My Style: Gina Stewart Cox

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Photo: Courtesy of Gina Stewart Cox

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

You can get away with wearing cheap clothes, but quality shoes and accessories are essential.

Please describe your style in three words.

I try to look original, chic, subtle.

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

Not wearing the correct size, trying to squeeze into sizes that do not fit you.

Do you believe in role models?

I do not really have any roles models myself.

What are your favourite fabrics?

Silk, chiffon, and leather.

Are there any style combinations that you object to?

I feel that you represent your personality through clothes, and so I would not object to other people’s tastes. However, I would not wear clothes which are heavily branded. I prefer the subtle approach.

Which city has the best-dressed women?

Paris.

Would you say that you are conservative or bold?

I would probably say a mix of both, depending on the occasion.

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

To always dress in what suits you, and be open-minded to try new looks.

Celebrities and style...

Are good insights to see new, interesting pieces.

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

Bracelets, especially Gina Stewart Cox ones!

A woman should always look like...

She has not tried too hard. She should hide the fact that it has taken an hour and a half to get ready.

Who taught you what you know about style?

I have loved fashion and design from a young age and so have always read fashion magazines. I originally trained in fashion and textiles and have worked in fashion ever since.

How do you select your clothing every morning?

It depends on what my plan is for the day, but I do tend to choose to wear the clothes that I have most recently bought.

What is your biggest regret?

I do not have any regrets.

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

To choose cuts and colours that suit her and not try too hard. Keep it simple.

Do you have any shopping rituals?

Not really. I go whenever I get the urge.

We will never see you wearing...

Crocs.

The most stylish person you have ever seen...

Elle Macpherson.

What is the first thing you notice on a woman?

Her jewellery.

What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?

My shoes.

Which designer never fails to impress you?

The Kooples.

Is comfort an enemy of style?

Not always, but can be.

The best words of advice you have ever heard?

You only live once.

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