STORM KEATING STYLE INSIDER

Storm Keating is a television producer turned ambassador, designer, blogger and model. Born in Australia, she moved to London in 2012, where she now works in the luxury lifestyle industry. She is a brand ambassador for Positive Luxury, known for their Butterfly Mark, an award given to luxury lifestyle brands that take pride in their craftsmanship, service and design while caring for their employees and suppliers. Storm also spends her time supporting a number of charities and global sustainability efforts. Here we catch up with Storm about her life in lockdown, her new high-waisted jeans and planning post-lockdown trips with husband Ronan Keating.
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Tell us your biggest lockdown achievement

Giving birth to our little girl, Coco Knox and now juggling a newborn and toddler with work, building a new home and the general household duties! 

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

Gosh to be honest, I am treasuring every second with my husband and kids right now. Even when I stopped to try and think of someone 'great' or 'interesting' to answer to this question... every part of me repulsed the idea. Before lockdown we were always on the move - travelling with work and living out of a suitcase. Although lockdown has been a difficult time for everyone, I have been reminding myself that this will eventually end and we'll be back to the rat race soon enough. Instead I've been focusing on the positives and making the most of this time at home altogether... we may never have the opportunity to spend so much time together at home together again. 

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. 

That's an easy one - seeing my husband and son cuddling and cooing over our little Coco.

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!

 It drives me crazy that I have beautiful items that rarely get a debut - I just don't go out enough (especially these days with the baba and COVID-19 also) but even when I do, I tend to dress pretty relaxed. So three items that I love and wish I wore more often are: my blue Fantasy Tweed jacket by Chanel, my white Mimi heels by Jimmy Choo, and pink Kelly bag by Hermes.

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Can we see your daily denim – what jeans are you wearing all the time right now.  

I was VERY slow jumping on the high waisted jeans wagon and only purchased my first pair last year, only to find out a few weeks later that I was pregnant. So I never got to wear them! Now that I'm able to fit them again, I've been living in my '7 For All Mankind' blue wash jeans and love them to bits. It's nice to mix it up. 

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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.

'COCO THE LOW RISE SUPER SKINNY JEAN - SLEEPLESS NIGHTS''...  Coco being my favourite girl in the whole wide world, and low rise super skinny jeans have always been my favourite cut. Sleepless nights is a play on the fact that Coco is just a baby, but she's actually been sleeping through the night since she was 5 weeks old  (!) so I've taken a bit of creative license with that part ha! 

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

Catch up with family and friends!!

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?

We've already started lining some up - it's amazing how uplifting it is to even have a conversation about going on a trip (!) It has given us something to look forward to and a positive reminder that the world will go back to normal eventually. The first trip will be to drive over the border to France and isolate with some of our family in the countryside. Then we'll hopefully pop to Ibiza to visit a dear friend of ours and again, isolate with him at his home. Then providing the COVID-19 situation is all under control next year, we'll fly to the Maldives for some proper R&R time after my husband's UK tour dates (currently his UK solo tour is scheduled from late Jan to end of Feb). But of course everything is tentative until we know how the situation unfolds and how safe it is to travel, we'll just keep monitoring it. In the meantime it's just so exciting to even talk about and we're very grateful to have the opportunity to be making plans!

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

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Here's my Hubby, Cooper, Coco and Aussie (the pug).

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