Model and presenter Amal Fashanu has taken her first step on the London property ladder. The daughter of footballer John Fashanu and Spanish model Marisol Acuna has bought a two-bedroom period flat in Maida Vale for £800,000. She was drawn to the high ceilings and big windows, but the apartment needs a revamp. A friend of model Cara Delevingne and singer Rita Ora, the bright young thing has already started putting her stamp on the pad.
She has stripped the bathroom and the kitchen and has gone for a modern look with accessories including oversize neon light art, a giant light-up rabbit and a grand piano. The fashionista, who has just launched her own clothing label Black Heart, isn’t taking her new place for granted.
“Unfortunately for young people of my generation living in London,getting on to the property ladder has become a near-impossible feat, especially in your twenties,” she told me. “I feel extremely privileged to finally have my own property here after the absolute nightmare of renting for five years.”