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Who Am I ?

JESSICA ALFIERI WRIGHT

June 2011

1: Who am I?

Born-and-bred city-girl who’s afraid of cows and beholden to pasta. My career has been a mashup of editorial, marketing, internet advertising, “new media”, and business spanning both coasts. I’ve been to culinary school to learn to chop up animals. I’m a former marketing director with a multi-million dollar spend I miss very much, and a current entrepreneuse at the helm of Crude Products, a small-batch cosmetic brand; co-chiefing Ace Department, the place for smart women in business; editing A Very Fine Thing for shopping addicts with taste; and about to release a guide for no-fuss brides.

I’ve been a restaurant hostess, an office drone, an events director, a production designer, a makeup artist, and a faux-baker.

I’m wildly private, which make me tons of fun.

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

I run two small businesses, and two side projects on their way to full-fledged business status. I often have my hands in more cookie jars than I have hands.

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

I’m coming from a traditional corporate trajectory and heading toward a much less defined, more fun, and scarier professional life on my own.

4: Who is your biggest hero?

I admire tons of people, famous and not, living and dead, but my hero? The only guy I both know well enough to comment on and to whom the word truly applies, is my husband. I want to steal his brains, emulate his braun, and learn how to love the world like he does.

5: What book is your bible?

Lolita. Mao II. Bird by Bird. These I can read again and again and still learn, cry, laugh, and drop my jaw.

6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?

I love clouds on a sunny day. I hate toast.

7: What is your raison d’être?

Getting better at enjoying the life I have.

8: What is your favorite color?

A mix of bright and calm. Right now I like subtle neons paired with complex greys. Counter to anything else rough and tumble about me, I’m a nail polish fanatic likely to change my fingers thrice weekly.

9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

Jean Grey/Phoenix, the only woman with dual identities to rival Superman’s (except one of hers isn’t a dweeb).

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

I’m a native New Yorker, so there is no single spot. Lately, I’m devoted to ‘Inoteca for it’s uber-delish Three Two Three cocktail.

11: What turns you on?

Boats, biceps, blue eyes.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

I like the website The Burning House, so I’d ask that: What would you grab if your house were on fire? While the curated lists are ridiculous–do all those things live together in a glass box, ready to go?–I love the question.

Jessica Alfieri Wright is a former corporate junkie turned entrepreneuse. She owns and operates Crude LLC, a small-batch cosmetics shop; and co-owns Ace Department, the Home of the Entrepreneuse (TM); while developing ever snowballing projects on the side.

LINKS:

ACE Department

Crude Products

A Very Fine Thing

Unauthorized Bride

Twitter: @alfieri

Jessica Alfieri Website

Overseen by Jillian Mercado

Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Meaghan Coffey

Photography by Jessica Alfieri Wright

Design by Jillian Mercado

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Caption:

Jessica Alfieri Wright self portrait, 2011, Photography by Jessica Alfieri Wright

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