Tessa is a fellow South African, although doesn’t sound it. We met at school and have been pals since. One of the coolest people I know, actually. From studying fashion at Central Saint Martins to starting her own company, Tessa is a woman of many talents. Tessa is beautiful, hilarious and seriously clever. I have a lot of time for her, a lot. And even more than that.
You choose one.
Ohhhhhh. Sparkly green at the moment.
WHO / WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
I like Stanley Kubrick and his family. Just as I asked Tessa that question, Cher came on the radio and Tessa may have changed her mind. Oh, and she loves Tina Turner.
ONE THING YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT?
BEAUTY MUST HAVE?
Skin Food by Welida.
MOST WORN PIECE OF JEWELLERY?
A little gold earring I stole from my sister, don’t tell her.
FIRST DIAMOND MEMORY?
My parents bought me a diamond ring for the millennium.. LOL.
WHAT WAS THE FIRST PIECE OF JEWELLERY YOU OWNED?
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN?
Get on with it.
Cher (she’s still on the radio; This may different in a few minutes)
MOST USED EMOJI?
‘MUM’ in my mouth. A leprechaun on the side of my head (under my hair). And two little dots on my hand that make a hand puppet.
BEST SHOW ON NETFLIX RIGHT NOW?
‘This Country’ but it’s on BBC 3.
FAVOURITE SONG TO SING IN THE SHOWER?
System of a Down, ‘Chop Suey’.
Porcini mushroom and saffron risotto.
A bread girl at Red Restaurant in Ascot.
2001 Space Odyssey or Thor Ragnor Rock.
NAME OF FIRST PET?
Morgan (a rotweiller).
IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPER POWER WHAT WOULD IT BE?
WHAT WOULD ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUR YOUNGER YOUNGER SELF?
Get on with it.
WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
The Psychopath Test by John Ronson
FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU WAKE UP?
Assess how much longer I can snooze for. And run through the excuses I have used recently.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR?
Making a good film once.
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