Implicity and good company always work.” – Pablo Coppola
In the two years I’ve been here, a principle guiding my work for the brand is to look forward with a foot in the past. I also want people to know that flat shoes can be sexy; that shoulder straps aren’t needed on every bag; that high heels are not always uncomfortable if they’re well-made. As for social media’s influence on fashion, I don’t enjoy the immediacy, but it’s without a doubt changing the way we look at fashion. I’m not a big consumer of it as well—I only check out Instagram. 1.25PM I break for lunch only when I’m hungry. I often have a Turkey Milanese, a superfood salmon salad or Eggs Royale. I don’t eat oysters and snails. 8PM I leave the office around this time, but I end work much later if we have fittings. I don’t bring home work to do because I’d rather stay late. I keep a notebook that contains notes, to-do lists, and doodles, but somehow, I never look at it. I stay organised, thanks to Felicity, Bally’s studio coordinator. She remembers things for me. 8.30PM Dinner’s usually at home with my partner. I don’t cook—I just eat. But if we go out, it’s usually with friends from work and to a place close to home so I can go straight to bed faster. I enjoy a good steak and a very cold beer. If I’m celebrating something, I’ll probably have a tequila on the rocks. Simplicity and good company always work. Cheese is one of my guilty pleasures. I love cheese. 10.35PM I think television is seriously competing with cinema. I love watching programmes such as The Good Wife, Modern Family, Empire, Inside Amy Schumer, Saturday Night Live, and House of Cards ... The list can go on forever. 12AM I slather on some Crème de La Mer. I unwind by trying to read, but I almost always fall asleep even before turning the first page. I love the linen from The Conran Shop in Marylebone. The texture’s fantastic and the bed sheets come in great colours, too. I just need a few hours of sleep to feel afresh, which is probably why I’m not so disciplined when it comes to a time to head to bed. For me, the later, the better. I like to think that I’ll have all the sleep I want when I die.
Bally Autumn/ Winter ’16 is bursting with a ’70s mood
Bally Autumn/ Winter ’16