Women We Love 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, Taylor Reynolds.
What is your current state of mind? I’m in a New York state of mind.
When and where were you happiest? Four years ago deep in the Costa Rican jungle on the Osa peninsula. I climbed a seven-story tree barefoot to the top. I felt raw, primal…like a Na’vi in Avatar.
Who is the greatest love of your life? Veda and Cash (my Chihuahuas).
Which quality do you most desire in a woman? Kindness.
Which quality do you most desire in a man? Magic.
Which quality do you most desire in a pair of jeans? Comfort with a blend of sexy.
What is your greatest fear? Veda and Cash dying before me. The thought of living without them is terrifying. But…as much as I would miss them, I’d hate leaving them first since they’d miss me terribly! Hmm. This is quite the canine catch 22.
What is your most treasured possession? My passport...and my grandmothers wedding ring.
Which living person do you most despise? The TSA agents who keep confiscating my all-natural moisturizers and cosmetics. I’m personally supplying at least five agents’ skincare regimens…that I know of.
What is your most marked characteristic? My outspoken honesty and uninhibited tendency to “keep it real”.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? My outspoken honesty and uninhibited tendency to “keep it real”.
On what occasion do you lie? I have a tough time doing that. See above.
In which season do you feel most beautiful? Summertime, of course. Doesn’t everyone?
What is your greatest extravagance? The Green Goddess from my local L.A. juice bar. They named a shot after me called “Super Taylor.”
What do you dislike most about your appearance? I used to hate being taller than the boys in school, but now at 5’11” it comes in rather handy since I get much better views at concerts.
What is your favorite occupation? Although I don't do it for a living, so I can't know for sure, but I imagine it would be working for an elephant sanctuary.
Which talent would you most like to have? Dance talent, like Maddie Ziegler in Sia’s music videos.
If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be? I’d have siblings. Specifically a brother named Tristan.
Who was the last person that gave you flowers? Me. I picked up my favorite flowers, blue hydrangeas, for my kitchen. I tell them I love them, because plants have feelings too!
Which historical figure do you most identify with? Ziggy Stardust. I would get called "Bowie" when I first cut my hair short.
Who is your favorite hero in real life? My father.
Where would you like to live? Atlantis.
How would you like to die? During a dream where I’m a Pegasus flying into Heaven.
If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? A unicorn. It’s my spirit animal.
What is your motto? Drive it like you stole it.