Q:How would you describe your design philosophy or point of view?
Innovative, extravagant, complex. The pure beauty of balance. The cut, rather than the fabric or color; I love to fit women!
Q:What would someone close to you describe as your best and worst traits?
Best: Honest, loyal, hard working, funny. Worst: totally obsessed with my work. Both: Outrageousness and pure passion.
Q:What was your most embarrassing moment?
I passed out halfway through having a tattoo drawn on my bum! Then they called an ambulance and tried to calm me. All the time a large crowd was building outside the window, with my bare bum on show!
Q:What is an odd fact or talent you possess?
Horse riding — long distance country racing, 25+ miles.
Q:Who are the designers you admire most?
John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood (cut and presentation), Donnatella Versace (for keeping smoking in vogue).
Q:What are your favorite fashion magazines?
British Vogue, Nylon, and Elle.
Q:What are your favorite TV shows?
I don't watch TV. Sorry. Bonanza and The A-Team — I used to love them!
Q:What are your favorite movies?
Anna & the King (great scenery), The Last of the Mohicans (great men, and I love Cowboys and Indians), Bridget Jones's Diary, Calendar Girls, and Love Actually.