EMILY PRESCOTT: Gaia Romilly Wise struts down the catwalk in front of mother Emma Thompson
It’s a good job Emma Thompson was only watching her daughter Gaia strut the catwalk rather than designing the outfits herself, otherwise the young model would have found herself sporting some comfy flats rather than these fabulous silver heels.
Gaia, 22 – who’s also an actress, appearing in the 2015 film A Walk In The Woods with Robert Redford – got a standing ovation at designer Julia Clancey’s show last week from mum Emma, 63, and dad Greg Wise, 56, both pictured below at the Kornit Fashion Week event in London.
Afterwards Emma spilled the beans about her own fashion philosophy, telling me: ‘I would design super-flat, comfortable shoes for everyone.’
One person who might approve is supermodel Eunice Olumide, who was at the show. Walking in heels is never easy, she told me. Recalling a memorable encounter with celebrity photographer Rankin, she added: ‘I went up to him and said, “Did I do OK?” and he replied, “No, you look like you want to go to the loo!”’
Gaia Romilly Wise, pictured, received a standing ovation at the Kornit Fashion Week event in London
In the audience at the event at Julia Clancey’s show last week were her parents, Emma Thompson, left, and Greg Wise, right
She was once part of the hedonistic Primrose Hill set that included Kate Moss and Liam Gallagher, so no wonder designer and singer Pearl Lowe now admits that life in the capital burned her out and that she’s far happier living beside the seaside.
And the 52-year-old wants others to be able to experience it, too. Pearl put her home near Hastings up for rent for a hefty £6,250 a week – but fear not, that does include a selection of breakfast and herbal teas.
The house’s bohemian interior is showcased in Pearl’s book Faded Glamour By The Sea. ‘I would love to buy a place abroad. I am desperate for some sun,’ she tells me. Not a great way to advertise your bolthole, Pearl!
Singer Pearl Lowe now admits that life in the capital burned her out and that she’s far happier living beside the seaside