Designer Resolutions 2009

MANOLO BLAHNIK

New Year’s vow:
“To think positive, accept that the world is changing, but not really let it get to me!”

On what’s to come in 2009:
“I always like the hope of a better future. I’d like health, happiness and a better economy so that things can get back to normal again.”

GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI

New Year’s vow:
“To follow my own instinct more and less of what others say; to eat less fatty food; to drink less wine; to do more exercise; and to spend more time with my children.”

GEORGINA GOODMAN

On gearing up for 2009:
“I have chosen to consolidate my collection, offering fewer styles and focusing on extraordinary shoes for extraordinary women.”

NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD

New Year’s vow:
“To spend less time in airports and smoke less — [although] I have a feeling it’s not going to happen.”

Most looking forward to:
“Working with more factories, expanding my range, launching a men’s line, Obama. And, of course, Britney’s comeback tour … not really.”

RUPERT SANDERSON

New Year’s vow:
“This year, I aim to stick to my guns. I still believe that quality and great design will overcome.”

JESSIE RANDALL

New Year’s vow:
“This Swedish proverb is a good start: ‘Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will
be yours.’”

Most looking forward to:
“My 18-month-old twins’ fi rst vacation… but I’m least looking forward to [their] first airplane ride.”