JILL RADSKEN

Fashion Journalist, Boston Herald

 

 

 

 

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Three weeks vacation, somewhere warm

 

What is your greatest fear? Something happening to my children.

 

Which living person do you most admire? My mom

 

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? I can hold a grudge.
 

What is the trait you most deplore in others? Close-mindedness
 

What is your greatest extravagance? Starbucks more than twice a week.
 

What is your favorite journey? Parenthood
 

What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Youth
 

On what occasion do you lie? To manipulate my kids.
 

What do you dislike most about your appearance? My skin! Serums, stat!
  

What I your greatest regret? That I didn't study abroad during college.

 

What or who is the greatest love of your life? My family
 

When and where were you happiest? On my honeymoon in France

 

What talent would you most like to have? Piano

 

What is your current state of mind? Overextended and poised to lose my memory
 

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? To learn to enjoy the journey more than the destination

 

If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be? A housekeeper would be nice.

 

What do you consider your greatest achievement? My daughters
  

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? A garden
 

What is your most treasured possession? My grandmothers' jewelry

 

Where would you like to live? In the Berkshires

 

What is your favorite occupation? Author

 

What is your most marked characteristic? Professional and personal integrity

    

What is the quality you like most in a man? Generosity and confidence 

 

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

What do you most value in your friends? Loyalty, life experience

 

Who are your favorite writers? Harper Lee, Charles Dickens, Anne Proulx, John Updike
 

Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Jem

 

Who are your heroes in real life? Those who work with the most fragile.
 

What are your favorite names? Madeline, Lillian, Eleanor, Louis,
 

What is it that you most dislike? Five-day work weeks
  

Which era of fashion history do you personally romanticize the most? The 1960s

 

Which three fashion icons, past or present, would you most want to meet? Coco Chanel, Diana Vreeland, Alexander McQueen
 

Who do you think has made the greatest contribution to the art fashion in the past 10 years? McQueen

 

Where did you first experience the power of fashion? In 5th grade at Williams School.
 

What is your current go-to fashion accessory? Costume bracelets

 

How many pairs of shoes do you own? 50

  

How do you weigh in on fashion versus style? You can pay for fashion. Style can't be bought.

 

What trend do you regret having followed? Perms. Neon in the 80s. Banana Republic's safari season in the mid-90s.