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" My nightmare of nightmares is being overdressed for a casual event - I've done it! You have to have a real sense of what you want to communicate. "
" Style is about fun. True style is not about having a closet full of expensive and beautiful things - it is instead about knowing when, where, and how to utilize your collection. "
" I think my Latino culture has equipped me with a different point of view than the rest of my counterparts, and seeing things from a different angle has helped me a lot. I feel very proud of my culture, of my Latino heritage. "
" When I was older and I first started working, I was obsessed with buying my first Chanel jacket. I saved up my hard-earned money, went to Barneys, and bought a little black Chanel jacket. It saw many, many job interviews and many, many events. I'm not fitting into it lately, but I still have it. "
" Nothing is more alluring to a man than a woman who looks good in her jeans. "
" I was obsessed with fashion when I was young. I thought fashion meant fashion design, and I thought I wanted to be a designer at some point. "
" My style is about making things last forever. When you're on a budget, it can be daunting to spend $300 on a pair of boots or a coat. But such basics are the building blocks from which your look is crafted. "
" 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. "
" Your wardrobe should complement your skill set, never detract - or distract - from your assets. "
" There really are so many lines of work that you can join that don't have to only be design. And that was one that particularly interested me a lot, because the editors could appreciate all the trends, all the designs and all the work of the designers. "
" Serving jury duty is a fascinating little slice of life, with its motley crew of personalities. "
" 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'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 very classic and structural. I love clean lines and interesting, modern details. But I'm all about being streamlined - less is more. "
Less Is More
" 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. "
" Fashion is an expression of a time, of a place, of history. It's putting things into context. "
" I was so passionate about being in the magazine industry, even when I first started at 'Mirabella.' "
" Like most people, I've grown a lot more sophisticated in my style choices. I know myself and what suits me better now than I did when I was much younger and feel more comfortable in my own skin. "
" My aspiration was always to be a fashion editor. "
" The fashion editor as it used to be has changed. Now you have to wear many hats, and whoever tells you differently is wrong. Now you're on TV, whether you want it or not. "
" I was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, and I came to attend high school in Massachusetts when I was about 15 years old. "
" The best thing about my apartment is that it looks over Oscar de la Renta and all the shops. "
" I don't ride the subway. Either I walk, or I take a New York City taxi. "
" I happen to have an obsession with Korean food. "
" 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. "
" It's refreshing to see a woman who can artfully weave her individuality into an otherwise safe ensemble. "
" I'm all about the high heel; I think it's the sexiest accessory ever made, including lingerie. "
" When I come home, I need to feel instantly disconnected. In the rest of my life, I feel overstimulated. Here, I want things to be serene and unfussy, full of objects I love - but not too many of them. "
" 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'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. "
" As always, work with your figure; draping, pleats, and proportion can work miracles when it comes to hiding flaws and enhancing assets. "