Images by Ming Chan
“I love Yves Saint Laurent and Giambattista Valli and Givenchy, and I get given quite a lot, but perhaps nothing is as wonderful as the white fake leather trench coat I got when I was 15.”
– Natalia Vodianova
When it’s not too hot, nor it is too cold, the trench coat comes out. To be honest, living here in London, it never actually goes away. I think that’s the main reason why it is so quintessentially British. Come sunshine or rainfall, a trench coat has become my irreplaceable companion.
While out and about – I’ve also managed to convert this lovely Escada pouch into a clutch bag for the day. Its small size is extremely deceptive. I managed to throw in all of my needs for the day (think card, keys, smartphone, my Wudwuk sunnies when the sun went down, as well as lipstick and mirror), and there still a huge amount of space left for more stuff. My essentials in 2015 have certainly shrunk in size since the nineties. Just remember the size of our phones back then!
And the last thing I’d like to mention are the shoes. This pair from Boohoo may be inexpensive but it sure made me feel like a million. I believe it was Marilyn Monroe who said that all a girl needed to rule the world was a good pair of shoes. I wonder if she knew just how right she was.