THE PROFILE: All about Wendy Goodman who is the Design Editor of New York magazine and a contributing editor at Departures magazine. She also contributes to French and German Architectural Digest. She is the co-author of ‘Tony Duquette’ (Abrams) and the author of ‘The World of Gloria Vanderbilt’ (Abrams).

Before re-joining New York magazine – Goodman was the style director at Harper’s Bazaar under Liz Tilberis, producing and writing style, interior design and architecture stories.

Prior to her work at Bazaar, Goodman covered the world of style and fashion for House and Garden, tracking fashion designers and artists at home and traveling to the Paris, Milan and New York shows. 

Name . . .

Wendy Goodman

Occupation . . .

Design Editor at New York magazine

Tell me about a project or accomplishment that you consider to be most significant in your career . .. .

Writing the book, The World of Gloria Vanderbilt, and co-author of the book, Tony
Duquette, both published by Abrams

What things do you not like to do?

Go to the dentist

What is your perfect pizza?

Margherita!  The perfect mozzarella and tomato

What kitchen do you use most frequently . . .

the toaster oven

Who is  your secret celebrity crush  . .. .

It’s not secret!….Aidan Turner who plays the lead in PBS drama, Poldark

Are you a night owl or morning person  . .. .

Morning, morning, morning!!!

What time of day were you born . . .

i think around 6 AM

Do you know your heritage . . .

I’m Irish Catholic on mother’s side of family, and German Jewish on Father’s side of family, so a good brew.

Do you follow astrology ? What is your zodiac sign . . .

I’m a Gemini, but don’t follow astrology

What would your DJ name be . . .

Wendah Jean!

Do you have favorite number . . .


How many pairs of shoes do you own . . .

I wear about 3 pairs and own maybe about 15 in all

Do you have a favorite fashion mag . . .


What is your go to fashion brand . . .

Theory, J Crew, Stephan Janson, Prada, if I could afford it

If we were to peek inside your closet, what would the dominant color be . . .

black and white

What is your present state of mind  . . .


It’s 6pm at your favorite bar or restaurant, what drink do you order . . .

I only drink champagne, so any dark, cosy bar that serves really good champagne

Do you awake with or without an alarm  . . .

week days with alarm, weekends not.

Uber, Taxi, Subway or Citi Bike . . .

Subway all the way!

What song is ready to play on your playlist . . . .

Would that I had a playlist…so pathetic…

what was the last photo you took on your phone . . .

my last instagram pic was the room designed by Vicente Wolf for Holiday House

One of the best lessons my parents taught me is to  . . .

do what you love work-wise

What is your favorite work of art . . .

fav work of art??? That is impossible to say! I love Giacometti, both Alberto’s
sculptures and Diego’s furniture. Of course I am drawing a blank on the plethora of

What is your favorite building in Manhattan . . .

The Chrysler building and the Metropolitan Museum

Wendy is a born and raised New Yorker, attended the Brearley School, Simon’s Rock Early College and NYU Tisch School for the Arts.  Wendy has a passion for dance in all its various performances. Her design/style editions ‘design hunting’ of New York magazine are collectibles for any ‘lifestyle’ resilient New Yorker and beyond. 

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