California Girl - Kirsty Hume Q&As

We recently caught up with Kirsty Hume; mother, model, activist, artist and co-creator of our summer collab collection, VELVET X KIRSTY HUME. In the 90’s, this thoughtful blonde was the epitome of minimalist luxe, often on the covers of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and W. Now a mother to thirteen-year-old Violet, this self-professed nature lover embodies California cool. Her modern-meets-vintage aesthetic fits in perfectly with her Topanga Canyon lifestyle.


              Velvet x Kirsty Hume Collection


Kirsty likes her surroundings and clothes soft, full of light and with natural fabrics.  She believes in the importance of being true to yourself, and she seems to do that with a relaxed ease. “She’s beautiful inside and outside,” says our Creative Director Jenny Graham.


Here’s a peek into Kirsty’s daily life:


Early bird or night owl?
Early bird. Mornings are my favourite, I only wish they were a little longer. I love it when I have time to do a little yoga, meditation and journaling.


Coffee or Tea?
Tea. Always tea.


Current obsession?
Sipping on nettle infusion all day.


What is your favourite way to unwind?
Painting and spending time with my daughter! I love to paint while watching the birds outside my window.


            Kirsty Hume x Velvet & Spencer Summer Collection



What do you like to do when you have time off?
Hiking and going on a sunset walk with my big girl.


Favourite beauty product?
Aftelier Honeysuckle Face Elixir.


In your bag?
I don’t wear makeup unless I’m going somewhere really special and, even then, I’ll just put on a little RMS Lip2Cheek stain and a dab of concealer.


Best Beauty Tip?
I colour my hair myself, out of a box. I use Susan Henry Natural Color Process in Light Blonde, I use a very light blond colour just at the roots, and let it grow out.


Heels or flats?
Sheepskin clog boots.


What’s for dinner?
Butter roasted chicken. I mostly eat a plant-based diet but we’ll have meat about once a week.


Beach, Desert, or Mountains?
The beach in Scotland. Whenever I go home to see my family, it’s the first thing I do, go to the beach and breathe some fresh air.


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