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