This season, we chat with a series of women of style and substance, who tell us about their wild side, to coincide with our Autumn-Winter 2022 collection: Return of the Space Cowgirl.
Our new age cowgirl muse is back in the saddle as she puts her hand to the sky and braces for her next adventure. Following our romantic rebel on an exhilarating ride through ranch landscapes and dream-like fantasy, the latest collection present Western influence with an out-of-this-world twist, a joyful idea sparked, as always, by its soundtrack – on this occasion, a 90s Jamiroquai classic.
Kicking off the series, here’s our wildly inspirational founder, Hayley.
DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF TO BE A TOWN OR COUNTRY GIRL?
Both! I grew up in the countryside so I loved horses and getting muddy. But I’m as at home in the city. I feel the most grounded in nature though which is needed after the city gets me all whizzed and twisted!
NAME A REBELLIOUS WOMAN WHO HAS INSPIRED YOU?
Stevie Nicks, she famously said “My whole life is a rebellious moment!” She developed her style in the early seventies to work for her throughout her life, she wanted to make sure that what she wore then she can still wear now.
WHAT SONG DO YOU LET YOUR HAIR DOWN TO?
Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks
WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF A WILD NIGHT OUT?
Probably best I keep that private buuut, lots of dancing, laughter and hopefully a snog… ha!
WHAT'S BEEN THE BEST ADVENTURE OF YOUR LIFE SO FAR?
I’ve had so many, but I’d say the wild ride of Hayley Menzies the brand has been the craziest with extreme highs and lows. Having to flex and adapt constantly in this crazy world. And then some of the travel in between such as getting stuck in Costa Rica during the pandemic… that was a nurturing and special time.
WHO WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU ON A ROAD TRIP?
My cat, Mouse. I’ve always wanted her to be the kind of cat that travels, like Suki Cat on Instagram! When she was a kitten I bought her a pink harness with the dream of taking her for walks in Hyde Park… sadly she is just not that girl. But if I’m allowed to let me imagination run wild, then a road trip with mouse would be a blast!
WHAT RECENT ACHIEVEMENT MADE YOU FEEL LIKE A POWERHOUSE?
Opening our flagship on Duke of York Square during the pandemic! Oh, and launching denim with our incredible female empowerment campaign.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE THE STARS HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU OVER THE COMING MONTHS?
A boyfriend. Or maybe another Hayley Menzies store…. Hmmm who knows…
DESCRIBE YOUR WILDEST LOOK EVER (GOOD OR BAD)?
Halloween 2018 - I wore a sheer black lace vintage ball gown from the 50s I think it was...it was dark and romantic.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PIECE FROM THE RETURN OF THE SPACE COWGIRL COLLECTION?
Moonshine sparkles! THE most sassy, sexy, spangly and cosy party outfit ever!
Photography by Katt Webster
Shop Hayley's looks from our new collection below: