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Friday, May 10th 2013

She’s the Bop: Marissa Montgomery

When you first meet Marissa Montgomery, you may think she has wings. Not only does the TV personality and fashion designer have the sparkly disposition of a Disney fairy, but the London native seems to pop up absolutely everywhere—New York, Los Angeles, St. Tropez, Istanbul, Tokyo—in the time it takes most of us to compose a tweet. (Seriously, if I got as much of a workout every month as her passport, I'd be an Olympic athlete.) I managed to pin the blondie down for a brief minute, but at least it was enough time for an interview!

FARAN KRENTCIL: You travel all the time. What's your go-to airplane movie? 
MARISSA MONTGOMERY: I mostly sleep all the way! For turbulant flights, I always have Clueless or Zoolander ready to go. Also, I just discovered Homeland (very late, I know) and I am obsessed with it. 

FK: Your dad is a rock-and-roll photographer. How has that shaped your personal style?
MM: He finds beauty in everything and has taught me to appreciate all styles. I grew up on-set with him, playing dress-up with the wardrobe department, so fashion has always been fun for me. He and my mother love Nashville and Santa Fe and all things country and western, and that has definately rubbed off on me .

FK: You have hosted pieces for America's Next Top Model and NYLON TV, along with a million programs in the UK. What's your best advice for someone who wants to host TV shows like you do?
MM: Have fun and be relaxed. Sometimes you just have to go with the interview and see where it takes you!

FK: Wearing heels to a rock concert: good idea or bad idea?
MM: BAD!!!

FK: All caps. Oookay. So. You have gotten me addicted to these special New York cookies from Momofuku Milk Bar called Birthday Truffles. So what's the best way to work them off?
MM: I just became the US health and beauty correspondent for British beauty site Get the Gloss, which means I now try out all the latest fitness trends, everything from SLT pilates to the best new trainers. So I'm hoping that can compensate for our little habit. (Speaking of which, I have also found the marshmallow cereal cookie at Milk Bar to be quite addictive.

FK: Now you're just being mean.
MM: Okay. I also like to have dance parties to shake those birthday bites off! All you need is an iTunes playlist and a friend!

FK: Please describe your personal style in one sentence. This sentence must include the phrase "full moon."
MM: Stevie Nicks dancing under a full moon and a sky full of stars.

--Faran

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