Sunday, March 25, 2018

A HAPPY GAY

I know we can all bitch and complain about our jobs. The down side to mine is the early hours and the extremely physical days I have, being on my feet all day and covering lord knows how many miles.Yesterday was one of those days where I really enjoyed the perks of the job. Every year my company has an event called HOT. It is probably the biggest event of the year, which showcases new designers we carry, the latest in fashion and trends, and the newest up and coming designers. The two week event is packed full of events generally. But yesterday was probably the best day to go.
The morning kicked off with delicious drinks, beautiful flowers and a speaking area set up for Anna Wintour, yes....the infamous Anna Wintour.... Editor in Chief of Vogue Magazine and Ken Downing , who is a fashion leader in the industry and has been creative director of various department stores. But Anna, as you may be aware has been a idol to me. Her story is really an amazing one if you ask me. Anna discussed journalism, social media, celebrity style, what the hottest trends right now, how she enjoys color, and how more is more and less is a bore. Afterwards she mingled a bit before being zipped away back to New York surly.
But just seeing her in person was good enough for me. If that wasn't enough for this gay boy, we also had the legendary, businesswoman, interior designer, and fashion icon of royalty Iris Apfel in the house!
I just adore that woman. Anyone who has the balls to wear what she does, looking fabulous and having fun with fashion, and doesn't let age slow them down is very cool. Iris was at the event to launch her new in store collection we're carrying for a limited time, and was the reason  most of my week was busy. I was the one setting the displays that announced her arrival and goods. Iris and our company worked together for the props and left it to us on the display. I thought it turned out rather nice and very fun....and could see the Mistress but in a few of these numbers. God knows I love me some plumes.
I am tempted to bring home the Iris Apfel cutout when were done with this display!!!!
Also in the house yesterday was Nick Verreos of Project Runway fame who was discussing  the latest beauty trends in eyes, lip and skincare, and  the reputable Philadelphia blogger  Alisa Fredricko who is style director of Dressing Jane.
The cosmetics department  alone was mobbed and I'm sure raked in the doe, as did the store has a whole. Thanks to yours truly, the cocktail company I recommend was on hand serving the drinks, 13th Street Cocktails. Next thing you know, I'll e in PR.
There were also two other unexpected treats. Earlier in the week I got an email from longtime reader Calliope, who is a Regional Director of Clarins, and was slated to be at the event with her National Make up artist Armando. It is always so great to meet a reader of the blog, and she was downright beautiful!!!!!!! We later talked and shared a cock-a-tail or two over at the bar. Calliope with her traveling entourage of make artist. I mean it girl..either of them...give them  my number!!!!! We have also promised to get together again when she comes to Philly. It was so great meeting her. Agnes Goldberg -DeWoofs was also in the house, but alas, never did get to meet up, as poor Agnes didn't think I'd be working. I would have loved to met her.
Later I got a text from the Lad, that his dear father was in the store, so I got to catch up with him. The apple didn't fall far from the tree. And he is just as nuts as his son!
We grabbed a pizza before I departed to come back to the Casa after a very fun and exhausting day. All this beauty, work, and schmoozing can be taxing I tell ya. But came home with tons of goodies. But now since I saw two of my favorite ladies and met ...finally Calliope, yes her real name, how fun a name is that.....I can die a happy gay....preferably in something from the Iris Apfel collection.

28 comments:

  1. Darling! Anna Wintour, Iris Apfel - and some stylish totty, to boot! No wonder you're knackered! I'd be creaming my knickers... Jx

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    1. i think he is still creaming his knickers......

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  2. Oh......I know you HAD to be in seventh heaven!!!!!

    And is the Lad father single and gay? I'm asking for a good friend of mine?

    Very cook you got to meet another blog reader. What handsome bookend she brought with her.

