Success isn’t something that happens to you; you happen to it.
I’ve never lived in a building without my name on it.
It’s very hard to be great at what you do if you aren’t deeply passionate.
I’ve never had a sense of entitlement. I saw how hard my father worked for his money, and it was always made very clear to me that things wouldn’t just be given to me.
My father values talent. He recognizes real knowledge and skill when he finds it. He is color blind and gender neutral. He hires the best person for the job, period.
Work is changing for men as much as it is for women.
In both business and personal life, I’ve always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do. Evidence of the languages, cultures, scenery, food, and design sensibilities that I discover all over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry.
Everything about mediocrity kills me.
The beauty of America is people can do what they like.
I set very bold goals. It’s how I’ve always been. I’m definitely somebody who swings for the fences, and I expect very high performance.
My father represents a very interesting challenge to the Republican party. I think this is taking people by surprise. (But) I think that’s why he’s so welcomed by the American voters, because they want somebody who says what they are thinking.
People underestimate me, and that’s fine. I prefer to go into negotiations being underestimated.
If being complicit is wanting to be a force for good and to make a positive impact, then I’m complicit.
It’s important to get in the habit of growing as a human being, developing and refining leadership and management skills and entrepreneurial instincts and changing to accommodate the times.
I’ve also built my own business, and obviously it’s a brand that I’ve built and it’s wholly owned by me and something that certainly my experience observing him and working with him and for him has informed how I make business decisions around my brand. But it’s my company.
Jewelry is incredibly feminine, and reflects the grace and beauty of a women’s style like nothing else.
If people think they can elicit from me whatever terms they want, they are mistaken.
Traditionally women have been more reticent to acknowledge their ambition and to say it with pride. So I like having people who work for us who are ambitious, engaged, respectful. Mis-hiring is a huge mistake. It’s a tremendous opportunity cost throwing the position to the wrong person.
A scale is only in balance for a brief second. Inevitably the pendulum swings. It’s impossible to maintain.
I make money because I have to pay for everything apart from my school fees. My mother even makes me pay my own telephone bill.
I am very proud of my father and what he’s accomplished. It is amazing.
Fashion is meant to be fun.
My mom grew up in the Soviet Bloc, and she was a Tiger Mom. We didn’t get away with much.
Accessories are crucial. A great bag and a piece of statement jewelry are the fastest way to elevate an otherwise understated look.
If people think I’m just the boss’s daughter, they’re deceived.