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Cecilia Chancellor is a British model who has worked consistently since the 1980s, she’s seen international success in the fashion industry and was referred to as the living embodiment of the “London Girl” by British Vogue creative director Robin Derrick in his book Vogue Model. Today she lives in West London with her two fluffy cats and her son Lucas, who has appeared in various model campaigns alongside her.

How would you describe your style?

I guess I would describe my style as fairly relaxed, and comfort is a priority these days. I tend to wear quite classic things and have a talent for making them look a bit scruffy. I wear lots of jeans and shirts, boots, and scarves. I’m lucky enough to have a few very lovely Brora cashmere jumpers.

What’s your favourite item in your wardrobe?

My favourite piece right now is a Brora cashmere luxe knit funnel neck jumper in mercury, a lovely blue-grey colour. So cosy!

Where in the world is your favourite place to be, where you feel your happiest?

My favourite place to be is probably Tuscany where I’ve spent a lot of time in my life since living in Rome as a small child with my family. I do hope to spend more time there in the future.

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Does sustainability and transparency in fashion make a difference to where you buy clothes or how you live your life?

Like many of us, I am more and more aware of the importance of not consuming lots of unnecessary things or buying clothes I don’t need. Collectively we can make a difference with our decisions. I definitely prefer to buy from companies that are mindful not to harm the environment or people in the production of their clothing. I don’t own a lot of clothes and I tend to wear the things I love over and over again till they fall off. I prefer not having too many clothes and find it freeing that there is less to look after, and it also makes me more appreciative of the things I do have and love.

If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?

I’d probably tell my younger self to be a bit kinder to herself, to worry less and to do more of what she loves to do.

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Cecilia Chancellor is a British model who has worked consistently since the 1980s, she’s seen international success in the fashion industry and was referred to as the living embodiment of the "London Girl" by British Vogue creative director Robin Derrick in his book Vogue Model. Today she lives in West London with her two fluffy cats and her son Lucas, who has appeared in various model campaigns alongside her.

Shop Cashmere Fair Isle Tank
Shop Cashmere Gauzy Jumper

How would you describe your style?

I guess I would describe my style as fairly relaxed, and comfort is a priority these days. I tend to wear quite classic things and have a talent for making them look a bit scruffy. I wear lots of jeans and shirts, boots, and scarves. I’m lucky enough to have a few very lovely Brora cashmere jumpers.

What’s your favourite item in your wardrobe?

My favourite piece right now is a Brora cashmere luxe knit funnel neck jumper in mercury, a lovely blue-grey colour. So cosy!

Where in the world is your favourite place to be, where you feel your happiest?

My favourite place to be is probably Tuscany where I’ve spent a lot of time in my life since living in Rome as a small child with my family. I do hope to spend more time there in the future.

Shop Silk Crepe De Chine Blouse
Shop Cashmere Luxe Knit Funnel Neck
Shop Cashmere Luxe Knit Funnel Neck

Does sustainability and transparency in fashion make a difference to where you buy clothes or how you live your life?

Like many of us, I am more and more aware of the importance of not consuming lots of unnecessary things or buying clothes I don’t need. Collectively we can make a difference with our decisions. I definitely prefer to buy from companies that are mindful not to harm the environment or people in the production of their clothing. I don’t own a lot of clothes and I tend to wear the things I love over and over again till they fall off. I prefer not having too many clothes and find it freeing that there is less to look after, and it also makes me more appreciative of the things I do have and love.

If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?

I’d probably tell my younger self to be a bit kinder to herself, to worry less and to do more of what she loves to do..

Shop Cashmere Gauzy Ballet Wrap

“I’m learning to look after my clothes better so they can keep going for a long time. A piece of clothing can go on and on for many years if given the proper care, and so it should. I would advise anyone to check out Orsola de Castro‘s wonderful book called ‘Loved Clothes Last’ which offers insights into a myriad of ways to mend, rewear and breathe new life into your wardrobe. I also found it really interesting talking to Jesse from Brora on our photoshoot for this portrait about the process of the company becoming carbon neutral. Congratulations Brora!”