Five Minutes With... Stephanie Peers
We just love The Style Memo, London's freshest fashion blog, with Styles and Steals for every look and every occasion! The lady behind it all is Stephanie Peers, who after travelling the world working at the likes of Amanda Wakely, Roland Mouret and Celine, is taking her expert look to the web and showcasing her glam style and equally glam locations, including Loughran Gallery's openings! We take Five Minutes With... our favourite fashion guru.
Where’s your favourite place in the world to be?
I love to travel and although I try to visit at least one new place a year, I have a few favourite destinations that I always head to. Heaven is lying on the beach at Sandy Lane in Barbados with a Sea Breeze cocktail, a long lazy lunch El Chiringuito in Ibiza or Juan y Andrea on Formentera, and hanging out with the beautiful people at at Club 55 in St Tropez.
If you could only ever eat at one restaurant again which one would you choose?
I'm such a foodie so this is a tough question. I love trying out new places and giving restaurant recommendations to friends. Social Eating House has some of the most delicious food in London but if I could only eat at one place it would have to be Coya. The ceviche is incredible and the pisco sours are pretty potent!
What is your life philosophy?
"Everything will be alright in the end. If it's not alright, it's not the end."
What is your favourite gadget?
My iPhone and my camera. Being a blogger, I love snapping photos wherever I go. A fantastic camera is pretty life changing so I just invested in the Sony a7 and a fabulous lens which was super expensive but worth every penny. My iPhone is essential for staying in touch with friends and getting those all-important pretty pictures up on Instagram.
Where were the last three places you went on holiday?
Ibiza, Ibiza and Ibiza... I spent more time than ever on the beautiful Balearic island this summer which was just fine by me. My boyfriend DJs with Housekeeping and their residency at Blue Marlin was a serious highlight of the summer. Different groups of friends came out to join us each month and helped us make some of the best memories. I also got the chance to explore the west coast of Sweden as well as Lisbon and the surrounding area in Portugal.
What are your favourite shops?
I have a new found love of online shopping. ASOS is my go-to website for beautiful oversized coats and interesting brands like Self Portrait. Shopbop is a firm favourite for American brands and I can never resist a scroll through the What's New section on Net-A-Porter.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Singing Ugly Heart by GRL at the top of my voice and Marks & Spencer's Billionaire Shortbread Dessert - if you've never tried it, don't. It's seriously addictive!
What sort of art do you/would you have in your home?
Having just moved house I'm actually looking for some new art. Finding the right piece can take some time but as our new place is pretty neutral - pale greys and whites with darker accents - so I'm looking for a really cool black and white photo.
When you look at a piece of art how do you decide whether you like it?
I think it's important to identify with the image - whether it's just loving to look at it or by finding some great meaning that relates to you. My style varies hugely from striking black and white photographic images to quirky colourful piece that have a sense of humour, but I think it's always important for art to have some form of resonance.
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