Q: Please describe your style in three words.
Q: What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?
Not checking the full look in the mirror.
Q: Who taught you what you know about style?
If being stylish were as easy as being taught about it, then we’d all look like Jackie O and Juicy Couture wouldn’t exist.
Q: Do you believe in role models?
Q: What are your favourite fabrics?
Crêpe de Chine, tightly-packed heavy wool felt, and fine gauge cashmere.
Q: Are there any style combinations that you object to?
So many! The top of my list is clothing that doesn’t reflect the climate. It just looks silly.
Q: Which city has the best-dressed women?
Q: Would you say that you are conservative or bold?
Q: What are the rules, if any, in the way you dress?
At the moment I’m really going for an elegant look.
Q: Celebrities and style…
Is never guaranteed.
Q: One garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?
The old-fashioned ones: a good trench coat, a good clutch, a good scarf, and a good pair of sunglasses. Sorry, that’s four.
Q: A woman should always look like…
It’s a breeze.
Q: How do you select your clothing every morning?
I check my iPhone for the weather and my schedule, and go from there.
Q: Your biggest regret is…
Having finite wardrobe space and having to get rid of so much I’d like to keep every six months.
Q: The three essential things a woman should know about style are…
Chipped nail polish doesn’t look cute on anyone older than 21. A smile does more for your face than Botox ever can. There’s no such thing as too many simple cashmere sweaters.
Q: Do you have any shopping rituals?
If I love it, I buy it. I never go away to think about it.
Q: We will never see you wearing…
Q: Which new designers do you follow and why?
Eddie Borgo, because he manages to combine luxury with wit.
Q: The most stylish person you have ever seen is…
Q: What is the first thing you notice on a woman?
I take the whole thing in, top to toe, in a millisecond.
Q: What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?
The thing I’d be most upset to lose is the very best Hermès scarf I bought. It has just the right print, colour and warn-in-ness.
Q: The one image that defines your approach to style…
I’m not sure about up until now, but the pin-up I’m working toward is old Diana Vreeland—especially that Horst photo of her in black shirt with big bangles and beads.
Q: Which designer never fails to impress you?
Q: One article of clothing that a woman needs to pay close attention to is…
You should pay close attention to everything.
Q: Is comfort an enemy of style?
Q: Who would you like to see next in “My style”?
Q: The best word of advice you have ever heard?
It’s better to be over-dressed than under-dressed.