Twiggy on Her One Year Anniversary, Why People Love the British Flag, and What Kate Middleton Will Wear for the Royal Wedding
When-to-Watch: Monday, April 11th at 1pm, 6pm, 7pm, 9pm, 10pm ET.
Twiggy’s got a lot in store for us as she celebrates her one year anniversary at HSN! She’s bringing us a Customer Pick Today’s Special, and shares news of an album in the works. Read on for more Twiggy style secrets, and what she thinks Kate Middleton will be wearing for the royal wedding!
What have you been up to since your last visit to HSN?
Well we’ve been traveling constantly, because that’s just what we do. One thing that’s been really exciting since we did the last blog post is that I’ve been in the studio recording a new album. I can’t talk about it much right not, so this is only a tease, but we’ll be doing something special with HSN!
Other than that, I’ve been working full out on all of our new designs that we’re bringing you with this visit. We have a show about every 8 weeks, so it’s a constant design process. We’ve been busy, but it’s great fun. I thought that I would be retired by my age, but I love working with HSN right now.
You know, it’s actually our one year anniversary this visit! And we have a Today’s Special–the gypsy skirt, which was one of our best-selling items from our first show a year ago. Most of the things we did for our first show were things inspired by my own wardrobe, so we’re so excited to bring this piece back. We’ve updated it with some beautiful embroidery, and it comes in black, white, khaki and a multi-print! It’s so easy to wear.
Let’s talk more about your new collection, what’s your absolute favorite piece?
It’s hard to pick a favorite, because they are pretty much all my favorites. We’re getting lots of feedback now, and I’ve got so many women calling in and telling us how much they love this and that. We’ve learned a lot over the past year about our customer. In a way, they are now guiding us.
It’s also nice to do things that are a bit different for them once in a while. It’s fun to get people to step out of the box. I think especially for my age group, I try to give women the courage to experiment. I love the tailored jacket. That’s very much my look, and I’m so glad our customers have picked up on that. I always say during my shows, “fashion should be fun!” I try to bring a good sense of what is coming on in the world at an affordable price. I work really hard to get that right.
Speaking of your most popular items, a lot of people have really fallen in love with your Union Jack designs. Why do you think people love the British flag so much?
Well, it’s a great flag! And I’m happy to say that I think there’s a great love affair between the Americans and the British, and I think the flag is a part of that. I saw a woman carrying that handbag through airport security not too long ago, and I wanted to go over to her and tell her that she was carrying my bag! It was really exciting!
You have an amazing pair of bright pink pants in the new collection, would you describe yourself as a pants woman or dress woman?
Definitely. I love my trousers! It’s definitely my look. And boots! I love boots. I still have my first pair of cowboy boots that I bought from Nudie’s in California. I don’t really have them anymore, they’ve disappeared from my wardrobe and are now in my daughter’s!
We know you love boots and winter clothes, but what would be your ideal summer outfit?
Well, I recently became the godmother of a cruise ship, and we’ll be taking a cruise soon–my first one! I’m thrilled about our newest [ Twiggy LONDON] items, and I think the silk pants with the bird print are perfect with our light denim jacket. I think I’ll be wearing that all the time on the cruise.
How do you think the fashion world has changed since your time in the 60s and 70s?
I think the biggest change is that the industry has become ginormous. Fashion has always been important, but now it’s a major industry globally. Every woman wants fashion. I don’t think I’ve ever met a woman who’s not interested in some way about clothes and fashion.
I don’t know. I’m guessing it will be one of the big British designers. Everybody is saying Bruce Oldfield. I’m sure whoever she chooses it will be beautiful. I can really see her in a narrow and sophisticated dress, but who knows, maybe it will be shocking!
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