Let’s be honest. Who wouldn’t love something from Chinti and Parker in their wardrobe? Best known for their beautiful cashmere sweaters (their gorgeous star jumper has long been on my personal lust-list and is something of a cult classic), the label is worn by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexa Chung and Marion Cotillard, and in 5 short years has become the fashion industry’s go-to brand for chic, luxury knitwear. In recent years, Chinti and Parker have expanded their womenswear line, collaborated with Liberty and have just launched a gorgeous new menswear line (generous Christmas present problem solved!) Established by cousins Anna Singh and Rachael Wood, Chinti and Parker basically rocks. Here, Anna who lives in London with her husband and two children (and whose favourite all-time C&P design is their one-pocket sweater) talks us through the wardrobe essentials that make up her daily uniform…
I’m very relaxed & boyish in my style. It enables me to feel comfortable and zip around! I tend to wear plain jeans by MiH or Cos in a skinny ankle length style. Or, I wear Margiela trousers, I have at least 15 pairs. Then, generally I’ll wear Chinti and Parker cashmere and shirts in a mix of plain and print. I also like Margaret Howell shirts and tops by Chloe and Giada Forte.
When it comes to shoes, 99% of the time I’m in flats! I love my Converse high tops, Chloe loafers, Celine trainers (like Vans) and Isabel Marant flats..
I’m currently wearing a Hermes watch and my William Welstead or Sia Taylor ring. I tend to buy jewellery from Dover Street Market in London, although I also love Barneys’ jewellery department in New York. When it comes to bags, I’m addicted to my Celine black bag with multi pockets, which pop together. Its soooo practical and not too big!
In the evening…
In the evening I tend to go a little darker, a touch smarter. I love to wear my classic Manolo Blahnik suede heels and I have a favourite Isabel Marant black dress or a Chloe silk top that I wear. My favourite bag is an Anya Hindmarch bespoke clutch which a dear friend gave me for my 30th or I have a lovely Lanvin snakeskin bag.
Dr Hauschka rose day cream, Decleor face oil and Cowshed body oil and shower gel are my beauty essentials. I don’t wear heaps of make up and normally just use a few key items which are Mac brow gel and kohl, Nars cream blusher and Yves Saint Laurent Babydoll mascara.
Anna’s 3 favourite items from the a/w collection