You favourite fabric — Shearling…light, warm, soft and luxe to sink into during winter. Bliss.
Your favourite colour — Black, taupe, charcoal grey
The collection you will never forget –McQueen, Tom Ford for Gucci – those hipster pants and the horsebit buckle, the tailoring
The style you most dislike — Juicy Couture paired with a Birkin and loads of bling … please, no.
Your favourite fashion photographer — Helmut Newton
Your favourite model — Raquel Zimmerman
Your shoe/shoe designer fetish — Still faithful to Manolo Blahnik
Your jewel/jewelry designer fetish — Anything that twinkles and winks at me
Your favourite fashion accessory – A gold bangle… My fingers feel bare without some rings on everyday… And my husband on my arm.
Your ideal bag – Not too much hardware so it doesn’t break my back when I carry it ..the Tod’s D bag in taupe is ideal
The most creative designer – Alexander McQueen
The most timeless designer — Oscar de la Renta
Your favourite designer –Alexander McQueen, Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, Tom Ford for Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Antonio Beradi
Your favourite decade in fashion — Twenties, Forties, Fifties … so much more romantic back then
Your contemporary muse or inspiration — Leigh Lezark, Diane Kruger, my mother
Your historical muse or icon — Grace Kelly, Jackie O
The “look” you prefer for a man — Everything fitted to perfection…. Slim italian suits, white pocket squares, slim brown shoes, fitted white shirt, plus not afraid to add a dash of flamboyant colour. A well cut tux always works as well.
The “look” you prefer for a woman – Individuality, mix and match.. no head to toe matching
The fashion faux pas you can tolerate most — Lingerie as outerwear
The fashion faux pas you can tolerate least — Logomania… Also wearing head to toe ensemble from one brand….
What is your present state of mind? Guilty- I should be working, not filling out this questionnaire
Your fashion motto — Wear whatever makes oneself happy
Questions taken from Assouline’s The Fashion Questionnaire