Behind the Seams: Q&A with Teresa Greenfeld of OliviaPalermo.com

March 30, 2012
 
Happy Friday! Today, I bring you the talented Associate Fashion and Accessories Editor of OlivaPalmero.com, Teresa Greenfeld. I meet many of my industry friends in funny places. You would think that I would meet someone like Teresa on set or perhaps in response to pulling one of my garments. But not, we met at a laser hair removal salon!  Sorry, Teresa, but I cannot tell a lie...  I'll spare you the details of our chance encounter, but I will say that we had ample time to spark up a conversation and we did just that! I've got to know Teresa over the past year or so and I've come to appreciate her impeccable style and hard work with the site. 

Also I am excited to announce that I have become a Guest Contributor to OliviaPalermo.com!
I will keep you posted as my posts go LIVE. I look forward to sharing these posts with you!

Read more about Teresa in her Q&A below and tweet tweet here @TeresaGreenfeld

1)how would you style your favorite Boy Meets Girl(R) item
I love the Voyage hoodie in black - the longer length in the back is so chic. I’d layer the oatmeal Unparallel Vest underneath it, so that the slashed sides peek out, and top everything with a leather jacket.  

2)what causes and/or organizations do you support?
 The Children's Aid Society, which works to ensure the physical and emotional well being of children and families, and Camfed, an organization that works to fight poverty and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa by educating girls and empowering young women.

3)what is your favorite part of your job?
I've always been in love with fashion - ever since I was a little girl and claimed victory in the ‘what I’m wearing’ battle over my mother.  Being fortunate enough to do what I love every day makes every part of my job my favorite.  I know not everyone can say that, so it’s something I never take for granted.   
4)what have you learned about the work force that you didn’t know in college?
That work ethic and passion will get you further than bullet points on a resume.  
 
5)what is the hardest part of your job? Highlight one or all that apply!
a. lack of sleep

b. long hours/crammed schedule 
c.  find a good balance between personal life and work
I would have to say 'all of the above' - kind of. My work and my personal life are almost one and the same. I work with one of my best friends (Olivia and I have known each other for years).

6) Favorite all time movie quote? 
 Wow, I don’t think I can pick just one.   Am I allowed to use all of ‘Old School’ - or maybe all of ‘The Godfather’ as one quote?

7) Favorite thing to do in NYC/or city live in?
I’m an extreme work-a-holic, so being able to get just about anything delivered 24 hours a day is a beautiful, beautiful thing.   Though  that’s not really so much a favorite thing to do, but more a viscous cycle of abuse.  
 
8) If you could live out of the country where would you settle down?
Florence.  I’ve always loved Italy, and have spent summers at a family home in the southern region of Calabria, but there’s something indescribable about Florence.  I’ve always pictured myself living there one day.

9) What’s your favorite..
       -website? 
 Other than OliviaPalermo.com?  TheZoeReport.com

       -book? 
The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield 

       -gadget? 
 My iPhone.  I made the switch from BlackBerry a few months ago, and I don’t know how I existed without it.  

       -guilty pleasure? 
 Reading every fashion magazine I can get my hands on.  In print.  

       -midnight snack? 
Swedish Fish.  The big ones - not those wussy mini ones.
 
10) What’s been your biggest splurge this season?
I have my eye on the 3.1 Phillip Lim 'Pashli' Satchel- either in white or in the amazing ‘limon’ yellow

11) What’s your biggest purchase steal?
While I was at Vogue, interning for the fashion department, I assited with 7th on Sale, a CFDA/Vogue founded “world’s biggest designer sample sale” to benefit services and housing for people living with HIV and AIDS.  I purchased some amazing pieces from Dior and McQueen.  I’m also painfully addicted to anything from ASOS or Topshop.  
 
12) Social Media: Do you have..
       -twitter @TeresaGreenfeld       

Thank you so much, Teresa, for being a part of today's Behind the Seams™. And for all my tweeps out there, show Teresa some love...her handle is @TeresaGreenfeld and she's a newbie.

xo,
Stacy

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