That being said, what’s your go-to technological item or app? Is there anything that you can’t live without now thats been introduced into your process/ life?
I’d say photoshop, I’m not the one doing it actually, all the assistants do it and the interns know how to use it… I actually made them teach me once and i got so wrapped-up, I just couldn’t move forward. You just keep going back into it and changing things. It’s just like, you know what? It’s better if you do it and I tell you, “Make this a little more pink and that a little more blue,” and whatever. If I do it myself it all takes too long, but I think it’s become indispensable.
You’re also now using social media, who do you laugh at all the time on twitter?
We like the CFDA’s and following friends and stuff like that, it’s more intimate for me than any stranger. So, you know if I meet somebody at a party or somebody else in the industry or just other friends of mine that I know are tweeting, that’s who I like to follow. I don’t quite get following a stranger, but I think it is a window into somebody else’s world, which I think is great.
Speaking of parties, what’s the best or most fun party you’ve ever been to?
I love our Fashion’s Night Out party! That’s a blast, at our store on Hudson St we always have a dance competition and we let people dance in the windows–it’s amazing how many people really wanna dance in the window. It’s pretty hilarious… it’s always like a good, crazy, let the steam off party. So, that’s a lot of fun.
In your free time, (if you have any) whats your favorite thing to do?
You know, I like to get around! I like to go to museums, I actually end up doing a lot of sketching in my “free-time” but, you’re relaxed and it’s not pressure-packed so, you can really get to the heart of what you want to express in a relaxed setting. Not just sitting in the office like “oh my god, if I don’t get this done today then they won’t have time to make my protos and my samples won’t get made!” The whole pressure thing is really dialed-down so, I do like to sketch in my free time. I would like to say that I like to garden in my garden upstate. But, I don’t necessarily like doing the maintenance all by myself. I have to literally call somebody on the phone. It’s like “Talk to me while I weed!” You can really just do it mindlessly that way…you’re just weedin’ and talkin’ and weedin’ and talkin’. So, that’s ok, but yeah, I like to go into the shops and galleries and stuff like that.