Editorial : Helene Molsted for How To Spend It


AMONGST GILDED WALLS AND MARBLE DOOR FRAMES lives a blonde-haired, slender and impossibly graceful vision. She wakes up every day with a new perception of the side of herself she is going to portray through her ensembles, whether that of a working woman in a silk blouse and matching pencil skirt; a sophisticate, in a violet coat accessorised with a pearl necklace and leather gloves; a chic hostess in printed midi dresses and understated golden jewellery; or simply herself in the purest form, wearing a white silk crepe de chine shirtdress with pearls . . .

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Victoria | Contributor, London
Fashion Contributor, London

Victoria lives in the south of Spain, having moved there from her native country Ukraine when she was just a child. She finds herself looking up to timeless icons from past decades including Jackie O, Grace Kelly, Katherine Deneuve and Audrey Hepburn, and longing for sunny afternoons on the French Riviera and walks along the Seine during spring. Always overdressed and dishing out on tailored pieces and shoes – secretly dreaming they were from Dior or Saint Laurent – she dresses for herself rather than others, and would trade breakfast for Vogue or a one way ticket to anywhere beautiful.