At the end of the day, I'm a very boring academic, bogged down with academia and structure and delivering an education.
In fashion, you're privileged because you're consistently working with a vanguard of youth.
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.
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'd love to be charming and softly spoken, but that's never going to happen.
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.