Beatrix had me when she claimed that her greatest inspiration is the warmth of people. I have thought about it so many times since. It’s such a joyful and open way to live life, and you can see it in her glow and feel it in her presence. She is the living embodiment of style, and being in her space puts me on a high. Not only does she give attention to every detail of her apartment, cooking, painting, and writing, but more then anything, I wish I could get it together to design my own clothes like she does. Her farm in Virginia is equally as amazing. Nothing that she owns or does is without meaning. She supported a family of Tibetan monks for a year, by commissioning them to make the rug that is now in her living room, and the rug is inscribed from a page in her personal notebook! I am most obsessed with Beatrix’s long and purple-tinted, snow white hair and fantasize about my own looking like that one day.
Beatrix’s favorite designers are Comme Des Garcons, Vivienne Westwood, Azzedine Alaia, Yohji Yamamoto, Ronaldus Shamask, and Philip Treacy. She can’t live without her lipstick, and her signature’s are her rings and ankle boots. Her first book is called “My Father’s House: A Childhood in Wartime Bavaria”