Q: Which designer never fails to impress you?
Jean Paul Gaultier. He’s a genius.
Q: Please describe your style in three words.
Tailored, androgynous, pragmatic.
Q: What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?
Trying too hard.
Q: Do you believe in role models?
It depends on the profession and what the person has achieved. I think the word ‘role model’ has lost meaning in this day and age.
Q: What are your favourite fabrics?
Duchesse satin, silk, wool and cotton.
Q: Are there any style combinations that you object to?
Short, skimpy dresses — basically overexposure.
Q: Which city has the best-dressed women?
Q: Would you say that you are conservative or bold?
I’m probably both. Maybe.
Q: What are the rules, if any, in the way you dress?
Your handbag should match your shoes — a rule passed down from my grandmother.
Q: Celebrities and style…
Depends on the celebrity and the style.
Q: One garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?
Trench coats and brogues.
Q: A woman should always look…
Classic and elegant.
Q: Who taught you what you know about style?
My grandfather, Kenneth Lamar Nielsen Sr. — the style icon of the family.
Q: How do you select your clothing every morning?
Q: What is your biggest regret?
Probably not starting my business earlier, but I do feel like a have a better foundation now.
Q: Do you have any shopping rituals?
Quality over quantity.
Q: We will never see you wearing…
A short, tight skimpy dress.
Q: Who is the most stylish person you have ever seen?
Q: What is the first thing you notice on a woman?
How she presents herself.
Q: What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?
A Navajo necklace that my father purchased for me at a Native American Powwow.
Q: One article of clothing that a woman needs to pay close attention to is…
Undergarments. They are the foundation.
Q: Is comfort an enemy of style?
Q: Who would you like to see next in “My Style”?
James Selene Joseph of Stylenoir.
Q: The best words of advice you have ever heard?
‘Bucks fucks those who know ‘em, those who control em.’