1. At work I do a lot that helps people, both through my contributions to developing drugs to treat serious diseases, and also more directly, as a manager and mentor to other scientists.2. I have a lot of fun with fashion and style, and I feel like I encourage other people to have fun with it too.
3. I have many varied interests outside of science: I’m a home brewer, I make hats, I love to travel, I’m a huge fan of mariachi music, I speak some Icelandic as well as French, I love reptiles and amphibians. And obviously I have a passion for clothing and style.
I’d love to get my hands on a pair of the over the knee lace-up boots I saw in the Dior Fall ’11 collection. Shoes are probably my most oft-coveted item of clothing.
Tell us about a favorite childhood memory about your clothes.
A red, full skirted dress with black patterned tights, hardware-studded boots and a black cardigan. Red and black is one of my favorite combinations right now. What is the last item of clothing you bought?
I splurged on a pair of Prada sunglasses, and I’m glad I did. They make me feel so glamorous!
My favorite is probably the 1960’s navy and white short sleeved jacket I found at a second hand shop in Paris. It fits like it was custom made for me, and nothing beats international thrift shopping!
1. Layering skirts and dresses is one of my key tricks for using most of my wardrobe year-round in the variable and often windy San Francisco climate. I layer to lengthen shorter hemlines, to add warmth, and to bring in contrast or add visual interest.2. I love using belts to move my waistline up or down, or to change the shape of a garment.
3. I keep outfits interesting by adding unexpected elements such as a man’s tie, skull motifs, or a leather harness. A little bit of daring really spices up an outfit.