Essentials: Jodie Kidd, model

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My style is pretty eclectic – particularly in the summer when you can get away with really mixing things up. I'll buy a little sundress from Miss Selfridge ( – which is doing some great stuff at the moment – or Topshop ( and pair it with an oversized Chanel bag and some flip-flops that I picked up in a market in Ibiza.

I also love Stella McCartney's floaty summer dresses ( and you can't beat a nice pair of Tom Ford sunglasses (pictured above,

When I'm on the beach, it has to be one of Melissa Odabash's amazing, sexy bikinis (

When I'm picking accessories I like to incorporate some quite earthy, ethnic elements into my look so I often buy one-off pieces of jewellery with big, semi-precious stones such as lapis lazuli and rose quartz and I go to Anna Lou of London for sweet, quirky bits and pieces (

I'm 6ft so it's always flat shoes for me – Jimmy Choo makes beautiful, glamorous pairs ( and French Sole does some lovely daytime styles (

London is fantastic for high-street shopping but I don't bother looking for vintage here because it's horrendously overpriced. New York is the place for second-hand finds and Sydney is just great generally – everyone should check out the shops around Paddington and Oxford Street there.

Of course I'm biased but I thinkmy sister Jemma has fantastic style – she's a smarter version of Sienna or Kate – and I really do use lots of products from her make-up range, especially the new bronzer ( I got given L'Oréal mascara in a goody bag and now swear by it as a fantastic bargain beauty buy (