I’m feeling emo and nostalgic today because the blog is turning 10 soon.
I can’t believe it. On February 20th.
This is the longest project, or whatever it is, I’ve ever done in my life, and it’s been life-changing in many ways.
One of the cooler things I got to do because of the blog was get right up close to the one and only cat lady supreme, Grace Coddington of Vogue magazine.
It was at the Dolce & Gabbana show at Milan Fashion Week in 2011, and I was there to interview Pat McGrath backstage (She was lovely, by the way — poised, calm and kind, even amidst the backstage bustle.).
After I finished the interview, I spotted Grace Coddington kickin’ it in the front row with Anna Wintour. I got this close to her. *This close*
And it actually happened twice! OMG. This was the second time. The first time was at a Dolce & Gabbana gallery party the night before, and I saw her wandering around by herself, looking at the art. I remember saying to myself, “Just walk up to her, Karen. Do it! Show her all 5,000 pictures of Tabs on your phone. Grace Coddington will totally get you!”
But I lost my nerve. 🙁 I couldn’t do it.
I tried again the second time, but again I chickened out…
If I ever get another chance, I’m doing it. I’m going to show her Tabs in all his husky glory.
Also at that show, I saw this mystery woman sitting across from me in red lips, blue eyeliner and a funky top hat.
I bet she would have had the courage to talk to Grace Coddington.
Who is she, and what liner was she wearing? I always wonder about that lady…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,