My Style: Olivia Rubin


Photo: Courtesy of Olivia Rubin

Are there any style combinations that you object to?

I don’t like sticking to any rules, I like experimenting—that’s the best way of coming up with new design and outfit ideas!

Please describe your style in three words.

Feminine, chic, colourful.

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

Not dressing for your figure.

Do you believe in role models?

Yes, one-hundred percent.

What are your favourite fabrics?


Which city has the best-dressed women?

It depends what you define as ‘best-dressed’ but I’d say the women in Paris and Milan are immaculately turned out.

Would you say that you are conservative or bold?


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

Dress for your mood.

Celebrities and style...

Is something tricky. However, there are certain celebrities that have natural style and you can spot this instantly.

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

Bags, bags, and bags!

A woman should always look like...

She wants to make an impression.

Who taught you what you know about style?

My family and shopping!

How do you select your clothing every morning?

I normally have an urge to wear a certain piece and then build an outfit around that item.

What is your biggest regret?

No regrets, you are what you are because of who you have been.

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

You can’t buy style, don’t be afraid of colour/print and invest in one amazing piece as opposed to five mediocre pieces.

Do you have any shopping rituals?

Not really, I use shopping as research to see what’s out there—I love to look! When I go shopping I normally go with a list of what I need/want otherwise I have been known to let my credit card spiral out of control!

We will never see you wearing...

Anything backless or braless!

Which new designers do you admire and why?

I follow all new designers, it is part of being a fashion designer. I’m a fan of a newish label called Never Fully Dressed that I recently discovered at LFWeekend. :)

Who is the most stylish person you have ever seen?

Without a shadow of a doubt, my grandmas.

What is the first thing you notice on a woman?

Her outfit combination.

What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?

A Zac Posen gown, J Brands (the only jeans/trousers I wear), a brick print T-shirt.

Which designer never fails to impress you?

Prada and Marni. Female fashion designers are rocking it right now!

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

Her jeans—it’s worth the investment.

Is comfort an enemy of style?

Yes and no. I think you can have both.

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

Charlotte Olympia.

The best words of advice you have ever heard?

Never give up.

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