Tara & Esther, Co-founders Linden Staub Agency
Tara Le Roux and Esther Kinnear Derungs, dawn a mixture of original and new favourites from our AW17 'Shanghai Chic' collection. Founders of Linden Staub modelling agency, these two ladies launched their agency and are single handedly revolutionising the way models are managed and treated in the industry. Like RIXO, they are all about the empowerment of woman and we couldn't think of anyone better to debut our newest Shanghai mistress, the 'Ruby' dress.
- Home Is….
T: South West London
E: My Motherland is Switzerland, but for now, North London
- Where and what are your favourite hangouts?
T: My house - we bought it last year & worked on it for a long time. Although still not 100% finished, it is home. We have a small garden that is like a peaceful urban retreat in the London madness.
E: In London: Hampstead Heath, The Bull & Gate Pub, Tate Modern, Second Hand Book Sales on weekends on Southbank / in Switzerland: my home valley called Rheintal.
- Biggest extravagance?
T: My wedding gown - it was magical and OTT. Regular extravagances - handbags…!
E: I treated myself to a Gucci Sylvie floral jacquard shoulder bag and navy blue mink coat from Russia this year. I adore them both!
- Last book you read?
T: 'The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F***' - Sarah Knight
E: 'American Pastoral' Philip Roth
- Someone’s wardrobe you’d most like to raid?
T: Erica Pelosini’s, she has the dream collection of super beautiful dresses. Also Chiara Ferragni for everyday looks & leather goods.
E: Carrie Bradshaw (obviously)
- Element of your job you love the most?
T: Seeing the positive changes you can make in young women’s lives through small steps to career fulfilment.
E: Working with people from all over the world: you get to know so many different cultures, ways of thinking and living
- Words to live by?
T: “Sometimes, it’s better to ask forgiveness than to ask permission"
E: "Be The Woman You Want to be" - Diane von Furstenberg