Globetrotter | Poppy Delevigne

Across the pond and around the world. Transatlantic, international Brit-It-girl, model, actress and socialite Poppy Delevigne tells L-atitude what makes her heart go aflutter. From the runways of Balenciaga and her native London to her sometimes-home of New York City and journeys to the great subcontinent of India, read more about a day in her life.

Across the pond and around the world. Transatlantic, international Brit-It-girl, model, actress and socialite Poppy Delevigne tells L-atitude what makes her heart go aflutter. From the runways of Balenciaga and her native London to her sometimes-home of New York City and journeys to the great subcontinent of India, read more about a day in her life.

 

Poppy wearing Beach Candy

 

 
1) Your involvement in fashion extends from walking the runway for the likes of Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton to designing capsule collections for Mango. What is your favorite part of the fashion world? What is the worst? 
 
My favorite part would have to be getting to wear all these fabulous, quirky, unique, breathtaking designs created by such different characters from all over the world. It?s such an honor.
 
The worst about the fashion world? The temperamental side of it. One second you're hot, suddenly you're not. You're in or you're out. People can be wonderful and inspiring, the next minute, unpleasant and difficult. But I suppose this comes with every industry. You have to stay on your toes and keep your wits about you.
 
 
 
2) You come from fashion royalty, so to speak.  Has your mother [Pandora Stevens, once the head of personal shopping for famed UK department store Selridges] influenced the way you dress?
 
Fashion does run in my blood. I remember, as a child, my mother?s dressing room was double the size of my own bedroom. Rails and rails of stunning garments that felt so alien to me. As soon as I was about twelve, I began to discover my thirst for fashion, so I would steal items from her cupboards. Now, my mama and I are basically the same size, so we share a lot. ... We're like sisters really. She always taught me to wear things that make me smile.
 
 
 
 
3) What are your must-have pieces when you travel? 
 
My Paige denim jeans. When I travel somewhere hot from rainy London, I usually leave in my Uggs and slip on my gladiator YSL's when I arrive. T-shirts from Alexander Wang; they're so soft and easy to layer. Maddy Thompson cashmere; she makes everything from underwear to sweat pants to dresses - ALL in gorgeous cashmere. Great for snuggling on planes.
 
 
 
 
4) What differences do you see between London and New York style?
 
I think the style in New York is quite pristine and cleverly put together. There seems to be a formula to it. I'm always envious of the NY gals - they always look so effortlessly glamorous. In London, I think people are a little more adventurous with style. Quirky and eccentric would best describe it for me. We love that whole  ?just rolled out of bed? look.
 
 
5) What are your tips for surviving London?s cold and sometimes soggy weather?
 
A leather jacket. I have an amazing one by Jo Sykes which I wear religiously. It lasts in the rain, it?s easy to throw on and off, and you can fit jumpers or hoodies from American Apparel underneath it. The Burberry trench is also a winner, and very quintessentially British.
 
 
 
 
6) What are your favorites places to eat, drink and spa? Both in New York and London.
 
London
Eat: Spaghetti a la Checca at Riccardos on Fulham Road. Everything from E&O in Notting Hill. For pizza, Olivetto on Elizabeth Street.
 
Drink: Shoreditch House roof in the summer; they do delicious bottles of French ros?. The Firehouse in winter; they have great open fires and serve Irish coffees.
 
 
Spa: Nevilles on Pont Street for hair and nails. Linda Meredith on Beauchamp Place for facials. Amanda from Inparlour comes to my house for the best fake tan in the world.
 
New York:
Eat: Duck shepherds pie at Balthazar on Spring Street. Rigatoni Buttera at Fred?s, on the top floor of Barneys. I crave these two places when I'm in London.
 
Drink: Don Hill?s or the Rose Bar for late nights. The Boom Boom Room at the Standard Hotel for a round of cocktails overlooking the city.
 
 
 
 
Spa: The Cowshed Spa at Soho House in the meatpacking district. They do heavenly massages. Bliss Spa on Broadway for indulging.
 
 
7) Favorite place to jet off to in the world?  What is your ideal itinerary there?
 
India. I daydream about it constantly. I first went there for a friend?s wedding in Rajasthan and I've traveled back every year ever since. In Delhi, they have the most incredible textile and fabric factories. Down south in Goa or Kerala you're right by the water. Anjuna market in Goa is one of the highlights. Bright colors and exotic smells. You can party on the beach there until the sun comes up.