Be creative, take chances. It all washes off at the end of the day.
I love watching people. A New York subway ride or being stuck in traffic on the 101 in Los Angeles, I love to look at people. What are they wearing, what faces do they make. Kids on the street help show us where fashion is heading.
A wandering imagination and a steady hand.
I'm still such a fan of Betsey Johnson. She hit it big when I was a teenager. The colors, the fabrics- she really took chances and there is a zaniness to her clothing that I'm still intrigued by.