L'Wren Scott

(Laura "Luann" Bambrough)

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After working with clothes for so long, it seemed right to design them.
Although my mother didn't necessarily approve of teenage girls wearing heels, she made an exception for me when I was 14 because she didn't want me to be self-conscious about my height - or to slouch.
As a designer, when someone wears my clothes, the biggest compliment I can receive is that the woman looks amazing because my designs have flattered her, not taken over her. I take that philosophy to heart myself each morning when I am getting ready for the day. Morning
Enhancing a woman's silhouette and enhancing a woman's beauty - both contribute to enhancing her confidence, so they're synonymous, really.
Even though education was key in my family, I had no access to museums or art where we lived. I was a bit starved. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Families, Children & Parenting ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Every season I try to top myself, and push it a little further.
Everyone has their own special set of problems - in their own minds.
Everyone has this perception that the bloggers, they say horrible things about you and they hide behind their computers where you can't see them. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Everyone's curves fall in a different place. But you can't put something of mine on and not see curves.
Guys understand a waistline. They understand a silhouette.
Guys understand a waistline. They understand a silhouette. I dress for men.
I always have to have my lipstick. Sometimes I have more than one shade: start with one color for the morning, one for night. Sometimes I have a couple shades just in case I need something more powerful for the day. Morning
I am a fashion designer, so I guess that makes me an overpacker.
I am obsessed with proportion, and how proportion is perceived.
I am only six foot three, by the way.
I believe in stopping work and eating lunch. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I didn't particularly like being objectified.
I don't have time to be that girl who does the super workout. But I try to be as fit as possible, given my schedule. Even if I do 20 minutes a day, it's better than nothing. Time
I don't like to dictate the style to the customer, I believe people give something their own trend.
I don't really measure success by anything other than if I am happy. That is success to me. Am I happy waking up every morning? And despite the challenges of running my own business, do I look forward to going to work? Absolutely. Morning ;Success ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I don't think I realized the extremes of my proportions until I moved to Paris. I thought I'd be 'normal' as a model, but actually, even in that world, I was at one end of the spectrum.
I dress for men.
I exercise five days a week at home.
I grew up listening to Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf and lots of blues, R&B and Motown.
I had to learn to sew when I was growing up, because nothing else fitted me.
I have a very big family and a lot of friends, and buying presents is one of my favorite things to do. Families, Children & Parenting
I just want to be known for what I do, not who I know.
I like a very sexy silhouette, and I like to feel like when you put something on, you zip yourself into it, and you're secure in there.
I like talking one-on-one to everyone. I find it really sort of cathartic and interesting to hear people's opinions.
I love a real-life, movie moment in living color. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love an iPad game of Scrabble. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love seeing women looking great in my clothes. I don't care who they are. I don't quantify people by celebrity. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Women
I love to see women who are comfortable in their skin and dress to suit their body - that looks fabulous because it's authentic. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Women
I never eat where the hotel recommends. I do my own research and then try the most highly rated options.
I take a multivitamin, vitamin D, and omega-3 oils every day, and if I'm stressed or run- down, I bulk up on vitamin C and zinc.
I think a girl always needs a cardigan, and I tend to go for the sparkles. I have a minimum of 50 embellished cardigans. I'm not a believer in less is more; I'm sort of a believer in more is necessary.
I think everyone evolves over the years, but I have always had the silhouette that I know suits me. I am never going to wear a frothy, poufy thing that sticks out because I have found a style that works for me, and I stick with it.
I usually build my collections on colors and on staples, so when you buy pieces, you are really adding to your wardrobe, and you're getting a new color palette to play with. The clothes are timeless and modern at the same time. Time
I wanted to create things that you can always pull out of your closet and rely on. I wanted to create a timeless, classic collection of clothing that you can keep expanding on.
I was so tall and so skinny - I was that kid who couldn't find anything to wear. All the cool kids would have jeans the right length and I would just think, 'What am I going to do?'
