Wish You Were Here With... Catherine Johnson
How would you sum up what you do in a sentence?
Translate my idea of beauty into clothing and collections that people want to buy.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A Stylist, working at Vogue maybe more specifically Vogue House:)
How do you waste time, when your schedule is clear?
Clear schedule? What is that?
What did you do on your last day off?
I went across to France on a friend’s boat for a super lunch.
What's your greatest ambition?
To own a successful fashion business.
Do you have any phobias?
Fairground rides and more specifically Ferris wheels.
Who do you most admire?
David Nott, a selfless surgeon who now runs the Nott foundation, a charity which finances and organises training in disaster medicine.
What do you talk about when you get your haircut?
I've had the same hairdresser for 15 years, Jake at John Frieda, we are both Irish, we talk about family and friends and lovers.
What would you most like to change about the world?
I would eradicate extreme ideologies.
What would you most like to change about yourself?
Pathetic, but I'd like thicker hair.
Have you ever pretended to be someone else in the mirror?
"Driller", my primary school dentist, he was fierce!
If you could do anything without fear of repercussion, what would you do?
A big shopping spree in Celine, and I'm running out of time.
If you could ask anyone a question, who would you ask, and what?
My Mum, is there an afterlife? She passed away suddenly over 3 years ago and I long to be with her.
Describe yourself in three words...
Passionate, Optimistic, Loyal (fierce).
What’s the most surprising thing we’d find out if we looked at your phone?
7,906 unanswered messages in my inbox and counting.
Zorba the Greek, it never fails to make me smile.
I couldn't possibly choose, that's like asking the name of your favourite child!
The perfect night out?
Obviously, with my husband and friends, maybe delicious cocktails at The Bar with No Name in Islington followed by Dinner at Brat.
The funniest person you know?
My Best friend Katrina, she's brilliant.
The funniest thing you’ve ever read about yourself?
That I'm barking mad.
One thing you can’t live without?
Sat Nav, I'm a terrible driver and a worse map reader, a lethal combination.
Favourite thing to eat?
Least favourite thing to eat?
Lievre Royal, I don't think I need to explain what well hung hare tastes like?
What was your first job?
A farm hand on my parent's farm, I was very young and like everybody else in our family was expected to work.
The best advice you've ever been given?
"No is only no today".
Why are you a fashion designer?
It's really simple, I LOVE clothes.
Who or what inspires you?
Almost everything, but especially Art, Music and Interiors.
What drives your creativity?
The desire to create beautiful things.
If you could dress anyone, who would it be?
Who do you consider to be the true creatives in the world?
Who’s the most stylish person you know?
Hannah Mac Gibbon.