My Fashionable Week: Gela Nash Taylor

24 July 2009

Hurrah! Juicy Couture's first ever UK store has just opened on London's Bruton Street. So we decided to catch up with co-founder and creative director Gela Nash Taylor to find out what she got up to this week. Think yoga, cheeseburgers and an unfortunate skim-boarding accident...

Best and worst moments of the week?
Worst moment was when Pam [Pamela Skaist Levy is Gela's business partner and co-president of Juicy Couture] broke her ankle skim-boarding in Malibu. Best moment was that I didn't go skim-boarding in Malibu with her!

Is there anything like an average day for you, and if so what does it look like?
Get up at 6am - make coffee (this is a long complex ritual) - talk to Pam - workout - drive to the office - see Pam - have Spring 2010 design meeting - start snacking - review new ad campaign (love Tim Walker!, he's the most divine human being and photographer) - LA Times interview on new Bird by Juicy Couture collection - snacks - finalize new Couture Couture fragrance creative - drive home glued to either CNN or BBC - dinner with my daughter Zoe.

What's the most unexpected thing you have done this week?
Spontaneously jumped on a flight to Las Vegas to see John [Taylor, her husband!] and Duran Duran in concert, and then indulged in a spot of gambling with a little black jack on my lucky #7! Also visited our new Love G&P Intimates store there.

How do you wind down at the end of the day?
Yoga and by watching 48 Hours, Dateline and Cold Case.

Guiltiest pleasure of the week?
BBQing mini cheeseburgers for my dogs Violet and Sid Vicious.
Last three things you bought?
Care package for Pam, a Rick Owens fur and a vintage hat.

What are you lusting after this week?
An Edward Sexton riding habit!

What newspapers/magazines/websites do you look at each week?
NY Times (crossword junkie)
All magazines (magazine junkie)
Favorite outfit you wore this week?
Vintage Vivienne Westwood Sex Tee shirt with Bird Military jacket - stuffed with double shoulder pads!

What's your favorite day of the week and why?
Friday of course!

What's your perfect day ever?
A day at Wraxall with John, the peacocks and my horse, Etiquette. And a beach in Malibu. It's too hard to pick just one.

Soundtrack of the week?
Wild Boys by Duran Duran
Real Wild Child by Iggy Pop
Basically any music with ‘wild' in the title!

Best restaurant/party/bar you've hung out in?
Lan Club in Beijing. It's designed by Philippe Starck and has the most insane chandeliers and hundreds of baroque paintings.

What are you watching on TV?
CNN obsessively, Nurse Jackie, 48 Hours

What are you most looking forward to next week?
Seeing the reaction to the opening of our London store on Bruton Street. The building was built in 1705 originally as a private home. We've kept the resident feel and restored many of it's original details - molding, staircases, black and white marble flooring. It's beautiful but still full of the Juicy wit and irreverence.

Blackberry or Iphone and how addicted are you?
Both and very. I virtually sleep with my BlackBerry!


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