Tracy Reese Wants Nature, Better Smells

Name: Tracy Reese
Age: A lady never tells!
Job: Designer. Her Fall 2007 collection premiers today.
Neighborhood: Murray Hill

Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Holly Golightly.

What's the best meal you've eaten in New York?
Anything I've ever ordered at Indochine.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
I dream, conceive, select, fit, facilitate, beg, manage, motivate, and problem-solve.

Where do you get your coffee?
Starbucks (though I hate to admit it).

What's the last thing you saw on Broadway?
The Color Purple.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Sometimes.

What's your drink?
Grey Goose martini with three olives.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Not often, but I'm trying to reform. I've grown terribly suspicious of order-up.

What's your favorite medication?
None.

What's hanging above your sofa?
A Chinese hand-painted six-panel screen.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
More than $300.

When's bedtime?
Midnight.

Brunch: pro or con?
Love it!

What's your thread count?
300.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
Endless concrete, the lack of nature, awful smells, and garbage.

What's your brand of jeans?
Levi's.

When's the last time you drove a car?
Last weekend.

Who should be the next president?
Oprah!

Times, Post, or Daily News?
Times.

Yankees or Mets?
What?

What makes someone a New Yorker?
An intense desire to try to be the best at what you do competing against the best. This is the world's stage.