Today's #IEFablife interview features Isabelle a 26 year old recent MBA graduate who believes in having a strong work ethic and enjoying and sharing life's pleasures with loved ones.
Ikoyi Elite: Briefly describe yourself.
Isabelle: My name is Isabelle, I am 26 and just finished with my MBA. I am a young enthusiastic individual who loves to laugh and adore fashion and travels.
Ikoyi Elite: What does luxury mean to you?
Isabelle: Luxury means on the one hand to be able to buy the things that you want, such as a bag and shoes and to be able to travel around and do crazy things. On the other hand I see Luxury as being happy and having good people in life such as family and friends. The prettiest things in the world are meaningless if you don't have people to share it with.
Isabelle: Definitely my black Chanel Jumbo flap. I love this bag so so so much! It simply goes with anything I wear. Plus I usually put my flats in there when I go clubbing so i can switch out of my heels.
Ikoyi Elite: What is your favourite vacation destination and why?
Isabelle: I love Porto Cervo in Sardinia. Not only are the beaches amazing but also the food and the people are fabulous. I have been going there my entire life and I am happy that there is no tourist craze. I would say that the people who go there are the kind of people who are wealthy and appreciate to have their privacy. You can go to a grocery shop or a simple Pizzeria and you might end up next to some politician or celebrity... it is all very laid back.
Ikoyi Elite: If you were to pick a restaurant which would it be and what dish and wine would you order?
Isabelle: I would pick the Louis XV in Monaco. In terms of dish, I would actually pick their Gourmet Menu! It is so tasty! A true culinary experience. I love all sorts of wine but I would start with a glass of champagne and then order first a light white or rose wine and then a good Chateau Neuf du Pape red wine.
Ikoyi Elite: What is your beauty regimen like?
Isabelle: It is very simple: Eat healthy but still yummy, make sure to walk as much as possible and don't go crazy on Alcohol or smoking cigarettes. Plus, I don't like to wear too much makeup. I don't remember when I last wore foundation. It is important to keep your skin clean and to stay hydrated. However, one tip to you guys; Drink 1L of Green Tea everyday with the juice of one lemon... It is an amazing detoxifier!
Ikoyi Elite: What are your favourite designer brands?
Isabelle: Oh there are so many, hmmm, where do I start.. I love Chanel, Hermes, Burberry, Max Mara and Akris. For younger fashion outfits I also am addicted to BCBG and Alice & Olivia! They have really cool clothes and well for shoes only I am a big Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo and Stuart Weizmann fan.
Ikoyi Elite: What is your favourite movie?
Isabelle: Pretty Woman.
Ikoyi Elite: What luxury vehicle(s) do you own?
Ikoyi Elite: What is your most expensive luxury item?
Isabelle: A diamond and sapphire ring.
Ikoyi Elite: Do you prefer yacht parties or nightclubs?
Ikoyi Elite: What is your real estate preference? Hotel-style penthouse or country estate?
Isabelle: I love both.
Ikoyi Elite: What advice do you have for anyone aspiring to live a luxurious decadent lifestyle?
Isabelle: Work hard! If you want to have a luxurious lifestyle you need to realize that money doesn't grow on trees. I mean there is a reason why rich people stay rich, they work really hard and they still make sure they don't waste it. There is so much you can do for fun etc, but you always need to keep in mind that you want to have continuous income sources from your business, investment, job etc. Also, when you really work hard for something, the moment you walk into the store to pick up your dream item, you will feel like the happiest person ever! It is an amazing feeling.
Thank you Isabelle for sharing your fabulous lifestyle and views with us.
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