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Talking Top Tens: Emily Henderson

Interior Designer, Stylist, Best-Selling Author and TV Personality

Emily Henderson, Interior Designer, Stylist, Best-Selling Author and TV PersonalityPin It!

Madewell High-Rise Jeans

High-rise to hide all my mom bits, but still young and trendy. Enough stretch to be comfortable but flattering.

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Favorite Instagram account to follow:

My friend @jengotch is hilarious on insta-story. She is the founder and creative director of @shopbando and her hilarious irreverence and optimism is addictive. 

Your biggest fashion faux pas, or a regrettable purchase/style phase:

My biggest fashion faux pas was the chaps (yes, the cowboy pant, but a vintage cotton version from the 70’s) that I rocked all over Europe in 2001. I’m sorry, I forgot to add that I paired it with a sequin tube top. My family still talks about it and it made me (in)famous in Dublin. 

Your current Netflix addiction:

I can’t stop watching The Handmaid’s Tale and I’m so depressed about it in so many ways. 

What do you love most about your work:

I love the unpredictability of photo shoots and digital media. Working in this industry forces you to stay young and innovative and to constantly be pushing it. I also love writing about style and knowing that people are happier with their homes because of my blog.

One piece of advice you would give your 18-year-old self:

If I could give my 18-year-old self advice it would be to learn HTML code, Photoshop, Sketchup, and Illustrator. Don’t leave college without those skills, no matter what your major is. 

Your motto in life:

My motto is: Work Hard and Be Nice to People. I have a framed poster in my son’s room and I’m hammering it into their heads every day. It’s 100% the reason why I’m successful.

The trend you hope never goes out of style:

I hope the shapeless dress trend never goes out of style. I love it, my husband hates it.

The skill or sport you’re dying to learn:

The fact that I don’t know how to work a DSLR camera is my ultimate annoyance. It would make my life (and job) so much easier. 

Your celebrity crush and why:

My celebrity crush is Kristen Bell. I’ve always said that when I grow up I want to be Veronica Mars. She’s wickedly talented and seems like a genuinely honest person. 

If you weren’t a stylist, you’d be a...

If I weren’t a stylist, I’d be a romance novel author. I can talk about love all day long.