Hum Fleming

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Hum Fleming

We got talking to Hum Fleming, Freelance Fashion & Lifestyle PR and Ambassador for Young Epilepsy, about what is keeping her sane during the lockdown…

WHERE ARE YOU WRITING THIS?

In the Cotswolds at home. 

 

WHERE ARE YOU DREAMING OF GOING AS SOON AS THE QUARANTINE ENDS?

Anywhere where there is a non-related human being closer than 2 metres … Preferably of the opposite sex!  

 

WHAT QUOTE/ MANTRA / MINDFULNESS GO TO IS GETTING YOU THROUGH THIS?

Icy calm, we’ll be winning again soon. (Dad)

 

WHAT IS KEEPING YOU LAUGHING? 

My twin sister (sometimes!), singing or rather attempting to sing Andrew Lloyd Webber male and female duets as twins, and the archaic sex words that keep popping up in the family scrabble game - par example “quim.” 

 

WHAT WON’T YOU EVER TAKE FOR GRANTED AGAIN POST QUARANTINE?

Waiting at the bar in a packed London pub in the Summer with friends and the world and all its adventures at our fingertips…

 

WHAT SMALL BUSINESSES ARE YOU LOVING AND WOULD LIKE TO GIVE A SHOUT TO?

Nadya Shah for her exquisite one-off hand-embroidered capes that transport you to another world in their romantic imagery and themes. And ‘Officially Worn’ – the best platform for preloved  and designer fashion- let’s put an end to fast fashion and all its waste.

 

WHAT RESTAURANT WILL BE YOUR FIRST MEAL POST QUARANTINE?

Casa Cruz – the veal gnocchi and creamed corn! TOOOO Good !!!

 

WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ENTERTAINED - PRINT OR DIGITAL?

Digital.

 

WE ARE CALLED THE DECK – WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CARD GAME?

Shithead.

 

WHAT WOULD YOUR DREAM SUIT LOOK LIKE?

The Deck cream suit or I would love to get an androgynous Katherine Hepburn style cut in a silk comic book print I have as a lining of a vintage jacket I own.

 

WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING ON NETFLIX?

Favourite has to be Narcos Mexico (wrongly named “Nachos” by my mum! who is surprisingly a big fan too!) Then if feeling a little more tame, for easy viewing – Love is Blind.

 

WHAT ARE YOU READING?

I’m more of a listener than a reader- The Harry Potter audiobooks read by Stephen Fry have been a nightly occurrence since JK first wrote them. I’m also listening to an amazing podcast at the minute called Lawali Life about mental health and wellness. It’s been a lifeline throughout these last crazy weeks.

 

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR SKINCARE REGIME? THE PRODUCTS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT?

Liz Earl Cleanse and Polish, then I wear a mix of Rodial and Barbara Sturm face products. My favourite new discovery has to be Rodial ‘Soft Focus Glow Drops’ primer- it is a total game changer! A few drops under foundation and I stay looking dewy and fresh all day.

 

YOUR GO TO VITAMINS?

I should take folic acid, as it helps combat the side effects of epilepsy drugs, but I need to get better at taking it!

 

HOW ARE YOU KEEPING YOUR KIDS ENTERTAINED? 

I take my kid for a walk through the woods every day if I can… My kid being a beloved 25yr old shaggy black horse called Ben, who looks more like a cross between a sheep/ lama! Bred when I was 5, we’ve grown up together and he follows me like a dog, nothing makes me more happy than when he squeals and gallops off! Such freedom is a reminder of what is to come..

 

WHAT IS YOUR HOME WORKOUT OF CHOICE?  

Box Clever Sports – 8am live every morning on their Instagram. You don’t need any equipment, weights etc or to have boxed before. It’s just an amazing all over body workout and you feel incredible after, I really notice a difference in my overall mood and somehow feel more fit now than ever! Pete is unbelievably motivating and if you're brave enough you can choose to join the class on Zoom so he can see if you’re slacking at all and call you out ! 

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