I was worried that in London I would be judged for who I know rather than what I do. In New York, I am known for fashion.
If you don't feel good in it, don't wear it, because you'll never look good.
If you don't feel good in it, don't wear it. Because it'll never look good. Any hesitation in the fitting room and just walk away.
I'm a fashion designer. I don't want to be defined as someone's girlfriend.
I'm always trying to find something new for my customers. Every season, I try to top myself and push it a little further.
I'm always working. I work wherever I am. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I'm not an easy customer. My attention to detail could probably drive you mad. My eye still always goes toward the single flaw.
In the future, I'd like to make jewelry and sell it under my own name. But right now, I've got enough on my plate! Future
It was always sort of my dream to make handbags and I wanted a handbag that was very sharp, very structured, very tailored... I wanted a bag you could put all of your things in it, you can open it, you could close it, you could hid all your tricks, but it's not all lumpy.
It's so important your customer can rely on you for your classics.
I've always been very inspired by fashion. I've always been a big fan of style.
I've never met a woman who thinks they've got a good enough figure - however perfect they look - which is sad, because no one else can see these perceived flaws; they're entirely internal.
I've worked with lots of musicians - like Tina Turner - and I love when they go in front of the fitting mirror and do their thing, pose, dance. I love that moment! Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Luxury is a state of mind.
My entertainment was going to the local dollar movie theatre on the weekend, where I watched old black and white movies. If you wanted current movies, you had to drive to the big city. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
My theory is that balance is key - nothing in excess.
One should always try to do the best you possibly can. I'm not in a race to the finish line - I won't put anything out until it's completely ready. You want to keep it special and unique for the customer.
People often try to disguise televisions. I always think that makes it worse. It is what it is!
Peruvian food is so simple yet amazingly flavored with their traditional spices. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
Random things are luxurious to people. It's personal.
Sometimes I like to watch TV, though I never get to watch any of the shows in real time. I'm a fan of 'Downton Abbey,' 'Boardwalk Empire,' and 'Boss.' There's a British series called 'Luther,' but in England, they think a series means four episodes. And I like 'Mad Men.' Otherwise, it's always good to unwind with a book. Time
The biggest part of my fashion choices is how comfortable it is.
The first thing I do in the morning is take my vitamins. I don't want to say which vitamins; I don't think you should push what you believe in. Doctors should do that, not fashion designers. Morning
The modern woman has a modern life, and most of us work. There's no time to change before we go out in the evening, so a dress should always look appropriate for day and night. Life ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
There's lots of things you pull out lipstick for.
Weirdly, my nickname was Lady. I didn't get Stretch, or Stilts, or Spider Legs - I got Lady. I guess I was always a bit ladylike.
What resonates culturally with me about Japanese style is that it is very covered up but very sensual.
When a garment is in sync with your body and its proportions, it looks and feels amazing, and in France that is something that all women know from a young age. Women
When I designed my first house in L.A., I didn't have any money - I did it all on my own. I liked that. Money, Coins & Minting
When you're creating a fragrance, you're always thinking about what you want that first smell to be, that first reaction. It's a sensation, like a symphony with all of those layers and notes. I love the way it changes and the way it dries down. The fun thing about scent is that it's unique to everyone; pheromones take on a new scent. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Women of every age and size really just want to look sexy, while retaining their power and dignity. Women ;Power
You always have to think in a new modern way, and you always have to push yourself in fashion because it's a big treadmill. You can't really get off it. You just have to move a little faster.
You can celebrate the female form in comfort. We left corsets behind in the dark ages, so why bring them back now?
You can't believe everything you read. I am only six foot three, by the way.
You don't need to wear Spanx if you buy my clothes. The dress, the trousers, the pencil skirt - they should do the work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
You'll see the most perfect person, and you are like, 'God, she's, like, perfect.' And then she'll tell you everything that's not perfect. Everyone has their own special set of problems - in their own minds. Religion & God