6 MIN The Oetker Collection has appointed the illustrious fashion illustrator to bring her eye, wit – and pen – to capture the spirit of its hotels around the world. Interview by Charlotte Hogarth-Jones.
1 MIN Laura Bailey is a model, photographer, British Vogue contributing editor and Oetker Collection’s travel muse. Laura was an influencer before there was Instagram (although she does very well there, too) and her tastemaker tips never fail to inspire.
7 MIN I still remember my childhood friends returning on the coach from a school ski trip, freckle-faced and goggle-eyed, the jealous sting of being left behind and left out.
4 MIN Dazzling champagne-bar elegance – Laura Bailey exudes glamour in the British capital.
7 MIN For a while, Paris felt jinxed. I broke up with the same boyfriend twice in the too-pretty Tuileries shadows. Disorientated at the jagged edges of a city, gradually finding my way. A slow dance, always suspended. Girl, interrupted.
6 MIN The South of France has long been the place I dream of escaping to, rich in memory and association. From childhood summer holidays spent camping in Opio, breakfasting on flaky croissants and glossy cherries greedily devoured from brown paper bags scored in the local market in my school Speedo swimsuit , a jangle of Francs