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This interview appeared in Volume 12 of SUITCASE Magazine
You know when Daisy Lowe has entered the room. At 5ft8in tall, and with a smile that could launch a thousand ships, she has a figure that’s the envy of many. But the model, occasional actress, author and chef is so much more than just a pretty face. She has various strings to her bow, and is about to add one more – becoming the first official ambassador for London Fashion Weekend.
Caroline Rush CBE, the Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, told SUITCASE: “Daisy is a fantastic ambassador for British fashion. We have worked with her for many years and we are delighted that she is joining the London Fashion Weekend team. This season is set to be both unmissable and unforgettable with names including Issa, Peter Pilotto, House of Holland, Natalie Massenet and Anya Hindmarch already on the line-up.”
SUITCASE MAGAZINE: What’s in your suitcase, Daisy Lowe?
DAISY LOWE: I always travel with cameras to document my travels – a Polaroid, a Canon SLR and a Lumix Point & Shoot. I also pack a few lightweight white vintage dresses, Fifi Chachnil bikinis and underwear, Agent Provocateur underwear and a nightie, an Erdem swimming costume, vintage denim shorts, plain white T-shirts from Kit and Ace, a Christopher Kane dress, House of Holland x Linda Farrow sunglasses and Jimmy Choo ballet pumps.
SM: Which designers do you respect the most and why?
DL: I have a huge amount of respect for all designers because they work so hard. More often than not, they have to be both the creative and the business person. I have a few close personal friends who are designers, but it’s too hard to pick.
SM: What is a cause that you feel passionate about?
DL: I really respect the British Fashion Council – I think supporting British designers is so important – as well as engaging directly with the consumer to enable them to explore and celebrate fashion.
SM: Why is it important to look after our planet?
DL: We only have one planet, so it crucial that we take care of it for future generations.
SM: What is a cause that you are passionate about?
DL: Looking after our ocean is something I feel very strongly about.
SM: Which item of your clothing tells the best story?
DL: My combat boots. They have been worn all over the world – from the beaches of Rio to the fields of Glastonbury and the streets of London and New York, if those boots could talk….
SM: What is your idea of perfect happiness?
DL: Travelling to new places, eating delicious food, swimming in clear beautiful oceans and laughing with people I love.
SM: If you could bottle one person’s energy and carry it around with you, who would you choose?
DL: Nick Grimshaw – he is so bright and has so much positive energy.
SM: Where do you go to recharge?
DL: The Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Spa at the beautiful Hotel Café Royal.
SM: If you were reincarnated as an animal, what would you be?
DL: A bird of paradise.
SM: What is your idea of soul food?
DL: A good roast dinner with all the trimmings!
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