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21 Questions with… Rue La La Fashion Director Jackie Nasser

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Jackie Nasser

We ask Rue La La Fashion Director Jackie Nasser our quickfire questions.

  1. I usually get up around… 8:00 a.m. on weekdays and 10:00 a.m. on weekends. I'm not a morning person.

  2. I would never leave my home without… my iPhone and my sunglasses (Ray Ban Wayfarer).

  3. My guilty pleasure is… watching Real Housewives marathons.

  4. My beauty essentials include… Josie Maran Argan Oil, Maybelline The Falsies mascara, Stila eye shadows, Guerlain bronzer and Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. For perfume, Comme des Garçons Sticky Cake.

  5. My favorite place to shop is… I know that it sounds obvious, but Rue La La! I like one-stop shopping where I can get a pair of shoes, a dress, something for the house and a vacation all at once!

  6. When I'm stressed I… try to escape to Miami for the weekend. It's amazing what some sunshine and waves can do.

  7. The most treasured item in my closet is… my Lanvin wedding dress. It's not a typical wedding dress – it's Grecian style, and I want to dye it black and wear it again. I just have to work out where!

  8. If my days had one extra hour, I'd… try and work out. Although I have a feeling that it still wouldn't happen.

  9. The last thing I googled was… Fall 2014 runway trends. I'm putting together a big mood board and I wanted to collect ideas. I love seeing other perspectives.

  10. The most surprising thing about my job is… that it isn't The Devil Wears Prada. Everyone still asks me this question. It's probably less glamorous than you would think, and everyone is actually really nice!

  11. I'm dying to splurge on… a pair of nude Valentino Rockstud heels, Salvatore Ferragamo Vara pumps, a Celine Trapeze tote – the list goes on and on.

  12. When it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle I… walk a lot or ride my bike. It's the best way to get around New York.

  13. Right now I'm reading… Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. It's the true story of Olympic runner-turned-World War II hero Louis Zamperini. It's amazing. Angelina Jolie is directing the movie version. I can't wait.

  14. If you looked at my desktop you'd see… piles of magazines, papers everywhere, lots of product samples and stacks of books. It's organized chaos.

  15. A fashion trend I just don't get is… harem pants. Who looks good in those?

  16. My ideal day would include… being at the beach; I'm Australian and used to being near a beach. It's the one thing I really miss living in New York. The Hudson River isn't quite the same.

  17. My favorite place to travel… Tulum, Mexico. It's pretty unspoiled and the water is perfectly blue and warm. We stay in a hut (literally a hut) right on the beach, and all you need is a bikini and sunscreen.

  18. One thing I do badly that I wish I did well is… speak a foreign language.

  19. The best thing about New York is… everything! The restaurants, the parks, the shopping, the museums, the people.

  20. When I'm looking to get inspired I… walk around the city. The street style, the window displays, the galleries – if you can't get inspired here…

  21. The best advice I ever got… was to do something that you love for a living and you'll never work a day in your life. Don't take a job for money or because you feel that you have to. Go with your gut. It will pay off in the long run.