Local novelist and travel writer Lucy Lord, first interviewed by West London Living in January 2015, has now extended her repertoire: together she and her brother Nick run Peruvian Arts, a business they set up to showcase the collection of … Read more →
How and when did Aspiga come about? Were you always interested in fashion?
Whilst I was on holiday in Kenya in 2005, I was struck by the artistry and craftsmanship of the beautiful hand-beaded sandals, intricately adorned belts, and bold … Read more →
Tell us a bit about your brand, Mpira…
Mpira was created after taking a year out of working for some of the largest of the UK’s High Street retailers for over 15 years and looking at fast fashion and recycling … Read more →
Your range is inspired by your house by the sea – can you tell us more about the house, and how it came about?
I have always dreamt of owning a property by the sea. I spent hours during lockdown … Read more →
Hi Josiah & Billie, together you’re the founders of ethical loungewear brand, House of XOXO! Can you tell us what your inspiration for the brand was and how it came about?
For me, the inspiration had a lot to … Read more →
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The stimulus for your SS22 collection is butterflies. What’s the inspiration behind this?
I was spending a lot of time in my garden during lockdown and it really reminded me how much I love the … Read more →
How did you get into lingerie, was it something you’d always been interested in?
I always loved lingerie. I remember getting my first bra, when I was a teenager. I had a boyish figure as a girl and a late … Read more →
What was the inspiration behind your brand, Zoe Vine?
I could never find clothes that complimented my body shape, or that I liked the style of. As a child, I was always obsessed with Marilyn Monroe and other old Hollywood … Read more →
How did Homebody come about?
The concept behind Homebody began in 1999, the idea then and now was to create stylish and multi-functional clothes for men and women to wear around the home and to bed that felt as good … Read more →
Hi Stefania, you’re an award-winning stylist and personal shopper. What do you love most about your job?
I love seeing the transformation in my clients’ self-confidence. When people ask for my help most of the time it is because they … Read more →