Friday 18th March

| BY 10 Magazine

Top Ten: Amanda Harlech

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Amanda Harlech, Lady Harlech to you, is the power behind the throne, or in layman’s terms, a creative consultant and writer who just happens to be Karl Lagerfeld’s right-hand woman. So she obviously has impeccable taste. Herewith a few of her favourite things.

Yum yum. What do you like TO EAT?

1. Spaghetti pomodoro at Nino, Rome
2. Sage, eggs, sourdough bread and avocado with chillies – my emergency go-to feast when I get home late from Paris
3. My winter minestrone
4. Russet apple and quince crumble
5. Bourride
6. Mashed potatoes, leeks, brussels sprouts, chard – from the garden
7. Strawberries from the garden
8. A double espresso on a sunny morning 9. Sushi at the amazing new sushi bar at
5 Hertford Street, London
10. Buckwheat pancakes and maple syrup

Listen up! 10 great tunes on your iPod now.

1. Leslie Winer
2. Dinos Chapman’s Luftbobler (Trevor Jackson remix)
3. El amor brujo by Manuel de Falla
4. My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by Brian Eno and David Byrne
5. Glenn Gould’s recordings in box set
6. Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich mix by James Murphy) by David Bowie
7. Joaquin Rodrigo’s Invocacion y danza by Milos Karadaglic
8. Blow the Wind Southerly by Kathleen Ferrier
9. Shostakovich’s string quartets
10. Purcell What 10 things do you HATE?

What 10 things do you LOVE? We work in fashion, remember, we love everything…

1. My Chanel haute couture – forever dresses
2. My riding boots
3. R by 45rpm fabric research – extraordinary cotton shirts, peacoats, tweeds
4. Manolo silken dancing heels
5. 18th-century blue enamel and diamond rings 6. Miu Miu pointy orange and turquoise heels
7. McQueen Gainsborough scarlet cutaway and ruffled skirt
8. 17th-century Portuguese jewellery
9. Comme des Garçons jodhpurs
10. Céline everything
This list could go on and on – can I add more?

H.A.T.E: We work in fashion, remember, we hate everything…

1. Unkindness
2. Missing planes or trains
3. Delayed planes or trains
4. Champagne breath
5. The stench of fear
6. Envy
7. Bullies
8. Destruction of all that is sacred – the planet, tribes and families
9. Dogma
10. Insincerity – people who are not really present

10 SMELLS – Pooh! What your nasal world? Nothing rude now –

1. Rain, earth, nettles, roses… something I am distilling with Lyn Harris
2. Incense from R by 45rpm
3. Bluebells beneath beech trees
4. Fracas by Robert Piguet
5. The sea
6. My horse’s tack
7. Ironing sheets that have dried in the sun
8. Salt in the wind
9. Wood smoke
10. Home

What would we do without them? What are your 10 LOVELY WORDS? Food, sex and money are ours.

1. Leap
2. Soar
3. Express
4. Touch
5. Song
6. Prism
7. Gentleness
8. Love
9. Kindness
10. Knowing joy

Un-put-downable! What 10 READS couldn’t you live without? 10, of course.

1. Seiobo There Below by Laszlo Krasznahorkai
2. Primeval and Other Times by Olga Tokarczuk
3. Weatherland by Alexandra Harris
4. Anything by Michael Ondaatje
5. The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson 6. Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman
7. M Train by Patti Smith
8. Swimming Studies by Leanne Shapton
9. War Music: An Account of Homer’s Iliad by Christopher Logue
10. The Plays by Ibsen
11. And Shakespeare!

Such INSPIRATION! Who are your 10 heroes? Superman, Mother Teresa,

God? This was too difficult – there are many extraordinary visionaries, gods, goddesses, superheroes, mentors, shamans – so here are two superheroes in fashion:

1. Karl Lagerfeld
2. Rei Kawakubo

HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE. Where are your 10 favourite places? What bus stop, what view, what beach?

1. Cy Twombly’s palazzo, Rome
2. Karl Lagerfeld’s pavilion outside Paris and the villa by the sea in the south of France
3. Madhya Pradesh
4. The Kerry coastline, Ireland
5. Home, ringed by the blue hills of north Wales
6. Brooklyn, NYC
7. The Sound of Mull, Scotland
8. The Royal Academy, London
9. My apartment in Paris, with its piano and painting studio in a back room
10. Regent’s Park, where I like to gee up

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