The British it girl talks fashion, music, and her upcoming debut as designer. By Erin Donnelly
With all due respect to Live Aid and the Boomtown Rats, Sir Bob Geldof's crowning achievement may have been fathering the one and only Peaches Geldof. Along with younger sister Pixie, the London-based 19-year-old has been racking up It Girl mileage for quite some time, thanks to her dramatic fashion and perpetual "wild child" headlines in the British dailies. Come this fall, the young style maverick will have a new title to add to her musician-slash-socialite-slash-etc. credentials: university student.
Before she hits the books, though, Peaches is schooling us on her fashion muses and musts. And what of that capsule collection she's designing for PPQ? "It's almost finished," she reveals. "I designed the whole thing, and Amy [Molyneux] drew up the fabric samples and put the wheels in motion. It's very sexy, flirty, and very new romantic/neo-gothic and 1960s Swinging London. Don't expect any bright colors—but frills, short hemlines, and plunging backless all-in-ones are all featured prominently. There are also a few vanity cases on offer bag-wise, and some great 1960s-style buckled ankle boots."
Tell us the five fashion items you can't live without?
1. "A necklace given to me by my boyfriend Faris [Badwan, of The Horrors], which is a golden book with a picture of a noose he drew inside it."
2. "My American Apparel thin cotton high-waisted skirts in black, white, and gray."
3. "My 1950s vanity cases. They make great statement bags."
4. "My collection of black lace dresses."
5. "My black French Sole ballet flats—I wear them constantly."
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