Think about it. Seriously. What would you wear to an interview with Anna Wintour?
It ‘s a terrifying question. I have no desire to work for Vogue but this dilemma has sent my mind into overdrive!
I can feel Meryl Streep Anna looking down on me already. My wardrobe consists of a few nice pieces from high end stores that I found in charity shops and cardigans from Primark that I’ve owned for six years. The outfit that gets the most comments at work is a dress from Tesco’s (it’s surprisingly nice. Shocker.)
So what would I wear? My Joseph skirt (charity shop, £4) is too short and too tight. My gorgeous long-sleeve ‘vintage’ (my mum’s) black dress is just a little too… Black. And I just can’t tie the bow on my grey Hobbs NW3 dress all that well.
Now unlike Kensington, Notting Hill IS one of my favourite areas of London. I have many happy memories visiting ‘the place Bedknobs and Broomsticks was filmed’. It is home to two of my favourite independent bookshops, has some great charity shops and is a dream to walk around.
This is a classic Notting Hill image and I think, after years of deliberation, I can say with a degree of certainty that it is one of these homes that I would like to live. Here, or that road in Primrose Hill that Sylvia Plath once lived (actually, she lived in two homes in Primrose Hill, but I’m not fussy). Either way, there would be a strong literary connection – George Orwell lived on this street in Notting Hill at one stage too.