R.F Muses

Joanie 'Babes' First

My mother, my world and my biggest fan. Someone once said the softest part of her were her teeth, it’s true - those she loves, she does so fiercely. In her time, Mama had a clothing company, built a restaurant empire, lived internationally from Canada to South Africa and still makes the best bowl of pasta. The strongest woman I know and probably the coolest. Known to us as ‘Joanie Babes’, she’s everything.

JOB? 
There have been a few over years, the most recent, a sandal designer.   Who knows, I might be a Roxanne First employee soon.

Hometown? 
Just outside Cape Town, soon to be back in London.

NICKNAME? 
Killy, Kitty, Joanie Babes, Toots.

FAVOURITE COLOUR? 
China Blue.

WHO / WHAT INSPIRES YOU? 
My children.

ONE THING YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT? 
My human and furry children (and coffee).

BEAUTY MUST HAVE? 
Inner love (and Environ Skincare).

MOST WORN PIECE OF JEWELLERY? 
A heart pendant, given to me by my daughter.  I was given a beautiful diamond name bracelet for my 60th. Oh and a rainbow tennis bracelet (I know, I am very spoilt)!

WHAT WAS THE FIRST PIECE OF JEWELLERY YOU OWNED? 
A diamond on a chain bracelet and ring to match.  Rocky makes these now! 

WHAT TUNE WOULD YOU REQUEST FROM A DJ? 
Cocaine (Scot Project Remix).

SPIRIT ANIMAL? 
A bird.

 

NAME OF FIRST PET? 
Bella

FIRST JOB? 
Manager in my Mother’s clothes boutique.

FAVOURITE MOVIE? 
Escape from New York.

FAVOURITE CITY? 
Venice.

SIGNATURE DISH?
Pasta al Pomodoro and Lemon Meringue.

IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPER POWER WHAT WOULD IT BE? 
To be able to fly.

WHAT WOULD ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF? 
Never underestimate myself.

FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU WAKE UP? 
Have an espresso.


Instragram - @joanieisfirst