Do you buy anything in bulk?
Brightly colored Indian bangles -- and champagne!
What's your favorite piece in your wardrobe?
I don't wear it much, but it is my mother's velvet burnout opera jacket. It is fringed with lapis-colored bugle beads, and the pattern is reminiscent of a Monet watercolor. I feel like a hippie version of Auntie Mame when I wear it.
What's your favorite color or color combination?
Emerald green and cobalt blue are my favorite colors to wear. Historically, I have always favored black paired with a bright jewel tone, although lately I am enamored with teal and chartreuse. It reminds me of peacocks and absinthe!
Do you have a favorite designer or style icon?
I tend to go for the look rather than the designer. But if money were no object, I would buy almost every piece in Badgley Mischka's fall 2012 collection. My style icon? I have many but the one that always comes to mind is Loulou de la Falaise. I love her eccentric gypsy jet-set style, particularly when she was Yves St. Laurent's muse.
What are your priorities in picking clothes?
Fit and fabric, regardless of the trend.
What's your weekday go-to look?
For fall, it is designer jeans, scoop-neck knit top, heels and a scarf or dramatic necklace.
Do you have a personal styling trick?
What's your favorite evening look?
Brightly colored knee-length dress fitted around the bodice, sparkly heels and chandelier earrings.