CLAU­DIA SCHIF­FER

The 47-year-old model and en­tre­pre­neur ex­udes ef­fort­less beauty

Harper’s Bazaar (Australia) - - Style -

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.

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