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Wednesday 1 October 2014

The Loves of my Life: Sonya Lennon, fashion designer

Published 11/08/2014 | 02:30

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Sonya Lennon. Photo: Eilish McCormack

Fashion designer Sonya Lennon on the many loves of her life and how moments with her twins make her heart want to explode.

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The person

It has to be my partner, Dave - we celebrate 20 years together this October. He is always challenging on so many levels; he is an intellect and an artist, and I will always love him whatever happens

The memory

My Mum spraying on Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche to complete her look, before going out on a date with my Dad

The moment of the day

Every night I kiss my twins on the way to my own bed. I whisper to each their own words of love, and sometimes they whisper a love story back. It makes my heart want to explode

The song

Laura Marling, Ghosts. It always transports me and makes me cry, not out 
of sadness, but out of a 
deep sense of who and where I am

The movie

The Great Gatsby (original). I love the glamour, but also the pathos and meaningless of it all

The hero

I'm not really into heroes but I am into role models. Natalie Massenet of 
Net-a-Porter for business acumen, Tilda Swinton for style and life choices, Iris Apfel for pure joie de vivre

The book

Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel, by Eric Boman

The outfit

When we design special Lennon Courtney pieces for red-carpet events, there is a wonderful feeling of pride

The accessory

My Chanel snake choker with carnelian stones and paste. I suppose it reminds me of that distinct 70s-style disco glamour inspired by the 40s

The gadget

Sunday Indo Life Magazine

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