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Born: 1976-04-14
Profession: Designer
Nation: English
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Belize suits me because I'm active and I like diving. I learnt when I was 18, in Thailand, and I have dived in Vietnam, which wasn't great, the Red Sea, which was incredible and reasonably priced, and then the Maldives, which is like being submerged in an aquarium.

Tags: Great, Red, Sea

I didn't finish my dress until about three days before my wedding - I had the flu and was stitching it from my bed. And the tulle came back from India all brown. We had to wash it for hours, but that didn't dissuade me from wearing it.

Tags: Days, Until, Wedding

I enjoyed studying costume, learning about the corsetry and the historical context of fashion. I never had any real intention of being a costume designer.

Tags: Fashion, Learning, Real

I read a lot of thrillers because they're easy reading and I'm not a great flier. They take my head out of it. I like the fast pace and that you can't put them down.

Tags: Easy, Great, Put

I think it's important for whatever you are doing, even if it's a collection, to seek outside advice. If your world becomes too insular, it limits your creativity.

Tags: Advice, Creativity, Whatever

I went camping in the Maasai Mara and we moved site every night. I had no idea how spectacular it would be, how removed from ordinary life, or how many animals we would see.

Tags: Idea, Life, Night

My wedding was at home, so I didn't really want to wear a veil in my house. Instead I wore a lot of diamond hair clips. They were brooches, actually, designed by Lorraine Schwartz.

Tags: Hair, Home, Wedding

One of my most sentimental items is my grandmother's engagement ring that my mom gave me a few years ago. It's a Victorian-style setting that's closed in the back, so it doesn't sparkle the way diamonds do now. I wear it as a pendant.

Tags: Few, Gave, Mom

Photography obviously lends itself so well towards fashion. It's capturing that moment and that inspiration, and as a designer you are constantly walking through the world assimilating those visual references you have and so being able to solidify that into a photograph and keep it on your mood board is essential to creating a collection.

Tags: Fashion, Keep, Moment

What an amazing opportunity to do something like direct a movie and step out of your creative comfort zone and yet do something that is also so familiar at the same time. I was also just excited to have the chance to direct, which I may never get to do again.

Tags: Amazing, May, Time

I love vintage and prints.

Tags: Love, Prints, Vintage

Sometimes if I can't sleep and I am up in the night, I will start researching things - it could be an image I've seen, or a book I am reading.

Tags: Book, Night, Sleep

Bridesmaids are never going to upstage the bride.

Tags: Bride

I always go to the Cannes Film Festival and it's just such a glamorous time.

Tags: Film, Glamorous, Time

I always have a camera now that I've got a kid, but I don't think I've got one picture of anyone other than my daughter.

Tags: Anyone, Kid, Picture

I am a control freak.

Tags: Control, Freak

I look much more civilized than I actually am.

Tags: Actually, Civilized

I love children. I've always loved children.

Tags: Children, Love, Loved

I love imagining being someone else in another time.

Tags: Love, Someone, Time

I make sure I carve out time to be with my daughter.

Tags: Daughter, Sure, Time

I think it's very empowering to be able to have a career and to be a mother. It gives you an amazing sense of self.

Tags: Amazing, Mother, Self

I'm a designer, not a businesswoman.

Tags: Designer

I'm actually an incredibly disorganized, messy person.

Tags: Actually, Incredibly, Messy

I'm an enormous fan of Ron Howard. I mean, he's the most extraordinary director.

Tags: Director, Fan, Mean

If you've chosen someone to be in your bridal party, she should be a good enough friend that she does not want to upstage you.

Tags: Friend, Good, Someone

It's funny, because I sometimes feel that I'm most creative when I'm pregnant.

Tags: Creative, Funny, Sometimes
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It's good to talk to people and get ideas.

Tags: Good, Ideas, Talk

My family is my number one priority.

Tags: Family, Number, Priority

My great-grandfather was in the army in India, and we have photographs of my family there in full Victorian dress. They're incredibly romantic.

Tags: Family, Full, Romantic

My mother says I'm like a disease that can walk into a room and get it infected. I can destroy things in seconds.

Tags: Mother, Room, Walk

New York is very career-orientated and it's hard to take time off here, but that is great for building a business.

Tags: Business, Great, Time

The Indians have such strong traditions and aesthetics, and the people are beautiful, as are their goods.

Tags: Beautiful, Goods, Strong

We don't leave home without my daughter's doll La-La. She looks like a bit of a rag, but India is obsessed with her.

Tags: Her, Home, She

What I love about my husband is that he really allows me to be the best person I can.

Tags: Best, Husband, Love

When I got pregnant, I became very interested in natural products. You wonder what you're putting on your skin when you're carrying a child.

Tags: Child, Interested, Natural