Q: The three essential things a woman should know about style are…
It can’t be copied, it can’t be bought and nobody will appreciate it unless it comes from within.
Q: Please describe your style in three words.
East coast meets West coast.
Q: What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?
Trying to copy someone else’s style.
Q: Do you believe in role models?
I believe in striving to emulate elements and aspects of other’s lives, but I think it is dangerous to worship a person in their entirety.
Q: What are your favourite fabrics?
Canvas, cashmere, cotton jersey.
Q: Are there any style combinations that you object to?
Q: Which city has the best-dressed women?
Q: Would you say that you are conservative or bold?
Can’t I be both?
Q: What are the rules, if any, in the way you dress?
What I am wearing has to feel true to who I am and what I want.
Q: Celebrities and style…
Don’t interest me much. Style of the past, teenage style, urban style is far more interesting.
Q: One garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?
Q: A woman should always look…
Put together when they leave the house. You never know what kind of a chance meeting the day holds.
Q: Who taught you what you know about style?
My mother, my brother Peter Davis, my schoolmates, so many people — I take a piece of style from nature and structures. It comes from everywhere.
Q: How do you select your clothing every morning?
I select based on my mood. Fun, serious, playful and so on and so on…
Q: What is your biggest regret?
Not taking school seriously, or that’s what I should regret but to tell you the truth most of my regrets are fleeting.
Q: Do you have any shopping rituals?
No. I’m very impulsive; no time for rituals.
Q: We will never see you wearing…
There is nothing I would rule out wearing. There is a way to wear just about everything.
Q: Which new designers do you follow and why?
Right now I am into Joy Cioci. I think she understands how to make pieces flirty AND stylish.
Q: Who is the most stylish person you have ever seen?
Q: What is the first thing you notice on a woman?
Q: What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?
My mother’s collection of Yves Saint Laurent jackets from the 70s and 80s, and the first dress I ever designed.
Q: The one image that defined your approach to style…
An image of Jane Birkin in jeans and a t-shirt. The comfort with her own figure is so striking.
Q: Which designer never fails to impress you?
Miuccia Prada and her use of irony.
Q: One article of clothing that a woman needs to pay close attention to is…
Q: Is comfort an enemy of style?
Often, but not always.
Q: Who would you like to see next in “My Style”?
Q: The best words of advice you have ever heard?