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Everything I do is just really my intuition, and every time I go against my intuition, it's a mistake. Even though I may sit down and analyze and intellectualize something on paper, if I go against my gut feeling, it's wrong.
I'm always impressed by confidence, kindness and a sense of humour.
My motto is: feel the fear and do it anyway.
I have Vie Luxe candles in every room. In 2006 I spent the month of August in Sardinia, and the scent reminds me of the wonderful time we had.
People who are over-educated become risk-averse.
The truth is that we all have lives that are complicated. We all get hurt by people we love sometimes. It's laughable to believe that anyone is immune. The important thing is how you behave.
A little jewellery on a man is OK, although he should never wear too much. Every man should always have a great watch.
My worst date would be with someone nervous who has nothing to say. I like people who inspire me.
Men always look smart in a well-fitted, tailored suit. Conversely, they can be incredibly handsome in jeans combined with a cashmere jumper or a beaten-up leather jacket or even just a cotton T-shirt.
I don't really care about gossip. I care about building great businesses.
If a woman gets tough in negotiations, she's difficult, whereas a man would be considered a brilliant businessman.
As a Business Ambassador, I am delighted to help both new and established British designers receive the recognition they deserve in the global fashion arena.
There have been moments in my career when I've had to be tough and I've had to step up to the plate - but usually that's because a man has underestimated me. But other than that, I wouldn't say I'm a tough person.
It's important for women to work. They need to keep their independence, to keep earning and being challenged.
I actually have more shoes than anyone will ever know.
I don't really understand what the public perception of me is. I think public perception and reality are two wholly different things.
I always knew I wanted to make my own way; I never wanted to be dependent on my father.
I think it takes 30 years to build a luxury brand.
My daughter is my passion and my life.
When someone asks about a career in fashion, I say start at the bottom. If you want to start a business, you have to know it from the ground up.
I just can't see myself as a trophy wife. I can't imagine not having my own life.
My mother and I never got along, not even when I was a child.
The thing about Uggs is that they're so comfortable. Once you've worn them, you don't want to go back.
If I wasn't in fashion, I would have been a psychiatrist.
When you get divorced, you have to go through this awful thing of listing everything you own. When you actually sit down and write the list, you realize that the only good investments are art and property.
The reality is that I spent years in the factories in Italy when I first set up Jimmy Choo. Today, everyone who has a job at Jimmy Choo, I've done their job - right down to the cleaner.
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