Breakfast with Claudia Winkleman

Claudia WinklemanIt was another busy week for Pippa Jameson Interiors.  Amongst lots of styling and Blog news (that I will post about later) myself and a few other bloggers and journalists we were invited to have breakfast with the lovely Claudia Winkleman.

Claudia is the new face for American Express Richer Rewards card and during the informal breakfast we chatted to Claudia (who is exactly as you would expect her to be, very funny and warm) about the new card whilst getting an insight into her busy life.  As you can imagine, there were lots of questions about Claudia’s sense of style and ‘Strictly’ before we got to talk about the card…

Who is your favourite to win the show? “I love them all and would be happy for any of them to win”

Then it was on to her amazing sense of style and ‘who she was influenced by?’ “My style hero is Chrissie Hynde, we have a fantastic stylist on the show and I told her that I wanted to look like a mix between Chrissie and Kate Moss”.

Who styles you hair?  “A guy called Michael, he has been doing my hair for ages and tries to give me the messy ‘shag’ look – her actual answer was a bit more graphic and not something that I can really write on the blog but I am sure you get the picture…

Where do you shop for your clothes?  “I love the high street, especially French Connection and Topshop.  As I get so many enquiries about the clothes I wear on the show, I think it’s really important that the viewers are able to go and purchase the items.

Are you worried about ageing?  “Not at all, as the people that have really influenced me in my life are older and so that is something to embrace rather than shy away from”.

What’s the secret of your diet?  “I don’t really have one as I do eat what I want and I don’t have a fast metabolism!  I tend to eat lots of low calorie snacks such as Prawns, twiglets and lots of sushi”.

How do you find the balance of being a working mum and having a busy career?  “I love it but it is a juggling act.  I just make sure that I am there for the children; breakfast is always an important time with the family”.

What is your interior style?  “I loved all things that have a washed out look, things with a really pale feel.  Cath Kidston is a favourite.  I guess it would be called a Shabby Chic look”

How did you become the face of the Richer Rewards Card?  “It was a simple decision for me really.  I like to shop and if I can use a credit card that earns me points from favourite stores then that’s a great thing.  My £1’s convert into points and once these have built up I can then redeem them at participating stores.  The other thing (which we thought was great) is that Amex have a 90 day return policy and better still you don’t need to take the item back to the store.  You just return it to Amex and they will do if for you!


Claudia Winkleman competition

In  the next few days we will be running a competition for one of our lucky readers to win all of Claudia’s hand picked homeware products (image to the left) from participating Amex stores.  Keep checking the blog for your chance to win!


Meet Pippa

Pippa Jameson is an author, tv designer and interiors expert. The previous interior editor on several leading UK titles, Pippa has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Throughout her 25-year career, Pippa’s unique and creative approach has won her commissions for large retail brands and celebrities to deliver exciting and engaging projects. 

She’s written the curriculum for the British College of Interior Design, produced and styled shoots for well-known brands including John Lewis, H&M & Team GB/DFS, worked as an International Stylist for leading paint brands in Asia, consulted on the launch and creative direction of major retail names including George Home and Wren, and most recently, published her first book, The Sensory Home. Pippa possesses expertise unmatched in the interior industry.