It only seems appropriate that the outspoken American on Bravo’s hit new show Ladies of London is from Chicago. For the past several Mondays we’ve been watching Juliet Angus tell it like it is, and look fabulous while doing it! While this isn’t Juliet’s first time on reality TV (years ago she was on Beg, Borrow & Deal), her true passion is fashion. Juliet currently works as a stylist as well as in fashion PR, across the pond, while running her blog JulietAngus.com- a great source for fashion stories and tips. We recently caught up with the mother of two to talk all things British, Bravo, beauty and, of course, fashion!
What are 5 items every woman needs in her closet?
- A timeless handbag [It's an investment!] – Hermes, Goyard
- A leather jacket – Maje, IRO, Balenciaga
- A pair of awesome fitting jeans – JBrand, Frame, Rag & Bone
- A signature blouse in white or black or both
- Black pointed pumps [preferably suede] – Rupert Sanderson or Manolo Blahnik
Americans should go more au natural and do with less makeup – less is more. in general British women stay quite plain and safe, then for dressier events they go all out adding hats with feathers and sparkly shoes – more is not more.
Yes I think in London it is more secretive, because it is a pride thing and they feel like they should be capable enough to do it all. So much of fashion is attitude and confidence, stylist or no stylist – you need to own it and keep your head held up high. And, having an ‘editor’ as I like to gently put it, can be such a fun collaboration. Sometimes, if I too, can’t make a decision between outfits for a certain event or which shoes to wear, i’ll snap a pic and email it over to my GBFF’s Marco and Avi to help me decide – it becomes a collaborations and fun!
My best friends 30th birthday on her family’s yacht in the Bahamas.
- NARS Red Square Lip Pencil
- Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Eye Pencils
- ByTerry Rose Balm
- Garnier BB Cream
- Sea Salt Spray Davies
- Obagi Vitamin C
- Palmers Cocoa Butter Body Oil
- All of SkinCeuticals products, as well as the whole range from a new UK brand Aurelia, especially the Cell Repair Night Oil
It hasn’t! I’ve spent most of the time since its been on air in London (and its not airing there). I recently was recognized in the customs line at Heathrow airport when I landed back in London from Stockholm, I turned around and said something to the person behind me and she said ‘Oh wow I know you!’ And i thought maybe from high school, turned out she was a big fan of the show and she asked to take a picture, so we ended up taking one under the ‘Welcome to London’ sign.
Where do I start?!! I love how almost everyone you meet has lived or is from somewhere else, it is such a melting pot. London is such an international city with people always going somewhere and exploring the world. And it helps with Europe as your backyard, travel around there especially is so easy. Skiing in Switzerland or Austria in the winter, Marbella or Marrakech for Easter, Ibiza or St.Tropez in the summer and a shopping weekend in Paris anytime is just a 2 hour train ride away.
[Photos via JulietAngus.com]