What is your favorite AK product and why?
Hands down my favorite product is my AK iPad Case
that I have in matte alligator ... the color of mink ... with the lining in army green. I love the way it
feels and it wears so beautifully. I am constantly asked where it's from! The women's bag I would recommend to every gal is the Mercury in matte alligator. It's pure perfection because it's a
classically subtle bag that you would use and have forever.
You give AK products as gifts as well - what are your favorite items to give and why?
I love the letter keychains as gifts to people. It's a perfect gift for a new driver, or a new
homeowner. Recently gave to a college graduate, the small envelope in matte black alligator
lined in fuchsia and monogrammed with her initials. I filled it with all sorts of gift cards she will
need in her new college town: MetroCard, blowouts, Starbucks card, Baked by Melissa cupcake
gift card for late study nights, card for manicures, etc.
What is your favorite travel/vacation spot and why?
Love to check myself into the Four Seasons Biltmore in Montecito for a few days and just hang out. Great service, great pool, it's right on the beach and walking distance into the town, where I often eat at Trattoria Mollie or Lucky's.
I also love going to Mustique. It's simple and low key. Basically a glorified low key country club where you rent a staffed house and do nothing all day long but go to the beach, or play tennis and relax. Zero pressure too because there are very few restaurants and bars.
Also, going at least once a year to We Care Spa in Palm Springs for a total body detox.
Working at O must be fabulous - what is the best part about your job and what do you love the most?
I have my hands in a lot of pots here at O like conceiving and producing all the fashion, beauty and style pages and the covers. It's super fun to take the same cover subject and make the cover feel new and fresh monthly ... thru clothes, cover location Oprah's hair styles, etc.
But, ultimately, I am most motivated by our readers. They are vocal, receptive and fully engaged in every part of our magazine. I truly believe that we put out a special magazine monthly for our readers, not our colleagues at other magazines.
Can you give us a sneak peak into a day in the life of Adam and the life of O?
No day is the same at a magazine ... because we are working on three issues at a time ... each at a different stage of the production process. So, daily I can be working on laying out a story and concepting one for an issue three months down the road. But, I do have a routine in general that consists of:
5 am wake up
Office by 8 am
Meetings, market appointments or shoots during the day
Evening usually is filled with events or business dinners
Weekends are reserved for myself ... and visits with my family. I try to have Sunday as a day of silence. No phone, no talking, no blackberry. It doesn't always happen, but when it does, I truly feel fully recharged.
What are 10 things that you cannot live without or are currently obsessed over?
Jean Machine jeans
... Am obsessed ... A line out of London ... they fit amazing ... not too skinny and they give a great ass.
Made in Heaven (MiH) is their women's line.
My new Blackberry Q10 ... Love it ... Can't live without a Blackberry. The new OS is great and there is a keyboard and touch screen!
Natura Bisse Diamond Ice-Lift face mask
Illumino face oil by Colbert MD
My daily meditation routine
Inner Peace energy mist by LotusWei.com
Casamigos tequila by Rande Gerber and George Clooney
Light peanut colored suede boots by Saint Laurent
Seeing my nieces and nephew
L.L. Bean Camo Tote & Reed Krakoff Monogrammed Luggage Tag are perfect for travelling
What are five songs that you are playing now on your iPod?
Nada ... don't own one ... I know, I know ...
What are your favorite hotels?
LA: The Sunset Marquis
Santa Barbara: The Biltmore
NY: The Crosby
Miami: The Soho Beach House
London: Always looking for one
Paris: George V
Rome: Hotel de Russie
Barbados: Sandy Lane
What do you think makes a woman chic?
Confidence, I always say, is a woman's best accessory. I always think a woman should wear
clothes rather than the clothes wearing her. When in doubt ... go simple with good accessories.
If you have great hair, shoes and bag you are 95% there!
With your years of experience in fashion - what is your top style advice to a woman?
Find a style uniform and stick with it. It will be the backbone of your wardrobe ...
From that you can mix in some pieces that add personality and whimsy.
Only wear what makes you feel alive and beautiful.
What is on your TV?
Super Soul Sundays on OWN
Oprah's Next Chapter on OWN
Scandal ... Obsessed
CBS Morning Show
The Carrie Diaries
Pretty Wicked Moms on Lifetime
Best kept secrets in NYC?
Wilfred's Tailors... Do the best men's alterations in town. Superior Leather ... They can refurbish any leather and skin to look brand new and remake belts and shoes.
Charlotte Neuville, thefashionchef.com, her mini individual cakes are just whimsical and gorgeous. Every hostess should know about her ... these cakes will MAKE your party!
Tom at Face Place in NYC ... Best facial hands down!
You are a super chic dresser - what is your uniform and what are your fashion staples to educate all of our male readers?
I believe in a uniform of good quality basics. My basic daily shirts are mostly from Thom Browne
or custom made from Anto's in Beverly Hills, pants are usually Lanvin, Prada or Margiela and my
shoes are from Bottega Veneta, Hermes, Nike or New Balance.
Going to Mr. Chow's.
Way too salty for my low-sodium diet, but every once in a while you just gotta! Whether in Miami,
LA or NYC you can count on that bloated sodium face!
Who is Adam Glassman and why do we love him?
Adam not only has fantastic style and is a creative genius, but also has one-of-a-kind insight into fashion, friends and life. He has acted as the Creative Director of O since 2000 and is involved with the monthly cover shoots and oversees the visuals for the fashion, beauty and home pages of the magazine. In addition, he initiated using everyday women of all ages and shapes in the magazine rather than models.
Adding to his list of amazing endeavors, Adam has his own column, "Adam Says," where he answers questions from O readers on a variety of topics. He has served as Oprah's resident style expert as well as offering home fashion tips on Oprah Radio (XM Satellite Radio Channel 156).
Prior to joining O, Adam was at House and Garden and SELF magazine.
He currently resides in New York City.