Lucinda Chambers

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Lucinda Chambers

We asked Lucinda Chambers, former Vogue fashion director, designer, stylist and founder of Collagerie, on how she's keeping sane during the lockdown

WHERE ARE YOU WRITING THIS?

At a table in a very bright room in the house on a computer that is always here and used by everyone, no adapting necessary!

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

Our farmhouse in France

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

The Archers…they don’t seem to have heard of the virus in Ambridge, and it's when I know to stop working

WHAT IS KEEPING YOU LAUGHING? 

All the little films that people are sending

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

Everything

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

We’ve just posted a piece on smaller companies on Collagerie, there are so many, and all so brilliant, we will do another one next week, want to give everyone we can a shout

WHAT RESTAURANT WILL BE YOUR FIRST MEAL POST QUARANTINE?

The Syrian cafe in Portbello Road for pomegranate chicken at lunchtime

WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ENTERTAINED PRINT OR DIGITAL?

It’s odd, I'm a huge reader but I can’t settle into a book at the moment, even though I have 3 on the go….the appetite will come back though.  Digital is a constant though, it’s what we do.

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

Uno and Cheat

WHAT WOULD YOUR DREAM SUIT LOOK LIKE?

Stripey, green and black and brown, bit utilitarian, bit odd,  big oversize trousers and a small long matching coat

WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING ON NETFLIX?

Call my Agent, it’s hilarious, brilliant cast, French, and thank god has lots of series and episodes

WHAT ARE YOU READING?

David Sedaris

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

I don’t have a regime, maybe I should get one.  I love a good face oil, Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Face Oil is what I am using now, also Weleda Iris facial Lotion which is great for everyday.  I’ve just finished Dr. Barbara Sturm rich moisturiser which was terrific, a Votary oil is waiting in the wings.

YOUR GO TO VITAMINS?

I don’t take any, but I did use Bobbi Brown’s new supplements for Boots, Evolution_18, they were like sweets, so that was really easy to remember

HOW ARE YOU KEEPING YOUR KIDS ENTERTAINED?

Luckily my children are grownup and can entertain themselves, I really can only imagine what it must be like working from home with small children and unable to go out. It must be very challenging.  I really admire that, people who I have spoken to who are in that situation and not complaining, just getting on with it, hats off. Really.

WHAT IS YOUR HOME WORKOUT OF CHOICE?  

I love yoga and it's my disappointment with myself that I don’t make enough time for it as it makes a huge difference, also, I have the best yoga teacher in the world Audrey Tom.  She has just said she will do zoom yoga, I'm really going to try and do that next week. I would be crazy not to, you feel brilliant afterwards, calm and able to breathe better and deeper

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