The 47-year-old model and entrepreneur exudes effortless beauty
Karl Lagerfeld told me when I was starting out that I should just be myself and not worry about what anyone else wanted me to be. Throughout my career I’ve remembered his advice and trusted my instincts. After 30 years of being fortunate enough to model some of the most beautiful clothes, I’ve really learnt what suits me. I love M.i.h wide-legged denim for its versatility — so easy to dress up or down — and I go to Isabel Marant for cool separates. Her colourful broderie anglaise shirts have a wonderful ’70s feel.
I honestly don’t know how many pairs of shoes I have, so it’s obviously far too many. My favourites are the Cloudy Star embroidered silk pumps from my Aquazzura capsule collection.the clouds work perfectly with designer Edgardo Osorio’s star motif, and they reference my childhood nickname, Cloudy.
I like many ’70s and ’80s trends, from flares and tailored jackets to embroidered blouses and cowboy boots. I’m not so keen on that era’s love of polyester, however.
A Chloé “C” initial ring is at the top of my pre-fall shopping list. It’s a fabulous ’80s throwback, plus I love all things monogram. I also have my eye on a Chanel plastic cape, an Anya Hindmarch cross-body bag and Gucci sunglasses — one wardrobe staple I can never have enough of.
I have so many favourite artists, like Thomas Struth and Andreas Gursky, but Andy Warhol has a special place in my heart.as a young model living in the Marais in Paris, I spent a lot of time wandering around galleries. I remember visiting a Warhol exhibition at the Centre Pompidou and thinking, One day, I’m going to buy one of those. I now have one of his camouflage paintings in my study.
My husband [director Matthew Vaughn] proposed with an Ed Ruscha canvas that said “Marry me”. It hangs alongside my response, another Ed Ruscha painting that says “Yes”. I did give him the verbal response, though, before it arrived.
When I’m home in London with my three kids, I have a five-minute makeup routine that works just fine. I apply Claudia Schiffer Make Up BB Primer or Cream Concealer on any blemishes, followed by lip and cheek tint for rosy cheeks, which makes me look like I’ve run around the block a few times. Finally, a few coats of my Luxuriousvolume mascara really opens up my eyes.
Playing a piano duet with Elton John is on my bucket list. I’d also like to do a mixology course to extend my repertoire beyond passionfruit martinis and study organic cooking at Daylesford farm in the [English] Cotswolds.
Produce from Daylesford farm, England.
Isabel Marant top, $1495, isabelmarant.com.
Chloé ring, $434, net-a-porter.com.
Anya Hindmarch bag, $954, anyahindmarch.com.
Claudia Schiffer Liquid Lip & Cheek Tint in Sherbert, $27, claudiaschiffermakeup.com.
Gucci sunglasses, $735, gucci.com.
Claudia Schiffer for Aquazzura shoes, $1195, net-a-porter.com.
Marry Me, 2001, by Ed Ruscha.