My Style: Alexandra von Fürstenberg

  • July 24th, 2013  | 
  • Posted in My Style

Alexandra von Furstenberg

Photo: Cheryl Fox — Courtesy of Alexandra von Fürstenberg

Q: The three essential things a woman should know about style are…

Posture is important; whatever you wear have confidence in wearing it, it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed.

Q: Please describe your style in three words.

Modern, chic, minimal.

Q: What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?

Being rushed.

Q: Do you believe in role models?

No, not really.

Q: What are your favourite fabrics?

I adore a soft cotton, soft leather, or cashmere… Fabrics must feel good on your skin.

Q: Are there any style combinations that you object to?

I have seen people who own it and have confidence to pull off the oddest style combinations, so I don’t have any.

Q: Which city has the best-dressed women?


Q: Would you say that you are conservative or bold?

Bold, I am not afraid to try something new.

Q: What are the rules in the way you dress?

Rules? I’m not sure I’d call them rules but what works for me and my style is playing with a little edge, being a little modern, and still a little classic.

Q: Celebrities and style…

Don’t necessarily mix.

Q: Name one garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?

An amazing jacket and bag.

Q: A woman should always look like…

She’s well put together.

Q: Who taught you what you know about style?

My mother. She has impeccable style.

Q: How do you select your clothing every morning?

It depends on a) the mood I wake up in, b) the weather, c) the city I am in, and d) what’s on my calendar that day.

Q: What is your biggest regret?

Getting rid of my Chanel combat boots.

Q: Do you have any shopping rituals?


Q: We will never see you wearing…


Q: Which new designers do you follow and why?

I love Isabel Marant, Givenchy, Stella McCartney, Balenciaga, Iro, A.L.C., and of course Chanel. Some new, some not, but can’t have one without the other.

Q: Who is the most stylish person you have ever seen?

Hmmm, “most” is such a big word but women with a great sense of their own style: Kate Moss, Diane Kruger, Audrey Hepburn, Kate Bosworth.

Q: What is the first thing you notice on a woman?

Her demeanour and energy… then what she’s wearing. ;)

Q: What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?

My Chanel jackets and bags.

Q: Which fashion house never fails to impress you?

Recently it’s Balenciaga.

Q: One article of clothing that a woman needs to pay close attention to is…

Her bra and if it is fitting correctly.

Q: Is comfort an enemy of style?

It can be. Heels are uncomfortable.

Q: Who would you like to recommend for “My Style”?

Diane Kruger.

Q: The best words of advice you have ever heard?

Whatever you do or wear — love it!

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