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Anna Berkeley

Three days, three ways: Boiler alert!

March 11, 2015

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This boiler suit from French work-wear brand Vetra is comfort personified. Although it does make visiting the bathroom a bit of a mission. For me, it needs some feminine additions to soften it. Add a heel, an obi belt, a bow perhaps, or some low key jewellery. Whatever says ‘womanly’ to you.

I have worn the red Cos knit underneath as you definitely can’t layer on top of it. Similarly, it works with any slim knit or jersey top and a shirt underneath looks particularly modern. Come summer it can stand alone with a pair of strappy sandals and a pendant.

Knit as before, boiler suit MHL (www.margarethowell.co.uk), shoes by LK Bennett (www.lkbennett.com) and obi belt by Dries Van Noten (www.selfridges.com).

Anna Berkeley

One ring to rule them all

January 29, 2015

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I first went mad for ‘big rings’ when I spotted a huge, carved silver ring on one of my aunts. I was fascinated by its sheer size, how it made such a statement and looked so tough. The obsession began with plastic rings, some of which I still wear, and graduated to resins and stones. I always hunt for a new ring if I visit a place I have never been before. It stands as a permanent reminder of that trip, whether it’s New York or Newquay. They have become part of my ‘look’ and I feel naked without them. They went unworn for a little while when my boys were still in nappies, taking them on and off constantly was a pain. Now I keep them all out, usually downstairs, so they can be the last thing I shove on before heading out in the morning.

Top – left to right – resin ring and hematite ring from Liberty (www.liberty.co.uk), onyx ring from Selfridges (www.selfridges.com).

Middle – left resin ring from Dinosaur Designs (www.dinosaurdesigns.com.au) and rock crystal ring bought at The Chelsea Craft Fair.

The ‘ ring rabbit ‘was a gift – you can buy them at www.boxofdelights.biz