My World: A Look Inside Model Of The Moment Poppy Okotcha's House Boat

It's filled with as much eye candy as you'd imagine


Sitting on the deck of Poppy Okotcha's canal boat in Ladbroke Grove, there's a sense that anything is possible. The 20-year-old model, immediately recognisable for her doll-faced looks and natural hair, has a growing profile thanks to catwalk appearances at Chloé, Alberta Ferretti and Vivienne Westwood, as well as Zara's AW15 campaign. But today we're talking style of a different kind – that of the space she shares with her designer-and-architect boyfriend Toby Burgess, 37, and the eclectic selection of things she chooses to surround herself with. Here, she talks us through the pieces that mean the most to her.


'I love it when things are mismatched. I pick things up here and there so that everything has a story. These plates come from a junk shop in the countryside, a market in New York, charity shops in London and an antique shop in Gamla Stan, Stockholm.'

'This is a photo of one of my favourite areas – it's near Stonehenge. The altar stone was moved there by a farmer to grind his wheat.'


'One of my favourite festival outfits is this vintage feather jacket worn with a fluffy pink bikini (also vintage) and my mum's prayer beads. I found the jacket in a fancy dress shop in south London.'

'This perennial started life as a baby growing on my mum's spider plant. We display it against the porthole window as it really captures the combination of mine and my partner's tastes. With his designs, Toby works with sacred geometry and the shapes that occur in nature, and he's translated this harmony into our boat's decor.'

'My mother, Belinda Fowler, is an artist who makes wonderful hand-drawn mandalas with delicate little details. It makes me want to stare and stare, and is one of my most precious possessions. My mum is my biggest creative inspiration.'

'I love second-hand books, especially if they have notes left in them from the previous owner.'

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