Here at mou, we’re often amused and titillated by Vanity Fair‘s monthly Proust questionnaire. And since we’re not expecting a knock on the door from the VF team anytime soon (not this week, at least), we thought we’d come up with our own version. To kick off we have mou founder and creative director Shelley Tichborne in the hot seat…
What do you love most about your work?
The lunchtime naps. No seriously, if it was good enough for Winston Churchill, then it’s good enough for me…
What’s your favourite food?
If it’s not moving, I’ll eat it.
What’s your favourite colour?
Which talent do you wish you had?
Being able to squeeze myself through the head of a tennis racquet. I reckon this trick might make me popular at parties.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
X-Ray vision, because you can tell a lot about a person by their under-attire, don’t you think?
Where is your most romantic place?
Moscow, under a fresh falling of snow.
What trait do you most admire in others?
And most deplore?
A lack of kindness.
Where do you live?
Where would you like to live?
Rome, New York, Mumbai, Sao Paolo and in a tree house in the Amazonian rainforest – just for a spell…
What is your favourite holiday destination?
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Dancing with my children.
What is your personal motto?
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
What do you do to relax?
I drink tea and play tennis and music.
Who are your favourite writers?
P.G Wodehouse, Balzac, Dickens, Hemingway and so many more the list would have you zzzing…
What does success mean to you?
A zen state of mind.
Which are your favourite mou boots?
The tall eskimo.
How would you style them?
Skinny jeans, a sheer but voluminous blouse, vintage waistcoat, unbuttoned.