Dress Like A Model: Milly Parry
Where do you shop for clothes?
When I buy clothes, I like to think that I'll still be wearing them in years to come instead of chucking them out each season, so I tend to go more for statement pieces mixed with basics, so that I can make multiple outfits per piece. When I can, charity shops and vintage shops are ideal - why aren't we just as concerned with recycling clothes as with recycling plastic? It's the same issue!
If money was no object, where would you buy clothes?
Probably a department store like Selfridges, or somewhere like FarFetch, or Vestiaire Collective - I love combining styles and clothing genres, so anywhere that I could mix and match!
What is your favourite era for fashion?
I recently went to the Mary Quant exhibition at the V&A Museum in London, and her later collections are so fun and youthful! But the era of Studio 54 were also tremendously iconic - much outfit envy to be had here. SO MUCH GLITTER.
What’s the worst fad you ever took part in?
Skirt over trousers. I was CONVINCED that I was the coolest kid at school. Although I have to hand it to primary school me - I rocked them with confidence!
What’s the most expensive piece of clothing you own?
I went to the Trinity May Ball at my college at Cambridge University earlier this month and found the most amazing dress - a high neck, backless gingham number. Apparently, I looked like a picnic blanket, but I felt soooo confident in it, that I didn't care! That's all that matters - as long as *you* feel good, who cares what other people say!
If you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Everyday? Probably either the dress I wore to the Trinity May Ball, or a turtleneck, jeans and crocs. One is definitely more practical than the other...
Who is your style hero and why?
Zendaya never fails to look flawless - her style is perhaps a little more classic than mine, but I have such respect for her ability to always dress appropriately and respectfully for the occasion. Such a great role model for young girls!
What’s your favourite TV show or film for style inspiration?
The new Elton John biography film Rocket Man - it is recent, but my God did Elton have some cracking outfits!
Fancy dress - yes or no?
YES. ALWAYS YES. I bloody love dressing up - any opportunity, and I will go all out. My halloween outfit was pretty cool last year - I spent about two weeks hand making a pagan headdress, with curled horns, and covered in red and black flowers!
Do you share clothes with your siblings/friends?
Definitely! With my sister Daisy....well.... share might be stretching it.... we just pinch each other's clothes without asking most of the time. It's OK though, she doesn't mind!