At the end of the day, I'm a very boring academic, bogged down with academia and structure and delivering an education.
Elegance for one society is not elegance for another. It's in the eyes of the beholder.
I never really liked Italy. 'Lots of cement' is my long-standing quote.
Now there is tons of information available online. 90% of students rarely look at magazines in their intended format because they're looking at them on a computer screen. They don't understand the layout, so when they come to putting their own portfolios together, they have no spatial awareness.
I have very tidy cupboards. I do like a cupboard to look nice when you open it, with the labels facing forward.
In the past, you'd have one magazine, it would arrive monthly, and that was your magazine. You'd devour it; you'd absorb all the knowledge in it; you'd read it over and over again.
The only thing with press attention is that it can be very draining on our energy store.
In 'Who's Who,' my hobbies are listed as eating, sleeping, and voicing one's opinion. Not necessarily the right opinion, but it's mine.
I was going to do business studies in Newcastle because there were a lot of nightclubs. My father said if I went that route, he'd never speak to me again: credit where credit's due.
I still believe that education is about provoking some kind of original, creative thought.
A lot of fashion might seem boring, but it is actually quite fun: the inside, the outside, the silhouette... All the different finishes. That's a skill.
I'd love to be charming and softly spoken, but that's never going to happen.
I had a fabulous childhood. Not many people have an outdoor tennis court that you're allowed to put your ponies on and pretend you're at Hickstead.
I was very successful at three-day events, point-to-points, Pony Club, and gymkhana. But then I went to college, and because I had really good horses, they weren't going to be left in the field, so they were sold.
In fashion, you're privileged because you're consistently working with a vanguard of youth.