Jill Dorsey of Made with Moxie: Designer Interview

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
“Laying in a hammock with a quilt on the beach with margaritas and my loves. And looking fabulous in a bathing suit helps.”

What is your greatest fear?
“Out living my children.”

What is your favorite color?
“Green. Then orange. But I seriously love them all. ”

Jill Dorsey of Made with Moxie: Designer Interview
My favorite photo of myself: This was taken the first time I flew to California and met my boyfriend's (now my husband's) whole family. We had been out drinking and polka-ing at Oktoberfest in Huntington Beach with them all the night before.

What trait do you most deplore in yourself?
“Being emotional. I want to be a robot.”

What trait do you most deplore in others?
“Lack of empathy. ”

What is your greatest extravagance?

What is your favorite journey?
“My quest to suck all the marrow of life.”

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

On what occasion do you lie?
“When it makes a better story to tell.”

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
“My impossibly straight hair.”

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“True story", "in any case”, and "freakin' awesome".

What is your greatest regret?
“Quitting piano lessons as a kid. It's my greatest and only.”

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
“Danny, Jane and Jimmy.”

What talent would you most like to have?
“To be an amazing super fly dancer. And to be fluent in many languages."

Jill Dorsey of Made with Moxie: Designer Interview My favorite thing I made myself: Okay, so I am proud of these sweet Star Wars costumes that I made that landed me on the front page of Reddit, but what I am really proud of making is these kiddos. I mean, I made two human beings! And smart and cute ones at that.

What is your current state of mind?

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
“I would have an amazing metabolism.”

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
“A man.”

Where would you like to live?
“In a renovated chapel on the Big Island of Hawaii.”

What is your favorite occupation?
“Shop keeper.”

What is the quality you most like in a man?
“I have to pick just one? Ugh. Character. And a great kisser.”

What is the quality you most like in a woman?
“Self acceptance.”

What do you most value in your friends?
“Their ability to cook fabulous foods and drink fine beers.”

Jill Dorsey of Made with Moxie: Designer Interview My most treasured possessions: I would be heartbroken to loose my photographs. These are the walls of the stairway in my house. I get to relive my all my life experiences looking through my old photographs. My childhood, my family, my relationships, my adventures...they're always right there.

Who are your favorite artists?
“Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, Baz Lurhmann, Cake, Claire McCardell, Bjork, Monica Solario-Snow”

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
“Laura Ingalls Wilder"

Who are your heroes in real life?
“Those who put the needs of others before their own."

What are your favorite motto?
"Dare to be different."

How would you like to die?
"I would not like to die. You'll have to wrench this life from me. "

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