My personal style signifier is my nails – I like them to look immaculate. A manicure always makes me feel groomed and I always wear a dark colour – currently OPI’s navy blue. They are so glamorous. Light My Sapphire, £12.50; opiuk.com.
The last thing I bought and loved was a pair of black Tibetan lambswool-covered beech chairs by the Czech designer Jindrich Halabala. They are a bit mad but beautifully designed, with incredible sweeping arms. Similar at 1stdibs.com.
And the thing I’m eyeing next is a khaki bikini by Kiini. It makes flattering pieces with multicoloured crochet trim. I love that they are handcrafted – the longer I am in the industry, the more the provenance of my clothes is important to me. £220; kiini.com.
My favourite room in my house is our sitting room. We live in Chelsea, right on a kink in the river, so we have uninterrupted views down and upstream. At night it is completely magical. Because we love being on the water, to be on the river with all the movement and activity is spectacular.
The best book I’ve read in the past year is London Uprising: 50 Fashion Designers, One City. It’s beautifully produced, on matte brown paper, but it’s also a sensitive, behind-the-scenes insight into this amazing creative hub. The depth and variety of designers and their studios is lovely. £69.95; phaidon.com.
If I had to limit my shopping to one town, I’d choose St Tropez. We are always there in May, just as it’s coming to life before the craziness of July and August. Sénéquier is a wonderful pâtisserie that does the most sublime pain au chocolat. The old fish market is close by, in an alleyway – it’s so beautiful with its marble counters, which are all scrubbed down by midday. La Cave du Golfe is a great wine merchant where there’s always an open tasting for the rosé of the season, and close by is a music shop, Rapsodie – it always has great new mixes. Isabella M Vintage is a treasure trove with stunning vintage jewellery. Isabella M Vintage, 22 Rue de la Citadelle (+336-3003 9176; isabellam.com). La Cave du Golfe, 3 Place aux Herbes (+334‑9497 2475). Rapsodie, 18 Rue Sibille (+334-9497 1494). Sénéquier, Quai Jean Jaurès (+334-9497 2020; senequier.com).
A recent “find” is Morentz, a furniture dealer in the Netherlands. I’ve bought a few pieces, including a Willy Rizzo coffee table – it has beautiful furniture, and the service is above and beyond. morentz.com.
The best gift I’ve given recently was a pair of vintage diamond and jet dress cufflinks to Hugh, my partner. I bought them from the dealer Humphrey Butler in St James’s, who specialises in antique jewellery. humphreybutler.com.
And the best one I’ve received recently was an amazing platinum palladium-on-linen male nude print by Horst, from 1952. Hugh got it for me; I am a very lucky girl. It’s exquisitely beautiful – I love Horst’s work – but made even more special as it’s one of a small series that was shown at Hamiltons in 2006. hamiltonsgallery.com.
My favourite websites and apps are Ski Tracks, an app that measures everything from how high you have climbed to your top speed – especially useful when skiing with family, as it can get quite competitive; Ruuby, a beauty concierge app that is brilliant for women (and men) on the go – it’s so quick to use; and Matchesfashion.com – it has a real point of view, a good mix of brands and amazing customer service.