In my fashion fairy tale imagination, I have a panel of judges, who help me make decisions about my outfits, shoes, accessories, hair, etc... I will also be consulting with them on topics I write about. They are people I have great respect for, and since (in this imaginary fairy tale) they live in my closet, next to my favorite shoes, I have unlimited access to them. In real life, however, I have not met one single member of the panel. Sigh... one day perhaps.
First on the panel is Anna Wintour. As Editor-in-Chief of American Vogue, and known for the movie Devil Wears Prada being created about her, her sophistication and success are intriguing, she is truly a fashion icon. I think I would probably pee my pants if I got to meet her, although I don't think she would care to hear that we have anything in common: our haircut, eating the same thing every day, arriving to events early, going to bed by 10... In my opinion, she is the only person who doesn't look like an idiot wearing her sunglasses indoors.
Next on my panel. Tim Gunn. If you watch Project Runway, you know him, and love him. An amazing fashion consultant and man of impeccable style. Before PR, he was Chief Creative Officer at Liz Claiborne and also spent several years as Associate dean and Dept. chair at Parsons in NYC.
2 more members of my panel...
Stacey and Clinton!
Clinton Kelly has a background in fashion journalism, and was editor at Marie Claire and Mademoiselle magazines. He is also the author of an amazing book, that you all need to read: Freakin' Fabulous: How to Dress, Speak, Behave, Eat, Drink, Entertain, Decorate, and Generally be Better than Everyone Else.
Stacy London also has a background in fashion editing at Vogue, as well as in styling for celebrities. We all know and LO-ve Clinton and Stacy from 'What Not To Wear' on TLC. In my imagination, they are BFF in real life too. So, if that is not true, they can at least be BFF while they are on my panel, right? Totally.
I should probably keep these crazy thoughts to myself should I ever meet these celebs on the street- which, since I live in New York, is possible I guess! Also, I don't know how accurate my info is since a lot of it came from Wikipedia, and well, you know how that goes... But just in case... Anna, Tim, Clinton, Stacy... IF you happen to read my blog EVER... (pause for me to put my eyeballs back in my head) please feel free to contact me and give me your correct info and also your cell # so we can go out for cocktails. But actually, for now you needn't worry about it because I still have no readers. You should really only worry about the fact that I just used the word needn't.