m not so naive Eve

    Ruff Ryder’s first lady. Feminine tomboy. Jafaican. Eve takes Henry behind the looks from her music videos, career defining moments and red carpet appearances. How does she define her style? When did she discover her signature cropped hairstyle? And what was she thinking when she got her infamous paw print tattoos?

    Expect some serious noughties nostalgia as Eve gets into the big budget excess of the era, her first splurge buy (you are not ready for this) and wearing a durag in her videos years before Rihanna graced the cover of British Vogue in one. 

    See the iconic looks Eve is talking on Instagram @whatwereyouthinkingpodcast and follow us on Twitter and TikTok @WWYT_podcast #wwytpodcast

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    • 42 min
    Bite me like a black widow Beth Ditto

    Bite me like a black widow Beth Ditto

    Feminist. Frontwoman. Queer icon. Beth Ditto gets into her relationship with fashion with Henry. How did her size affect her relationship with clothes? Why did she originally have a snooty attitude towards fashion? And what was she thinking when she was stood on set nakey nakey nakey for those magazine covers?

    Beth has a certain naivety when it comes to her style, she talks about not being aware of building an image the way we all perceived her to be. Hear about Beth projecting a message of acceptance and inclusivity years before there was an Ashley Graham or a Lizzo, the experience of having her crevices painted for iconic photo shoots and being taught how to pose by none other than Kate Moss (why did no one film this?)

    WARNING: her dishwasher goes off a few times during this episode, we did record in lockdown so these things do happen.

    Check out all the looks we discuss on Instagram @whatwereyouthinkingpodcast or Twitter and TikTok @WWYT_podcast #wwytpodcast

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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Kleiny_official ,

My new fave!

I think this might be my new favourite podcast? Such fascinating people and insightful conversations. It never fails to make me smile with Henry’s genuine warmth and cheeky sense of humour.

littleblood ,

Bulging with charisma

Mature conversations with interesting people who were so influential when I was a young adult. Blast from the not so far gone past, in the best way possible.

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