Words To Live By

Lifestyle Guru Carole Bamford’s Secrets To Success

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How do you find your perfect selfie angle?

You’re asking the wrong person.

What’s the highest praise in fashion?

“Timeless.”

And the worst cliché?

Fast fashion.

Pick your dream party shoes.

Red heels from Aquazzura.

Aquazzura slingback heels

£810
Aquazzura

Which ingredient should I be using more of in my kitchen?

Purple sprouting broccoli.

Name your favourite spot for furniture shopping.

For one-offs, 8 Holland Street.

How do I find sunglasses that fit my face?

Try Micromega Ottica in Venice.

Micromega sunglasses

£395
Micromega

Where can I buy an elegant wristwatch?

Visit Harry Fane at Obsidian in Mayfair for a 1960s Cartier Crash.

The best way to spoil my pet dog?

I have nine! Cut-up sausages.

Your fragrance of choice?

Hermès Calèche.

Hermès Calèche perfume

£81
Selfridges

Tell me the secret to a lasting relationship.

Pick your battles.

Do you have a design tip for lifting any room?

You can do a lot with fresh flowers.

Describe your everyday beauty routine.

I use my own products. Bamford Cleansing Balm, Vitamin C Serum and Hyaluronic Glow Mist.

Bamford Hyaluronic glow mist

£38
Bamford

What has been your greatest clothing purchase to date?

My Tommy Nutter suit from 1970.

Where should I go for a chic dinner in London?

5 Hertford Street.

Name one book that everyone should read in their lifetime.

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

£5.99
Amazon

Where do you find great jewellery?

Around the Jardin du Palais Royal in Paris.

If you could raid anybody’s wardrobe, whose would it be?

Jan de Villeneuve’s, for her Thea Porter and Ossie Clark.

What’s a fail-safe source for interiors inspiration?

Axel Vervoordt’s books.

If Bamford had a motto, what would it be?

“A sustainable way of life.”