Most people read about celebrities in magazines. I do some of that as well but I also have up close and personal encounters with celebrities between the hours of 11 pm and 7 am. Sure, I could dish about a squabble or two between starlets while I was styling them for a red carpet event, but I won’t. (Do the names Chloe Sevigny and Selena Gomez ring any bells with you?) Oh, and this might surprise you: Adam Levine is quite tender and attentive. At least he was with me. When I see him on TV on The Voice, he seems pretty arrogant and full of himself but that wasn’t my experience of him.
Once I was styling an outfit for Oprah’s best friend, Gayle King, when Oprah entered the room and was quick to say, “Nope, don’t like it.” I wasn’t phased by Oprah’s pushback. Keeping a steady voice I confidently explained to Oprah why I had styled this outfit for Gayle the way I did. Using the science of fashion I explained how it suited Gayle’s style words and matched the image she wanted to be projecting. Oprah had her index finger on her cheek and her thumb held her chin in place as she listened to my explanation. In the end she said, “Okay, I get it. I understand.” And then she walked into the kitchen.