Hard-working young entrepreneur Brooke Leete has little time to shop, so when she asked the Chronicle for help in achieving a warm winter look - some of which would have to co-ordinate with her rather unusual work clothes - we knew we were in for a real challenge.

Brooke, 23, from Jesmond, runs her own promotions and dance company, Sugarmouse Productions, where she incorporates flyer distribution with cabaret and freestyle dance for bars and clubs like Tiger Tiger and Digital in Newcastle city centre.

 

We started the day at Soul Hair Salon on Saville Row, Newcastle. Stylist Steph Henderson used ghd hair straighteners to put fun, bouncy curls into Brooke's locks, adding some firm-hold hair spray which would keep it under control.

 

Our main challenge was to find Brooke a couple of co-ordinated outfits which she could mix and match with her roller-skating costume.

 

We headed to USC in Eldon Square to see their wide range of styles.

 

For our first one, we chose a zip-through grey top with a baby pink trim, worn over a modern pink T-shirt from Diesel with a bold navy graphic print.

 

Brooke then modelled a cute pink zipped top with scalloped hem. This great cut emphasised her petite frame and the colour blended well with her shorts. A black gilet with fur-trimmed hood gave the outfit a more urban feel and made the ensemble more practical for work.

 

When Brooke isn't donning her roller skates, she needs to wrap up to distribute flyers. She modelled a retro red and peach zipped top which we teamed with a gorgeous pair of dark blue jeans with embroidered pockets. It was completed with a camouflage jacket.

 

Our last outfit consisted of a red and beige hooded top, teamed with the jeans Brooke modelled earlier. We added a cream, cotton bomber jacket and chose a pair of tan leather and wool flat boots with a cute fur trim. We accessorised with matching cream wool gloves and scarf with delicate pearl beading.