What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?
My navy Birkin given to me by my fiancé for my birthday two years ago and my Balenciaga leather biker jacket, which is like a second skin for me any time of the day. Any season, any city I'm wearing it.
Please describe your style in three words.
Ladies who lunch with a downtown vibe.
What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?
Do you believe in role models?
Yes I have many, Nicolas Ghesquière being one of them.
What are your favourite fabrics?
It's more about the cut than the fabric, but my favorites are cotton, silk, and cashmere.
Are there any style combinations that you object to?
When you put too much effort into it.
Which city has the best-dressed women?
Rome, New York, Paris, London, and Madrid.
Would you say that you are conservative or bold?
A true blend.
What are the rules, if any, in the way you dress?
The rule is that I usually wear colours. It makes me feel happier.
Celebrities and style...
Should take more fashion risks on the red carpet.
One garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?
A woman should always look like...
Who taught you what you know about style?
My mother and all of my mentors through the years.
How do you select your clothing every morning?
Depending on my meetings for the day and schedule.
What is your biggest regret?
The "meringue" dress I wore at my eighteenth birthday when everybody was in mini-skirts and clubbing outfits.
The three essential things a woman should know about style are...
Don't try too hard, buy timeless pieces, be creative.
Do you have any shopping rituals?
I own the Webster, that is my ritual.
We will never see you wearing...
Shorts at night.
Which new designers do you follow and why?
Balenciaga for his amazing sense of proportion, Valentino for the femininity, Chanel for key staples, Celine for efficiency and simplicity, and I am extremely supportive of younger designers like Julien David who develops his own prints, Barnabé Hardy for his amazing leather jackets, and Olympia Le-Tan for her vintage books clutches, but also Miami-based jewellery designer Nektar de Stagni.
Who is the most stylish person you have ever seen?
Audrey Hepburn, Jackie O, Jane Birkin.
What is the first thing you notice on a woman?
Her voice, smile, and eyes.
The one image that defined your approach to style...
All Helmut Newton photos.
Which designer never fails to impress you?
Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga.
One article of clothing that a woman needs to pay close attention to is...
Is comfort an enemy of style?
No, it's the opposite.
Who would you like to see next in My Style?
Garance Doré, Carine Roitfeld, Aurélie Bidermann.
The best words of advice you have ever heard?
Go for it.