In my second year at fashion school I put $100 into a bank account and with that made a shirt that I sold to a friend. It just grew from there. [I love] creating.
For a night out I always start with an Osmosis Mask to get the skin glowing. Then makeup wise it’s normally a clean, clear base, maybe a flick on the eye or a bright lip. I love Topshop’s Matte Lip Bullets, especially their intense oranges. I also love Osmosis’ Show Stopper Lipstick – another bright orange.
Not layers and layers all over the place. I’m not a big fan of lots and lots of makeup. I do find an eye flick is always helped by using a credit card as a guide for a straight line.
Though, having said that, I was a child of the 70s and I found all of the Charlie’s Angels deeply, deeply glamorous. [And] Charlotte Rampling, because she makes it look so effortless. Ageing is going to happen so you might as well relax with it. It is what it is.
And it’s just me and my yoga mat because it’s about nourishing. My beauty look is simple and based on health. If the beauty’s not coming from the inside nothing can add it to the outside- make sure what’s inside is healthy and the rest will follow.
My school is Simply Yoga and I go to classes three times a week and do practice at home outside of that. I also try to get one tennis game and one coaching session a week on the court. I relax by playing with my little girl, reading, yoga, tennis, cooking and meditation.
And seldom touch wheat and sweets – unless it’s 80% dark organic chocolate of course. [I’m] pretty healthy – I love to cook and usually go with Bill Granger, Donna Hay or Yotam Ottolenghi. Some of my favourite dishes are Yotam’s Courgette and Cob Nut salad and Donna’s Pea and Mint soup. I have a sachet of liquid Vitamin C each day and a daily dose of calcium.
Everyone has something, right? My mum taught me to keep it simple and not to over-pluck my brows.
It’s something we’ve wanted to do for over10 years and we started working on it two years ago. Having worked in the worlds of ready-to-wear, eyewear, jewellery et al for many years we’re used to communicating stories in a body of work. It therefore felt natural for us to approach fragrance with the same story-telling style. Additionally though, we believe that the Karen Walker customer has multiple expressions of personality, and the trio of fragrances reflects that.
We also wanted to work with the best craftspeople in the world which means you have to be in Grasse. Karen Walker always likes to combine opposites so we wanted to combine our very clear, modern vision with craft, tradition, history and quality. All of these points brought us to Charabot, the world’s oldest fragrance house. Our work is always about optimism and that idea, of optimism, is at the heart of these fragrances.”