Women We ❤️ is a chance for us to
interrogate sit down with the women in our lives whose style we love, work we admire, and heart we adore. We give them the celebrated Proust Questionnaire—which dates back to 19th-century Parisian salons—and throw in a few of our own. Grab a coffee, something to take notes with, and get to know the women we love as they ponder love, death, and the meaning of life.
Without further ado, Maxi Britt Roberts.
When and where were you happiest? Anytime I’m on the beach in the Bahamas.
What or who is the greatest love of your life? Pizza.
Which quality do you most desire in a man? Adventure and humor.
Which quality do you most desire in a pair of jeans? Actual selvedge denim. And a good button fly.
What do you most value in your friends? Loyalty.
What is your favorite virtue? Curiosity.
What do you consider to be the most overrated virtue? Would political correctness count? Say what you mean!
What is it that you most dislike? Mayo.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Stubbornness.
What is your greatest extravagance? Athleisure—trainers, gym clothes, etc.
What is your most marked characteristic? I’d like to say my sense of humor but I know that’s just not true… probably.
What do you dislike most about your appearance? My hair on a humid day.
In which season do you feel most beautiful? Fall—layers incite creativity.
Which talent would you most like to have? Multilingualism.
What is your favorite occupation? Fashion designer! I do it for a reason.
On what occasion do you lie? Wouldn't you like to know…
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My height. I wish I was a little bit taller.
If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be? That I could have spent more time with my grandmother.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? The best is yet to come.
Who was the last person that gave you flowers? The U.S. speed-skating team.
Who are your favorite writers? Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Who is your favorite hero in real life? My grandfather. He taught me so much about how to see the world and life in general. His taste level, appreciation for art, design, and craft inspired me.
Where would you like to live? Eventually I would love to move back to New York City, but there is a great deal I can learn from living over seas. I’d give London a shot—after studying abroad there in college, it stole my heart.
What is your greatest fear? Drowning.
How would you like to die? Karma can bite me on this one… let’s leave it up to chance (except no drowning, Karma, please).
If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? A bird—I’d like to fly wherever I want to avoid dealing with airports.
What is your motto? Do it right or not at all.