You might have seen her critiquing the latest fashion show on the live panel at SHOWstudio. Alternatively, you may have spotted this pedigree partygirl at the epicentre of fun, gulping liquid stars & rollicking around a disco ball.
Former features editor at SHOWstudio, Lara is a contributing writer at Twin Magazine, LOVE, Vogue and V Magazine, contributing editor at Tatler & consultant for fashion brand Artschool.
While some fashion & art critics can sound like they’ve swallowed a dictionary, Lara is as crisp & succinct as a vodka on the rocks.
Please note: She recently threw up a whole oyster in Notting Hill. Stylish.
How do you hangover?
Bloody Mary's and gherkins from the jar.
Article you’ve most yourned losing on a night out?
Don't tell my mum but the pearl crucifix my godfather gave me at birth. I always have dreams I found it and then wake up and it's still gone, crushed to sand on some crap dancefloor in Soho.
What are your party essentials?
Margiela Tabi boots.
Most memorable Dirty Stopout moment?
I've hopefully blacked out most but I threw up a whole oyster outside The Globe more recently than I should really admit.
Tell us about a party that blew your mind?
My sixth birthday party was Henry VIII themed. My parents got the neighbours' nanny to dress up as an executioner. To be honest, I was kind of used to it even though I had asked for a princess party, but most of the children were horrified, particularly when Anne Boleyn lost her head (a balloon and ketchup were involved). That was pretty mind blowing.
Edwin Mohney, SHOWstudio.
What’s your poison?
V v v dirty vodka martini, practically just a jar of olives with a shot inside.
Who would you most like to collaborate with next and why?
I really want to write horrible soul-searching poetry for a luxury brand like Gucci or Vetements. Kind of like when Slavoj Zizek wrote copy for Abercrombie and Fitch but less problematic. Also Marc Jacobs - think of the DOORS that man opens. Also my boyfriend, Patrick, he's very brilliant and I love him.
If you had an alter ego, who would they be? Where would they go? What would they do?
The man-eating fish person in the third part of Hieronymus Bosch's triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights. He just eats men like I eat sushi and stays in hell, where he belongs.
Who is your style icon & why?
Donna Tartt, because her nineties suit and tie looks are iconic and I could never pull them off.
What’s up next for you?
Writing a book - watch this space.
I’M NOT A PARTYGIRL
YASMINA is more than a human, she’s a presence. At a party you will glimpse her floating around, without need to attention seek, she commands the attention of the room organically. Wisps of her aura fade into the furniture. She is made of the universe & the universe is made of her.
How does YASMINA hangover? In bed with regrets. Her alter ego is a female water deity & you can usually find her supping on a Dark & Stormy.
Her style is truly merged with her essence. Effortless, peerless.
YASMINA observes womenswear at Central Saint Martins.
You can find her on the pages of i-D, Novembre & Pylot.