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21 Questions with… Designer Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier

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Monique Lhuillier was born to design wedding dresses that make us leap for the sun. Even the frowniest editors in town lose their cool in her front row. For our latest round of “21 Questions,” Lhuillier lets loose!

  1. When I get dressed in the morning I think… girly or edgy?
  2. The item of clothing I could never live without is… leather pants.
  3. Currently, my favorite thing in my closet is… my lace-up suede python pumps from my shoe collection.
  4. Every woman should own… a jumpsuit.
  5. If you looked at my desktop you’d see… a screensaver of my kids.  
  6. My beauty essentials include… Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint, Clarins Broad Spectrum SPF 30, Bobbi Brown Everything Mascara and MAC Creme d’Nude lipstick.
  7. The last thing I googled was… reviews from my Fall 2015 bridal collection.
  8. If my days had one extra hour I’d… sleep in!
  9. My guilty pleasure is… a weekly massage.
  10. I’m dying to splurge on… a David Benjamin Sherry photo.
  11. On a typical Saturday night… I’m eating out with friends.
  12. I’m most excited for fall because… I can start wearing the coats from my Fall 2014 collection.
  13. When I’m stressed I… eat mint chip ice cream.
  14. When it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle… I love the outdoors with my familyhiking, swimming, you name it.
  15. My biggest fashion pet peeve… UGGs.
  16. My one style regret… a perm!  
  17. When it comes to picking models for my show… I look for effortless beauty.
  18. What keeps me inspired to work in fashion… is the constant creative process and the incredible talent that I work beside.
  19. My favorite place to shop is… I can’t just pick one! Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue.
  20. When hiring people, the qualities I look for… are detail-oriented, hard worker and embraces change.
  21. The best advice I ever got… “Find your own balance.”