Living in New York, you can count on running into celebrities from time to time. Although, don't rely on me to recognize the obvious, like when that guy from 24, Kiefer Sutherland, was walking down Madison Avenue, I didn't know who he was until the paparazzis called him out.
I've heard from a friend that if you live here long enough that you'll eventually walk onto the set of Law & Order, apparently my husband has done this three times already.
So it wasn't a complete surprise that I would run into a celebrity on my way to the grocery store, but the experience was a tad bit more than I bargained for. Isaac Mizrahi, American designer for Target, stopped me on the street to ask about my fashion habits. Mind you, I know very little about fashion, nor do I care to develop any expertise, it's just not my thing. Now if you want to ask me about food, well then we can talk. So the interview was a bit awkward and humorous as I weaved in several food references. It went something like this:
Isaac: What was your recent impulse buy?
Me: Recent, err... Dinner at Bar Masa. The food was so creative and imaginative, and potentially best described as avant-garde.
You know this wasn't the answer Isaac was looking for. He had this expression, like are we talking about clothes or food? It was a difficult question for me, and I had to think very hard. I don't go shopping often, and as you can probably guess I spend most of my time eating or thinking about eating, so dinner at Bar Masa was at the top of my head. Isaac laughed heartily at my answer. What did he expect me to say? Juicy Couture?
Isaac: Who is your favorite style icon?
Me: Diane Von Furstenberg, she's such a beautiful woman!
Isaac: Oh thank goodness you didn't say Jennifer Aniston! I love her too!
Me: Why would I say Jennifer Aniston?
Isaac: People have been telling me Jennifer Aniston is their favorite icon.
Me: Oh really? Like who? The Olsen twins? (We laughed quite hard.) I love Diane because she's so confident, and she truly celebrates the diverse beauty of women, and most importantly curves!
Isaac: What is your favorite piece of clothing?Me: I love my Lululemons.
Isaac: You too! You're the second girl to mention this yoga clothing line. Do you do yoga?
Me: No, I just like the fact that they are stretchy, so that I fit into them through all the seasons, you know like the day after Thanksgiving and through the rest of the holidays...
LOL! Most everyone reading this blog knows what I mean.
Isaac: What is your least favorite style trend?
Me: Very low-rise jeans. I've seen enough of Rosemary Plumber's crack. I want to see the end of that trend! I mean... well, you know what I mean...
Isaac: What is your pre-go-out ritual?
Me: I like to rock to Beyonce's Single Ladies.
Isaac: So do I!
Geez, what a coinky-dink! LOL!