How did you get involved in the fashion industry? I never went for formal training. My background is in human resources—I worked in high-end retail in the HR department, then moved to the business side of things and never went back.
Where do you prefer to shop? I do a lot of online shopping. I’m not a department-store shopper. When I travel, I always shop consignment stores.
How do you assist clients with their shopping needs? I’ve worked with clients doing personal styling as well as done corporate seminars to help women executives—for example, in terms of how to dress like a million dollars [without spending it]. Knowing what’s fashionable and what the high-end designers are showing helps. It’s having that eye for what looks expensive.