The most surprising thing to me when it comes to celebrities and fashion is how many of them get it wrong! They're surrounded by hair, makeup, stylists, publicists — there are so many people around them. Perhaps that is the very problem. A few years back at the Golden Globes, I was speaking with Cate Blanchett and I remember asking her about how she always manages to get it right. She said that for her, the key is to listen to her own voice and that very much resonated with me.
For the most part, the women I admire most on the red carpet are the ones that have experience in the world; women who aren't kids, women like Julianne Moore and Helen Mirren. As for kids…I do love Anne Hathaway. She takes risks and knows what she looks good in. For me, the takeaway is to be true to yourself and it all goes back to semiotics. How do you want the world to perceive you? When you're true to yourself, if people don't like it, well, that's that and you didn't compromise or wear something just to accommodate trends or a stylist. This is also why I always tell the truth — if you always tell the truth, you never have to remember what you lied about!