Au­thor and wine ex­pert Jane Parkin­son

The Scotsman - - LIFESTYLE -

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.

& Other Sto­ries.

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

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