Sisters Emily and Lucy both work in creative fields, as an artist and fashion stylist respectively. Here, Emily reveals how to cure creative block and Lucy shares her favourite styling tricks.
I’m very much an architecture geek
So, I always try and visit an interesting building on my trips, from Eileen Gray’s villa in the Cote d’Azur, to the amazingly pink Casa de Serralves in Porto.
Our father was a curator when we were children
So we were exposed to art and visual culture from an early age. I’m lucky to have had a very creative upbringing and being imaginative was always encouraged.
Travel cures creative block
But if that’s not possible, a long walk or an inspiring trip to the library – my life goal is to get through all the books in the RIBA library.
The dress I chose was beautiful and elegant
Borgo De Nor dresses are perfect for a party or a private view.
If I could own any artwork
I’d love a huge Alex Katz painting above my bed, an Alexander Calder mobile hanging from the ceiling in our hallway and an Anthony Caro in the garden.
I’m half French so my style is quite classic
I love to reinvent and restyle a piece that I have had for years in my wardrobe, I don’t like to buy and wear just once.
I’m a bit of a magpie and gravitate to anything super shiny
So obviously I went for all the gold! I styled my dress with a simple black strappy sandal and for another option with my bright yellow Havaianas – I liked how they clashed and made the printed floaty dress more casual. I like to bring an element of chill to any outfit.
Visualising what to wear the next day helps me get to sleep
Like counting sheep! I often start with a shoe if it’s quite ‘statement’, or I might be inspired by things like archive catwalk looks from the 90s and try to work out what I might have that’s similar in my wardrobe and how I might make it work.
My life motto is
Never compare yourself to others, get out of your head and look outwards, be open, kind and compassionate.