Last week, my friend Harry Ter Haar filmed me for his YouTube series ‘Harry presents.’ In an era of endlessly curated Instagram lifestyles, his videos are a refreshingly honest glimpse at characters. A sort of ……who is“The Real Isla Simpson?”
All very tongue in cheek, you can tell I don’t take myself seriously. It wasn’t scripted and I’d had a bad haircut the week before.
We shot most of it walking round Vestry House Museum in Walthamstow village. A one time work house, police cell and now museum, it’s well work seeking out if you are ever in the East End. The raised bed gardens are wonderful at this time of year and they have a Victorian parlour which I love.