30 January 2010

The Stuff of Dreams

I know I haven't updated in awhile. Life's been busy, etc., etc. But today I had one of those surreal New York experiences that begs to be written about.

This morning I was having brunch with a friend at NoHo Star. I glanced at the table beside me and who should I see but Mario Testino. I became instantly giddy. I excitedly told my friend who was sitting nearby and she didn't know who he was, but she said, "Go say hi!"

Without really thinking, I walked up to him and, unabashedly gushing, said, "I'm so sorry to interrupt, I'm just a huge, huge fan of your work. You're amazing!" He smiled kindly and said, "Well thank you! And I'm a huge fan of your style!"

I nearly threw my arms around him, but I managed to maintain my composure and I left him to his brunch.

Oh Mario Testino, I love you even more now than I did before!