Oh, she is always so lovely and uniquely put-together! I wish there were more candids taken of her (though obviously not for her privacy sake...). Cosmocat, thank you as always for posting! I'd give you more karma but i can't
The 5-Minute Interview: Laura Bailey, Model and writer
'I seem to have become the slightly cliched scatty blonde'
Published: 05 May 2007
Laura Bailey, 34, is a Barnardo's ambassador, and is taking part in Barnardo's Big Toddle, a half-mile sponsored walk for children under five. To find out how to take part visit www.bigtoddle.co.uk or call 0845 270 9900.
I am supporting the Barnardo's campaign because...
One in three children in the UK live in poverty and I find this to be shocking. Barnardo's focuses on the most vulnerable children in society giving them shelter and education. The Big Toddle is a fun day out, but also a way for children to help children.
If I weren't talking to you right now I'd be...
With my son. You've got me while he's taking a nap. Then I'm taking my son swimming.
A phrase I use far too often is...
Where's my phone/keys/sunglasses? I seem to have become the slightly clichéd scatty blonde.
I wish people would take more notice of...
Cyclists. I ride everywhere and wish it wasn't such an adrenaline rush travelling across London.
The most surprising thing that ever happened to me was...
Becoming a model. A holiday distraction became a ten-year career and more.
A common misperception of me is...
That I'm a party girl because of a few pictures. Actually, I'm a part-time recluse. Before I had my son I was happy travelling round the world alone.
I'm not a politician but...
Saving the planet should be priority. I'm backing Brown to bring back credibility to Labour.
I'm good at...
But I'm very bad at...
The ideal night out is...
Dinner in my back garden on a summer's night with old friends, lots of wine and some music.
In moments of weakness I...
You know me as a model, but in a truer life I'd have been a...
Photographer. I wish I was more than just a happy snapper.
The best age to be is...
My 30s have been the best so far. Having my son is the biggest joy.
In a nutshell, my philosophy is this:
"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
A bit random, but i love the black lace and silk print shirt the woman talking to Laura is wearing in the above pics!
Does anyone know who Laura's navy duffle coat that she often wears (and in the above pic) is by? Thanks in advance
Any colour as long as it's green
Dressing to kill without stitching up the planet has never been easier. Nina Rennie invites five of Britain's brightest young stars to check in for an ethical fashion refit
The face of Marks & Spencer (the retailer that aims to be the greenest in the UK, and carbon neutral by 2012) admits that 'during my 10 years as a model there has been a lot of flying, but I've also planted a lot of trees!' Laura is also an ambassador for Ibuyeco, the ethical car-insurance company: 'I own a Toyota Prius but I mainly cycle and I enjoy it, so it's easy for me. But it's about finding a perfect solution in a non-perfect world.'
So how green is her closet? 'I've loved vintage clothing since I was at school and it makes up most of my wardrobe. I like the treasure hunt as you look for anything old or unique.' Laura wears some high fashion, such as Chanel, Burberry and Prada, but says that, 'Today I've learned about labels that are utilising waste to create more beautiful couture. I loved what I wore for the shoot. These shoes are beautiful, but there's no reason why ethical clothes can't be as exquisite as any other clothes.' Laura asks for the ethical stylists' business card. Clearly, despite her green credentials, she doesn't think she knows it all. 'I've learned about some wonderful new labels today.'