Name: Katie Felstead
Current Location: Victoria Park, London
Star Sign: Virgo (Very Virgo)
Who do you most admire and why? Hunter S. Thompson, obviously a revolutionary literary genius, but also an unlikely style icon. The visors. The 70’s sports shorts. The chunky alpine knit zippered cardigans. Deerstalkers, singlets……….
What keeps you awake at night? Work and worrying about things I can’t do anything about at 4am in the morning.
What’s the first thing you think about in the morning? Coffee and a cigarette, after which, everything tends to fall into place.
Name your guilty pleasures: Any processed cheese. Current favourite being Primula with ham.
What inspires you? I don’t like to reference too heavily. So many fashion stories now are so close to the originals that it’s hard to see any individuality. It sounds like a cliche, but the way someone I might pass in the street, the way they have put things together, usually unintentionally, is far more modern.
If you could do something else, what would it be and why? Undoubtedly a chef in a hot pressured kitchen. It’s not so dissimilar to fashion. So much preparation for something that may, or may not leave a lasting impression. But satisfying nevertheless.
In the future you would like to: Live in a cottage covered in shells by the sea.
What are you afraid of? How evil the world can be. And snakes.
What is the most recent lie you told? Does exaggerating constantly count?
What is the most delicious thing you ate this week? A crab sandwich and a bag of chips on the pebble beach in Whitstable, Kent.
What is surprising about you? I’m an ornithologist.