French-born designer Sophie Theallet was in her teens when she fell in love with punk rock, and it was at that time that her fashion influences changed from Cinderella to Vivienne Westwood. Her signature is described as bohemian luxe with a “strong French accent,” but her unique and free-spirited designs appeal to women around the world; this year she was named a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund FInalist. Glam loves her joie de vivre, so we made sure to get a few tips from the designer on living life to the fullest.
What’s inspiring you now?
Listening to the wonderful selection of music Henry “Scars” Struck has prepared me for the upcoming Runway Show.
What are the sure signs it’s New York Fashion Week?
The buzzer always ringing, people coming by, cigarette butts, sleepless night full of dresses in my head.
What’s your favorite restaurant in New York? What’s the best dish on the menu there?
Japanese restaurant, Hibino in Brooklyn. Love the spicy Tuna rolls and Agedashi Tofu.
What are your cheap thrills?
What are your guilty pleasures?
I love Mexican Gold Jewelry…
What cartoon character do you most identify with?
Calimero, a little black chick w/ a little broken shell on his head…
Where’s the most stylish place in New York?
The Greenwich Hotel.
How do you maintain your health and energy throughout the stressful fashion season?
Boxing classes w/ my trainer, Vitamin C, a little white wine.
Where will you be celebrating this season?
Still looking for someone to throw me a party!!!
What’s your cocktail of choice?