She was not too good at getting to the office before 11am, but then she would arrive dressed as a maharaja or an Edith Sitwell figure. I don't think she ever did my expenses but she made life much more interesting.
Michael Roberts, fashion editor of Vanity Fair, adds:
She was like an exotic bird. Issy was living rather like Diana Vreeland, the legendary fashion editor of the Fifties. She seemed to be trying to translate the styles of the Fifties and Sixties to modern life in a dull office in Hanover Square.
At times it could be difficult for her. Life tramples on people like that.
Here's a piece of advice from the woman herself:
If you don't wear lipstick I can't talk to you. You need to have lips. They are very important for getting men.