Chinese Norwegian entrepreneur, style icon and eyewear queen Betty Bachz is a unique force in the fashion industry, whose talent and “cheekily spirited, sassy-sophisticated” style have been recognised by the likes of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and GQ. She graduated from two of Europe’s top tier business schools with a double master’s degree in International Business Management and in Economics and went on to Co-create Luxury Eyewear brand MØY ATELIER. Named as the independent eyewear brand to watch by CR Fashion book and worn by the likes of Kate Moss, Millie Brady and Rita Ora it is quickly becoming a eyewear sensation.
We caught up with Betty for the latest in our ‘My London’ interview series.
Hampstead. I grew up surrounded by nature in Norway and I need some greenery to keep me serene whilst living the city life. I also like to keep my tummy happy, doesn’t hurt that the food offering is really good in Hampstead. The Hampstead butcher is my happy place, their homemade fois grois is excellent.
Favourite place for brunch:
I love going for Dim Sum in Chinatown in the weekends. Preferably at Dumplings Legend, I’m addicted to the crab roe xiao long baos.
Best coffee in London:
Home brewed on a lazy Sunday, and it has to be consumed in bed.
Favourite gallery or museum:
Probably the Royal Academy of arts, their exhibitions are always on point.
Tell us a secret:
Then it wouldn’t be one..
Favourite place to shop:
You’ll find me at antiques and vintage markets. I just bought my first flat in London and I’ve become obsessed with hunting for unique art deco pieces.
Favourite place to find inspiration:
Oddly, I tend to find my inspiration whilst walking. I enjoy walking, I’d walk almost anywhere in London if it is less than 45 min one way. I’d clear my head with a breath of fresh air and make room for new inspiration.
Best London destination for a date:
The Stag in Belsize is where I take all my dates. Oh there goes that secret..
Hampstead Heath, it has a part for whatever mood I am in. The ponds if I’m feeling adventurous. Parliament Hill if I need a cheer or a reminder of how lucky am to be in London. A walk through the labyrinth of the forest when I need to dig deeper.
Favourite food market:
Farmers market at Parliament Hill. I go every second Saturday just to catch the pasta stall.
Your sanctuary in the city:
Somewhere green..but also serves delicious food. The boutique 1 cafe normally does the trick.
What inspires you?
This season I’m loving:
Anything that’s semi see through, from elaborate see-through dresses to tinted lenses. It is something about do I or don’t I see beyond that’s awfully exciting.