I spent the weekend in Woodstock,Vermont. I came down for dinner, and a guest of my friends (let's call her B.) commented me on my chartreuse corduroys. I said thank you, and explained that their bright color perks me right up each and every time I wear them. After a scrumptious dinner that I tried to figure out how to recreate, B complemented me again. I pointed to my corduroys and said, JCrew then pointed to my sweater and said, Madewell.
No! She said.
Yes, I said conspiratorially. I exclaimed how I always hit up those stores for basics especially before traveling.
Your scarf then, it's Madewell!? Nope, the bright plaid scarf was from Denmark.
I went on and waxed about the two brands (no, they are not paying me for this post :-) and talked excitedly about having met Gigi (left) and Elise of Lucky Magazine at a Madewell event in September.
No! she said. My daughter, A., works for JCrew and knows Gigi well. Then of course I gushed about meeting Gigi (I remember her work when she was at Lucky Magazine) and Elise. I remember my interaction with the lovely Gigi and Elise with such color.
We talked of B.'s daughter and the more we talked, the more I wondered about the people we know in common. Granted, I met Gigi and Elise once, but doesn't it make you wonder, as you're standing in line at the coffee shop or on a plane how you and the seemingly (and often strange) strangers are connected?