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21 Questions with… TV Style Expert Robert Verdi

Robert Verdi

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Style expert, television personality and our February guest editor Robert Verdi has been influencing fashion with his on-air commentary and celebrity styling since the 90s. While he may have an enviable career, he’s the first one to take everything with a grain of salt and humor is infused in almost everything that comes out of his mouth. One thing is for sure, his answers to our 21 questions do not disappoint.

  1. I usually wake up… when my bank opens. 
  2. When I get dressed in the morning I think… why don’t I ever wear any of this crap?
  3. I couldn’t travel without… Rose Floral Toner from Fresh. My goal is to be as moist as a chocolate cake when I land.
  4. When I’m trying to be healthy I… do a double at Flywheel.
  5. The last thing I googled was… my name and the word porn…nothing came up.
  6. If my days had one extra hour… I would cook tomorrow’s dinner.
  7. If there was a fire, I’d have to save… my dog and my diamonds!
  8. The item of clothing I’m currently wearing the most is… my black polyester Wranglers that I bought at an outlet when I was visiting my mother in Vero Beach…but I tell everybody they’re Prada.
  9. My guilty pleasure is… buying art.
  10. I’m dying to splurge on… a rose gold Rolex Daytona.
  11. All men should own… a Rick Owens leather jacket.
  12. My biggest fashion pet peeve is… capri pants — ugh!
  13. My biggest home decor pet peeve is… beige, which is another word for B-O-R-I-N-G.
  14. The one celebrity in most need of my help is… the Olsen sisters (they don’t really need my help, but I want to hang out with them).
  15. The celebrity I always love working with is… Eva Longoria.
  16. The best advice I have for looking good on camera is… visit Renée Zellweger’s doctor first…if you know what I mean.
  17. My favorite hostess gift ideas include… my DIY monogram coat hangers — they’re a huge hit every single time I make them.
  18. My grooming essentials are… Fresh brown sugar scrub and Fresh brown sugar lip balm.
  19. If you looked at my desktop you’d see… a Keurig coffee maker, a NutriBullet, coconut water, a protein bar, cookbooks with recipes marked, a toy gun, Italian Vogue, a pile of receipts, a cup filled with Sharpies and a stack of Benjamins.
  20. When I’m stressed I… shop online.
  21. What keeps me excited about working in the fashion/lifestyle space is… the fact that I’m middle-aged and can still get a job.