My life/style: Hobbs CEO Nicky Dulieu

When she's not signing off a new shoe range, the Hobbs CEO is hard at work in a seven-acre garden in Norfolk.

by Elizabeth Anderson


I live in a tiny village in Norfolk so I have a 2 3/4 hour commute. I'm up at 5am, and get into the office on Wellbeck Street just before 9am.

My days are varied - I could be signing off our latest footwear collection or meeting with our private equity investors, so my signature dress style is always on the edge of smart. For lunch, I'll go to Cecconi's in Mayfair. It has a fairly efficient service so you're not there for hours. I usually have the aubergine parmigiana as I'm a vegetarian.

I tend to wear Hobbs most of the time and I'm fortunate to have lots of access to clothes. I've probably got 250 pairs of shoes and 50 handbags. When I buy a brand other than Hobbs, I'll either choose Mulberry or Alexander McQueen.

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