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All Quotes by author - Nina Garcia
" After assessing what's in your closet, make a list of what you need. Not want, but need. Write down the basics missing from your wardrobe. It could be a classic white shirt, a trenchcoat, or the perfect little black dress. Whatever the blank spots, write them down. This will be your reference for shopping. "
" As always, work with your figure; draping, pleats, and proportion can work miracles when it comes to hiding flaws and enhancing assets. "
" Don't be afraid to mix things up by pairing a military-style jacket with a velvet skirt, vintage with modern, off-the-rack with couture, formal with casual. "
" Don't get me wrong, I love a good cardigan too, but a jacket - especially one with sharp shoulders, interesting buttons, or a unique collar - always looks the most fashion-forward. "
" Each moment calls for a different stylistic essence and a different sense of impact, and mastery of this balance is an art form - a very learnable art form. "
" Fashion is an expression of a time, of a place, of history. It's putting things into context. "
" Fashion is just an interpretation of the culture around us. "
" For so many years fashion was shrouded in mystery, this glamorous profession that people knew very little about, they thought it was so glamorous. It now has become so available, with the Internet, with shops like H&M and Target that do designer collaborations, so it's more available to everyone and that's created more interest. "
" Here's the thing: I love what I do for the magazine, and I love what I do on television. When you do the things that you love, it's not bad. It's about being very organized. "
" I actually started my career interning at Perry Ellis and got to work with Marc Jacobs. "
" I am always being stopped for style advice, and I love it! The way we dress says so much about ourselves, and I love when I can help others take control of that. "
" I do not do selfies! That's a tough one because I don't do selfies, but I think it's all about personal style. The more outrageous, the better. "
" I don't have a development deal, but the one thing I have learned is never say never. I will consider things as they come. "
I Have Learned
" I don't ride the subway. Either I walk, or I take a New York City taxi. "
" I firmly believe that 90 percent of the confusion that women feel when they are attempting to put together an occasion-specific ensemble is caused by fear: fear of breaking the 'fashion rules,' fear of violating some long-forgotten tradition, or the basic fear of looking bad. "
" If my closet were burning, it'd be my collection of jackets I would save - they always make me feel pulled-together. "
" If you invest in something a little more expensive with longevity, you'll use it more. "
" If you look back in history of the women who are most memorable and most stylish, they were never the followers of fashion. They were the ones who were unique in their style, breakers of the rules. They were authentic, genuine, original. They were not following the trends. "
" I grew up with a fashion-obsessed mother and an older sister, so there was a lot of fashion in my house. The first thing I remember owning was a Pierre Cardin jumpsuit when I was 9 or 10; of course I didn't actually buy it, but I fell in love with it. "
" I happen to have an obsession with Korean food. "
" I have seen everything possible covered in studs and grommets. Also, what I call angry shoes: those platforms with the multiple buckles and studs. I think the polished girl is back. "
" I lived in South America when I was growing up. I spent hours sketching. I was good at drawing, and I was obsessed with fashion, but I was also obsessed with magazines. "
" I'll admit it, the grunge trend doesn't really speak to me. I get why other people like it, but it's just not my style. Don't get me wrong, I love layering, but I like it when it is done with a little more polish and sophistication. "
" I love 'Project Runway' because I can really be of help to an industry and I can be supportive to designers. "
" I love shopping for guys! A watch is a fantastic gift idea - an oversized, stainless steel version with links is classic and cool. "
" I'm a big believer that accessories can make or break a look. "
" I'm all about my rugs. I don't like a lot of color. The apartment isn't exactly monotone, but it's full of very soft shades. So, really, the fun is with the carpets. "
" I'm all about the high heel; I think it's the sexiest accessory ever made, including lingerie. "
" I'm a real believer in dressing tone-on-tone. I'm not saying you need to dress black. Dress just one color so the colors are not breaking your silhouette. "
" I'm not sure if I can cook. I probably can. But I'm really good at cajoling anybody around me to cook for me. "
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