Favourite Item Of Clothing?
Clothes On A Man?
has to be my black PVC Rifat Ozbek trousers, which I bought a couple of years
ago. They cost a fortune, but I've hardly taken them off since. None of my
friends believe me when I tell them how comfortable they are. I wear them at
least once a week during the daytime, usually with a big chunky jumper. I avoid
wearing them on the London Underground though as they always draw unwanted male
not attracted to men who are overly concerned with their appearance. The more
understated the better, in my opinion. Stephen is incredibly scruffy. He has
that "I've just put on whatever I found at the end of the bed" look
and I find it very sexy. I do like the way a kilt looks on a man, however.
Many Outfits In Your Wardrobe?
don't have a favourite pair, but I do have a major shoe fetish. I have hundreds
of pairs. I'm a hoarder and can't bear to throw any of them away. My collection
includes everything from original 1920s flapper girl shoes bought second-hand,
to weird and wonderful modern styles from Red or Dead. If I had my way I would
buy a new pair every day of the week. Having size three feet might seem a
problem for may women, but I don't care what size the shoes are - if I fall in
love with them I make them fit by stuffing the toes with tissue paper. The ones
I'm wearing today are size five's.
On Your Dressing Table?
and lots but I tend to wear the same things all the time. I shop all over the
place, from Joseph and Katherine Hamnett to Top Shop and Miss Selfridge. I just
buy what I like. I tend to keep my clothes for ages, even if I stop wearing
them. I always remember getting very frustrated with my mother, when some of the
outfits she used to wear when she was younger came back into fashion, because
she hadn't kept her old clothes for me. I intend to keep a trunk of some of my
favourites for my children.
Make-Up Do You Wear?
photograph of my goddaughter Ava, a plaque of Our Lady, a photograph of myself
and my two sisters Katy and Margaret and my 'duck box' which is a trinket box
with a picture of ducks on the lid. My duck box contains lonely earrings that I
can't bear to throw away - isn't it strange how you only ever lose one earring?
- buttons, ribbons and that kind of thing. All my make up is in the top drawer
because Stephen is exceptionally tidy, so I have had become and expert at hiding
Does Your Hair?
don't wear much make up on a day-to-day basis because I'm not very good at
applying it. But what little I do wear is usually expensive. Like most Scottish
girls, I wear bright red lipstick (for some reason red lipstick is a very
Scottish thing) and although I don't carry my make up bag around with me, I
always have a lipstick with me - just in case. It's a constant source of
annoyance to me that whenever I go to sleep with make up on after a late night,
it always looks better in the morning than when I put it on the night before.
Do You Spend Most Money On?
come from a family of hairdressers. My Mum was a hairdresser as was her father,
her uncles and her sisters. I really care about the way my looks and have it cut
every six weeks and highlighted at my cousins' salon, Hely Hair in Glasgow. If I
can't get up there, then I go to Denise McAdam in London. Mum used to cut my
hair when I was younger, which caused many a family row.
Did You Meet Your Husband?
I've been all over Europe and I love America. Last year, Stephen and I spent two
months visiting Colorado, Arizona and California for our honeymoon.
Unfortunately, on a trip to Morocco a few years ago I contracted hepatitis. I
was very ill and had to be flown back to Charing Cross Hospital. I could have
died - it was that serious. One of my biggest regrets is that experience has
really put me off going anywhere too adventurous.
Most You Have Spent On Another Person?
I was singing with
Images, Stephen, who is a musician, was brought in by our manager to join
the band. We had to have a photograph taken of the new line-up, so the manager
took me round to Stephen's house to pick him up. Stephen says the first thing he
remembers about me is that when I sat on his settee with my legs curled up he
could see my white knickers. We had to do some really silly cheesecake
photographs, and I remember the photographer asking me to kiss Stephen. I didn't
mind at all. We became good friends and when the band split up and I went solo,
Stephen played on some of my records. Some six years after our first meeting,
Stephen and I found ourselves drinking cocktails one evening in a hotel in New
York. We both got a bit drunk and he gave me a long, lingering kiss. I went to
bed that night thinking it was all a dream. Soon after that we started going out
together. We got married last August - 12 years after we first met. I'm crazy
Most Embarrassing Moment?
ten years ago my sister Katy - who was never able to make up her mind about what
she wanted to do - decided she wanted to take a course in stage management at
the Royal Academy of Drama in Glasgow. She was broke, so I paid her fees. She
works in advertising now. I think I should as for my money back.
In Your Handbag?
the height of our fame in the 1980's,
Images appeared in a Royal Variety Performance. I was wearing a gorgeous
pair of second-hand Twenties shoes that were, as usual, a couple of sizes too
big for me. Unfortunately, half-way through our set the toilet paper that I had
used to stuff them with worked loose. I have a video of at home of me prancing
across the stage, completely oblivious to the fact that there is a long trail of
white loo roll following me around throughout the performance. I only notices it
when we came off the stage.
Do You Wear In Bed?
always have a huge bag with me, crammed full with all kinds of things. I have
lots of photographs in there of my family and friends, a hat in case I have a
hair anxiety attack while I'm out, a small bottle of water, a tatty old purse
that is well past its best, but is the only one I have managed to hang on to for
any length of time so I'm loathe to trade it in for a new one, some food -
biscuits or yoghurt, and sometimes a pair of pyjamas, just in case I end up
staying over at a friend's house.
Worst Evening Out?
me put it this way: I tend to put my pyjamas on when I get up.
sisters and I went to the restaurant L'Esgargot in Soho in London for a girlie,
chatty evening out. Katy had just started going out with a man Margaret and I
disapproved of. Unfortunately Katy didn't want to listen to our sisterly
warnings and we all ended up having a monumental row about him in the restaurant
- which culminated in Katy tipping the table over and storming out. The waiters
were very sweet and cleared up the mess, and Margaret and I stayed to finish our
meal. We asked for extra chocolate snails (a speciality of the house) at the end
of dinner, then spend about £90 between us taxiing from house to house
apologising to each other. Katy is now happily married to the object of our
disapproval and we all love him dearly.
Mandela. I'd love to meet him, although I'm not sure that dinner would be an
entirely suitable setting. After everything he has been through, he's just so
incredibly forgiving and dignified. He's my hero.
I simply could not live without it. I don't trust people who don't like
chocolate - there must be something wrong with them.
loads, but I think my biggest regret is that I wish I had been more assertive
during my recording career. I really enjoyed the whole experience, but I think I
was far too trusting of people. I was manipulated more than I would allow to