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January 28, 2013

Inside THE CLOSET at Harper's Bazaar

Talk about a magic carpet ride.  Here's a place I never expected to be:  Inside The Closet at Harper's Bazaar.  And by The Closet, I mean the kind top fashion magazines keep, where designer goodies come, go and sometimes stay; the kind made famous by Sex and The City and The Devil Wears Prada.  I thought The Closet was a made up movie moment urban legend, until I met Lisa Luna, associate editor at Harper's Bazaar, and she confirmed that yes, it does exist.  And, oh, would I like to see it?  Umm, are you kidding?  And so I went last month to a skyscraper scattered with couture confections and tubs of lipsticks, stilettos propped up against skylines, the opening pages of the March issue laid at my feet.  I'm sworn to secrecy on the selections until that issue's publication, but here's a tiny taste I can reveal -- bookshelves of shoes arranged in a color coordinated rainbow.  Be still my heart.  It's not often life gives you a movie moment better than the big screen.  This was.  Thank you, Lisa.

Photo of Doreen Creede by Lisa Luna, Harper's Bazaar. More to come this spring.

21 comments:

designchic said...

Are you kidding me...lucky, lucky lady!! What an exciting day you had!!

'LUSH' said...

I'M JEALOUS!!!!! How incredible!!!!

Heather Lindstrom said...

First off, I'm so glad to see you back on Style Manic.Now I know you have been up to all things fab. Does this mean we may just get a peek of you in Harper's Bazaar?? What a fantastic experience lady!
xx, Heather

Jacqueline davis moranti said...

Sweet!!! What an awesome experience!!!

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The enchanted home said...

Please tell me you are still there and have taken up residence in "the closet"? LOL...how fun, I can only imagine how hard it was to leave!

Heidi Wellington said...

You are one lucky lady! Love the pic of you too! Can't wait to hear more about it! Xx

Style Maniac said...

Thank you, Heather, you are very sweet. I wish I could say all my time the past month was as fun as this! I was there to write a story on the magazine, not the other way around, but how lovely of you to ask.

Style Maniac said...

Yup, I think if you put a little kitchen in there I could live in that closet!

Style Maniac said...

Thank you, Heidi. Yes, more to come!

Lee Romano Sequeira said...

So, how many bagfuls of those little numbers did you sneak out of there? :)
wink wink!

Barbara said...

Must have been something to see. I noticed a lot of comments about 'luck' but I know luck had less to do with this experience than hard work. Well done!
b

Anne said...

My niece interned at a magazine, and got to see their Closet. I don't think it was quite like that one, though!

PURA VIDA said...

Honey get me some red ones!

therelishedroost said...

Awesome, what a great time you must have had!! I would love a closet like that!!!
xo Karolyn

Lisa Luna said...

You are a Bazaar cover waiting to happen! So glad you had a great time. You are welcome back any time! xx

Style Maniac said...

From your mouth to Glenda's ears!!

It really was such a fun fashionista moment visiting The Closet, roaming the chic office floor, catching up with old friends and making new ones. You are a gracious hostess and wonderful ambassador for the magazine. I definitely will take you up on your offer to return -- next time with cocktails after the couture. Merci encore!

My Inner Chick said...

OMGgg,
did you say Sex and the City? I Loooove!

My heart just did a flip.

AMAZING. EXciting. FaAaaabulous.

x ps. can I be your assistant?

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Have a great week dear

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
(sweden)

Style Maniac said...

Oooh, I would love an assistant! Some day ....

Ariana Graham said...

Wow that's so cool! Did you get to keep anything?

Ariana
Shopaholic Undercover
http://shopaholicundercover.com

Style Maniac said...

I wish!

Welcome to Style Maniac, Ariana. So nice to have met you at IFBCon and to see you here.