Angela Radcliffe is one half of Radcliffe & Sciamma Stylists working alongside her partner Caroline Massenet Sciamma (who we interviewed here). The duo work with A-list stars, styling magazine shoots, advertising campaigns and red carpet events plus they have a little black book of private and personal clients. We catch up with Angela on life styling from home, her favourite denim pieces and her life after lockdown.
Tell us your biggest lockdown achievement:
There have been so many small special moments of reflection. This unusual time has given us special family moments that we would have missed. Communication has been key. I learnt about gratitude and patience, and not having to overachieve to validate myself. To be positive and go with the flow.....paying attention to positive moments.
I’ve been reading a lot more, catching up on documentaries, and have loved going on walks with my son.
I’ve been spent a lot of time researching and tracking trends, and coming up with a lot of new style inspiration for private clients. A lot of people will being going back to work with a new aesthetic. It’s easy to style remotely these days, and a lot of fashion websites like Matches have been very functional.
If you could be locked down with anyone – not including your friends and family who would it be and why:
Michelle Obama. I loved her talk last year at the London O2, her autobiography and her documentary on Netflix “Becoming.” I love the way she approaches her life and her philanthropy work with sincerity and humour. I’d like to hear all the behind the scenes details of daily life at the Whitehouse. I’m sure she would be a great gossip over a glass of wine!
Show us your favourite ‘moment’ in your home. What do you look at every day that makes you happy, it can be a thing, a person, or just a corner of your home.
Everytime I walk through my dressing room I get a joyful look at my vintage gold wall safe from an Italian church, my LV luggage collection and Hermes hat boxes, dreaming of Summer trips abroad.
We all buy beautiful clothes, handbags and accessories that we love but never seem to use. Let’s see your top 3 – styled if you can!
My new season Saint Laurent khaki cape and cargo pants that I haven’t worn yet! I also have a new Saint Laurent white men’s Tuxedo blazer still unworn. I buy a lot of menswear for myself, especially blazers.
My SKIIM London leather shirt and joggers. I love leather, especially head to toe. I usually favour one colour dressing. Leopard, khaki and red are my accents.
I’m a huge fan of oversized men’s shirts and loud patterned silk blouses, I have been collecting them for years. That’s my only pattern. And everyone knows I’m crazy about jumpsuits. I’m quite minimal and masculine. As Coco Chanel once said; “Elegance is refusal.”
"Pink Silk Shirt and bag by Victoria Beckham. I love pattered important looking blouses."
Can we see your daily denim – what jeans are you wearing all the time right now.
Daily denim has always been my love affair. Often double or triple! Any shape, length, style. So easy to team and accessorise with all other items in your wardrobe, and practical too. You can dress it up or down, and wear it all seasons of the year.
If you could design a Donna Ida jean/jumpsuit or ready to wear item what would it be called? We usually name the denim after girls that Ida would like to hang out with, and the name the ready to wear pieces after the way they make you feel.
Well it would have to be Angie Baby! In Leopard! Hahaha.
What is the first thing you’ll do when you get out?
I've missed all my girlfriends so much, so I will open up my garden doors and invite everyone around for rosé on the rocks.
We’ll all get back to the airport at some point, when you do, what is the destination that will be on your boarding pass?
I’m dreaming of eating the Artichoke followed by Dover Sole at Club 55 in St Tropez splashed down with rosé and a swim in the Med.
Before we go, can you share a photo of your lockdown companion/s if you are lucky enough to have some!
I feel so blessed. My wonderful husband and son, who have kept the humour and great music rolling everyday!