Kelly Shears manager at Loughton's women's wear boutique
PUBLISHED: 09:39 12 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:52 20 February 2013
Kelly Shears, manager at Loughton women's wear boutique I Am So Fly, tells all <br/><br/>about Hong Kong, fashion and her love/hate relationship with the gym
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Kelly Shears and I manage the womens wear boutique I Am So Fly in Loughton.
Where do you live and why?
I live in Chigwell because its where my family and friends are. Its near the tube, so I have easy access to London, as well as being near the countryside and its also close to my gym. Have I sold it to you?
Are you a lady who lunches? If so, where do you go?
When I get a chance to go for lunch with the girls its usually at King William in Chigwell. The food is good and there is a great atmosphere.
Do you have a favourite boutique?
I Am So Fly, of course. I work closely with Emma to make sure we have the flyest labels of the moment. We sell a great mix of brands you cant find anywhere else locally. Im loving the new Vintage 1 jeans Ill be living in them this summer.
Where do you go for a girly night out?
I like to venture to the West End to places like Maya, Movida or China White, but if were staying local then its Nu Bar or The Manor followed by an obligatory whirl on the pole at Faces.
Which is your favourite local restaurant and why?
Pizzeria Bel Sit on Woodford High Road it does the best Italian ever.
Where is your favourite holiday destination?
Thailand for the sun and beaches, and I love Hong Kong for the shopping. I lived there for six months in 2008 and its a great city.
What is the most valued possession in your handbag?
My trusty Filofax.
How often do you visit your beauty salon?
Im not too high maintenance. I get my nails done weekly and visit Harmony at Virgin Active Chigwell for the occasional pampering treat. Jess at Just Lashes takes care of my eyelashes.
Do you have a favourite hair salon?
Jenni Goodair, a family friend, has been doing my hair for years.
Cosmetic surgery or grow old gracefully?
My opinion is sure to change, but for now, grow old gracefully.
What are your favourite shoes?
Gold French Sole ballet pumps in spring, Koolaburra boots in winter and heels every time for a night out. I have an extensive collection.
Are you a WEG with wheels?
Yes, I drive a black Freelander. Its big and solid and it gets me up the big hills in the snow.
Personal trainer or gym?
Well, I have a love/hate relationship with the gym.
Whats on your iPod at the moment?
Rhianna or MJ. I love R n B.
What makes you smile?
Happy memories and making new ones.
Do you have a claim to fame?
My hand was in a Fruitini advert when I was a little girl and we have lots of celebrity customers in the shop.
What luxury could you not do without?
Good food and wine hence the love/hate relationship with the gym.