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  3. It was great meeting you too Mistress. You were just as I pictured and so bit of everything on your blog!!!!! It was a great event, one of my better ones, and loved seeing Anna Wintour also. Funny...when a man in her position does it he powerful and smart, but when it's a woman she is a bitch. She is definitely a success story for us women.

    I will most certainly pass your number doll, one of the two thought your were adorable.

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    1. I already can't wait for a return visit. And don't forget the boys!!!!

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  4. I want your job!!!

    Your displays always intrigue me and those really captured Iris's style and feel. Love the glasses on the ostrich and mannequins. And who recommended the bar? Now I'm shocked!!!

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  5. I wish my job had perks like that. Then again, I rarely ever have to leave home.

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  6. You seemed to have really enjoyed yourself that day, I'm happy for you Maddie.

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  7. Yes next time dear Mistress. I was a wonderful day although, William is wishing I didn't spend so much. I just had to own one of the Iris Apfel handbags! And those cocktails were going down to smooth.

    Your displays and store look so beautiful.

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  8. I have seen that woman before, Iris, and wondered what her claim to fame was. She is a testament! And I know you loved yourself some Anna! Your display work certainly does capture her essence. Looks like a fun and fabulous day for sure. Who doesn't like make up and booze?

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  9. I absolutely love that you used those glasses on the ostrich and everywhere else. She certainly has life that Iris and we can all learn that lesson from her! And I too can attest to you, like Calliope, that you are everything in person like your blog. A handful!!!!!

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  10. I'm just checking back to see if you still have a pulse?

    The Lad looks just like his father!!!

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  11. Looks like a very fun day Mistress. I love the display for the Iris Apfel collection you did!

    And which either of Calliope's friends there, with the painted on pants, don't take the number give them mine!

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  12. How fun! Must have been such a treat for all your customers. :-)

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  13. Oh, wow!! I LOVE Iris Apfel! Terrific photos!!

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  14. I didn't recognize anna without her sunglasses. I wanna be like iris when I grow up. and if the lad's father is str8, I wanna spend some time with him...

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    1. I hate to burst your cherry, but my dad and uncle are both gay! How does that happen?

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  15. Wintour took her glasses off???Alert the media!

    As for glasses, Iris' are fabulous!

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  16. Your displays are brilliant (of course). So much talent in one place. I also love the Iris Apfel glasses on the Iris Apfel mannequins.

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  17. I'm a lipstick lesbian....i would have loved that event. And would really have loved to heard Anna Wintour. Say what you might, but the woman is brillant and lead the way for other.

    AND you display are as always spectacular! Plus the Lads father is rather a cutie too!

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  18. Congratulations on a fabulous and successful event! What a day full of spectacular sightings! Your Iris Apfel display is stunning and resplendent! So vibrant and chic and timeless! Fantastic masterpiece, Maddie!

    And kudos for the drinks recommendation! That certainly adds a festive and sophisticated atmosphere to the exciting event. You did a magnificent job! Thanks for sharing your pics of the event and the intriguing people in the industry. Bravo and Cheers!

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  19. I'm gonna piggyback on eroswings comment because, well, eloquence.
    Being the unfashionable slob that I am (meaning totally uninterested) I've heard of these people and that's about it. I can't tell one person's style from another's.
    It sounds like you achieved a glorious workasm. Good for you!

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  20. Iris is incredible, that's for sure! And, did she say anything about the display of her goods? I hope she expressed wonder and surprise, and praised the great work!

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  21. Such an interesting job you have!!!! Your the only person I know who does this, so I find it very intresting.

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  22. WOW, what an event! And OF COURSE they took your suggestion about who to hire for cocktails -- who knows more about that than YOU?

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  23. "More is more, less is a bore" - quite right Anna Wintour! But what did she think of the hoodie-wearing interviewer?!?

    What a fabulous job you have. To be surrounded by such wonderful styles, and fashions, and men!

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  24. I love the glasses! And feathers, the world needs more fluffy things.

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  25. I hope my father was on good behavior?

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!

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