Essentials: Mawi, jewellery designer

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I don't like perfect so I'll trash a chic dress and add quirky accessories, footwear or socks. Lately, I've been wearing some of my old Preen pieces ( www.preen.eu) – I prefer to wear things when it's past the fashion radar rather than flaunt the latest.

I live in east London and there are a bunch of great vintage stores I frequent there, such as Beyond Retro ( www.beyondretro.com) and The Shop (tel: 020 7739 5631). I like to pair bold vintage patterns with futuristic Balenciaga shoes ( www.balenciaga.com).

My husband bought me some REN products and I have been a convert ever since ( www.renskincare.com). It's clean, bioactive skincare with nothing synthetic.

I get my brows shaped at my local Turkish beauty parlour Songul Kuafor (020 7923 2350). It does all the treatments in one room, and there's a nice communal feel, sipping apple tea and hearing all the local gossip.

Mawi's range is at Harvey Nichols (tel: 020 7235 5000, www.harveynichols.com)

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