The genius lives on…
Harriet ‘harbinger-of-the-new’ Verney is a nipple-flashing, bum-pushing, lip-pouting, tongue-lapping, lean-streak of pedigree perfection. A high school drop-out, Harry landed (very conveniently) in Shoreditch. Head-to-toe in vintage mixed with the odd piece of couture, she quickly became the darling of tout le monde! Freed from the pressure of private education Harry set about leading an existence that made sense in terms of style, fun and pleasure “NOW please”!
At just 18, her emotional intelligence coupled with her dazzlingly sharp mind make for an explosive combination. This pubescent teen is at the epicentre of creation; she says “This is how we do it!“ and pulls together (like a magician with a rabbit in a hat trick) a team of remarkably talented bright young things to showcase London’s new aspiring creatives.
i-D online loves the gung ho attitude remininscent of her late Aunt Issy Blow and the fashion madness lives on in Harry. She’s up for anything as long as it’s distinctive and she can stamp her fashion royalty crest on it. From acting (Riot On Redchurch Street) to modelling (Nick Knight for i-D’s 30th Birthday Issue) to styling, there no end to her creativity.
Future projects include her writing and researching, with Scarlett Carlos-Clarke and Mimi Wade, on a collaborative film about Shoreditch East End villains and presenting a documentary on The History of Couture for cable TV.
Harriet is a true modern visionary and she certainly gets i-D’s seal of approval…
I love her company, I love her friends, I love her overtly sexual character and her astonishing abilility to make anyone feel at ease. In the self-centered world of fashion it’s refreshing to see Harry step into the fray with her rallying cry of ‘This is how we do it‘ - I hope she re-writes the rules just like her aunt did.
Describe yourself in 5 words… indescribable.in.only.five.words
What qualities do you admire in a male? The obvious.
What qualities do you admire in a female? Charisma, lipstick, an ability to let go and impress with a crude sense of humour.
What’s been your biggest blag so far? A magnum of champagne from the Serpentine Summer Ball which was carefully smuggled into the Groucho Club afterwards.
If there was a truth to be told about you – what would it be? I AM A QUALIFIED SAILING INSTRUCTOR, the only qualification to my name.
You’re at an event, wandering around feeling pretty miserable then you chance upon a room and enter. Immediately your mood lifts. What is it that you have seen? The Crazy Horse girls from the Parisian nightclub parading around!
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