Friday 15 December 2017

My fashion fantasy: Zoe Jordan, fashion designer

Fashion designer Zoe Jordan. Photo: Clement Lauchard.
Fashion designer Zoe Jordan. Photo: Clement Lauchard.
Leowe Flamenco bag
Quirky yet timeless: Prada
Erborian cc creme
Il Profumo Black Dianthus

Nikki Cummins Black

The fashion designer reveals her beauty must-have and admits to a love for mint Aero and Justin Bieber's Love Yourself.

Who is your Style icon?

When I was young I watched my mother throw on anything and make it work, she has natural style. I remember when my parents were just starting out in the racing industry and wrangled an invite to a ball in Monaco - they showered off in the sea and threw on their charity shop buys, still looking so glamorous. It's that nonchalance and sense of adventure I want to capture with my collections.

Last thing you bought:

I just picked up a fabulous sculpture from this little gallery I found in Hout Bay, South Africa called S Art. Not practical to bring home at all, but I'm always so pleased when I manage to get pieces home from abroad, I love to have memories of my travels dotted around the house.

Favourite shop:

I love Bluebird on the Kings Road in London, it has such an interesting mix of brands both contemporary and designer, men's and interiors, and it's everything you love in one beautiful old garage.

Favourite website: is the only website I read daily, keeps me up to date with the fashion world.

Favourite perfume:

Il Profumo Black Dianthus

In the summer I bought Il Profumo Black Dianthus when I was on a sailing trip to Elba in Tuscany, Italy. My mum and dad all bought the same one, so I suppose it's a family scent now.

Favourite jewellery brand/designer:

Jessica McCormack, she reworked some old earrings into bracelets that I never take off, she has a knack for making fine jewellery cool again. On top of that, she has a most impressive and enviable boudoir in Mayfair in London.

Heels or flats?

Flats - I love trainers.

Skirts or trousers?

Shorts! I live in my tailored shorts suits.

Which do you love the most - make-up, clothes, jewellery or shoes?

Clothes, and how lucky am I that I get to work with them daily!

Biggest splurge:

Travel. I took the family to Brooklyn last summer for a month and we are planning a trip to Costa Rica in May.

Favourite dessert:

I'm a sucker for a mint Aero - I like the cheap desserts.

Favourite shoes:

The silver Prada Wingtip Brogue Platform Sneaker - I wear them to death with my leather trackies.

Favourite colour:

I think green… There are so many shades. My new AW16 collection is based around a moss-green colour.

Favourite flower:

I love something sculptural and simple like hydrangeas - the green are my favourite.

Favourite bag:

Leowe Flamenco bag

I like the Loewe small Flamenco bag, I have one in white, it has black edges which give it a sporty vibe.

Do you have a pet?

No, I travel too much.

What are you coveting right now?

The iconic Warren Platner dining table with green marble top. I love it but it costs a fortune.

Must-have beauty product:

Erborian cc creme

Erborian CC Crème HD is my only beauty secret. It's called a radiance cream, it's got SPF 45. A make-up artist friend recommended it. All I can tell you is it makes my skin glow after a long tiring trip. I don't feel like I need any additional make-up once I put this on.

If you won the lotto which fashion item would you buy?

The original women's YSL Le Smoking tuxedo suit.

Favourite song at the moment:

Justin Bieber's Love Yourself. I can't resist it, it's big school-run number for me!

My favourite designer is...

Quirky yet timeless: Prada

Prada (above). Quirky yet timeless, and always a slightly awkward colour palette which only they can pull off. Their shoes are the most comfortable I've ever worn.

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