Are there any style combinations that you object to?
Not really. I think people should totally go for whatever they believe in. However, it doesn’t mean I have to love it too.
Please describe your style in three words.
Simple. Minimalist. Sophisticated.
What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?
Trying too hard.
Do you believe in role models?
What are your favourite fabrics?
Leather, silk, and lace.
Which city has the best-dressed women?
New York. We do have women from all over the world though, so we are cheating.
Would you say that you are conservative or bold?
Definitely not conservative.
What are the rules in the way you dress?
I don’t play by any rules, I just wear what I like. Oh and I happen to like black all the time.
Celebrities and style...
Don’t know anything about celebrities. To me they are just another person with an interesting career.
Name one garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?
Leather jackets. It’s an obsession!
A woman should always look like...
She doesn’t need too much makeup to look good.
Who taught you what you know about style?
Well, I feel like style builds up with life. People you know and meet. Books you read. Music you listen to… it’s out there.
How do you select your clothing every morning?
I usually change my mind a few times before stepping out of the door.
The three essential things a woman should know about style are...
Feel good, be happy and try to learn what works best for you.
Do you have any shopping rituals?
Not really. I guess I just walk around and see what’s new… one of the perks of living in New York.
We will never see you wearing...
Which new designers do you follow and why?
One is Alexander Wang, I really like his clothes! It just works very well with my personal style. And I love the work he’s doing at Balenciaga. Rag & Bone has a special spot in my heart as well, and so does BLK DNM where I get all my jeans. Just the best!
Who is the most stylish person you have ever seen?
Tough one! I would say David Bowie.
What is the first thing you notice on a woman?
Her manicure. Then her shoes. Sometimes the other way around.
What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?
Some Edwardian and Victorian pieces I have that are just my favourites!
Which fashion house never fails to impress you?
Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent, Lanvin, and Martin Margiela.
One article of clothing that a woman needs to pay close attention to is...
Shoes, always. The right pair can make an entire outfit work.
Is comfort an enemy of style?
It can be. Sometimes you just have to endure the pain for a greater result.
Who would you like to recommend for My Style?
My dear friend Ashley Ruprecht.
The best words of advice you have ever heard?
If advice was good people would sell it, not give it away for free.