KALITA Girls: Hannah Stafford-Taylor
We sat down with the inspiring Hannah Stafford-Taylor to chat everything from dreamy travel destinations, cocktails of choice and life advice.
What three words some up your style?
Timeless, Effortless, minimal, feminine.
What’s been your most memorable trip to date and why?
My most memorable trip has to be going to the Four Seasons Resort in the Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru. We have been going for many years and it always feels like we are at home the second we arrive. The island has the most relaxing and peaceful energy which I have never felt anywhere else. I always come back home feeling so recharged and is a place where we have so many incredible family memories.
What's your favourite way to unwind?
Meditation has always been my go-to solution for unwinding on a crazy work day. You will always find me very happy unwinding on my sofa with a cup of camomile tea and biscuits!
What is your favourite KALITA piece from this collection and how would you style it from summer to winter?
For me, the Brigitte Dress will always be my favourite piece from the whole collection. The backless maxi is so glamorous and chic. I’ve worn it in so many colours over the years and I’m obsessed with the new silver/grey colour.
Bucket List Top destination and which KALITA you would take?
I have always wanted to go to Bora Bora…it literally looks like most beautiful island ever! I would be taking the Brigitte with me, because it’s the perfect dress for balmy beach evenings.
How does wearing KALITA make you feel – 3 words to sum up the feel of the brand?
Ethereal, exquisite, sublime
What causes are you passionate about and would like to raise awareness for?
I am passionate about a charity called Spread a Smile. Soleil’s beautiful friend Vanessa heartbreakingly passed away from neuroblastoma when she was just 8. Spread a smiles made her endless months in hospital bearable. Vanessa still inspired me every single day, her tenacity and strength were incredible.
Holiday cocktail of choice?
The closest I get to a cocktail is a Campari Soda!
Last book you read?
I recently reread The Kite Runner. Such a beautiful book and so emotional.
Go to guilty pleasure?
Ice cream… I eat at least 2 every day :)
The backless Brigitte Maxi Dress is so glamorous and chic. I’ve worn it in so many colours over the years and I’m obsessed
Hannah talking about her favourite K A L I T A piece.
Your “dance like no-ones watching” song?
Elton John and Dua Lipa Cold Cold Heart has been a favourite in our house for the last few years.
Which three inspirational women (dead or alive) would you want to have dinner with?
Audrey Hepburn - my Dad was good friends with her for a few years before she was famous so I would love to hear about that, Coco Chanel and the late Queen Elizabeth… I think she would have been hilarious.
What did you dream of when you were a little girl - and what would you tell her today?
I honestly dreamt of clothes and outfits and dancing.. I spend my childhood wrapping silk scarves around me and making tops and dresses. I would tell myself not to worry so much because everything turns out well in the end.
Keep up with Hannah by following her beautiful Instagram account where she explores the world with the most incredible style @hannahstraffordtaylor.