Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Albane Chevallier-Chantepie: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force?

Mindfulness and determination.


“Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours?

“History never repeats, create your own”.


Kerry Katona was considered unacceptable in 2007. Who or what is unacceptable in 2013?



Tony Blair misses being Prime Minister. What do you miss most in your life?

The insouciance and the innocence of the childhood.


What might you swap all your wealth for?

My son.


Donald Trump was once a case of: “If you owe the bank a thousand, they close you down; but if you owe the bank a billion, you own the bank”. What’s your view on the banking crisis?

Owe the bank two billion.


What phrase or word do you most loathe?

“Trust me”.


In the UK, some people consider charity to “begin at home”. What’s your view and what causes do you personally support?

A great motto is: “Live simply, love generously, care deeply, Speak kindly.” I support Cancer Research UK and the Borne charity.


The judge in Law Abiding Citizen states: “I can pretty much do whatever I want” before being blown up whilst answering her mobile phone. What’s your view on the appropriate use of such devices?

Never lose your head while discussing something on the phone.


Albane Chevallier-Chantepie
Albane Chevallier-Chantepie

If you could fill a carriage on The Orient Express, who would be your fellow passengers?

Groucho Marx, Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, Voltaire, Salvador Dali, Steve Jobs, Sophia Loren and Melinda Gates.


If you were unfortunate enough to end up on death row, what would be your last meal and where would you eat it?

Caviar and Dom Pérignon on a spaceship far away that will take me far from the earth.


What time is it acceptable to consume the first drink of the day?

When the party begins.


A Negroni, a martini or a cup of tea?

A cup of tea.


Whose parties do you enjoy the most and why?

A dinner with dear and close friends, as the strength of friendship brings you so much.


Who is the most positive person you know?



What’s your most guilty pleasure?



If a tattoo were to sum you up, what would it be of?

I would not have a tattoo.


If you were a car, what marque would you be?

An Aston Martin.


Cilla Black presented Surprise, Surprise. Tell us the most surprising thing about you.

My family and friends’ point of view would probably be better than mine in this regard.


What’s currently sitting on your mantelpiece?

A 19th Century French sculptor bronze horse.



Albane Chevallier-Chantepie is a French born and Chelsea based designer who created the Carmin fashion label in 2012.



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