11 Questions with Adam Glassman
Spending time with my family. My nieces and nephew always know how to make me smile!
2. What's one thing that's always overrated?
One thing? No way. How about (a) movie premieres, (b) Fashion Week, (c) benefit galas and (d) the Real Housewives franchise? How jaded do I sound? But, really, it's all work...so the grass is always greener.
3. What makes you still?
Meditation—I can't live without it.
4. What words do you live by?
"The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them." —Maya Angelou
5. What's the hardest truth to tell?
I am known for saying what your best friends won't—but sometimes that's hard for me too.
6. What makes a person fearless?
Confidence with a healthy dose of ego.
7. What do you ask yourself most often?
When in communication with others, I often ask myself, "What is my intention while having this conversation?"
8. When/how did you last surprise yourself?
By losing so much weight when I was just trying to lower my blood pressure by simply changing what and how I ate.
9. What's the most daring thing you've done?
Zip-lining in Costa Rica and getting stuck over a huge waterfall.
10. How do you stay calm in a tense situation?
I try to step away from the situation and become a witness to it to hear and see what is really going on before I react. And I use some pranic breathing techniques.
11. What are you an expert at?
Providing O readers the tools to live their best and most stylish lives and feel great about themselves.
Adam Glassman has served as the creative director of O, The Oprah Magazine since 2000. In this role, he oversees the visuals for O's fashion, beauty and home editorial pages. Adam also pioneered the idea of using real women in O's fashion pages, and is involved in all aspects of O's monthly cover shoots. In April 2007, Adam debuted his own column in O, The Oprah Magazine entitled "Adam Says". What started out as a fractional column quickly turned into a full page where Adam fields questions from O readers on topics ranging from age appropriate clothing to how to be comfortable and still look great during a long airplane flight. He's been flooded with questions over the years, and while he can't answer every one, he knows that good questions are like fabulous shoes: the more, the better.
Prior to joining the O family, Adam was a Contributing Editor to House and Garden and Style Director at SELF magazine. Adam has also worked as a freelance stylist and Art Director for clients that included: GAP, Ethan Allen, Spanish Vogue, Saks Fifth Avenue and London Fog to name a few. He is a native New Yorker.
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