style insider / hannah gee
For this installment of our ‘Style Insider’ feature, we got chatting to local independent business owner Hannah Gee, whose treasure trove of a boutique, Love Inc. is always enticing us through the doors. We chat about the work/life balance and wardrobe must-haves for the new season!
You run a gorgeous shop on the Tunbridge Wells High Street, Love Inc. What was the inspiration behind setting it up?
I am a lover of beautiful artefacts for the home. I wanted to share my passion for interiors and quirky bits and pieces with the rest of the world!
As well as running your own business, you’re a mum of 3…what’s your secret to fitting it all in?
Lists are very important! My 3 boys come first, and being my own business, I can steer work how I chose to, which helps. I have an amazing team at Love Inc, so learning to delegate has been an important learning curve!
What is your go-to outfit for a busy day on the shop floor?
Something that is individual, stands out and makes me feel like I can achieve anything. In summer I have a variety of summer dresses that make me feel special. I also own a (large!) number of jackets from bod & ted that I can team with jeans and cool trainers and make me look smart but a bit edgy, which I like for the winter.
What are the key pieces for AW16 that you want in your wardrobe?
What is your favourite piece from the bod & ted AW16 collections?
What are your favourite and least favourite trends from this season?
I’m not a massive follower of trends, but I love sequins, perfect for the party season and I’m not a fan of the dungaree!
How would you describe your style in 3 words?
Understated, uplifting and comfortable!
What are your wardrobe essentials?
Good jeans, statement jackets, a mixture of mid heel’s and trainers