Kimberley Garner is looking decidedly sun-kissed, which is precisely what a bikini shoot in St Barts will do to you.
The ex-Made In Chelsea star recently turned her hand to designing swimwear, and unsurprisingly, decided to fly out and model her latest collection herself (which involved, among other things, riding a horse bareback in the sea at 5 o’clock in the morning).
Not that all her globe-trotting has changed her – the cut-glass Kensington accent is still in place, and she’s got the champagne at the ready when we meet at The Arts Club in Mayfair.
As charming as she is beautiful, we caught up Kimberley about what she looks for in the opposite sex. Some good news: As she discovered from the six months she once spent living in Sydney, Australia may have great weather, but she still believes British guys are the best mannered in the world.
A man can definitely approach me in a bar or coffee shop. I love the idea of meeting a guy out and about – I think it's cool when a man shows courage.
I hate if a man says anything laddy. ‘You’re sexy’ or whatever. I just want someone to be friendly and a little bit flirty.
I think dinner beats drinks every time. You want to sit with someone and have something to talk about – the food, the place... I love Japanese cuisine but I'm not fussy – I'll eat anything.
Someone asked me out by leaving me a note on my table recently. I thought it was very romantic.
I do think the man should chase the girl. Not too much, but he should message or call first. And I love texts – being asked how I am in the middle of the day.
Passion is the most important quality in a man. He needs to be passionate about life, about having fun, about meeting people.
For me, it's very important for a man to be creative and free-spirited. I want someone who wants to go on adventures with me.
With a guy, my perfect holiday would be the beach. I’m in my element if there’s water and sea and sand.
When we're there, a man should wear surfer shorts that aren’t too long and aren’t too short – I think Vilebrequin are the perfect brand.
My worst thing is a vain man who spends ages in front of the mirror. I can get ready and be out of the house in 10 minutes, so I want a guy who does the same.
I like men to be rugged with naturally messy hair, maybe a good shirt with a couple of buttons undone – pretty masculine.
The worst male style mistake is bad jeans – flared or too skinny. You don’t want a man to be wearing denim that looks like it belongs to you.
And no girl likes the deep V-neck, bulging muscles thing. It's not a good look.
There’s a big difference between British guys and Australian guys. British guys are the most romantic – they have that James Bond-style gentlemanly etiquette going on. Aussies are very good-looking, but maybe a bit naughtier.
It’s important how a man treats his parents. Family is so important to me that I want someone who has the same thing going on.