DANA MOSCARDELLI

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What is your idea of perfect happiness? Good friends, good food, good wine sitting outside on a warm evening.

 

What is your greatest fear? In front of the camera not behind it.

 

What is the trait you most deplore -- I interrupt others while they are speaking. Terrible habit. -- in yourself?

 

What is the trait you most deplore in others? Cheapness

 

What is your favorite journey? Vacation

 

What do you consider the most overrated virtue? How about underrated virtue? Modesty

 

On what occasion do you lie? I tell the truth - too often.

 

Which living person do you most despise? I donít ďdespiseĒ anyone.  It gives them power.

 

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? ďAre you high?!Ē

 

What or who is the greatest love of your life? Coffee

 

When and where were you happiest? At a friendís wedding in Hawaii

 

What talent would you most like to have? Something musical - playing piano, guitar, saxophone.

 

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Longer legs

 

If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be? Bigger

 

What do you consider your greatest achievement? Iím alive.  Three out of five top neurologists in the country told me that I would die or be a vegetable.

 

What is your most treasured possession? A ring made by a Venetian artist

 

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Traffic

 

Where would you like to live? Somewhere warm, but it has to be by an ocean.

 

What is your favorite occupation? Stylist

 

What is your most marked characteristic? Honesty

 

What is the quality you like most in a man? Sense of humor

 

What is the quality you like most in a woman? Confidence

 

What do you most value in your friends? Loyalty

 

Who are your favorite writers? Alexandre Dumas, Patricia Highsmith, the list goes on.

 

Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Edmond Dantes (The Count of Monte Cristo)

 

Who are your heroes in real life? Teachers

 

What are your favorite names? Henry & Grace

 

What is it that you most dislike? Talking with your mouth full.

 

How would you like to die? At peace.

 

What is your motto? What doesn't kill us makes us stronger.

 

Which era of fashion history do you personally romanticize the most? The 1950ís 

 

Which three fashion icons, past or present, would you most want to meet? Diana Vreeland, Babe Paley, Charlize Theron

 

Where did you first experience the power of fashion? Old movies at the ICA when it was on Boylston Street.

 

What is your current go-to fashion accessory? Belts

 

How many pairs of shoes do you own? Not enough.

 

Which contemporary designer do you believe will stand the test of time? Iím curious to see where Tory Burch is in 10 years

 

Which fashion designer do you believe most influences your personal style? Anyone timeless... Ralph Lauren, Christian Dior, Diane Von Furstenburg

 

How do you weigh in on fashion versus style? One can follow fashion but style innate.

 

What trend do you regret having followed? Most anything in the 80s.