Conversations

Hamish Bowles

Hamish is International Editor-at-Large at Vogue US and has been at the title for over 20 years. He is one of the world's most respected authorities on fashion, costume history and interiors.

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The One Thing in Your Pocket…

Foreign change.

The One Thing You Can’t Live Without…

eBay.

The One Thing on Your Bedside Table…

Amber from Tangier in Morocco (in an 18th Century porcelain dish).

The One Thing in Your Fridge…

Evian. It's the only thing in my fridge. Mind you, there are some 1930s couture hats in the deep freeze.

The One Thing You’re Reading…

‘I've Seen the Future and I'm Not Going: The Art Scene and Downtown New York in the 1980s’ By Peter McGough.

The One App You Can’t Do Without…

Instagram, I'm afraid.

The One Thing You Fly With…

Hand luggage I cannot lift (mostly books and auction catalogues), and the constant threat of a hernia.

The One Painting You Wished You Owned…

Giovanni Boldini's Count Robert de Montesquiou, 1897 (the Musée d'Orsay has it).

The One Film…

Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick, 1975.

The One Piece of Advice…

Seize the day.