TSO: Tell us about The Story of Anna and Archibald..
My close friends were organising a dinner, which is usually attended by a group of our very handsome gay best friends! I was complaining that they never introduce me to any straight men, and that’s when they suddenly thought of Archie. They talked a little about him, and how he had a beautiful furniture shop at the famous antique market in Paris. I had forgotten all about it, until a few weeks later I went to the market with two of my friends. They encouraged me to go and check out his shop, and say hi..
Now we always joke that we found each other in a flea market!
TSO: And How Did The Proposal happen?
We’d been together for almost five years, and he proposed on my birthday. I was on a long work trip with Rick Owens in LA and invited him along for the ride. Archie came prepared with three rings – I can only imagine how hard it was to choose when you’re proposing to someone who’s worked at Rick Ownes for ten years; it’s a particular aesthetic!
Archie proposed with a ring by the designer Lorenz Baumer who used to do all the couture jewellry for Chanel. It was from his Mum – a tradition in his family to pass on – I was lucky she has excellent jewellery!
TSO: Speaking of Rick, tell us all about your stunning dress…