Author and wine expert Jane Parkinson
What’s the last piece of clothing you bought?
A pair of straight leg jeans with huge turn- ups from Topshop Boutique.
What are you addicted to buying?
Bags, bags, bags.
Best ever bargain?
Last year I braved a Margaret Howell sample sale in London with my sixmonth- old strapped to my chest. It was worth it. One lady rejected this gorgeous padded parka, the only one left, and I lunged for it across a busy aisle. I needed a new coat and I’m happy to say I have worn it to death ever since. Also, someone very sweetly let me jump the humongous queue on account of having a baby – result.
Who has great style?
Stella Mccartney, Sienna Miller, Claudia Winkleman, to name but a few.
Name your favourite high street shop.
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Any fashion disasters
you’d care to tell us about?
Too many. I once had this cream below- the- knee A- line linen skirt with flowers stitched on to the side from Zara ( sorry Zara, I love you really). Looking back at photos it was just one ugly, unflattering and uncool frumpfest.
What’s your favourite item in your wardrobe?
My oversized Mes Demoiselles mohair Fairisle jumper. I bought it on Trouva ( www. trouva. com) from an independent shop in Berlin and I LOVE it. n
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Red, White, Rosé & Fizz by Jane Parkinson is out now, Ryland Peters & Small