Tell us a little bit about what you do? What are you excited for this year? Can you tell us about some of the projects you are working on at the moment? 

I'm an Actor and (occasional these days) Model. 

I've just become a mother for the first time and really that is my focus at the moment. It's such a huge transition and I'm really making the most of the time I can spend with my daughter. Its a cliché but it really is the toughest job I’ve ever had but also most rewarding. When I do go back to work I want to be able to look back and have made the most of this precious time, as shoot days are crazy hours and it will all be very different.  

What is an opportunity you are grateful for in your career? 

I've travelled so much through work, I love to travel, I love the whole process.  Going to the airport, plane, switching off for the flight, feeling really small and insignificant on the plane, then landing somewhere new with all these people living the same yet completely different lives to you.   

Is there anyone who acted as a mentor to you along the way? 

Not really if I'm honest. My career has been organic in a way, its not like I went to drama school and studied and have these huge career goals. I'm super happy with everything I’ve achieved up to this point, and I hope it continues but if it doesn’t, id say I’ve had a lot of adventure and a lot of fun, and to me that’s what really matters.  

How do you approach getting dressed everyday?  

Hah, these days its just whatever it is hand. There’s so much else going on looking after a baby.  

I used to really have a strong sense of style.  I studied fashion, lived in Paris, and I really took pride what I wore, not to say that I don’t these days but its not my number 1 priority.  I feel a bit saturated with images from Instagram etc. and I find it just overwhelming to present yourself a certain way, take a picture document it, get feedback etc etc, its just not fun any more. Its different to how it used to be, less fun.   

I just do my thing, ill get dressed up for an event, and for instance wear HZ and that feels really good to get all glammed up, but I take the pressure off day to day.  

What are you wearing here and what made you gravitate towards this look from HUISHAN ZHANG? 

I chose this look because well firstly I was going to feel too self conscious wearing one of the big dresses (although I would have loved to)  in my local park, but also I love green and I thought it would photograph well. The parks near me have been left to grow to encourage wildlife and I just think they are so beautiful at the moment, and I thought the green would look so lovely in that setting, Luckily it was a gorgeous sunny morning and it looked great.

Anna Brewster wears the Courtney Sweater and the Diane Skirt from our Autumn Winter 2023 collection. Available for pre-order.