The One Where I Meet the Sartorialist…Plus, a Must-Read Blog For Bloggers


YOU GUYS…I met the Sartorialist!!  And Garance!!  And by "met" I mean I attended their book signing.  

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As much as I'd love to claim that Scott (he's Scott now) was all "Shana, Darling!  I've been following your blog – tell Mike his pictures are much improved!  Coffee?  Tomorrow?"  It was…uh…NOT that.

But he and Garance were both wonderfully gracious and funny and I was…well, I was totally off my game.  Not one to get starstruck normally (except for this one other time) we were whisked to the front of the line simply because we had brought the kids. (Stupidly thinking that this would be a quick in-and-out operation).  But the folks running the book signing were so nice, had kids of their own (as does Scott), and whooshed us right up.  Leaving me surprised to suddenly find myself standing in front of two of the biggest names in blogging.  Oh, GOD.  Mamas, I was giggly.  In that horrible breathless sort of way.  Garance had said she liked my skirt, which left me so flustered it was all I could do to keep from blurting DO YOU WANT TO TAKE MY PICTURE?  I mean seriously, S!  GET. IT. TOGETHER.  I don't think I even introduced myself, instead asking inane questions like "How do you like Philly?"  Awesome.  I'm sure they've only answered that one 4593845720 times.  At some point during my over-smiling and head-bobbing, Mike rescued me.  He strode up, introduced himself like a normal person, and told them both how much we admire their work and that they have truly been an inspiration.  Then he strode away after the kids, leaving me all What He Said.

So.  I'm pretty sure that if I left any impression at all (I'm betting on no)…it's one of a cute skirt* and a great husband.  

*Technically it was a dress, so they would be mostly right.  Close enough.

But despite my poor performance, I am glad we went.  It was a MAJOR style event in Philly, and the people watching was ah-mazing.  Want to see?  Head on over to Urban Fieldnotes (I'll bet you recognize some faces).  

Urban Fieldnotes, BTW,  is written by our good friend Brent (and husband to Jess of the headscarf).  Brent is an anthropologist who decided to study street style blogging.  In order to properly immerse himself in the scene, he started his own blog, Urban Fieldnotes.  His pics are great (including his pics of the Sartorialist visit), but it's his writing that puts him at the top of my must-read list.  His observations are insightful and often witty.  Truly a fresh voice (and often a self-deprecating one) in the world of street style blogging.




  1. That story is adorable, and really fun! Don’t feel embarrassed, I like to think of myself as cool, but every time I have ever spotted a celeb- even ones I don’t really like- I have gotten so ridiculously star struck. It happens.

  2. Ok but pretty cool that you’re featured on Urban Fieldnotes! By name, looking all “I’ll have my people call your people.” Plus, now you’ll have compassion when a fan greets you that way, right? πŸ™‚

  3. Those pictures of you and your family are unbelievably sweet and so cool! That’s something you’ll have forever, regardless if you only remember your “babblings” to the people you met. Your dress was beautiful. Congrats on being featured in Urban Fieldnotes because that, in itself, is pretty cool too!

  4. Thank you, Jen. The pics Brent took are fab. He took a few others of just the kids running around that were pretty amazing, also. My husband is now harassing me for a camera upgrade, LOL!

  5. OMG!! I DO look all “I’ll have my people call your people!” BWAHAHAHA!!! In reality, I was either asking Mike if he found a parking spot, or gushing about where I was to my Mom. πŸ™‚
    And for the record: If I ever am recognized by a “fan”…I will be WAAAAY more excited than they will. Truly. πŸ™‚

  6. Being remembered for a cute skirt and smart husband just shows your amazing taste. Plus if you are ever signing autographs at a meet and greet wouldn’t you be flattered by a gushing fan? It just demonstrates your love and respect.

  7. That sounds a lot like my experience when I “met” Stacy London a couple of weeks ago at *her* book signing! They moved that line pretty quickly, though, so there wasn’t much chit-chatting. My only goal was to pass whatever silent fashion evaluation I was sure she was making of me πŸ™‚

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