In honor of their recent 2011 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund nomination, the minds behind Cushnie et Ochs share their personal preferences.

Who: Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs

Occupation: fashion designers

Carly: London
Michelle: Maryland

Currently live: NYC

What's your guilty pleasure music?
MO: Lil Wayne
CC: Early '90s R'n'B

If you could only shop in one store for the rest of your life, what would it be?
CC: The Container Store
MO: Target

What literary character would you be?
MO: Scarlett O'Hara
CC: Estella, Great Expectations

Who's your ideal shopping buddy of all time?
CC: Michelle!
MO: Carly!

What's the most embarrassing outfit you have ever worn?
Both: Halloween '08, '09 and '10!

What's the last thing you bought that you loved?
CC: Ceiling fan
MO: My lunch

What was your first designer purchase?
CC: Dior bag
MO: Pink Fendi bag

What item do you wear every day?
Both: Panties

If you had to wear clothes from one decade only, what would it be?
MO: Prehistoric cave woman getup
CC: 1920s
Both: comfort dressing

What's on your nightstand?
MO: My BlackBerry and iPad and lamp
CC: Lamp, BlackBerry, Grazia UK, What the Dog Saw, Malcolm Gladwell

What trend do you wish would die?
MO: Ripped Panty hose
CC: Chipped nail polish

Midnight in Paris or Midnight in NY?
Both: Depends on who we're with....

What's the last song you downloaded?
MO: Britney, "I Wanna Go"
CC: Lil Wayne

What's your rule to dress by?
MO: When in doubt, change.
CC: Higher the heel the better

What's one thing few people know about you?
MO: I'm an ordained minister
CC: I can't drive