Just more reminiscing about the blog over all these years…
Again with the skinny brows and frosty brow bone highlight?? Please note it was 2008 when I took this picture with Jean Ford of Benefit, and it was *the thing* to do back then.
Back in the day, the official faces of Benefit were sisters Jean and Jane Ford, the original founders, and this pic was taken at a Benefit event in their Chestnut Street store in San Francisco.
During the interview, Jean took a jar of loose glitter and dabbed some on my lids with her fingers. Then when the interview was done, she gave me the jar of glitter to take home, and I stuck it in the pocket of the white coat I was wearing.
Side note: why did I own a white coat when I’m incapable of wearing white without getting it dirty??
Anyway, I put the jar in a pocket but then forgot about it…
It remained in that coat for years!
Actually, I think it’s still there.
Years later, after Maggie and Annie Ford Danielson (Jean and Jane’s daughter and niece) took over as the faces of Benefit, I interviewed Annie during their launch of Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation, and she was one of the nicest people I’ve interviewed over the years.
Such a character!
The second time we talked in 2013, I laughed so hard that I may or may not have snorted. We had some great advice about accessorizing and said something that still makes me chuckle. He said, “I always wear cardigans. That’s my signature. And I like diamonds! Listen, if I’m going to wear something, it’s going to be big, and it’s going to offend people.”
Carisa Janes of Hourglass Cosmetics was also very insightful (I fell head-over-heels in love with her office at Hourglass headquarters). And Wende Zomnir of Urban Decay, Bobbi Brown and Sonia Kashuk were some of the most fascinating people I’ve met in the beauty realm.
GIRL…I also loved talking to Sonia Kashuk. She was open, chatty and didn’t hold anything back. Just totally unguarded, which is rare. I would love to cross paths with her again because she seems like a really cool person to hang out with in real life.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,