Kelly Hoppen MBE Style Insider

Kelly Hoppen MBE is one of the most celebrated and sought after interior designers in the world. Here we catch up with her on life in lockdown, her dream denim jumpsuit and the fashion pieces she loves but never wears.

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Tell us your biggest lockdown achievement

Multi tasking running my company with all my staff remotely, still designing and presenting and running all our projects seamlessly and cleaning the house at same time.

If you could be locked down with anyone – not including your friends and family who would it be and why

The Dalai Lama for spiritual guidances and learning and intrigue and stories and his humour. 

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.

I have many but one that stands out is when I get up every morning I walk past our white marble Buddha and for a split second I acknowledge her and it gives a warmness I can't explain. 

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!

Omg i have them 😳

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"Gorgeous Chanel. Shoes never worn as I live in sneakers 😳"
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"Love both and never wear them and not sure why as looked at them adoringly."
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"Thought I was the bees knees when I got these .... never seen the light of day." 
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Can we see your daily denim – what jeans are you wearing all the time right now.  

Oldest pair of Levi 501 always work, baggy and old. 

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 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.

It would be a slouchy jumpsuit in the finest denim called Tasha as she always makes me smile 

 What is the first thing you’ll do when you get out?

Hug my family and then meet you and our friends for a drink and dinner all together. 

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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?

Mykonos for sure to stay with friends and lie in the sun gazing at the sea laughing and eating just cant wait.

Before we go, can you share a photo of your lockdown companion/s if you are lucky enough to have some!

Big john ❤️

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