Jess Chatterton talks London Fashion and Food

posted on: Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Exceptional taste all around: incredible fashion illustrations by J.Chat

Jess knocking back the olive oil at Isle of Olive

I recently watched the movie We Steal Secrets about WikiLeaks and was most intrigued to hear about Julian Assange's 'fixer' in London. The fixer, an Oxford-educated specialist in extradition law is apparently such a valuable commodity to Assange, that in an act of whistleblower solidarity, Assange loaned her services to Edward Snowden following his recent legal issues.

It occurred to me that I actually have my own fixer in London - though in a fun, non-political way - a Ms Jessica Chatterton. Educated not at Oxford, but the equally prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, J seems to have been instrumental in a number of my posts. She's cropped up here in My Food Style, here in Isle of Olive, and even acted as my stand-in in A Cup of Climpson & Sons.

While she is best known for her fashion label and whipping up an amazing outfit at a moment's notice, the girl really knows good taste. So it's about time that I got her to do the Food Style Q&A about what's trending in London right now. Grazie Jessica!

Best coffee and tea?
Espresso Martinis from Off Broadway.
Oh, and Capucinnos from Climpson & Sons,  and Mountain Tea with Calamint from Isle of Olive.

What exercise do you do?
Yoga. I love yoga. And walking.

Favourite place/city?
Paris, but London is close.

Style icons?
Carine Roitfeld: sexy and French. And Giovanna Battaglia.

Favourite place to eat and drink in London?
I love Bistrotheque in East London and Koya in Soho for Japanese.
Night Jar in Shoreditch and Happiness Forgets in Hoxton are amazing for drinks.

Favourite flowers?

What is your guilty wardrobe secret?
That I have no idea what's in there! It always makes getting dressed in the morning a surprise.

What is your guilty pantry secret?
Booja Booja chocolates.

Where would I find you hanging out in London?
On Broadway Market: at Off Broadway, La Bouche and Costcutter. (Yes, Costcutter the supermarket - Phoebe)

Cat or dog. And what type?
Dogs. I hate cats! Ultimately I want a Golden Labrador with really white hair, and a dalmatian.

Must have interiors item at home?
Huge mirrors.

Can you cook?
I'm a great 'arranger'. I can arrange a mad salad.

What blogs do you follow?

Which is your favourite Food Style post?
I liked Berlin's Best Accessory as I'd really like to source amazing artisans from around the world like they do.

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