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Guest Edit: Marissa Montgomery, Designer


TV presenter and co-founder of fashion label Rotten Roach, Marissa Montgomery gives us her travel tips and style advice.

How did you get started in fashion?

My father is a photographer so I grew up going to visit him on set after school. I just fell in love with it without even knowing!

What’s your inspiration behind Rotten Roach?

Art is hugely inspirational to us at Rotten Roach. I have the brand with Victoria Brooks my business partner. We listen to music, go to exhibitions, read books to find inspiration - a glass of red wine always helps!

(Louise Roe spotted wearing a Rotten Roach t-shirt design)

What would be your dream Aspinal travel item?

A Travel Backgammon Set - I'm just learning how to play!

What’s your favourite thing about travelling?

I like the adventure of being in a new place and experiencing things that are new to me for the first time - views, food, language.

What top 4 items could you not go away without?

My teddy (lame I know I should really grow up!), Fortnum & Mason Rose and Violet Creams, Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial Oil is super hydrating for planes and after sunshine, my Elemis Apricot Toner - a quick spray and skin feels instantly revitalized.

Which is your favourite Aspinal bag from the SS15 collection?

I am obsessed with the mini Trunk Clutch in Deer.

What’s your favourite travel destination?

I'm happy to go anywhere with friends or family - I like Cornwall its breath-taking!

Any tips for travelling in style?

Get a blow out before at Duck & Dry, wear flats and take a good book - there is nothing is more stylish than someone who is reading something interesting.


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