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Anouska Hempel

New Zealander,  Actress
Total Quotes : 36
Good Been While

Acting was fun for a while. I loved every minute of the really good things I did but probably wasn't as good as I should have been.

- Anouska Hempel

Learning Fact Refine

Design, refine and repeat, and keep learning all the way along. It sounds bland and pedestrian, but in fact, it's the reverse.

- Anouska Hempel

Style Wins Made

Comfort? If a choice has to be made between style and comfort, style wins every time.

- Anouska Hempel

Thought Actress Rather

Being a rather second-rate actress, I finally thought, 'I'd rather be a designer.' I knew I could make things look good.

- Anouska Hempel

Work Ensure Sensational

A house must be bedded in the landscape. They both have to work together. In and out, every view from a window has to be sensational. Every view into the house must be the same to ensure continuity.

- Anouska Hempel

Motivation Hands Became

England used to be known for making beautiful things. Then we became the rag trade, known for our street fashions, which were picked up around the world. I want us to be recognized for quality. We have the hands to make the clothes. What we need is the motivation.

- Anouska Hempel

Good Charm Get

Good people can get you out of a thousand problems with charm and kindness.

- Anouska Hempel

Small Fabrics Mills

I buy the best fabrics from small mills in Italy. That is the basis for my clothes.

- Anouska Hempel

Like Very Very Early Age

From the age of five, I was organizing everybody's everything. If I didn't like the way it looked, I'd rearrange it. From a very early age, I saw life from my point of view.

- Anouska Hempel

Feminine 1920s Evolved

I feel that, historically, the Art Deco period has the most resonance for me. As a person, it has to be the plucky Clara Bow, the heroine of American silent movies of the 1920s. She embodied feminine dressing mixed with men's style. All this then evolved into the exquisite style and simplicity of Coco Chanel.

- Anouska Hempel

Think I Think Discussing

I don't let many people in. I don't discuss everything. If I don't want to discuss it, I'm not discussing it. I think that annoys the hell out of an awful lot of people.

- Anouska Hempel

Been Around About

Everything I've ever done has been because of travel. Right from leaving Australia to where I am today - it's all been about exchanging different points of view. The most important lesson I've learnt is to look and listen to what's happening around you.

- Anouska Hempel

Always Visiting Read

I always like to read something romantic about the place I'm visiting.

- Anouska Hempel

Doing Been Discovered

I'd always been acutely sensitive to my surroundings - and aware that I could make them rather than just observe them. So I began by designing interiors for myself, for friends, for clients - I just felt that I'd discovered my element, and those who really looked at what I was doing liked it - and the rest followed.

- Anouska Hempel

Properly Otherwise Set

If I set off to do something, why not do it properly? Otherwise, what's the point?

- Anouska Hempel

Sofa Tastes Might

The champagne tastes the same if you're sitting bolt upright or sunk back into a sofa, so you might as well be upright, because you look better.

- Anouska Hempel

Nature Atmosphere Mumbai

India. From Goa to Kerala and Mumbai, it gets me every time. It's the food, the people, and the colours. The magical atmosphere and the accepting nature of the locals.

- Anouska Hempel

Like Then Otherwise

I like people. Listen, if you're a hotelier, if you're a creative person, and you're working with the things that I do, then you have to like people; otherwise, you simply can't get anywhere.

- Anouska Hempel

Love Mumbai Thrill

I love to get on the road, but I also think arriving is such a thrill. Turning up at the train station in Mumbai, for example, to see people hanging off all the wonderful old carriages. It's extraordinary - everyone sitting with their chickens on their laps, moving forward but not going anywhere fast.

- Anouska Hempel

Like Imagine Everybody

I get up in the morning, look around, arrange and rearrange things, and imagine how I might like them to look. Why doesn't everybody?

- Anouska Hempel