"If you’re shy, get the hell over it: You’re slamming the door in your own face."
"Be a gold-medal multitasker. You should be able to discuss the new Ludacris video while correcting the merchandising spreadsheets, picking the right shade of snakeskin for next season’s mini-purses and catching the dog at the same time!"
"There’d never been a clothing line made by a young woman like me: a multiethnic woman who has one foot in Gucci and one foot in the ghetto."
"In almost any situation, it is far more devastating to keep your icy cool while the other person gets herself in a flush-cheeked, teary-eyed hot mess yelling in your face."
"Be stingy with your money! Don’t splurge at the mall — and definitely don’t give it to your boyfriend!"
"I love when people walk into my house and start grinning, ‘This is too much — this is so you!’ Why give people brown cardboard when you can give them embroidered, crystal-flecked organza?"
"It’s not always what you know, but who you know. Get out and meet people."
"Gatecrash the right parties. You may not get the invites to the hot parties in your field, yet. But just like there’s always a back door into a career, there’s always a back door into a party."
"We as women analyze every little thing that comes out of men’s mouths, but sometimes you’ve got to just pay their craziness no heed. Just pretend it’s their ‘time of the month’ and think about the dry-cleaning you’ve got to pick up."
"I tell young girls all the time, Go for the guys who are more serious, distinguished. The hot-model types, they’re too pretty, and too wet behind the ears. Besides, do you want a guy who takes longer to get ready than you?"
"All women are goddesses, and it’s just a matter of letting that goddess-power shine — and if you don’t try to be the biggest and baddest damn goddess you can be, you are selling yourself short."