L'Wren Scott, in her own words

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  • Fashion designer and former model L'Wren Scott was found dead on Monday
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L'Wren Scott, in her own words

Fashion designer L'Wren Scott passed away on Monday at the age of 49. A talented artist, Scott was also the partner of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. But what else is there to know about Scott, the lanky Utah girl -- born Luann Bambrough -- who rose to fame and international acclaim? 

Who better to answer that question than Scott herself, in her own words:

"I was adopted, and I was tall: 6 feet by the time I was 12. My mother was petite, 5 feet 1 inch, and my father wasn't particularly tall either. But they reverse-psychologised me: my mother would say: 'So, you're already tall. Why not be taller! Why shouldn't you get those heels!' ." So I felt proud of it -- even though I could never find anything to fit me, which is why I started making my own clothes in the first place." -- The Telegraph, 2013

"Weirdly, my nickname was Lady. I didn't get Stretch, or Stilts, or Spider Legs - I got Lady. I guess I was always a bit ladylike." -- The Telegraph, 2013

"I love getting dressed up. It started at a young age, clearly." -- The New York Times, 2008

"I am a gypsy because I am always going somewhere and pitching my tent.” -- Net-A-Porter, 2013

"I've never met a woman who thinks they've got a good enough figure -- however perfect they look -- which is sad, because no one else can see these perceived flaws; they're entirely internal. But I feel I've succeeded if I can design a dress that you can always rely on, that will stand the test of time, that becomes like a dear friend." -- The Telegraph, 2011

On inspiration: "I’m always working. I work wherever I am." -- The Daily Beast, 2009

"You'll see the most perfect person and you are like, God, she's, like, perfect. And then she'll tell you everything that's not perfect. Everyone has their own special set of problems -- in their own minds." -- Harper's Bazaar, 2011

On indulgence: "I can put a lot of food away. What fun would it be to be perfect all the time? And, by the way, I don’t know anybody who is.” -- Net-A-Porter, 2013

On her identity as Jagger's girlfriend: ""I don't court that life. I'd rather be a worker bee. I'm a fashion designer. I don't want to be defined as someone's girlfriend. ... You always wonder if people will pay attention to the hard work that goes into what you do. And when you're taking on something on your own, it's your company, your investment -- your life." -- The Times, 2013 

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