Q: What are the rules, if any, in the way you dress?
I don’t really believe in ‘rules’ in fashion, but I do believe that you have to set your own guidelines knowing what you feel comfortable wearing, what flatters you body type, and what best brings out your confidence.
Q: Please describe your style in three words.
Chic, sexy, modern.
Q: What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?
Dressing for a trend and not for one’s own body type or leaving the house while not feeling confident or comfortable, you’re only going to feel worse the longer the day gets!
Q: Do you believe in role models?
Absolutely! I think it’s important not to literally look up to them and copy them, but rather to learn from them to help yourself grow to your best potential.
Q: What are your favourite fabrics?
Fabrics that have some stretch. You can create the best fit that way.
Q: Are there any style combinations that you object to?
A super short skirt and a super low top paired together — that’s one of those things you can only get away with on Halloween!
Q: Which city has the best-dressed women?
I believe you can find the best-dressed women in New York. It is a melting pot of different cultures, and it shows in the garments you see. Also, women in New York know how to dress sexy while still being chic.
Q: Would you say that you are conservative or bold?
Q: Celebrities and style…
Are inevitable! We live in a celebrity obsessed culture, and celebrities are most people’s biggest fashion icons.
Q: One garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?
My Lillian tunic! It can be worn as a dress or knotted up as a top. Super comfortable and easy! Looks great dressed up or dressed down — a must have!
Q: A woman should always look like…
She knows what she wants and knows exactly how to get it!
Q: Who taught you what you know about style?
There are way to many influences to name just one! A combination of family, living in Europe, and personal taste level with a million other influences!
Q: How do you select your clothing every morning?
I select my clothing based on how I’m feeling that morning. The hardest is when I am tired — what looks the most like pajamas!
Q: What is your biggest regret?
Not getting to the airport early enough this morning — I missed my flight and have been waiting five hours for my next one!
Q: The three essential things a woman should know about style are…
What fits their body, less is more, always have a balance of classic and trendy.
Q: Do you have any shopping rituals?
Grab everything I love, then do a look through at the end, and buy what you can’t do without.
Q: We will never see you wearing…
Q: Which new designers do you follow and why?
I still consider myself a new designer!
Q: Who is the most stylish person you have ever seen?
I see random people who inspire me all the time! I always have my eye open to what people are wearing.
Q: What is the first thing you notice on a woman?
The fit of her clothes.
Q: What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?
My Black Pruitt dress from SS12 — it is a great fit and the perfect LBD. I also love my Brian Atwood gold heels — makes my legs look great in any skirt but funky enough to wear with pants.
Q: Which designer never fails to impress you?
Q: One article of clothing that a woman needs to pay close attention to is…
Her suiting jacket, she should make sure it fits her as great as a man looks in his tailored suit. Nothing is sexier then a woman in a beautifully fitted suit.
Q: Is comfort an enemy of style?
It can be at times — but I think a great designer makes sure you have all these elements in a piece of clothing. If you put on a garment and it hurts, its a bad design. However, if you want everything to feel like a snuggy, then that is a problem.
Q: Who would you like to see next in “My Style”?
Solange Knowles. I’m not always in love with her choices but she intrigues me!
Q: The best words of advice you have ever heard?
If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will.