5 Questions – Sally Bercow

Vintage or new?

I adore vintage clothes on other women but they just don’t seem to fit me – I’m 5’11” and closer to a size 12 than a size 8! When I was in my 20s, I used to love 60s mini skirts – but nowadays I try to resist flashing my legs quite so much! To be honest, I’m just not that into
fashion – I wear skinny jeans from Gap or Topshop most of the time.

Best place to shop? (Place not store, such as Shopping centre or city)

Online and mail order, without doubt. I can’t be fagged to trail around the shops for hours on end. If I do go shopping, I often have the kids in tow so I go to a big mall like Westfield where I don’t need to worry about them running out into the road.

Is fashion a part of our cultural heritage?

Of course it is but I wouldn’t want to over-emphasise its importance – I reckon far too many people take fashion far too seriously as it is! I despair at the way some fashionistas seem to think that owning the latest pair of Louboutins is critical to a woman’s sense of self-worth.
Fashion can be fun in small doses, but obsessing about it is just tedious.

Fave piece of clothing/footwear you own?

At the moment, it’s a stretchy red velvet dress from Diva. It makes me feel a million dollars – even though I only paid about £90 for it. It is figure hugging but slightly ruched which makes it flattering in all the right places. And I just adore the feel of velvet…

The cotton bathrobe I bought on honeymoon in Barbados 10 years ago is a close runner-up, for entirely sentimental reasons.

Fashion quote?

It’s always the badly dressed people who are the most interesting. ~Jean Paul Gaultier

About Ross Pollard

Since starting writing on my 31st birthday in 2011 I have held a number of positions at magazines and websites as well as regularly producing articles for numerous publications alongside contributing to TV & radio shows as a freelance fashion journalist including Hoxton Radio & Fashion One TV. Alongside writing, I have worked in other industries helping to design & grow digital platforms, develop businesses and support operations practices. This experience has proved invaluable in building an understanding of how businesses work, and the landscape in which retail, B2B commerce and other commercial operations develop. Knowledge of commercial interests has helped shape my fashion industry insights beyond critiquing of garments


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