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Q & A:
1. How would you describe your style?
My worldwide travels have shaped an eclectic style; however, having lived in France for many years, I am very much influenced by the French aesthetic sensibility. “Boring” isn’t in my repertoire — I love an element of surprise!
2. What is your best style advice to women?
Fashion is a way to express your individuality. Your choices should always make you feel comfortable. However, you should be daring and try new looks as long as they truly express who you are. And, very important, fashion should be fun!
3. What are the latest fashion trends in Paris and London now?
The trend of implicit versatility is a sign that designers are truly listening to the needs of the modern woman. The focus is on separates that can be mixed and matched in imaginative and individualistic ways. Moreover, since the boundaries between cultures have become blurred, our fashion choices can also reflect a unique blending of cultural influences. It’s all about creative practicality! Here’s a suggestion to help you with your selection: think “pants as a must-have,” think “unstructured, supple shapes” and think “cheerful in spirit.”
4.What make you happy? What inspires you?
I have a love of learning and mastering new skills. Beauty and excellence in all their myriad forms inspire me.
MORE ABOUT JACQUELINE GILBERTSON:
Jacqueline Gilbertson is an international entrepreneur and an established specialist in cross-cultural, social and business etiquette. She is a consummate world traveler and organizes by-invitation-only cultural programs in both the United States and abroad. “‘Fashion Week in Paris” has been among the “top favorite” experiences of her clients.