Wilde but not flash

Published in
New Standard (UK)
Written by
John Blake

Kim Wilde, Marty Wilde's pop star daughter, is riding high in the charts with Kids in America. This is her style.

CLOTHES: 'My favourite ones come from Oxfam and War On Want shops because they are convenient and cheap. But I also like Johnson's in Kings Road. They are really a men's shop but they do good boots and jackets.'

CAR: 'I've had a Beetle, a red one ,for a year. Before that I had a Morris 1100. I like Beetles, they're cute and they don't mess you about.'

NIGHTLIFE: 'I hate flashy disco places. The only club I've been visiting regularly is The Moonlight in West Hampstead. It's a showcase sort of place and they feature a number of estalished bands like The Modettes and Soft Boys.'

HOME: 'I live in a thatched house in Hertfordshire, near to a village. I've got a pond in the bac kgarden where I want to collect Japanese longfish as soon as I can get a pump installed.'

FOOD: 'I love Japanese food. Last year I agreed to make sukiyaki as the first course for a dinner party a friend was holding. You're supposed to make it with meat but I forgot to include it - anyway, it still tasted very good.'