While the world was fixated on Taylor Swift and her infamous BFF status with British heartthrob and Hollywood swan Robert Pattinson, American fashion icon and style legend Suki Waterhouse quietly made headlines of her own with a string of public break-ups and make-ups that constantly fluctuated with the fickle public’s interest in fashion. In 2018, the 52-year-old fashion designer finally found love with her longtime companion Diego Luna which the two began dating in 2016. The adorable couple’s story was documented in the song “Baby, I’m Swooning” which was dedicated to them. This past Valentine’s Day, it was revealed by Waterhouse that their love is as real as it gets as she shares a tender kiss with Luna in the music video for the song. Despite their busy schedules (they are both professionally committed to their craft and enjoy a high profile in their fields), the devoted couple makes time to spend with beloved family and friends and to enjoy life the way they want. We got the chance to speak to Suki Waterhouse about her dramatic romantic ups and downs, her candid views on love, and her advice for women looking to navigate the dating world. Here’s what she had to say.

Suki Waterhouse’s Advice For Women On How to Date

Suki Waterhouse’s advice for women on how to date is simple yet effective: put your best foot forward and don’t ever stop trying. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Waterhouse suggests that women should “just be themselves” and “not try to be someone they’re not” as this will make it easier for men to see them as a long-term partner. She adds that, while she sometimes gets frustrated with men, she reminds herself that it’s only a matter of time before she finds someone whom she connects with on a deep level. Just like that, she has some advice that is guaranteed to make women feel better about dating and relationships.

Suki Waterhouse’s Career In Fashion

Suki Waterhouse burst onto the fashion scene in the early 1990s as the creator of the label Fenton Lacey in London. The brand quickly became a household name when it was featured in a popular British fashion magazine. Since then, Waterhouse has gone on to establish herself as a style icon with timeless fashion advice that has resonated with women around the world. In addition to her fashion acumen, she is also an accomplished musician who is no stranger to breaking hearts in the music industry. With her classic look and unique style, she has been featured in exhibitions including the British Fashion Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum. She is also the author of the fashion advice column What Not to Wear for Men which she regularly contributes to several British newspapers. The column emphasizes style over trend and gives men and women of all shapes and sizes the confidence to wear what they want regardless of what’s fashionable. In short, she is exactly what a woman needs to aspire to be.

Suki Waterhouse On Her Dramatic Romantic Life

Suki Waterhouse is best known for her dramatic romantic life. Since she first began dating British heartthrob and Hollywood star Robert Pattinson in 2009, the style icon has been linked to the 51-year-old actor on-and-off. The pair became an item in London before getting engaged in 2014. After a brief hiccup when news broke that the engagement was not legitimate (Pattinson had allegedly married American actress Eve Best in 2011), the two became more committed to each other as time went on. They had been secretly dating since their engagement and the media began to dub them “Fabulous Beasts” in reference to Rudyard Kipling’s poem of the same name. The year 2018 saw the culmination of their relationship as they finally became and officially declared they were an item. Waterhouse admitted to Harper’s Bazaar that their whirlwind romance had in fact been long planned as she and her longtime companion had initially been set up on a blind date by mutual friends. Even after all these years, Waterhouse maintains that she and Pattinson remain in love and continue to plan their future together. It seems they are better off acting like teenagers for a while longer than settling down. What a ride it has been so far!

Suki Waterhouse On Her Beauty Vlog

Beauty vloggers and Instagrammers have changed the way we look at beauty and style. In an effort to keep up with the trends, Instagrammers document their daily makeup looks and adventures in style. While we may not always want to admit it, many of us have become addicted to watching YouTube videos of high-profile makeup artists and style icons practicing their craft. As a beauty vlogger myself, I get it. It’s an easy way to learn new looks and techniques and to keep up with the latest trends. One of the most famous YouTube makeup artists, Suki Waterhouse, has created a brand for herself which includes a daily vlog where she teaches others her tricks of the trade. In one of her most recent videos, Waterhouse teaches viewers how to achieve the ultimate ‘pout’ by using an innovative, fun-learning technique that even someone with no previous experience can master. In another video, she demonstrates how to create the perfect cat-eye effect using only a few simple tools which you may have in your own home. These tools allow Waterhouse to transform faces not just for the camera but also in real life as she shows in an Instagram video from earlier this year.

Suki Waterhouse On Love And Relationships

While we often think of fashion icons as living in the limelight, they are actually best-equipped to offer advice on relationships and love as they have been there and done it all. From a career standpoint, as we have seen, Waterhouse has firsthand knowledge of what it takes to be in a long-term, committed relationship and she has some sage advice to share with women seeking to do the same. When asked about love and relationships in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Waterhouse revealed that she believes in treating her friends and family with the same respect she wants for herself. In the same vein, she suggests women should be proud of the relationships they are in and not feel the need to constantly prove themselves by attracting the most powerful men in the world. She adds that she wants her friends and family to feel that she is there for them whenever they need her and that she never judges people on the basis of their relationships or the number of men they attract. In other words, she wants to be loved and accepted for who she is: a kind, sweet, and beautiful woman who has been there for others and will continue to do so for the rest of her life.

Suki Waterhouse On Self-expression

When asked about self-expression and fashion in a 2019 interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Waterhouse had this to say:

“It’s easy for other people to tell you what to wear and how to behave, but it’s your life. It’s your body and your mind. The only person you have to answer to is you. You have to make the conscious decision to be happy with who you are and feel comfortable in your own skin. The main thing is to find the fashion that makes you feel like yourself and comfortable enough in your own company. Don’t be afraid of being yourself. You’re a unique individual and you’ll find a way to express yourself through your clothes.”

In light of Waterhouse’s advice and inspiring stories, women around the world will no doubt take to heart her sage words of wisdom. For those seeking similar advice, her journey from style icon to style coach may be an example to follow as they navigate the dating world and look for a partner to share their lives with. While we may never fully understand the complicated nature of love and relationships, we can always be inspired by those who’ve been there and done it all before us. Thank you, Suki Waterhouse, for opening up about your life and for sharing your knowledge with the world. You are a true testament to the saying that beauty and fashion are both subjective and ever-changing as we progress through life and change as individuals. You can read more of our interview with Suki Waterhouse here.