Who is your favorite designer?
Alexander McQueen is number one with a bullet. He was a brilliant fashion philosopher, and the greatest artist of his day. I am amazed by how accurately and respectfully Sarah Burton has carried on his legacy.
What interests do you have outside of fashion?
I really love music and have had many roles in the music industry. Currently, besides Savoir Flair, I also work as radio DJ on a popular specialty show. Oh, and I have a frightful, all-consuming obsession with NBA basketball. #KD4LYFE!
What is something other people say about you?
That I have the wildest stories (as a result of always finding myself in the right – or maybe wrong – place at the right time).
What is your favorite city?
Besides Dubai (obviously) and my hometown of Oklahoma City, I am completely enthralled with London. I’ve been an Anglophile ever since I first saw Absolutely Fabulous (Sweetie darling!) when I was a young girl. I love the city, the experimental fashion scene, the history, the museums, the art, the British sense of humor, and even the food. I feel like my personality makes a lot of sense in London. Oh, and British accents? They never fail to make me swoon.
Why is fashion important to you?
Fashion has such an important role sociologically, psychologically, artistically, philosophically, and even politically, and I feel it is my job to investigate and illuminate its benefits beyond surfaces, trends, and celebrity associations. Don’t get me wrong, the more “superficial” side of fashion is ridiculously fun and entertaining, and I love shopping just as much as the next fashion maven. However, I want to bring others into a real conversation about fashion and its humanistic side, which is why I think fashion is one of the most important things in the world. By the way – you can totally steal this explanation any time your significant other bugs you about your shopping habits.