I kind of didn’t get her at first. I kept seeing her arriving at glitzy premieres and featured, bless her heart on the pages of Heat, and I just kept wondering, well my goodness what is that get up? What on earth was she thinking??

And now I find her achingly beautiful, ditsy, eccentric and assured, so blessedly assured. Because in the end confidence is all that really counts isn’t it? She let’s herself make dazzling mistakes, is the poster girl for all that is deliciously glamourously vintage and has come of age in the full glare of the limelight without diluting any of her natural je ne sais quoi obscurely divine taste in everything from ballgowns to earrings.

Is it any wonder her house and garden is this gorgeous? Oh for a tiny bit of chinoserie in my life.