Do you have any shopping rituals?
I take something out of my closet for everything new thing I put in.
Please describe your style in three words.
Contemporary. Casual. Comfortable.
What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?
Trying to incorporate too many trends. Stick to one and balance it out with the basics.
Do you believe in role models?
What are your favourite fabrics?
Are there any style combinations that you object to?
Anything with nylons (I hate nylons).
Which city has the best-dressed women?
Would you say that you are conservative or bold?
Conservative in style, bold in life!
What are the rules, if any, in the way you dress?
Comfort first. If I don’t feel good, it will never look good.
Celebrities and style...
Is a guilty pleasure of mine. We see the influence celebrity style has on women, and each week we offer our subscribers tips on how to achieve the best celeb looks at an affordable price.
Name one garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?
A woman should always look like...
She dressed herself. Someone else’s style just won’t do.
Who taught you what you know about style?
Susie Sheffman, our fashion director at eLUXE.
How do you select your clothing every morning?
Based on my schedule. Lots of walking means flats, investor meeting means dress up, and no meetings means very casual!
What is your biggest regret?
That I didn’t go to another country for university.
The three essential things a woman should know about style are..
How to mix high and low priced items. Money doesn’t buy style. Wear to your body type (don’t try to be someone you’re not). If you feel good, you will look good.
We will never see you wearing...
Which new designers do you follow and why?
Tanya Taylor, a Canadian-born designer really impressed me this season with her beautiful prints and slick pants. We’ll be keeping our eyes on her!
Who is the most stylish person you have ever seen?
What is the first thing you notice on a woman?
What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?
My Balenciaga bag collection. And a pair of Ferragamo shoes from my husband’s grandmother.
The one image that defined your approach to style...
I can’t think of just one. But when I see beautiful simplicity it captures me (Natalie Portman, Audrey Hepburn).
Which designer never fails to impress you?
Diane Von Furstenberg, as a designer and as a woman.
One article of clothing that a woman needs to pay close attention to is...
Is comfort an enemy of style?
More of a frenemy.
Who would you like to see next in My Style?
The best words of advice you have ever heard?
Keep it simple, stupid (KISS).