In the spirit of seaside fun, the subconscious mind of fashion legend and Mulberry’s show stylist Edward Enninful takes a short break for a jolly good chat with our guest blogger Jenny Dyson.
What can you hear?
I said, what can you hear?
Shut your eyes and what do you see?
Eek! It’s so dark in there. I see pitch black.
What’s on your shelf?
Books, mostly involving photography.
Which bits of the brain do you use the most?
The creative side, I suppose. For instance, I’m here at Mulberry and I’m loving the girl Emma [Hill, Mulberry's Creative Director] has created for Spring/Summer 2012. I’ve styled all of the shows since Emma joined Mulberry and while I have loved every collection, this is her best season yet. The Mulberry girl is well travelled, she loves to have fun, to experiment, she loves quality, she loves concerts … she’s a girl’s girl.
What’s behind you?
[turns around and looks] Wall.
What’s in front of you?
A vision in the form of Sam McKnight’s assistant Sammy, who is working the perfect David Hockney look today, backstage at Mulberry. [“I get asked if I’m channeling Boris Johnson quite a lot,” Sammy reveals...]
What’s beside you?
[Rolls his eyes as if I am a total wally] You, Jenny Dyson!
What’s above you?
Weeks and weeks of shows coming up.
What’s below you?
The amazing Breakfast Room Restaurant at Claridge’s, which j’adore.
Where are your worries?
Funny you should say that, I went to a chiropractor just yesterday and it seems I keep them all in my shoulders and neck…
What is your idea of happiness?
A good fashion magazine [laughs hysterically]. Is that too shallow?
What is your favourite place?
Home. For me that’s New York and London. Home is my sanctuary. I also love the South of France. I mean I really love it. St Paul de Vence is heaven on earth.
Describe your perfect room:
I do love this Claridge’s Ballroom we are sitting in, surrounded by powder blue and splendor and giant ice creams and balloons. Where could be better?
What shape is your mind?
Squidgy. It changes shape, like silicone.
What are your hobbies?
Running, every morning I run for 45 minutes to an hour; reading books and watching movies.
What do you collect?
Old coca cola bottles and photography books.
When I’m not working. Mind you, work for me is playtime too.
If I were an animal…
This is gonna sound so cliché… but I would love to be a black panther.
Edward Enninful is the fashion and style director of W Magazine.