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Creative Differences! With Marie Claire's 'G' Team

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They say it’s all harmony at Hearst, but we found out what Nina Garcia and Alex Gonzalez don’t agree on…

NINA GARCIA Creative Director, Marie Claire 
Star sign: Taurus
Preferred last meal: I’d commit carbicide at Poilâne.   
Cocktail of choice: Margarita on the rocks with salt
Most used expression: “Does it come in another color?” And “I need more options.”
Pets: N/A
Favorite NYC eatery: My home
Last vacation: Mustique
Dream model / photog combo to work with: Angelina shot by Brad.
Fashion pet peeve: Anything that is too short, too tight, or too sparkly.
Layout pet peeve: Inflexibility and rigidity— there needs to be an evolution of ideas.
Most unexpected blog / website you read: Fashgif on tumblr
Spotify (or Pandora) seed music group of the moment: Oh Land
Office quirks: I think I am the last person on earth that still uses an “At-A-Glance Weekly Planner.” It’s my security blanket.

ALEX GONZALEZ, Artistic Director, Marie Claire
Star sign: Aquarius
Preferred last meal: Branzino al sale
Cocktail of choice: Añejo rum on the rocks
Most used expression: “Major”
Pets: 2 Jack Russell Terriers, 2 parakeets, 5 goldfish, 1 hamster (and 2 young children)
Favorite NYC eatery: Maialino at the Gramercy Park Hotel
Last vacation: The village of Deia in Mallorca, Spain
Dream model / photog combo to work with: Any girl with Steven Meisel.
Fashion pet peeve: Ladies of a certain age in strapless gowns
Layout pet peeve: I’m not a fan of decorative type
Most unexpected blog / website you read: GenerationY by political activist Yoani Sánchez
Spotify (or Pandora) seed song of the moment: I love music too much to peg down one song.
Office quirks: I haven’t decorated a single office I’ve ever inhabited.



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