Whether it's her hip interiors for hotels like the Viceroy or her bold fashions as a judge on "Top Design" (remember her crimped locks and the funny hats?), Kelly Wearstler is no shrinking violet when it comes to style. DesignSponge interviewed the interiors tastemaker today about what she can't live without, what makes her tick and what she thinks up-and-comers should do. For the latter, she doles out this tip: "My advice to aspiring interior designers would be to travel. You have to see and study other cultures...And if you can’t or don’t have the means to travel out of your country, then take a road trip and explore another town you’ve never seen. Being an interior designer is all about discovery and adventure." Smart advice from the glamorous tastemaker. Read the DesignSponge post.