READING Caitlin Moran’s Moranifesto. Every girl should read this. She’s a strident feminist but it makes you chuckle. Women need to support each other. DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS… A hard-working mum. FAVOURITE MUSIC Mozart’s ‘Requiem’. It was his swansong. If ever a piece was going to be perfectly written it’s that one. RECENT SNAPS The girls on a play date. And a leak in the bathroom I need to get fixed. SPEND OR SAVE? I’m a spender. I have two massive outgoings: my home and school fees. MOTTO Crack on. Most people plan and procrastinate. Whatever it is, just get on with it. NIGHT OWL OR EARLY BIRD? A night owl all the way. I like to have a cocktail, chew the fat. I could sit up all night. THE SCARIEST THING YOU’VE EVER DONE Making choices for two little people when I still feel like a kid myself. DREAM DINNER-PARTY GUESTS My closest friends. We get together every Friday. I’ve known them for more than 20 years – I went to school with one – so they’ve seen me through the good times and bad. CAN’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT… My handbag. It’s always packed and ready to go. Life goes wrong when I change bags and I forget my credit cards or car keys. STYLE ICON I like my women like my coffee, strong: Amal Clooney, Michelle Obama and Beyoncé. IN YOUR MAKE-UP BAG Bronzer, highlighter, mascara. WATCHING Hidden Figures, a film about the black women mathematicians who worked for Nasa. I let my girls watch it.
SUIT, vintage Valentino at William Vintage. SHOES, Giuseppe Zanotti. BAG (on counter), Aspinal of London