Allison Scotsman is StyleScoop’s resident “Lady Luxe”, providing readers with a weekly column on labels, luxury and all the beautiful things that make a girls heart flutter. Publishing every Thursday (just in time for your weekend shopping) on the StyleScoop network.
About the author
“If I were a rich girl… When I was younger, I wanted to grow up to be a princess. Years later and the dream hasn’t deferred much. I’ve just changed the castle for a penthouse and swapped the tiara for one of Blair’s headbands. And when it comes to a suitor, I’ve decided to rule my empire with more than one prince.
My love affair is with Christian Louboutin, Matthew Williamson, Uncle Karl and Rick Owens. I know what I want to be and one day I’ll get there. For the moment I’m just a lady-in-waiting. But I can see bigger and better things, like the tents at Bryant Park, on the horizon.
Although I love my parents, if Bernard Arnault were to tell me I was the sole heir to the LVMH group, I wouldn’t hesitate.
My love affair with beautiful things started when I discovered Breakfast at Tiffany’s for the first time. It was also around this time that I made my parents listen to badly-crafted stories about princesses in beautiful dresses. Holly Golightly was the epitome of radiance and style and a modern day princess. I was inspired to write and this would eventually carve my future career plans. I also aspired to become just like her with my very own version of Tiffany’s, a place or item that could take away all the bad things and make you happy.
I’ve altered my dream slightly. Instead of a stylish socialite, I want to be a successful journalist. Instead of one happy place, I’ve managed to find several, whether it be the red sole soles of Louboutin’s, the quilting of a Chanel 2.55 or the cut of a Roland Mouret dress. I know where I want to be one day and I know what I’ll be wearing.
At the moment my life is a little-less Prada and a little bit more penniless. But that hasn’t stopped the dreaming. Or the writing. I’ve started to document my journey from graduate to the working world, from living at home to swanky pads and most of all from merely reading about the red soles to rocking them.”