I spent so many years in terror of 'making it legal' because the expression rang all too true – the wedding ritual struck me as nothing but a flowery front for the fulfilment of countless, tedious contracts and obligations.
I gave it all that I had, and it's gratifying that others seem to be receiving it so well.
My mother was my first and most important influence. When I was a little girl, she would take me shopping for pigments that flattered dark skin tones, mixing and playing until she'd created her ideal shade.
I'm quite tactile, so I like fabrics that feel good. I try to avoid fabrics that crease – especially with my son. When you have a child, that's important. A great pair of a jeans, a t-shirt and some loafers, that's what I always wear.
I'm more relaxed about life now that I'm older. I like it, despite the wrinkles. It's what I feel inside that's precious.