Do your children have any input into your designs?
My main fashionista in the family is Daisy, she loves to give me her ideas and I love to hear her being so creative. When the collection first launched I did a live web chat with a fashion magazine and Poppy and Daisy were both watching the chat from home and submitting questions for me. I didn’t realise until I got home that it was them! Buddy and Petal are definitely my Little Bird models, it’s so nice to see them wearing pieces from the collection.
Do you have any particular favourite pieces from the collection? (I have to admit to being obsessed with the red t-bar shoes – JUST like the ones I had as a child – now my little girl has them, too.)
Thank you so much, I’m delighted with how the shoes look, they really are the same as my sisters and I wore as children and I wanted to recreate that simple look. I think one of my favourite pieces is the Happy t-shirt, perfect for girls or boys. Another favourite is the contrast print dress, with the jersey dot print top with canvas skirt, it reminds me of my favourite dress when I was 5. For boys the red zip-up vintage track jacket, it looks just like one Jamie had and I love putting Buds in it. The knee high socks just take me back to the 70’s, I love them.
How do you like to dress your children? (If they let you choose what they wear!…)
I do believe children should look like children, not mini adults. Childhood is so short and we need to hang on to it for as long as possible.
I really love how the children dress, Poppy and Daisy are both reaching the age where they could be influenced by the latest trends or what their friends are wearing but they are completely at ease in skinny jeans, sweatshirts and converse. Poppy and Buddy are going through a dressing up phase so they are currently known as Batman (Buddy) and Robin (Petal)!!
How would you describe your style?
And what’s your go-to uniform on a daily basis; what never fails when you have 5 minutes to get ready?
Yes, time is key, so it’s skinny jeans, a sweatshirt from Topshop and a pair of Converse.
Which are your favourite shops/labels?
Do you buy anything in bulk? (For instance, I have more Breton striped tops than is strictly necessary for one woman…)
What’s your go-to look for a night out?
Heels, skinny jeans, t-shirt and some nice jewellery. I prefer the relaxed look!
Are you a bag or shoe fiend?
No to bags, but I do love shoes. Flats for running around and Net-a-Porter always seems to have something I like.
What about bags: do you have a collection of a few classics or too many to count?!
No, I grab one and live with it for a while, I’m currently carrying a rucksack!
I love the rings Jamie has given me and anything from Solange is always a treat.
Love ring and Triangle necklace, both Solange Azagury-Patridge
Is there a disjunct between what you love to wear and what Jamie wants you to wear?
Jamie likes me in a pair of jeans and trainers, which I like but not all the time. He’s really not keen when I wear heels!
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