I get to meet Tim Gunn tomorrow! Lucky Brand is having a fashion show at the mall here in Austin with Tim in attendance, and everyone who spent $100 or more at the that Lucky Brand location this past week gets to be professionally photographed with him individually after the show and keep the pic!
So, of course, I had to go spend $100* (or slightly more, cough) at the store (and now I have an outfit to meet him in!)! Got my pass, am ready to go.
Now my plan is that I will also present him a copy of my book, because, of course, a gentleman like himself is sure to appreciate the tradition of handmade/handwritten notes! :) And a card telling him how he inspires me to “make it work…” ;) I'm thinking he'll like the simple elegance of this one?? Thoughts?
I'll admit, I've been practicing what I'd *like* to say when I meet him so I don’t gush and come off sounding like an inarticulate stalker! Pray it doesn't fly out the widow when I finally get to the front of the line!I am so stinkin' excited to tell him how much I've enjoyed watching him on TV (since very first PR season plus 2 seasons of his Guide to Style) and his wisdom and humor for so many years and how he inspires me! If you read my blog regularly, you know I definitely subscribe to his "make it work" philosophy and encourage you all to do the same! I have one of his books to ask him to sign for me, too. They actually had an all shapes and sizes casting call for the fashion show last night as well, but i didn't do that. how fun to be chosen, but of course I need to be front and center to see the whole show (and watch Tim watching the show, then find a way to be first in line to meet him before he's worn out from meet an greets, blah blah, blah!)
Now I've known since Tuesday, but have been holding off making it public for fear of jinxing it; of course, I don't believe in jinxes but if he gets sick or something and doesn't show (oh woe is me!!) or the mall blows up etc then I will have announced it and gotten everyone all excited for nothing! now that it's just a few hours away I just have to spill the beans and let you in on it!
So for today's candy: tell me who YOU would pay money to meet? I'd love to know! (because honestly there aren't many celebrities I can think of wanting to do that for!** There are people that I admire, yes, people that are very talented or terrifically attractive, but really no one that I sort of imagine is looking over my shoulder while I'm making cards or telling me "to edit" or sizing up and critiquing my finished ensemble after dressing, you know?! Yes, I am totally serious!) Oh, and of course, also tell me if you are a fan of Tim! :) I will randomly pick a winner and that person will win a copy of my Bring the Bling set. Subscribers and followers can get a second chance to enter, so if you are not yet following or subscribed, please do so today! Winner announced Monday!
Of course, I will be back to share every juicy detail of the show and meeting him as well as the pics.
Thanks for sharing in my fun! eeeee! Hugs, have a terrific weekend!!
* If you know me well, you know I am a very thrifty shopper and don't normally shop at stores like Lucky Brand, so I must really want to meet him! Oh I love their style, but the Lucky Brand jeans I already owned (and wore to the store to find something to go with) i got from Costco for ay less. However, the blouse (which I will wear Saturday) and belt and shirt I got (both on sale, were super stylish and great quality, so it was worth it, enjoyed trying on half the store to find stuff I would really feel good about spending a little extra on) And, when I think about it, even without the requirement, I'm sure I would have felt like I had to go buy something NEW that he'd approve of, hee! Surely, he'll be okay with my Lucky Brand haul!
** I didn't buy new clothes for it, but I DID buy a plane ticket to Chicago so I could meet Gina a few years back, so, she was on my short list! :)