My Style: Kelly Hoppen

  • July 5th, 2011  | 
  • Posted in My Style


Photo: Richard Young/Rex Features. Courtesy of Kelly Hoppen

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

Work with the shape of your body, dress to please yourself, and don’t try to follow a trend if it does not suit you.

Q: Please describe your style in three words.

Chic, timeless, elegant.

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

Wearing something just because it looks great rather than being comfortable/functional, i.e. wearing tall heels when you need to spend the day on your feet.

Q: Do you believe in role models?

I believe in aspiration.

Q: What are your favourite fabrics?

Leather, silk, cotton.

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

Fashion is about personal expression; what is good for one person may
not be good for another.

Q: Which city has the best-dressed women?

Women in Paris are classically chic and women in London
are very fashion-forward.

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

It depends on my mood!

Q: What are the rules, if any, in the way you dress?

I have no set rules.

Q: Celebrities and style…

Do not always go hand in hand!

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

Hermès Birkin handbags!

Q: A woman should always look like…

She has dressed to please herself.

Q: Who taught you what you know about style?

My mother—she is incredibly chic.

Q: How do you select your clothing every morning?

I think about what I have to do during the day and then head to my dressing room to select something based on how I am feeling.

Q: Your biggest regret is…

Not keeping a lot of clothes that [later] have come back around in style.

Q: Do you have any shopping rituals?

I wish I could get out to the shops more but alas, my schedule does not always permit. I have discovered the joys of online shopping!

Q: We will never see you wearing…

Sportswear! (Except when working out.)

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

Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn.

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

Her energy and confidence.

Q: The one image that defined your approach to style?

There has never been one image; I am constantly inspired and love to seek out new designers and styles.

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

Jeans. Believe it or not, there is an art to finding a pair of jeans that really works for you. Once you find them, buy in bulk!

Q: Is comfort an enemy of style?

It doesn’t have to be.

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

Dress to flatter your figure.

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