Monday, November 2, 2009

Silent connections



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?

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6 Comments:

Anonymous punky said...

I had a lovely convo with them at the Madewell event about a Haberdash/madewell party. Fingers crossed...

November 2, 2009 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

It's such a small world- crazy connections are always out there!

November 2, 2009 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger Martini said...

Jaime--Would you believe I once ran into a high school friend in a McDonald's bathroom in Italy...

Punky--Aren't they simply lovely?!

November 3, 2009 at 7:20 AM  
Anonymous Clarissa said...

it's crazy how many of your acquaintances know each other, and you had no idea that they knew each other!

November 3, 2009 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger P R I M O E Z A said...

ha! i just discovered j-crew on a recent trip. i thought they had great basics too - especially socks!

November 7, 2009 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger stage139 said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

December 18, 2009 at 10:11 PM  

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