It’s been the most thrilling year of my life as I have embarked on being a part of Marie Claire’s “Big Girl in a Skinny World” team. Joanna Coles is an ICON and walking the halls of Hearst, where her Michael Kors and Nina Garcia roam to lunch in, was humbling and exhilarating all at once.
I arrived in NYC to be rushed to and fro meeting Nicolette, Joanna, the MC team and shooting a few pics for promotional use.
Walking to my first meeting with Deputy Editor Lea Goldman was exciting and as I rushed to meet her, I realized I was an hour early! Just enough time to get a manicure and head on over. I had prepared my outfits very carefully for my various meetings, of course, Joanna Coles HAD to be in the Hearst dining area as I was in THE WRONG OUTFIT for meeting her, and I promptly told her so. She quickly told me she loved my coat, (Calvin Klein) which was originally seen on the runways by Lanvin (which she has) and then said she’d see me tomorrow.
Now it was time for my hair revamp. Before I shot anything to be associated with Marie Claire, I was given a proper haircut, which sounded very exciting. As Lea and I discussed the “natural texture of my hair” I became nervous and with reason as the next two hours, resulted in me having to re-wash my hair and start all over back at the office. Without saying much, the hair cut was a disaster and I was soon prancing around with a towel on my head in front of the clackers at Elle. Regardless of the hair fiasco, it was magical to study past issues, put faces to names I’ve seen while reading the magazine and prepare for the show.
After months of brainstorming, writing, planning and production, we are LIVE! Here is the first episode. I hope you will like and if you do, subscribe to Hello Style on Youtube!