10 questions with Virginia Tupker, Contributing Home Market Editor for Vogue.
1. What is your greatest professional accomplishment?
All the beautiful photo shoots I have done and my interior design projects.
2. What is your most prized possession?
A photograph of my grandparents from the 1940s, my engagement ring, and a beautiful Indian gold bracelet with peacocks on it that my father gave me.
3. Who is the person who most embodies “style”?
My grandmother was one of the most stylish ladies I have ever known. Her hair was always perfect, and she had impeccable taste. Every time I smell Fracas perfume, I think of her.
4. In what historical period would you most like to have lived?
I would love to have lived at court in 18th-century France. I adore the decadence, ideas, and fantasy of that era… and, of course, the incredible clothes and interiors.
5. With what fictional character do you most identify?
Holly Golightly. I love her joie de vivre and her incredible style!
6. Where do you feel most inspired?
I always find inspiration when I travel–the architecture, the cuisine, the local customs… Last November I attended a wedding in India, and the colors and the pageantry were incredible. Even the light was amazing.
7. If you were banished to a desert isle, what three items would you bring with you?
My huge brimmed Roberta Freymann sun hat, my YSL oversized sunglasses, and lots of Lancaster SPF 50 sunscreen.
8. In your next life, who or what would you most like to be?
I am a Leo so would love to know what it would be like to be a lioness prowling the African grasslands.
9. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Good company, lots of laughter, and a beautiful view.
10. How is building a wardrobe like furnishing a home?
Like a well-curated wardrobe, a well-curated interior is a collection. One is continually seeking out beautiful things to add to it.