I nearly jumped through the darn ceiling when I found out that Marie Claire wanted to interview me. Yes, me!! Crazy exciting. I had a wonderful little chat with the editor where we talked about style, the trends I am loving, the trends I wish would go away, and everything in between.
I’ll give you a sneak peak here but you have to promise to read the interview in it’s entirety here. OK?
You’re well known for mixing luxe items with budget options for a high fashion look – what are your top styling tips for achieving this?
For me the important items are the more expensive ones – bags and shoes last forever and they really make a statement. My philosophy when buying clothing is to spend as much as you can on investment pieces like dresses and blazers, and then spend less on jewellery, because there’s so much great costume stuff around.
I also skimp on mini-trends – for instance I went to Forever 21 a few weeks ago and grabbed a great pair of leopard print leggings – they look exactly like the Givenchy ones that were around a couple of years ago, but these were $12!
What’s your solution to those ‘I have nothing to wear’ days?
I think it’s really good to pre-plan so you don’t have those days. If I have some spare time I’ll play in my closet and try and find new combinations that work. That way, if you don’t have time to think about what you’re going to wear, you already have two or three outfits on standby. I also take pictures of all my client’s outfits so they never face that question and they have a go-to book of outfits.
But everyone has those “nothing to wear” days, even stylists, so I just start with a piece that I love and I add from there. I don’t stand in front of the closet and hope that something jumps out, I’ll start with a key piece and build around it.