09/04/2013 11:40 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

A Conversation With Fashion Designer Jenny Packham


Jenny Packham has dressed a lot of stylish and individual women like Angelina Jolie and Kate Middleton. Her brand of fashion is all about effortless elegance. Her clothes are like women's dreams come to life -- exquisite and beautifully crafted.

As she prepares for New York Fashion Week, which starts on September 5, Packham takes a break to talk about modesty, burlesque dancing and love.

When I wake up... I count my blessings.

Before I go to bed... I smother myself in oils in the hope of eternal youth.

A well-dressed woman... moves without restriction.

Women should always... compliment each other.

Men should never... wear flip-flops.

The best thing that's been said about me... is that I am modest.

The biggest misconception about me... is that I am modest.

If I weren't doing what I'm doing today... I would be a burlesque dancer.

My legacy... are my daughters.

A great idea... is to laugh in the face of adversity.

Botox... is the devil's work.

My mother... was fabulous.

The soundtrack of my life... is Schubert with a bit of grimey dubstep.

The future... is something to look forward to.

Happiness... is a smiling teenager.

There's a time and place... for free speech.

There is too much... fur being worn!

In the end... "It's better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all."

All photos with permission from Jenny Packham

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