About Karmen Pedaru.

First thing I do in London is… go straight to a photo-shoot or to the hotel bar
I always like to stay… at the Soho Hotel. The staff are warm and friendly – I feel at home there
I recommend travelling by … car. It’s the most comfortable way to travel and to take in the sights
In London I normally wear… high heels with jeans or leather trousers and a shirt. I don’t change my style in London. My favourite heels at the moment are by Burberry Prorsum
But what I would really love to wear is… sneakers and sweatpants, but that would be a very bad idea
Best place for a sweet treat: Fortnum & Mason for English afternoon tea
Best for dinner: the food at Dean Street Townhouse is delicious, the atmosphere cosy and it’s close to my hotel

Best for drinks: the Refuel bar at the Soho Hotel, or the Coburg Bar at the Connaught for martinis

The last thing I bought in London was… a novel called ‘Sister’ by Rosamund Lupton from Daunt Books
Best market: There are so many things to see at Portobello Market that sometimes I don’t know where to start. Last time I picked up a Pucci silk blouse from the 1960s
If you want to feel like a real Londoner go to… a great pub with lots of atmosphere. I like the Punch Bowl in Mayfair – it has an open fire in winter
Best gallery: The National Portrait Gallery. I always try to visit whenever I am in town
My essential London beauty product is… a good moisturiser, such as Nourishing Pink Cream by Amanda Lacey

My favourite London designer is: most definitely Burberry. I love its shoes and the cut of the coats
My best London fashion moment: When a model friend of mine did her first catwalk show, she walked out on to the runway, suddenly got stage fright and froze, then ran backstage. I was so embarrassed for her and the designer screamed at her after the show. We laugh about it now every time we see each other