02/10/2012 12:52 pm ET | Updated Apr 11, 2012

A Conversation With Fashion Designer and Style Icon Rachel Roy


Before her fall 2012 presentation on Monday, Feb. 13, fashion designer -- and muse and style icon to many -- Rachel Roy talks about Deepak Chopra and spirituality, taking charge of her future, and sleeping naked:

When I wake up... I read Deepak Chopra's tweets.

Before I go to bed... I kiss my kids.

A well-dressed man/woman... illuminates.

Women should always... sleep naked.

The best thing that's been said about me... she is loyal, funny, fun, and honest.

If I weren't doing what I'm doing today... I would find a new way to create the best quality of life for myself and others.

My legacy... is to empower women through employment.

A great idea... pen, paper, books.

Botox is... foreign.

My mother... is honorable, patient and kind.

The soundtrack of my life... plays passionate, provocative, soulful, joyous music.

The future... is up to me.

Happiness... is within us all the time.

There's a time and place for... work.

There is too much... hurt.

In the end... the people I love and who love me will travel to the next realm with me.

Photo of Rachel Roy and the sketch from her fall 2012 collection courtesy of Rachel Roy.

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