1. Who is your personal style inspiration?
I wouldn’t say there is a single person who inspires me, but over the years I have often found myself drawn to Milla Jovovich, Frida Kahlo and the Mignot sisters.
2. Who is your favorite designer?
Again, I don’t really like to play favorites, but Vivienne Westwood, Zandra Rhodes and Betsey Johnson inspire me to dress more colorfully and with artistry.
3. What is your style philosophy?
Wear something that communicates the way you feel, or want to feel on the inside. For example, when I really don’t want to go to work, I dress full-on power working lady-style – it helps me get into character. When you are in a bad mood, splurge on new underwear. Dress for your body type, but play around with shape and proportion. Take risks. Dress out loud.
4. What trend are you excited about, what trend would you like to come back and what trend do you wish would go away?
There are so few fashion “rules” these days that I don’t really see trends as having too much of an impact on what I wear. That said, I love the “arm party” trend and resurgence of friendship bracelets. I always get excited when wide-legged trousers come back into style, and if rompers bit the dust you wouldn’t find me crying!
5. What was your biggest fashion faux pas?
In seventh grade my mom convinced me it would be fun to wear a white button down shirt with a tie to school. I don’t think the kids were quite ready for that.
6. What are you wearing right now?
This is a quick shot I took last weekend in Tucson (I was invited to attend and cover their first FNO event). I’m wearing a pale gray dress from Calypso St. Bart, a gold and silver metal necklace from Cost Plus (an incredible place for unique, affordable jewelry) and a pair of ballet-shoe pink leather slingback heels that are Report.
7. Who would win in a Style Off between Gwyneth Paltrow vs. Sarah Jessica Parker?
SJP has made fashion much more of a priority when it comes to her celebrity persona and seems to truly enjoy clothing as a form of expression and play, so I think I between the two women, I’d go with her.