New Year and it's time for a new Gather&See girl. We are delighted to introduce Lauren McCrostie, a young and supremely talented British actress who also happens to be passionate about ethical and sustainable fashion. We talked to Lauren about her hopes for the year and why ethical fashion is so important to her.
What or who inspires you?
Individuals with a goal which they are actively pursuing
What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
‘Make today great’
What advice would you give your teenage self?
It will all be okay in the end; if it's not okay, it's not the end
What makes you angry?
People who don't listen!
What makes you happy?
The company of good friends and acting.
What’s your favourite restaurant?
Le Pain do the best selection of teas!! The one southbank is the perfect spot for pick me ups after a lovely wander next to the Thames.
Where’s your go to place to relax?
Any park, my favourite ones are south of the river as they are always quieter.
Latest discovery at home or abroad?
Rome has free refillable water ports at their train stations where you can choose from sparkling or still!? Amazing right?
Where is on your travel hit list for 2017?
So many places! Vancouver, San francisco, Iceland, India, Budapest, Prague, Norway, Berlin..
Which city in the world would you love to live in for just 1 year?
What is your favourite piece on the G&S website at the moment?
The Hackney jumpsuit by PiC is a favourite for sure!
What is your personal style?
I always find it difficult to define my style. It changes; I would say a mixture of Bohemian and minimalism..? Paradoxical I know!
Who is your fashion hero / style icon?
I love the simplicity that Audrey Hepburn had but like Leandra Medine’s crazy outfit concoctions too.
Which item of clothing do you most treasure?
A lovely pair of culottes I have had for years! They are made of a Celia Birtwell print and are so versatile.
Image via The Man Repeller
What is your 'can't live without' beauty product?
A good invigorating cleanser
Why is shopping ethical important to you?
Once I realised the amount of destruction and suffering the industry inflicts onto so many lives as well as our planet, I saw it as the only option.