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" I just don't like conspicuous consumption. I find it distasteful. "
" I don't know why I've always been so captivated by architecture. "
" But if fashion were easy, wouldn't everybody look great? "
" I'm one of the biggest introverts you could ever meet. "
" I learned early on in teaching how easy it is to hurt a young person and that's never my intention. "
" I do things like hem a pair of pants, I do my own tailoring but I wouldn't attempt a jacket. "
" With fashion, you really need to understand the aspects of construction. Not just design on an iPad. "
" Take the high road. No matter how much strife, and consternation, frustration and anger you might be confronted with - don't go to that level. "
" There's nothing I like better than going to my apartment, closing the door, cooking my little dinner for one and just tuning out. My apartment really is my haven. It's a nest where I go to heal. "
" I'm honest about expressing my opinions. At the same time, I'm diplomatic in how I do critique things if I have a negative response. "
" I have to have my coffee. I probably have three cups a day, but only before noon. "
" I've never mentioned this, but when I was at Parsons teaching, the other design disciplines, they don't like fashion design. They see it as very nineteenth-century. "
" Everyone has a best feature, so find clothes and accessories to accentuate those, whether it's your shoulders or your long legs! "
" On my first day teaching my own classroom, I threw up before I entered the building. "
" Part of what was in the ether all around me growing up, until I was between 19 and 20, was a terrible, debilitating stutter. It was part of what made me very reclusive as a kid. "
" Fashion was in a crisis up until the mid-'90s and, when it came out of the crisis, it was a very different place. It was a place that nurtured and cultivated young entrepreneurial designers. "
" Whoever's designing for plus-size doesn't get it. The entire garment needs to be reconceived. You can't just take a size 8 and make it larger. "
" And Brooke Elliott is a great actress. "
" But if I had to choose a single destination where I'd be held captive for the rest of my time in New York, I'd choose the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "
" I wouldn't know what to do on a date. I don't have the time. To make a relationship work, I'd have to give something up, and I'm not so sure I'm willing to do that. "
" I love helping people. "
" Life is not a solo act. It's a huge collaboration, and we all need to assemble around us the people who care about us and support us in times of strife. "
" I have my flaws and my issues, past and present and who knows what will happen in the future. I want people to know I'm vulnerable too and each one of us is. "
" But my manners also came from when I was in college and began participating in critiques. You have to speak with someone respectfully about their work and be honest and open, without hurting them. "
" I love HGTV. I love the Food Network. "