Whitney Robinson

A true bon vivant and lover of beautiful things and being yourself, the Editor In Chief of Elle Decor shares empowering style tips — for yourself and your side table.

WHAT WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU LEARNED IN HIGH SCHOOL?

Independence.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST PET PEEVE?

Resistance to change!

WHAT DO YOU WEAR THAT MAKES YOU FEEL STRONG?

Tom Ford suits.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEONE WITH A BROKEN HEART?

Time heals all.

WHAT IS ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND?

A copy of A Little Life, a giant Mottahedeh white porcelain artichoke lamp, a Persian marquetry box, and a miniature 19th-century German silver tree hung with gemstones from De Vera.

WHAT GIVES YOU GOOSE BUMPS?

Smart conversation.

WHAT IS YOUR BAD DAY BACKUP PLAN?

Reading Susan Miller’s Astrologyzone.com; Massage.

HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?

If you can change people’s perceptions of how they think things should be.

BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED?

“You do you” — former Town & Country colleague Danielle Stein.

WHAT MAKES YOU FORGET TO EAT?

Work.

WHAT DID YOUR 8-YEAR-OLD SELF LOVE DOING?

Thinking about the future.

FAVORITE WORD? 

Chameleon. Adaptation is part of its DNA.

FAVORITE WORK OF ART?

So many. At the moment probably an Alice Neel portrait.

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