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DUBBED BY VOGUE instagram’s AGELESS STYLE ICON, 53-year old microbiologist turned personal trainer and fashion influencer walks us through her RULES FOR TIMELESS STYLE.

Where did your love of fashion start?

My love of fashion started at home with my grandmother. I remember dressing up in her clothes and trying on her accessories and jewellery. She remains an inspiration for me today.

What are the most treasured pieces in your wardrobe?

My old Céline pieces, an old pair of Levi's denim, and a pair of silk leopard pants.

Does personal training influence your style choices and vice versa?

I believe that fashion and training should not overwhelm you, but make you feel beautiful and give you strength and joy when you feel your worst.

Fashion and training express externally what's in my mind, my heart and my soul.

What’s it like to work with your daughter, Cheyenne?  

We are partners in crime. Our relationship is based on lots of love, respect, curiosity and hard work.

When do you feel most confident? 

I feel the most confident when having an opinion, holding on to my convictions and values, embracing myself fully, being courageous and not afraid to look different. All while rocking a pair of killer heels!

What should every woman invest in?

If you want a cashmere sweater, buy the best quality you can. If you are buying a suit, go with a tuxedo. They both will live in your wardrobe for a long time.

In a time of such uncertainty, perhaps there is some comfort to be had from these great timeless pieces in your wardrobe: the blazer, the suit and the trench coat.

In terms of culture, I like investing in travelling to enrich my mind and soul.

And last but not least, every woman should invest in her beauty from within by taking good care of her health, nutrition and exercise.