Fashion Q&A: Louise Masson, manager at Harvey Nichols Edinburgh

Louisa Masson
Louisa Masson

Louise Masson opens up on her life in clothes

What’s the last piece of clothing you bought?

A Valentino dress with a black lace top.

What are you addicted to buying?

Shoes of all kinds from Manolo Blahnik to Converse and, of course, handbags. I’m in love with this season’s Fendi range.

Best ever bargain?

A vintage lace bag I picked up in Oxfam for £5. It’s one of my favourite things.

Who has great style?

I love Audrey Hepburn and how she was styled by Paris couturier Hubert de Givenchy. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of my all time favourite films.

Name your favourite high street shop.

I would say Zara for great basics with a design twist, and I have a soft spot for Oasis, having previously worked for the brand.

Any fashion disasters you’d care to tell us about?

Oh yes, I had a puffball dress back in the Eighties and my mum was horrified.

What’s your favourite item in your wardrobe?

My Givenchy Antigona handbag and my trusted Moschino little black dress, which is great for cocktails, dinners and parties, and is chic and easy to change up with different shoes and accessories. I always feel fabulous in it.

• Harvey Nichols, 30-34 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (0131-524 8388, www.harveynichols.com)