My Style: Gaye Çevikel

Gaye Cevikel

Photo: Courtesy of Gaye Çevikel

Which new designers do you follow and why?

Peter Pilotto, Mary Katrantzou, and Alexander Wang — because they are innovative.

Please describe your style in three words.

Simple and sophisticated.

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

Wearing all the brands at one time.

Do you believe in role models?

Yes, of course. My role model is Gwyneth Paltrow.

What are your favourite fabrics?

Any fabric that does not have synthetics in it.

Are there any style combinations that you object to?

Mini-skirts with very high heels.

Which city has the best-dressed women?

Milan.

Would you say that you are conservative or bold?

Bold and edgy.

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

I dress according to my mood, no rules.

Celebrities and style...

Should inspire people.

Name one garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?

Shoes, shoes, shoes.

A woman should always look like...

She is sophisticated.

Who taught you what you know about style?

Nobody, just trying and trying different clothes.

How do you select your clothing every morning?

According to my mood.

What is your biggest regret?

Buying a long Dolce & Gabbana coat with fur.

The three essential things a woman should know about style are...

Less is more, opt for both high quality fabrics and the best shoes and handbags.

Do you have any shopping rituals?

No, not really… I shop whenever I have time.

We will never see you wearing...

Long dresses that fall below my knee.

Who is the most stylish person you have ever seen?

Gwyneth Paltrow.

What is the first thing you notice on a woman?

Her shoes and bag.

What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?

Pierre Hardy shoes.

The one image that defined your approach to style...

Hedi Slimane's Yves Saint Laurent.

Which designer never fails to impress you?

Jil Sander.

One article of clothing that a woman needs to pay close attention to is...

Her lingerie.

Is comfort an enemy of style?

Never.

Who would you like to see next in €œMy Style€?

I really don't know.

The best words of advice you have ever heard?

Never wear chipped nail polish.

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