Renaissance Woman: Dallas’ Joyce Goss

South Texan-turned-Dallasite Joyce Goss is leading by example. As the regional director of Phillips, a contemporary auction house, the Pleasanton native understands the world of philanthropy and art. She’s chaired a zillion galas and is known for her chic style. Here, her longtime pal Lance Avery Morgan gets up-close and personal with this busy wife, mother, and patron to learn about a few of her favorite things.

Portrait photography by Maxine Heifman

Joyce Goss. Photography by Maxine Heifman

The best career advice I’ve received is…Treat everyone with respect.

How I made my first dollar…I grew up on a farm in South Texas. One of my first summer jobs included hoeing weeds and moving irrigation pipe. I got a great tan as a bonus.

Last thing I binge/marathon watched…Was Schitt’s Creek. It’s beyond hilarious.

Courtesy of IMDB

Book that left a lasting impression on me…To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

First album I bought…With Love, Bobby by Bobby Sherman.

My favorite scent I wear is…Frédéric Malle’s Portrait of a Lady.

What everyone should try in her lifetime is…Volunteering. It’s one of the best ways to make an impact on the world.

One thing I am exceptionally good at that most might not know is…Baton twirling. I was a majorette in high school, and I still have my baton. Every once in awhile, when I am feeling bored or a bit nostalgic, I will bring out my baton and twirl. It’s quite a sight.

The beauty essential you’d have to pry out of my cold, dry hands is…YSL’s Touche Éclat highlighter.

A celebrity I would prank phone call and what I would ask them is…I would call George Clooney and ask, May I speak with Amal?

Amal and George Clooney.

My style icon is…Katharine Hepburn. Her style was bold and powerful. She could be glamorous in both high fashion and pantsuits.

Katherine Hepburn, The Philadelphia Story/MGM promotional shot, 1940

When it comes to one must-have clothing, one that item I always have to have is…A blazer. Throwing on a blazer makes me feel chic and pulled together. It boosts my confidence when I walk out the door.

My perfect day would end by…Having an amazing dinner with my family, followed by a cocktail, and watching the sunset while listening to some fabulous music.