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Fashion Editor Jill Radsken Can't Live Without Great Cashmere

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Welcome to Into It, where, we chat with Boston's movers, shakers, and candlestick makers (okay not really) about how style fits into their lives.

Photo courtesy of Jill Radsken

What makes Boston great? It's the plethora of interesting people doing interesting things. Though not always falling in the retail realm, we think they deserve some notice. Jill Radsken needs no introduction. As Fashion Editor for the Boston Herald she's amassed a slew of awards under her belt—and she's on the nominating committee for the CFDA. Here, she dives into her love of Downton Abbey (seriously, who doesn't?) and how she makes her wardrobe work for fashion parties and soccer fields with the kids.

1. Describe your style.
Versatile and easy. After years of embracing color, I have faded to (too much) black.

2. How does work influence your style?
I have two favorite uniforms: dress and boots, and jeans or Vince pants with anything. My office is pretty casual, but I don't let that hold me back from having fun. That said, my kids dictate as much of my style as my work. I go from school drop off to work then either out at night for work, or to a soccer field...

3. Favorite places to shop in Boston?
I love a bargain, but haven't found anything to replace the Basement. My closet has a little Alberta Ferretti, Marc Jacobs, Nanette Lepore. My favorite pants? Vince or Theory.

4. Places you don't shop in Boston?
I have only one, but don't want to name names. Let's just say its taste in merchandise is better than its customer service philosophy.

5. Describe Boston's fashion sense in three words.
Staid, preppy, young.

6. What's the one thing you can't live without?
Great cashmere.

7. And the one you can't live with?
5-inch heels.

8. What is your biggest indulgence?
Blowouts for no special occasion.

9. If you could only exist in one moment in time, what would it be?

10. And what would you be wearing?
Everything in Lady Mary Crawley's closet.
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