Natalie Salmon defines cool British girl style. She is eclectic and fun whilst refined and considered. As Social Media Editor at Harper’s Bazaar UK, Natalie spends her days running from editorial meetings to social affairs. One of the original #ARwomen, we are so proud to have shot her in her local Notting Hill, and to have sat down to talk tech, fashion and jewellery!
Nat, tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Natalie Salmon, I am passionate about apps & gadgets and write an online tech-column for Harper’s Bazaar UK where I am Social Media Editor.
How would you describe your style
A bit eclectic, I love mixing patterns and textures and absolutely love finding vintage pieces in charity shops – not just for finding beautiful one of a kind items but also it helps the planet a little by not buying unsustainably and keeping fashion circular.
Your 5 key wardrobe staples?
A novelty bag (always a good conversation starter at party), lots of gold rings and jewellery, a midi skirt (I love a demure hemline), a fun iphone case & my pink Carolina Herrera mules that I can wear from the office to an event.
Why does jewellery mean to you?
Jewellery is so important – I love stacking my rings and never leave the house without earrings. I think jewellery is the difference between looking polished or not – it’s the finishing touch.
If you could only wear one piece forever more, which would it be and why? Other than my engagement ring? It’s so hard to pick! I think probably a pair of chic gold hoops because you can dress them up or down. They go with everything, from a nice all black evening outfit to a day at the beach.
Which Atelier Romy piece is your favourite? Which did you shoot & why?
I have several but my favourite at the moment the Leopard 1300 earrings – I love the fact you can dress them up with the emerald attachment – which I use all the time.
Quote you live by /(or) Pillars you live by?
“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs
If Atelier Romy were to hire you, what would you do?
Go into the storeroom and steal all the pieces. You guys should not hire me.
Favourite restaurant in Paris or London?
My favourite restaurant in Paris is Kong where I had one of the best ever dates with my now fiance. It’s in the most beautiful setting feels like you are sitting in a UFO, each window has a different view and Philippe Starck did the interiors. It’s very modern but still refined.
Tech is obviously your passion, what is your favourite gadget at the moment?
I love beauty gadgets like the Le Mini Macaron – a mini USB powered gel manicure you can plug into your laptop! Chipped nails are not chic when you want to take photos of your jewellery. I’m also obsessed with the NuFace Mini Facial Toner device which uses microcurrents to boost the skin’s collagen production, very high-tech – a game changer for at-home beauty.
You shot beautiful imagery for us, which tools do you favour when editing pics / videos for social media?
I love VSCO for beautiful filters, Pixelloop for animating photos and Facetune for their “detail tool” which is amazing for bringing out details in outfits & jewellery shots on Instagram.
Which are your favourite apps?
My favourite apps are Doodle – which has revolutionized how I schedule meetings & holidays with friends, I’d be lost without it. Vivino – which tells you how expensive wine bottles are, quite useful for when im home and I can’t decide which wine to open or take to a friends house, and Duolingo is an amazing free language learning app, it’s come in very handy in the last year as I’ve set myself the challenge of learning Swedish.
Which business women inspire you most?
Whitney Wolfe Herd the founder of Bumble, Amal Clooney for her insanely impressive CV, and Emily Weiss – she is a powerhouse and has completely nailed the branding for Glossier.