Mini Q&A with Lucile
Where were you born?
I was born in Versailles – famous for its castle & hometown to 2 of my favourite French bands AIR & PHOENIX.
How long have you lived in London and why?
Since 1996. I came with my then boyfriend & his brother.
Music & youth culture attracted us to London.
What do you do?
I’m a fashion girl. Currently creating prints for MADRAS - the collection designed by Jessica Ogden for APC - & doing sales for LANVIN in Paris.
What are you currently reading?
Polnareff by Polnareff
A biography of marvelously eccentric French pop singer-songwriter Michel Polnareff.
He wrote some truly amazing songs. ‘Lettre a France’, ‘tous les bateaux, tous les oiseaux’, ‘l’homme qui pleurait des larmes de verre’ & ‘Lipstick’ are amongst my favourites.
What are your favourite magazines?
SELF SERVICE & LULA
Who are your favourite designers?
AZZEDINE ALAIA for the sharp sexiness, LANVIN for the sober chic, PETER JENSEN for the good old humour, SWASH for the dreamy prints and APC & ISABEL MARANT for the wearability.
Your favourite shops in London?
EARTH - natural foods - 200 Kentish Town Road NW5
BERNSTOCK SPEIRS – hats - 234 Brick Lane E2
TABIO – Japanese hosiery- 66 Neal Street WC2
WOW Retro – vintage - 179 Drury Lane Covent Garden
ROUGH TRADE – music - 'Dray Walk' Old Truman Brewery 91 Brick Lane E1
B STORE – clothing - 24a Savile Row W1
& charity shops
Your favourite shops in Paris?
FIFI CHACHNIL – lingerie - 68 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1st
ERES – swimwear & lingerie - 2, rue Tronchet, 8th
LA DUREE – cakes & candles - 21 rue Bonaparte, 6th
STOHRER – cakes – 51 rue Montorgueil, 1st
CHINEMACHINE – vintage – 22, rue La Vieuville 18th
APC – clothing - 112, Rue Vieille du Temple, 3e
ISABEL MARANT – clothing - 16 rue de Charonne, 11e
KITSUNE – clothing & music - 52 rue de Richelieu 75001
What makes you happy?
Disco beats, synth bass lines, piano riffs, pretty dresses & bubbly champagne.
What makes you cry?
What would be your perfect summer day?
Love & romance & a special person.
Do you have a signature scent?
When I was 15 a boy who was in love with me bought me a bottle of COCO eau de parfum. I’ve been wearing it ever since.
What music are you listening to at the moment?
Disco music in all its forms
Desperately waiting for the release of Holy Ghost! & Aeroplane’s first album.
All pictures courtesy of Lucile