STYLISH LIFE – CHRISTIAN MALCOLM

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Christian Malcolm – Olympic track star having competed for Britain in the 2008 Beijing Olympics as well as many other sporting events including the Commonwealth Games is also Links of London 2012 Brand Ambassador and a inspiration to a generation of young hopefuls with a passion and talent for sport. Malcolm is pictured here wearing pieces from the official jewellery collection for London 2012 by Links of London and gives us the low down on his luxuries and life essentials.

Your favourite city in the world? Sydney – I have had so many good times there.  I love it’s work hard, play hard attitude.  The weather is great and it has a very laid back vibe.  They also have a great attitude towards sport!

And the thing you must see/do when in that city?I always go down to Darling Harbour, I love it and often catch up with my cousin there.  It’s great to be by the water and it is a mecca for fun!

Favourite boutique? All Saints.  When I’m not in my running gear I generally wear jeans and t-shirts.  The jeans in All Saints have the best cut for me and the t-shirts always have cool graphics and prints.

Favourite department store? Selfridges.  You get first class service and a great shoe department.  All the luxury brands I like under one roof and I always take a look at all the new Links of London collections as I’m passing through.

Your favourite bar in the world, and the drink you would order there? I have just recently come back from LA and on the last day I went to the W.  It has a very chilled out jazz scene with great sofas and bean bags to kick back on and I saw Macy Gray and Spike Lee walking around.  I don’t often drink but when I do I keep it simple and order a brandy and coke or cherry brandy with a splash of lemonade.

The place/location you feel most inspired for your work? Lee Valley track in London.  It is where I train and for me London really feels like the home of British athletics right now.

Your ultimate car/favoured mode of transport An Aston Martin DB9 with out a doubt.  I love to drive and find it peaceful and it relaxes me.  I do a lot of thinking and go over all my recent races and training in my mind.

Your travel essentials; I always have my ipod with me and right now I’m listening to a lot of Kanye West.  I always fly in my Mizuno tracksuit or baggy jeans.

What inspires you in your work? When training I listen to a lot of drum n bass, garage or hip hop and this inspires me to run fast.  Jessie Owens and Jo Lewis are my book inspiration and my favourite movie is Friday.

Favourite restaurant and the best dish to order there. There is a great French restaurant in Cardiff Bay – Cotes that do a mean chicken in dried tomato sauce dish.

Your own personal style icon? David Beckham.  I have met him once and he looked impeccably stylish.  He lived up to all my expectations in every way.


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