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Stay small and control it yourself.
– Bruce Oldfield
My aim is to make you look the best you can and if that means a little bit of internal pulling and hoisting up, then so be it.
Don’t take things too seriously.
Don’t be limited by the expectations of others. You can always be better and do more.
I’m not that interested in fashion… When someone says that lime-green is the new black for this season, you just want to tell them to get a life.
I can think of a lot of women clients of mine who are well into their 50s or 60s who are still quintessentially very elegant.
I don’t have regrets because they are negative.
If someone’s got good, clean skin, with not too much make-up on, and good, clean hair that’s bouncy, and the nails are clean and not overly done, then you can put anything on her and she’s going to look good.
Never cut corners, or accept anything that’s second-rate.
I come from very humble origins, so the last thing I would ever do is to look down my nose at people who can’t afford to come here to my shop.
I mean, you can’t walk down the aisle in Westminster Abbey in a strapless dress, it just won’t happen – it has to suit the grandeur of that aisle, it’s enormous.
I’ve generally got a good eye for design and proportion.
We’re into Nicole Kidmans, rather than the young girl who just got married in a tracksuit.
The bump I was trying to hide could be the future king of England.
I was getting a lot of editorial, as in lots of pages in ‘Vogue,’ but it’s far more important to get your dresses on the back of a famous person. Charlotte Rampling in Bruce Oldfield. That sells.
I keep on working when other people are out having fun. But I love what I do and find it hard to stop.
That to me was the most poignant part of Diana’s wedding; as she was walking up the aisle and her eyes were going left to right, looking at people and smiling in the way that Diana did – and that diamond tiara glittering like mad. It was great.