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Feb
19
2009

Last night I went to a Vivienne Tam fashion show in Soho. Mostly because it’s such an ego boost to be surrounded by super tall, crazy skinny, ridiculously young, beautiful models. A real pick-me-up for a 3o something, 5 foot 4 mom.

As expected, Tam’s 2009 fall collection is vibrant, sleek and gorgeous.  And all the models carried this new digital clutch. It’s an HP mini computer, designed by Tam, that looks like a clutch bag.

You can’t stash your lip gloss in there but it pretty much does everything else. It has a sassy red keyboard and a silk carrying case (which I’m too paranoid to use because, within 3 minutes, it will be covered in organic mac n’ cheese).

How sassy and cute is this computer?

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Photo courtesy of Gizmodo.

So I had the chance to meet Vivienne Tam….

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I’m sure she’s checking out someone far fancier than me. And please, no comments on my Facebook blouse. My wardrobe is recession limited.

As if a fabulous fashion designer isn’t enough, I also got to hang out with the mysterious, hilarious Marinka. Ever wondered what she looks like? She’s the one in the middle.

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Oh fine. Marinka is on the right. Look at the fabulous hair on her. I think she might be a Breck girl.

And thank you to Beth Blecherman  (Techmamas and Silicon Valley Moms Blog) for taking picture for me because I sort of didn’t charge my camera. If you ever forget your camera, always rely on a techmama because, UNLIKE everyone else, she will actually send you the jpegs that very night.

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After the event, while we hunted for a cab in the rain, Marinka and I debated Vivienne Tam’s age…

“So how old do you think she is?” Marinka asked.

“I don’t know. Thirties,” I guessed.

“What? You think she looks like she’s in her THIRTIES?!” Marinka replied aghast.

Well, now I feel stupid.  But how the hell am I supposed to know? It’s not like I guess ages at the carnival in my spare time.

“So how old do you think she is?” I asked.

“Fifties,” Marinka estimated.

Turns out, Marinka is right. Which means two things…

1. Marinka is brilliant and obviously has life long experience working at a carnival.

2. And I really hope I look like Vivienne Tam when I grow up.


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