We went over the basics the evening before: Ibuprofen, which shoes, when do you arrive? When Anna calls, the most important stuff is always covered in a quick and concentrated manner. On the morning of the shoot at her home in Düsseldorf, the rush of the previous evening has given way to the joy of finally seeing each other again. Half of the production team is already there, also receiving a warm welcome. The day flies by and after what feels like 17 hours, we are sitting at the dinner table with a glass of wine and a swiftly prepared spaghetti carbonara. Each time she manages to impress me with her laidback multi-tasking abilities, which makes her a great choice to start this series about women we think are wonderful. Please meet Anna-Christin Haas, designer of Galvan London, dear friend, mama and inspiring role model:
Describe your style in three words:
Feminine, classic, a touch of Seventies nostalgia
Your favourite filter on Instagram?
VSCO and Crop PS
The book that you have read the most?
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
Your childhood hero?
Laura from Remington Steel! Or – a little trashy – She-Ra Princess of Power
What jewellery do you wear on a daily basis?
A pointed ring set with wafer thin diamonds and a delicate wishbone necklace by Zara Simon, two slender rings by Chanel, the knot bracelet by Céline, my engagement ring on my left hand and a curved, wafer-thin protection ring by Alice Gyllenkrok
What bag will you have with you every day this summer?
My Pierre Cardin bag that I bought in my favourite antique store in Antwerp and a small, cream Seventies-replica Gucci bag
Your favourite flower?
Gladiolas and wisteria
Your three top wishes?
Quality time with my boys, a trip to South America and a pair of Gianvito Rossi pumps
Favourite vacation spot?
Le Sirene in Positano
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
On a farm in the South with a herb, fruit and vegetable garden and a sun-drenched studio
Julia co-founded one of the first fashion blogs in Germany in 2007 and became a freelance consultant for digital strategies after publishing her first book in 2010. After an eventful four years with Condé Nast working mainly in the digital department of Vogue Germany, she decided to launch her own online magazine with her dream partner, Veronika Heilbrunner. She is based in Berlin and loves to read books.