WHICH NEEDLE & THREAD LOOK WILL YOU BE WEARING OVER THE FESTIVE SEASON?
I haven’t worn a mini for ages, but the snowdrop mini dress instantly won me over with its loose fit, high neckline and trumpet sleeves. The combination is pretty irresistible, especially for a Christmas party. Plus, it would look just as good with tights and pointed flats as it does with strappy heels and bare legs, which is always a plus in my books.
YOUR BEST STYLE TIP FOR DRESSING FOR THE BUSY MONTH AHEAD?
I think it’s important to create a good groundwork of pieces that are versatile, easy to style and look good with minimal effort. Once you have the basics down, it’s so much easier to put outfits together, and it’ll help you to feel more prepared for the varying demands of your week. My essentials include a pair of comfy heeled boots, wide-leg tailored trousers, a statement jacket and a dress-up-dress-down jumpsuit.
YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO DO IN LONDON IN DECEMBER?
I grew up in London and love when the capital lights up for the festive season, however I need to regularly escape the hustle and bustle with weekend walks—Richmond Park and Hampstead Heath are my go-tos. You will also typically find me hidden away in the corner of a coffee shop on a Sunday afternoon with a good book and slab of cake (Timberyard in Covent Garden is a great central location, but I also like Oscar’s in Ladywell for local appeal).
WHAT’S ON YOUR CHRISTMAS WISH-LIST?
Where do I start… I have my eye on a pair of cashmere trousers from Arket, which will be a dream on Christmas morning, and I wouldn’t say no to an APC half moon bag, which is such a classic, but also super practical thanks to its roomy interior. I also love a good candle — my favourite is Jo Malone’s velvet rose and oud.
HOW WOULD YOU BEST DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
I think my style is a melting pot of 1970s-inspired silhouettes (think flares, midi dresses and pointed collars), clean-lined androgynous tailoring and just a hint of Scandi eclecticism. It’s definitely a look that lends itself to winter dressing, which is useful when you live in rainy London.