Style Notes: Sophia Hesketh

Stylist Sophia Hesketh knows something about chilly weather. For one, she grew up in a drafty, 17th-century mansion called Easton Neston in Northamptonshire, England. Perhaps that’s why these days, Hesketh (above) finds herself equally...


Here, our January It Girl reveals her obsession with expensive rugs, her favorite Notting Hill pub, and her continued mourning for the late Beatrice Inn.

Daily uniform: Skinny trousers turned up with flat shoes, white t-shirt, and an oversized blazer or old leather jacket.

Greatest hits: Black long goat hair jacket from the Row; Erdem green dress with white flowers I wore for my sister’s wedding; my grandmother’s Dior coat from the Fifties.

Preferred footwear: Brogues from Jil Sander and Churches, Miu Miu heels.

Finishing touches: Any Solange Azagury jewelry, Marie Mercie cat hats.

Nighttime look: With my mates in London: Mark Fast dress with tights, flat biker boots or Reebok classics, and a leather jacket. For an event: something more elegant, like a Stella McCartney dress with Azzedine Alaia heels, a Lanvin clutch, and a vintage fur jacket.

Best recent discovery: Hannah at Real Hair in London does the best color for blondes.

Favorite stores: I’m doing up my apartment so I’m obsessed with furniture and interiors. Luke Irwin rugs in London are incredible; De Gournay for incredible wallpaper; Alfie’s antiques market and Lillie Road in London for great antique furniture; Dover Street Market and Maread Lewin for vintage clothes.

Style pet peeve: Crop tops with low-waisted jeans.

Style icons: Jean Shrimpton, Madame Gres, the Rolling Stones.

Last purchase: A mirrored chest of drawers from the Twenties from an antique shop in London.

Lusting after: A Luke Irwin rug, but still saving. Most of Stella McCartney’s Resort 2012 collection.

Favorite haunts: The Cock and Bottle pub in Notting Hill, the Carlyle hotel, V & A museum in London, Le Voltaire restaurant in Paris… I miss Beatrice Inn!

Winter survival strategy: Layer!