Silky robes and latex gloves: why Nigella is my style goddess

From her Audrey Hepburn-like knitwear to her Venice-print robe, Nigella’s new series shows she is more than the patron saint of cupcakes – she’s a fashion icon

I already own the must-have fashion trophy item of this season. What’s more, I’ve had it for years. Sorry to boast, terribly bad form, but giving myself a pass this time for reasons that will become clear. It’s not the sparkly, £6,855 Saint Laurent boots or the Dior beret, but the £65 dressing gown that Nigella Lawson has worn in both of the first two episodes of her new BBC2 series At My Table, first to eat midnight-feast brownies and then to cook breakfast waffles. Nigella’s semi-sheer One Hundred Stars robe features a map of Venice, whereas mine is, somehow inevitably, has a slightly more prosaic map of London – but it is the closest I have ever come to emulating my heroine.

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