Massenet's must-haves

PUBLISHED : Friday, 09 March, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 09 March, 2007, 12:00am

The founder of online boutique has a classic 'uniform' which she updates each season with a few key items and some funky shoes.

1. A straw hat for summer

'Essential and stylish, I live in them when I am in the South of France.'

2. Big sunglasses

'I never leave home without them. They should never be worn indoors, though, as you should always let people see your eyes.'

3. A man's watch

'Quirky on a woman, and it makes one's wrist look delicate.'

4. A few new items from each season

'I pick a few pieces from each season to keep up to date. This bag is from Marc Jacobs' current collection.'

5. A white shirt

'Always a classic.'

6. A black cocktail dress

'Black for evening is a fail-safe, stylish option.'

7. A great statement bag

'My husband just gave me a Birkin for my birthday.'

8. Jeans

'In whichever shape and wash is the key look of the season, jeans are a staple.'

9. A black jacket

'I couldn't live without one - and haven't since I was about 20.'

10. Quirky retro shoes

'Shoes are my indulgence. Have fun with them.'

Styling Jennifer Cardenas