How would you describe your style?
I love bright colours and 1970's style. Farrah Fawcett, Ali McGraw, Talitha Getty are all favourites, that laid-back boho glamour those women epitomised is what I try to aim for.
What is there too much of in your wardrobe?
Shoes. It's the one item I just can't throw out. I keep them all.
What are your go-to labels?
Tibi, Reiss, Stylistpick.com, Mara Hoffman, Rebecca Minkoff, Zara and Supertrash.
What's the most treasured possession in your wardrobe?
The dress I wore to host the Oscars red carpet show for ABC. Black Halo made it for me from scratch, I helped with the design too which was exciting. It took three fittings and we changed the original colour of red to peachy-blush. It weighed about 6 kilos, and underneath that skirt I had a giant battery pack strapped to each thigh. I waddled like a chicken.
Do you plan your outfits or throw on whatever's to hand?
I try to plan, mainly because if I'm travelling I don't have space for too many options. Plus I hate that last-minute wardrobe panic when everything you try on looks crap, and you're late, and you end up rushing out the door not feeling confident. So before a big event or trip I'll try on a bunch of outfits.
What are you happiest wearing?
LA has quite a relaxed style, so in summer I live in loose maxi dresses, flat sandals and a cropped, beaten-up denim jacket from Paige. It's comfy but beachy.
Whose wardrobe would you love to steal?
Kate Bosworth or Diane Kruger. They both experiment with interesting silhouettes and they support up-and-coming designers. They both think outside the box when it comes to fashion and I admire that.
How do you organise your wardrobe?
I put tops together, trousers together, dresses together. And every week or two I'll pick about five pieces that I haven't worn in ages and put them front and centre- so that I'm reminded to wear them more. I like to revamp old pieces with newer accessories, giving them a fresh lease of life.
Where do you look for inspiration if you don't know what to wear?
Magazines, blogs, or shop websites. I'll Google a campaign of a designer I like, or look at their recent runway show.
Have you ever had a stylist and, if so, what are the best tips they've ever given you?
I've never hired one but my best friend in LA Anita Patrickson is an amazing stylist, so sometimes around awards season she'll help me find a gown. Her best advice is usually along the lines of 'shut up Lou and try it on' because I'm too stubborn about judging things from first glance.
If there is one label we should watch out for in 2012 what should it be?
Mara Hoffman's prints are just beautiful, her autumn winter show in New York was my favourite of the lot. And there's a gorgeous scarf company called Theodora & Callum that I love too.
What is the most extreme thing you have done for the love of fashion?
Once I see something I love, I get obsessed with it. Last year I found some peach and nude sky-high Versace platforms that I really wanted to wear for the premiere party for Plain Jane. I spent half a day calling so many places trying to track them down. Eventually the last pair in America was found in Dallas, Texas, and they were in my size! The party was the next day, so getting them to LA on time was a major headache but it happened, and I still love them, although I'm 6'4 in them.