I have several Icons, but they are not fashion related, what I find iconic is a good journalist, and Christa needs no introduction, if you’re into beauty, fashion, and wellness then you know who she is. I look forward to reading her articles in British Vogue, W Magazine and especially enjoyed her articles for Net-a-Porter. Her writing transports you, with humor, reminding you not to take yourself too seriously. You also walk away hopeful, feeling that you too can be chic in that non-pretentious way.
Christa writes for several publications and is modest, one would have to Google her to know more, you would find out that she’s The Hon. Christa D’ Souza, a down-to-earth journalist that graciously agreed to let me interview her.
In-between writing and taking care of her family she found time to answer a few questions.
Fashion Icon: Camille Cottin from Call My Agent. You have to ask why? That nose, those jackets, that innate Parisienne-ness. For someone to say they thought you were French for me is the highest compliment.
Favorite Restaurant: The River Cafe, London. Not original, its everybody’s favorite restaurant but I suppose mostly (asides from the food) because of its extraordinary owner Ruthie Rogers. Come to think of it, she’s a bit of a style icon. too.
Last book read: “A Swim in A Pond in the rain” by George Saunders. If you want to learn to write properly this is as good a place as any to start.
Last item purchased before the pandemic: A membership at a communal office….
If you could live in any piece of clothing, what would it be: My Nili Lotan Shon Pants which I have about five pairs of in different colors. She makes the best cut carpenter/boyfriend/khaki silhouette. Perfect for the Pandemic. I lived in them with my Birkenstock sheepskin clogs, Stanley tool belt and an American Vintage flannel shirt. In fact wearing the look today.
Beauty Black Book: Dr. Suha Kersh at 23MD Medical & Cosmetic Skin Clinic, 23 Elystan St., London SW3 3NT, for botox, filler and this new treatment called Morpheus which I am trying tomorrow. Dr. Kersh is great because she believes less is more.
Plans for after the pandemic: Doing almost exactly the same as I did during the Pandemic. That is, writing lots and hardly going out at all.
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