Robert Verdi got a taste for the finer things in life by watching his Portuguese mother, a skilled dressmaker, and noshing on culinary delights prepared by his father, a French chef. As a teen he began designing jewelry, which he sold on the streets of Manhattan and later, to highbrow stores like Barney's and Bergdorf. He then became a TV host, a lifestyle expert, and an in-demand stylist for celebrities such as Eva Longoria, Hugh Jackman and Mariska Hargitay. Verdi holds a degree from New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, and in addition to writing fashion columns and hosting his own shows has even guest-starred as himself in "The Devil Wears Prada."


Treasure: My Piaget diamond Sheika Watch
Quote : "Who's looking at you?" ~ My mom
Escape: Home
Vacation: Paris
Inspiration: Creative risk takers inspire me... Like Stefani Greenfield, 20x200 creator Jen Bekman and the Malin & Goetz duo...
Movie: Silence of the Lambs, Delores Claiborne, The Color Purple
Childhood memory: Selling coordinating sets of colored construction paper and crayons to my classmates... I was way beyond a lemonade stand.
Work of Art: Guido Mocafico's "Serpens"
Song: I can't pick just one... but I'm listening to Andy Gibb singing "I Just Want to be Your Everything" right this moment and I love it as if it were the first time I ever heard it...
Designer : Heidi Slimane
Misconception (about you): I'm not really that friendly, but people think I am...
Guilty Pleasure: Shoes...I'm like the gay male Carrie from Sex in the City...
Junk Food: Just dip it in peanut butter and I'm good...
Youth Remedy: Every moisturizer on earth -- I want to be as moist as a chocolate cake...
De-Stress Mechanism: Sleep
Cocktail: Amaretto sour
Party: The Met Ball
Hangover Remedy: Greasy food and sex
Pals: Kathy Griffin, Sandra Bernhard & Bethenny Frankel - I like tough, smart and funny broads...
Crush: Barack
Lipstick + Nail Color: Ummmmm - really girl?
TV Show: The Robert Verdi Show Starring Robert Verdi
Cartoon Character: Natasha from Bullwinkle... She's very chic
Menu: Alta on 10th street
Restaurant: Morandi... I also admit that I'm a Hill Country junkie as well...