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" I think I'm starting to be a little bit more appreciated or a little bit more noticed in the industry. "
" If I'd really known how hard I was going to have to work behind the scenes to have any kind of business, I think I would have stopped. "
" I love the idea of a dress or a coatdress rather than a suit with a jacket. "
" I don't like the word 'ladylike.' "
" We're creating a brand image which didn't exist in the beginning, and I want to grow that. And in the way that the clothes and services we offer are a luxurious niche, I want to be doing that with accessories. "
" I would've loved to dress Diana Vreeland. I just loved her work as a creative woman and as a business woman - unpredictable, exciting, fun, and very, very clever. "
" I strongly believe that many of the best decisions are made on gut instinct. "
" A lot of people ask, 'How did you start the business, and how did you do it money-wise?' And the truth is that I had three jobs. A day job, an evening job, and then designing my collection as well. That's just how we did it. "
" I'm always doing everything backwards. "
" It's about having that nice balance. I think that's the answer to today's modern girl who is on the run. She's throwing on something before she goes out, but I still believe in the glitz and the glamour of everything and making that come to life. "
" I'd like to think we can make a nice, glowing change to British dressing. "
" I love wearing interesting shoes that work well with my outfit. "
" I don't come from family money, and neither does my husband. "
" My father, Dennis Popham, was a very handsome, talented artist, and as my mother always reminds me, 'someone who had wonderful style.' He was half Samoan-German, half New Zealander, and their first date was to a Fleetwood Mac concert, which I love the thought of. "
" There are many bespoke services in the U.K., but everything's quite old-fashioned. There wasn't anything young and modern and fresh. We're this young service, where a 25-year-old might come and get some great skirts and her mum could come in for some linens. "
" I want to offer a wide range of classic and contemporary bridalwear to suit all personalities, readily available to try on. "
" I love the cleanness of Kaare Klint and Rud Rasmussen furniture, especially the wooden criss-cross under-bars of their sofas. "
" The AW14 collection is inspired by Film Noir. Elements of masculinity and femininity were reflected in the fabric, tailoring, and features. "
" There is so much talent in British fashion: a real cookie jar of different aesthetics with designers like Mary Katrantzou, Erdem, Christopher Kane, J. W. Anderson, and Simone Rocha. "
" Old images and films are my main source of inspiration. "
" I love everything I design. "
" I think that we cater for the woman that wants to be fashion-forward but also wants to purchase an investment piece that she'll have in her wardrobe forever. "
" My autumn/winter 2011-12 collection embodies the bold and beautiful while reflecting an innovative style and passion for immaculate design. I believe that this collection radiates modern femininity and beauty in its purest form. "
" I always think about my lifestyle when designing, so that's being a mother, being a career woman, being a wife, and being a woman who loves to entertain. "
" When I think of Bicester, I think of those beautiful pieces that you might not have been able to purchase before, but they're pieces that you'll keep forever. "
" I'm always designing for that sort of dressed-up woman who likes to go to different occasions, who's career focused, but she entertains in the evening... a very sophisticated-feeling working woman who likes to have fun. "
" I enjoy going for brunch at Granger & Co. in Notting Hill and having my all-time favourite: poached eggs and avocado on toast. I love the aesthetic of the space and the fresh, modern approach in the dishes. "
" The majority of our clients are British. They want to wear things time and time again. "
" I am a little obsessed with stripes. "
" The most wonderful thing about having a small business is that every person we dress gets a really intimate process. "
" I have clients from 19 to 80 years old, and the way I work means that they can take the same dress and shorten, lengthen it, remove the sleeve, adjust details - and make it their own. They get a piece that is right for them. It's a clever way of shopping in this economy. "