Mademoiselle Gabriele

What would I do without Gabriele Hackworthy? She is currently the Fashion Director of Harper’s Bazaar UK, chic beyond belief & the perfect London host. We met at Marie Claire on our first jobs in fashion & we’ve been best friends ever since. She’s gone onto work for Australian, China & Japan Vogue. Here’s a little insight into Gabriele’s world from her home in London…

“The Constance bag by Hermes looks good enough to put on a mantlepiece.” GH

“3 things I cant live without…
My Daughter: Charlotte
My Watch: This is an original Chanel “Premiere” watch from 1987,  the year Chanel first launched timepieces.
My Ring: The ring I never take off Pomellato (I love the combination of Rose Gold Black diamonds and Onyx).” GH

“I collect fashion, art and photography books and killer high heels. Books are a constant source of inspiration as are these Jimmy Choo shoes.” GH

“Bill Henson if one of my favourite living artists; this print has travelled all over the world with me and reminds me of Australia. My sofa is B&B Italia and is as iconic as Chanel’s 2.55 bag and a Panama hat.” GH

“My Scent: Le Labo Rose 31
My favourite Photographer: Helmut Newton (his autobiography, a great read).
The perfect disco bag: Chanel
Favourite rings: Gaia Repossi; she is constantly reinventing fine jewellery.
Love anything with an ‘H’ Plate by Hermes.” GH

“I never go in the sun without a hat and buy a new panama on every vacation. They serve as wall decorations and great memories of summer.” GH

“My first job when I left Australia was Fashion Director of Vogue Japan where I fell in love with all things Japanese, this Isabel Marant jacket included.” GH

Acne special edition “Snowdon” pyjamas, Alexander McQueen velvet slippers, hand written notes which I use as book marks (especially from my favourite designer Nicholas Ghesquiere), first edition books and a present from Romy (I am so analogue!).” GH

“I collect mid century furniture and this Hans Wegner Wishbone chair is a modern classic, as is this Balenciaga bag. Both are well loved.” GH

“A little tired after drinking martinis with Romy in London!” GH