I like to welcome onto the blog this week a lady who oozes sophistication, coolness, glamour and quite a lot of business savvy !!! She is the delightful Celia Sawyer from the Channel 4 TV Programme Four Rooms, airing in the UK every Friday at 8pm …. make a note in your diary, electronic or otherwise ( yep, I still use my faithful filofax!). A big, warm welcome Celia … tell us about yourself :
Hi, I’m Celia Sawyer, a self made multi millionaire business woman who has various businesses including luxury interior design, property developing, film investment, dealing in antiques and collectibles and TV star of Channel 4’s Four Rooms . I am also a mother of 2.
How did you first get involved with the TV series “Four Rooms”?
I have an interior design business, and had seen the show as I also deal in collectables for my clients, so I saw an advertisement for the show asking for images of interesting objects, so I sent a photo of myself and said “How about me as one of your dealers?”
Great approach, Celia!
It is strange when you look at items like Hitler’s toilet, you just cannot believe people have these items in their possession! Some of the dealers get quite competitive and the atmosphere gets a bit strained at times with everyone after one item, and we sometimes don’t speak for a day or so.
During the series, have you come across any designs that have made an impression on you? Have you “pinched” any ideas for your own home?
The series is more about items, as opposed to designs, however I do get inspired by some of the more beautiful items brought on to the show and they give me ideas for my schemes. I have the Road Kill Couture in my home on display!
What do you like best about being a TV host?
It’s nice that people, who have seen the show, come to me for advice… I like to help if I can!
Mmmmm… an interesting question, but probably a role on TV that is inspirational and can give the public help to realise that “you can do it too”
Any future plans in the pipeline that you can share?
Things in the pipeline that have to stay there for now I’m afraid, but you will be seeing more of me I hope!
Oooh… Sounds good!… So, personal now – what outfits and shoes would you normally be found wearing?
Normally bodycon outfits… I like Donna Karan dresses and suits, Alexander McQueen jewellery, Burberry metallic macs. I train hard fitness wise, so I like to wear things to show my hard work off! Burberry boots, Louboutins and strappy sandles are my favourites, high and glitzy!
Do you have any favourite shops or online sites?
I love going to Harvey Nichols with the personal shopping team. They rush around for me and grab all sorts that I would never be able to find. I often look at Net-a-Porter online, but I really like trying on clothes first as I’m very fussy, so it’s often just for ideas!
For someone to make me something outstanding for my next TV debut – sexy with some great long boots to match!
Boots or Shoes?
I love both. Firstly, winter time I live in boots, either Burberry long ones with very high heels, my vintage 60s platforms (10 quid!) or my Louboutin ankle boots. In the summer I love strappy platforms, something unusual like my new Gianvito Rossi sandals which change colour in different light.
Links you would like to share e.g. website/facebook/twitter etc,so that readers can find out more information about you!
Thanks for a fascinating interview … those Gianvito Rossi sandals sound awesome Celia! Don’t forget everybody, tune in Channel 4, Fridays at 8pm!
Photo Credits: The photographs have been published with kind permission from Celia Sawyer.