Rachel Roy, designer
Three words that describe your Fall '12 collection: Modern, landscape, and architecture.
What's your hidden talent? Making people laugh. I like to make people smile.
What are your three fashion essentials? A classic trench or pea coat, a thin tight-fitting turtleneck, and a genuine smile.
What's your favorite Winter comfort food? Anything from ABC Kitchen because it's so clean, beautifully presented, and exactly what my palette always desires.
What beauty, grooming products, or spa treatments do you use before, during, or after Fashion Week? I use Jo Malone candles everywhere I can from the office to the bedroom to the living room. They burn at least half the day and into the evening until I go to sleep. When I'm home, I don't use artificial light, only candlelight. Bubble baths are an everyday indulgence for more — sometimes I take two a day. I use either Jo Malone bubble bath or lavender-scented organic bubble bath from Whole Foods. My other must haves are light green Tic-Tacs for all of the different people I meet up close and personal.
How are you planning to de-stress and relax after NYFW? Take a breath, thank my staff, and then off for some R&R. First I sleep and then I have a proper meal since I'll have been living off coffee and sugar for the past two weeks preparing for the show. I'll spend some quality time with my daughters and then it's right back into designing the next collection!