My motto is: feel the fear and do it anyway.
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.
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.
If a woman gets tough in negotiations, she's difficult, whereas a man would be considered a brilliant businessman.
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.
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.
I don't really care about gossip. I care about building great businesses.
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.
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.
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