Laurence Dumenil

Designer, Jacques Fath
London; hails from Paris
What she's wearing: Zara coat, Anthropologie jeans, Steve Madden boots, Balenciaga bag Fashion icons: Audrey Hepburn, Nico, and Withnail and I characters.

Design inspiration: 50s silver-screen icons, 80s action movies, Pre-Raphaelite art

When she knew she wanted to be a designer: Second grade

Designers she adores: Dries van Noten, Martin Margiela, Rei Kawakubo, Viktor & Rolf

Expert advice:
1) Know what suits you
2) Exude self confidence
3) Indulge in shopping as much as possible

Personal style : Lowkey, 70s flared jeans, mostly black and purple

Favorite item from her collection: Canasta clutch

Wardrobe essentials: Balenciaga bag, Converse trainers, Marchesa evening gown

Accessories she loves: Umbrellas

Fave footwear: Loeffler Randall boots

Skincare routine: Dermaologica Daily Wash and Microdermabrasion

Hair must-haves: Dove and Sally Hershberger

Who cuts it: Bumble and bumble

Other beauty buys: Essie, Christine Chin, Nuxe, Viktor & Rolf

Always in her bag: Lipstick Queen

Worth the splurge: Fancy weekend getaways

Top online shops: ShopBop, Asos,

Cheap thrill: A trip to Walgreens

Favorite movie star: Emily Blunt

Celebs she's styled: Beyonce, Sienna Miller

Beloved blog: Daily Candy

Fave place to fuel up in Paris: Derrière

Music she grooves to: Minitel Rose

Top travels: Morocco, L.A., Hawaii

Green efforts: Recycles and reduces printing

Charity she supports: Lupus UK