On how I interviewed Jeanne Beker today while wearing no makeup whatsoever
It was one of those ‘I’m just heading out for a brief croissant and coffee’ that after the croissant turned into, f*ck it I’m going to those fashion previews right now and get that over with. See how blasé I’ve become about my fabulous fashion life?
And then voilà, I am sailing right into the welcoming handshake of my fashion television heroine, Jeanne Beker. I should have known she would be there- after all I was dropping into her label’s fall collection preview. Duh.
But- no matter- I charged on with talk and asked about contemporary design (It is so high concept, does it trickle down into mainstream? – Everything trickles down, she said, look at my yellow mustard coat), whether women today dress better than they did 15 years ago (yes- I think we’re finally done with those unfortunate casual Friday looks) and what’s the evolution of your line, EDIT (I went from basics to great fitting jeans, quality construction and special pieces that add punch, fun and push the customer a little further, like the Victorian faux fur bouclé cape- it’s divine on women of all shapes and ages).
And then, I did it. Before saying bye, I went for it: oh and could I please snap a quick pic of you? Maybe next to your collection? Sure! she said. She half turns away from me, reaches for her black leather handbag and plunges in. Within nano seconds out comes a lipstick- a Chanel lipstick- (and I know what those look like) and she throws on a fresh coat of red. She asks me where to stand and I direct her over by the yellow mustard mannequin (I’ll be a Director some day) and then click click, Thank you- you look great, I said. And she does.
Image by me.
Pictures of the fall collection coming up shortly!