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Today: Make it work.

I had a brush with greatness last night.  Two of us were chosen by StyleBoston for a “be styled by Tim Gunn event.”  Unfortunately the contest did not pan out as planned (I’m still not really sure what happened), but the team from kate spade stepped in and treated me and my new friend Dawn (hi, Dawn!) to an unbelievable evening.  Even as I type this, I can’t believe how lucky we were.

Before the kate spade new york fashion show began, we were invited backstage one at a time to meet the incomparable Tim Gunn.  And yes, he is just as lovely (if not lovelier) in person.  We chatted about curriculum development (of all things), how charming Boston is, and then I rambled about what an honor it was to meet him.  It really, really was.  I am glad I had the wherewithal to wear one of Mr. Gunn’s 10 essential items for women: the trench.  He said I looked chic.  I nearly fainted.

The mini-runway show was a great deal of fun.  The kate spade new york spring line, available at Bloomingdale’s, is adorable, and feels very wearable.  Here are a few highlights:

Following the show, we were invited to skip to the front of the line (my apologies to those who lined up) for a photograph and a last chance to thank Mr. Gunn and the kate spade team for taking such good care of us.  Though it would have been nice to be on TV as promised, the evening played out far better than I could have ever hoped.  The lesson: take more risks.  You can’t win contests you don’t enter, and even if one of those contests fall apart at the seams (get it?), if something’s meant to be, it’ll be.  Oh, and being polite goes a long way towards making it work. 😉

And now it’s back to the life of a commoner.

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What are your style rules?  Are you able to comport yourself reasonably among the famous?