Ah, I see. Well, celebs love wearing your designs, which has been your favorite star to dress?
BL: Definitely when I dressed Beyoncé. She wore a custom outfit, in her music video “Diva,” that I was up the night before making and I got to be on video set and watching her was just amazing. Like when you meet someone you already admire and their personality makes you love them even more… Beyoncé is definitely my favorite. And Miley, too, she’s great.
Which actresses currently portraying fierce female characters stand out to you? Michelle Rodriguez? Angelina Jolie?
Oh, Michelle - my goodness! We worked on a film in New York with Adrien Brody and she’s fantastic. She’s like my little daughter. I can’t wait to work with her. Even Meryl Streep. I thought she was fantastic in “August: Osage County.” I thought she was whooping Julia Roberts’ ass. That was a whoop ass scene! Angelina Jolie - love her work. And lemme tell you what Beyonce did at her sold-out concert in Vancouver. I was sitting in the front row - this was probably 2006 or ‘07 - and she saw me in the audience and stopped her concert to pay me homage for giving her confidence to be an independent woman. She stopped her concert for that. I didn’t want her to see the tears trickling down my face, but that was so humbling and so wonderful.