Briony Wright used to run the Australian edition of Vice and now heads ups the brand new, so fresh i-D Australia. She is funny and clever and whip smart and we knew she would be a fantastic interview subject for our In Conversation Proust questionnaire series. Here are her answers:
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Being on holiday somewhere warm with our little girl and boy and experiencing new things together. That and a well-made margarita.
What is your greatest fear?
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Indecision and lack of punctuality.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Decisiveness and punctuality.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
What is your greatest extravagance?
My perfume hobby. It’s expensive extracting the smells from things apparently.
What is your current state of mind?
Excited, focused and a little bit petrified.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Which living person do you most admire?
Beyond my entire family, all of my amazing friends and anyone helping other people in need and the environment, I’d have to say Terry and Tricia Jones who started i-D magazine 33 years ago. They were fashion trailblazers.
What is your favorite color and flower?
Aqua. Daisies and carnations.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
I’m never eating/drinking again.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
When and where were you happiest?
I actually think I’m as happy as I’ve ever been. It’s either age bringing contentment or complacency.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I really want to be able to play the guitar.
What is your most treasured possession?
My grandma’s engagement ring.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Vivienne Westwood and my brother, Nick, who just gets it done.
Where would you like to live?
In Spain or anywhere they endorse siestas.
What is your favorite song?
”Human Nature” by Michael Jackson
What do you value most in your friends?
Their intelligence, sense of humour, kindness and example.
Who are your favorite writers?
There are too many to mention but perhaps Jesse Pearson from Apology when it comes to short-form journalism. He has a beautiful way of weaving a story.
Who are your favorite painters?
Yayoi Kusama, Howard Arkley and my daughter, who just painted me as an adorable ghost.
Who is your heroine of world history?
Aung San Suu Kyi.
Who is your favourite hero of fiction?
Jean Seberg as Patricia in Breathless.
What is your motto?
You get what you give.
You can read more in our In Conversation series here.