Ants in her bell-bottomed pants: the style secrets of Guiyani Monteiro
Lifestyle brand Ants's founder talks perfect jeans, Sade and a dream night out
Design icon? I’m a lover of all forms of design, and I don’t think I have one icon. My earliest conscious interaction with design was fashion, and John Galliano’s work moved me immensely. His unconventional storytelling and rebellious and detailed design for Dior and his own label have always been something to look forward to.
Essential beauty potions? I live by Suki Suki’s prickly pear facial oil every morning, and close off the day by applying pure rose water before bed. Argan oil for my curls, and then three litres of water a day. The rest comes with prioritising happiness.
The building everyone should visit before they die? Also a tough question, because spaces impact people differently. If I had to pick a global monument, I’d say the Taj Mahal. I thought seeing it on a postcard would be enough, but as I walked towards it, around and inside it, I felt the incredible magic and power of the building and its love story...