As co-founder and Creative Director of Who What Wear, Katherine Power’s built a mini-empire out of her celebrity friends (and fans). With business partner Hillary Kerr, Power’s built the go-to site for breaking down celebrity wardrobes. Thanks to LA’s fashion power duo, the world knows what Kate Bosworth wore while boarding a plane out of LAX, who designed Rachel Bilson’s newest nautical tee and the origins of the gold brocade trousers Kirsten Dunst wore to dinner last night. But what does Power love? We went straight to the source.
ELLE: What is your favorite smell?
KP: The inside of a new car.
ELLE: What do you consider the epitome of happiness?
KP: Lounging in bed on a Saturday afternoon watching episode-after-episode of a new crime TV show with my husband.
ELLE: How do you define luxury?
KP: The best of its kind, aesthetically pleasing, comfortable and convenient.
ELLE: What is the last dream you remember?
KP: I just dreamed about working out! Must be because I had to skip Pilates last night to work late.
ELLE: What’s your favorite childhood memory?
KP: Definitely my Saturdays when I’d spend the entire day in classes and rehearsals with my dance company.
ELLE: What’s the last book you read and loved?
KP: I recently finished Kris Jenner’s autobiography and was blown away by her hustle. Can she please manage my life?
ELLE: Describe your home’s aesthetic.
KP: It’s a lot like my wardrobe actually. It’s a mix of high and low, vintage and new, and a few European accents.
ELLE: What are your vices?
KP: Does stress count as a vice? Just about the only unhealthy thing I do is stress out. I also like Pinot Grigio.
ELLE: Describe yourself in 5 words or less.
KP: Shy, determined, loyal, anxious, hard-working.
ELLE: What possession will you never throw away?
KP: My designer handbags. If I have a daughter, I’d like for her to enjoy them too.