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3 Minutes with Paula Goldstein

Intense, wild, and always on the pulse of time… That is the life of Paula Goldstein Di Principe. The hip London it-girl has turned into a busy cosmopolitan: today, fashion manager in New York (for the fashion website Refinery29), tomorrow travelling the world for her own online travel magazine www.voyagedetudes.com. Yet Paula took a bit of time off for us and revealed some interesting everyday secrets:

What city do you call home?
London.

Tea or coffee?
Coffee.

Best thing about what you do?
Travelling.

Favourite café?
Ruby’s on Mulberry Street in NYC.

Dream project?
Designing a pair of sunglasses with a rose-coloured tint to them.

What inspires you?
People.

Where are you when you’re not at Refinery29?
In the bath or on a plane.

Last movie you saw?
Scout.

Any good?
It’s a really sweet indie film about struggling teens – it made me cry!

Best cinema in London?
Everyman, in Hampstead.

Favourite song?
O-o-h Child by the Five Stairsteps.

Favourite book?
The Moomins.

Favourite colour?
Green.

Do you wear glasses?
Yes.

What for?
To see the world – I always wear glasses when I’m on the road.

Favourite shape?
Round or heart-shaped.

What, to you, is the best magazine?
MARFA Journal or Mushpit.

How many pairs of sunglasses do you have?
30

And how many coats?
40-something. I have a coat problem.

Your favourite coat?
My new Shrimps coat.

Favourite fashion designer right now?
Rachel Comey.

Fashion icon?
Penelope Pitstop.

Favourite quirky possession?
A little ceramic dragon my mum gave me. Wherever I set it up is home.

Lollies or chocolate?
Chocolate

Most visited website?
Refinery29 or The Cut.

Most embarrassing moment?
Trying to open a door that won’t open.

Best Christmas present ever received as a child?
My talk girl recorder. I used to interview everyone I ran into and pretend to have a radio show.

Favourite place in the world apart from home?
L.A. or Istanbul.

Life-changing piece of fashion?
TOMS shoes. For every pair sold, a child in poverty gets a pair of shoes. So they literally change lives.

Love or lust?
Lust.

The best thing about being you right now?
Focusing on the first printed issue of Voyage magazine. It’s a total luxury to be able to sit at my typewriter and go for it.

What are you going to do after this interview?
Celebrate my first Thanksgiving.

Famous last words?
What’s the worst that could happen?

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