Christina Ricci: The difference between vintage and so last season
Hollywood actress Christina Ricci answers the question on everybody's mind: When do clothes become 'vintage' rather than simply old?
It's something that's been playing on my mind for years. Walk into any charity shop and you can find a secondhand leather jacket for £5. However, find that same jacket in a 'vintage' boutique in Shoreditch or Notting Hill and you can literally name your price.
With vintage clothing, the sky - and price tag - is the limit.
But at what point do clothes cease to become simply 'old' or 'secondhand' and cross the glamorous border to vintage-ville?
Luckily we have Hollywood celebrities to clear up such conundrums. Step forward Christina Ricci, Nylon magazine's latest cover girl to put us straight.
"I asked my stylist: 'What's the rule for when something becomes vintage and not just, like, last season?' Seven years, apparently. So, seven years later I've brought my Alaia dresses out again!"
So there we have it. If it's six years old or less, give it to charity. Seven years or more, kerching!
Ricci, 30, who is starring in major new television drama series Pan Am , about air stewardesses in the '60s, comes across as refreshingly honest and down to earth, talking about how she deals with her body image and getting older in Hollywood.
She reveals she sleeps 10 hours a night because "I'm the oldest member of the cast, and we shoot in HD, so I'm like Dude! I don't want to be, like, scary old-face. I've been using eye cream and all that sh-t since I was 18 because I knew; I just knew that age was going to walk right across my face. I'm in my early 30s, I'm aging, but I'm also dealing with acne. And now - this is disgusting - but I get it on my back. I'm like, What am I? A pubescent boy?".
She's also taking the business of having to wear a bikini on screen very seriously:
"Some of the girls are like, 'I'm not dieting, screw it!' And I'm, like, totally dieting; I'm eating protein and vegetables. And I'm doing my Pilates exercises at night, when I'm watching television."
"My Pilates instructor wrote out three different routines for me. I've worked out, OK, this one I can do in my dressing room, and this one in the studio at lunch ... It's going to be pretty funny. People are going to be like, 'Um, Christina's doing her thrust-walks in the hallway again.'"
We'll be able to see the fruits of Christina's labours in Pan Am on BBC2 later this year.