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21 Questions with…Banana Republic Creative Director and EVP Simon Kneen

Simon Kneen

Banana Republic Creative Director Simon Kneen poses with models during the Banana Republic Fall 2013 preview at Cedar Lake Studios on April 11, 2013 in New York City. via: Getty

Banana Republic’s Executive Vice President and Creative Director answers our 21 questions.

  1. When I get dressed in the morning I think…are the shirts back from the cleaners?
     
  2. I would never leave my home without…my bag full of everything and my watch.
     
  3. The item of clothing I currently wear the most…white shirts.
     
  4. My biggest style pet peeve is…bad-fitting clothes, especially a jacket.
     
  5. Every man should own…a good watch.
     
  6. Every woman should own...herself.
     
  7. When I'm looking to de-stress I…listen to music.
     
  8. My beauty essentials are…Kiehl's, Listerine and Creed Erolfa.
     
  9. If my days had one extra hour I'd…fill it very quickly.
     
  10. The last thing I Googled was…Banana Republic looks under Images.
     
  11. I could never travel without…an eye mask and ear plugs.
     
  12. To be a good designer you have to…give, give and give some more.
     
  13. The qualities I admire most when I'm looking for people to work with…talent.
     
  14. The best thing about working for Banana Republic…hopefully making people feel great about themselves.
     
  15. My guilty pleasure is…cookies — the buttery the better.
     
  16. The best advice I ever got…give, give and give some more.
     
  17. On a typical Saturday night…I am chilling at home with hubby and dogs.
     
  18. I'm always happy…whenever I am with my hubby and our dogs.
     
  19. No day goes by without…me wishing there were more hours in it.
     
  20. When I'm looking to get inspired I…look around. You can always find inspiration.
     
  21. My biggest style regret…that I'm not a little bit taller and a little bit thinner!

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