It's funny; in fashion, you can never relax and feel like it's all sorted. Every season, you have to give yourself a challenge and come up with something new and fresh.

I hated the '80s for years, and now I look back and think, actually, there was something really cool about it.

In America, I can just be glamorous, which is lovely. People are happy and accepting of exactly what it is I do.

I think it's always wonderful to dress people in the public eye. It's the icing on the cake and such an endorsement of what we do.

When I'm designing, I'm thinking about what it would be like to wear that piece.

I like to come home and completely forget about work.

I'm certainly not in the business of making anything or anyone seem avant-garde. I make them feel beautiful.

I always see bridal as a cultural thing: you have to get under the skin to find out what is needed in that market. For instance, the Italians love plain dresses, and the Americans loved beaded ones.

The Wonderstar collection is a fantastic fusion of Hollywood glamour and Wonderbra's technical genius.

Think about the style of the occasion before you plan your outfit.

When we first started doing bridal, I found the bridal business very archaic; it was very removed from general fashion.

I always design with the occasion in mind, so I particularly enjoy creating bespoke pieces; it's always an exciting challenge for me creatively.

We have a wide range of looks that address all the different types of women we cater to in all of the different territories we sell to.

I think in L.A., every night they're going out somewhere. So you have this culture of dressing up.

We've been seeing a lot of brides buying two dresses for their wedding, especially in America, and a lot of brides are talking about changing shoes halfway through. It is a very long day to be wearing one pair of shoes, however comfortable they are. It is about marrying that combination of style and comfort together.

I do think there is a bit of Liberace in me.

If I can get someone to put on a dress, walk in a room, have them feel great, and have everybody think that they look lovely, too - that's my job, as far as evening wear goes.

I loved dressing Elizabeth Hurley. I thought that was wonderful. She was one of those women who is so aware of how she looks in everything.

Our customers are worldwide themselves - the Middle East, the Far East, Europe.

When I design, I think about the desire someone might have for it and why. I want them to fall in love with it.

You should dress so that you feel confident.

I love it when people who don't normally see fashion shows see them, because they find it so exciting.

Carey Mulligan- I'd love to dress her. And Nicole Kidman.

A lot of my designs are inspired by the 1930s, when people were fabulous at dressing up. Then it just all kind of fell away.

In London, I did feel a pressure to be more avant-garde than I wanted.

I think with bridal fashion, it moves very slowly.

It's very nerve-wracking dressing someone because you obviously do everything you can to get them to be interested in something you've done, and then you hear they're wearing it, and then, obviously, they're going to step out in it, and you want to know that it's all going to work and what everybody's going to say about it.

Sometimes you listen to a piece of music that inspires a collection. You listen to the music, which creates the mood, which creates the clothes.

I like the challenge of dressing ladies in lots of different things.

I've always wanted to dress Cate Blanchett because I think she's so stylish.

I feel our brides are empowered women who know what they want and have a strong sense of their identity. Obviously, they love fashion and glamour.

Our silhouettes are quite classic, and the fit is very flattering. I just try to create something beautiful that complements the wearer.

With the bridal wear I love the fact that people show me their pictures about what I've done for their special day. It's lovely that I'm a part of someone's history.

Our dresses take a long time to make.

Old Hollywood icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Vivien Leigh, and Bette Davis are so inspiring; their style is romantic and feminine and their glamour mesmerizing. I love the idea of channeling that spirit on your wedding day.

There is definitely a 'red carpet moment' to a bride's wedding day, but when designing for bridal, it is important to focus on the details that will captivate and capture the imagination of the bride - she has to fall in love with the gown.

I think, for us, as an evening wear line, anytime someone on the red carpet wears our dress, it's an endorsement.

We don't go to parties much. I am very serious about my work. But I also have two children, and I wanted to do that job well.

I love the way that girls turn up at our boutiques knowing all the names of the dresses, and that was happening before we launched our brand Pinterest board.

I create fashion that is memorable.

Wonderbra is such an iconic brand with strong design values and great sense of humour.

I realised as a teenager that I was destined for a creative life and found that fashion design was something I enjoyed and was a potentially successful career path.

It's always a fantastic moment for me when someone wears one of our designs.

There is such an emotional connection between the bride and her wedding dress, whereas in ready-to-wear you may just be focusing on color or prints for that particular season.

From the 1920s through to the 1970s, bridal was related to the fashion of the times. Then in the 1980s, it became more historical, decadent, and ornate.

Having made all the decisions, I think a wedding day is a day when you want to forget what you are wearing and be in the moment.

Accessories are the perfect way to add something special. A hair comb or a beaded clutch can be a lovely detail to finish your bridal look.

Nobody is going to buy one of our dresses because it will do, or as something to hide away in their wardrobe and wear at some dimly undetermined point. They always have an event of some kind in mind. They want to walk in the room and for everybody to think how amazing they look. That's the job, really.

I play with those two eras a lot. The '70s did actually take quite a lot inspiration from the '30s. I love the '70s, the bold color. There's something very sophisticated about it now, looking back.