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21 Questions with… Designer Alice Roi


Designer Alice Roi (our May guest editor) answers our quickfire questions. 

  1. I usually get up around… 7:30 a.m. Not happy about this.

  2. I would never leave my home without… coffee.

  3. My guilty pleasure is… Diet Coke.

  4. My fashion essentials include… sweatpants and Alice Roi horn cuffs.

  5. My favorite place to shop is… my mother’s closet.

  6. When I'm stressed I… draw.

  7. One thing I don't do well that I wish I did do well is… sing.

  8. If my days had one extra hour I'd… paint.

  9. The last thing I googled was… Salem Witch Trial.

  10. The most surprising thing about my job is… how slowly trends move.

  11. I'm dying to splurge on… more art.

  12. When it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle I… have One Lucky Duck.

  13. Right now I’m reading… Be Here Now which was so interesting both visually and spiritually; it inspired a line of tees that I made for my fall collection.

  14. If you looked at my desktop you'd see… tons of colonial quilts.

  15. A fashion trend I just don't get… the skinny jean. It just doesn't go away.

  16. My ideal day would include… painting, Shameless and friends on the couch.

  17. My favorite place to travel… Les Baux-de-Provence with my husband and son.

  18. My biggest fashion pet peeve is… flapper style. Hate it.

  19. What keeps me excited about working in fashion is… I never get it right. Must keep trying.

  20. When I'm looking to get inspired I… look at my favorite painters.

  21. The best advice I ever got… if you see a crazy person on the street, pretend you're crazy and they'll leave you alone.