Q: Would you say that you are conservative or bold?
Bold, but never clownish.
Q: Please describe your style in three words.
Uptown, feminine, and rocker… on good days…
Q: What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?
Following a trend rather than dressing for yourself and body.
Q: Do you believe in role models?
Of course — but I believe in following your instincts more than anything.
Q: What are your favourite fabrics?
Denim, cotton, and cashmere.
Q: Are there any style combinations that you object to?
Unflattering proportions — too big or too small.
Q: Which city has the best-dressed women?
Paris — it’s a cliché mais c’est vrai!
Q: What are the rules, if any, in the way you dress?
That I will feel comfortable wearing the garment and it won’t be wearing me.
Q: One garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?
Good tee shirts.
Q: A woman should always look like…
Q: Who taught you what you know about style?
Camilla Nickerson, Marie-Amélie Sauvé, Emmanuelle Alt to name a few. Unfortunately, all indirectly.
Q: How do you select your clothing every morning?
Based on the weather, schedule, and my mood.
Q: Do you have any shopping rituals?
Shopping itself is the ritual.
Q: We will never see you wearing…
Q: Which new designers do you follow and why?
I love what Tabitha Simmons is doing with shoes. She picks amazing fabrics and adds the greatest details. I also admire her personal style which adds to the appeal.
Q: Who is the most stylish person you have ever seen?
I have coveted and tried to emulate anything I have ever seen Kate Moss wear over twenty years.
Q: What is the first thing you notice on a woman?
Q: What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?
A Versace chain mail dress and my Yves Saint Laurent safari jacket.
Q: The one image that defined your approach to style…
Betty Catroux and Loulou de la Falaise flanking Mr. Saint Laurent.
Q: Which designer never fails to impress you?
Q: One article of clothing that a woman needs to pay close attention to is…
Undergarments that fit.
Q: Is comfort an enemy of style?
If you let it be.
Q: Who would you like to see next in “My style”?
Q: The best words of advice you have ever heard?
Less is more.