WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE NEEDLE & THREAD LOOK FOR THE NEW SEASON?
I am completely besotted with the Wild Rose Ruffle Gown. It's almost impossibly feminine; a true fairytale piece. I love the idea of a swept back bun and a thick velvet headband, plus a swish of red lipstick, to add a bit of extra glam - I want the grey, blush, pale pink - all of them!
DO YOU HAVE ANY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS?
This year I've tried to only make manageable resolutions. That means washing out my milk frother in the morning and not leaving it for my future-self to deal with - I told you they were manageable! I've also taken up swimming in an attempt to have a more diverse workout schedule, plus I really will try to make more use of all the cookbooks lying around my house that I usually eschew in favour of Deliveroo. I'm going to be the new Ottolenghi by 2021.
WHAT IS YOUR TOP STYLE TIP?
Your capsule wardrobe can be anything you want it to be, as long as it's made up of styles that make you feel good. Traditional capsule pieces may not be your thing - it's possible you don't like yourself in white shirts or leather bikers. If what you feel good in is head-to-toe lilac, then that's what you should invest in - Needle & Thread is actually such a great example of this. If you feel great in sequins, buy lots of sequin dresses - simple. There are no longer set rules about certain pieces only working for certain occasions.
WHERE DO YOU PLAN ON TRAVELLING TO FOR 2020?
The year is dominated by friends getting married - between June and August I have weddings in Rome, Toronto, Ibiza and Florence. I've also just booked three weeks in Chile over Christmas; we'll be visiting Santiago, Patagonia, the Chilean lake district, the wine regions and more. After a mega two weeks in Brazil and Argentina last year my husband and I are hooked on South America.
WHERE DO YOU LOOK TO FOR YOUR STYLE INSPIRATION?
Instagram is the obvious answer, but more specifically than that I turn to certain individuals. The neutral colour palette that is everywhere right now no longer inspires me - I want to see people who aren't just clones of one another, and who really have their own sense of style. Right now, those people are Rabea Schif, Cate Underwood, Anna Winck - cool, colourful women breaking the mould. I'm also obsessed with Laura Helms (@laurakitty), a fashion and cultural historian who is a prolific poster of the most unique, interesting throw-back photographs and videos of stylish women throughout history. It's so easy to become immune to all the images we see when scrolling - I love her considered, detailed analysis of each and every look and trend.
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