Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The King's Stitch: Colin Firth’s wife is sew thrifty (THE SUN)

Italian film producer Livia — mum to Colin’s sons Luca, 11, and nine-year-old Matteo — admitted: “With my kids’ clothes, we do a lot of hand-me-downs with friends.

“I mend. I know often it’s easier to throw away a sock with a hole and buy a new one than mend it, but I don’t do that.”

The pictures show she’s not too fussy herself. She turned up at a UK premiere a while back wearing the same dress KATE WINSLET wore on a red carpet six months earlier.

To be fair, Livia’s money-saving is not all about hanging on to the wads of cash the couple have banked — with Colin worth around £10million.

Thrifty Livia’s an eco-campaigner and Oxfam ambassador and says she sews to save the planet. She added one of her proudest recent achievements was transforming an old pair of Marni trousers from H&M into two cushions to save her buying new ones for the sofa.

It’s hard to feel sorry for the couple’s lads though.

Colin and Livia’s pals include a stack of Hollywood A-listers so it’s unlikely their recycled gear will be too shoddy.

But the boys’ home life does sound dull.

Livia said they get to watch her do the sewing on “pyjama weekends”.

She added: “The children aren’t allowed to do any clubs.



Anonymous said...

Livia Firth wrote on Twitter " I do mend clothes but I never gave that "interview" to The Sun

Karen Wasylowski said...

Damn. You mean there are no "pyjama weekends"