Meeting Mr. Schuman

Decked out in shoulder pads and a Bryce and Bouji skirt, I had the fashion night of a lifetime. Of all places, Scot Schuman was signing his book in the city that I reside in. Of all places; he was at the Beverly Center. A friend of a friend bought me a book because I retardly left mine in my friend’s car that lives a million miles away. We walk up about fifteen minutes after the official signing starts and the line was wrapped around not only the terrace that Mr. Schuman was signing in but the food court that it leads onto the terrace as well.

Not used to waiting in lines, my friend and I ask politely if it would be alright to meet our friend who had our books and was conveniently in line maybe three people before Scott. The lady kindly escorted us in and there he was. Like a fashion knight in shining armor, I hadn’t rehearsed what I was going to say however I knew that he was the one who had inspired me to do what you are reading and seeing on my blog. I insisted that I go last. Business card in hand, I walk up to him. I introduced myself. I shook his hand. He commented that my shoulder pads were Balmain-esk and I said, “I wish”(I was wearing a Zara shirt). He said my name was more beautiful than his…again, I said “I wish”…I was speechless until I remembered that I wanted to hand him my card. Sly like a fox, I pulled it out, holding it in my right hand I said, “I know you probably get one hundred of these a day but I am here because of you and this card represents the blog I started from your inspiration and I thank you for that”. From there Scott took my card and said, “I appreciate your style and will fold the corner of your card so that I remember to take a look” and that was that.

I didn’t even take the time to pose for a picture I was so caught up in the moment. Redic right? How lucky am I that I live in one of the THREE US cities that he is doing a book signing in? Seriously! So dapper! Love love love!!!!!! Here is the book!!! Cherry on top of my already amazing book collection.

As one of the most influential writers and photographers I have ever had the chance to meet, I have to address one of the inserts that Mr. Schuman has written about in his book. “Its all about self-expression. I rarely shoot a look where I love all the elements. I don’t need to love the whole look; I just need to identify with one or two elements that mean something to me, and then capture it in the most romantic way I see. In that way I think I am ‘visually greedy’. Visually greedy…that’s a new and interesting term that sparks something in my mind. What does ‘Visually greedy’ mean? To me, it explains someone who appreciates the small individual influences in an ensemble. Who would have thought that I would have a chance to meet him? I with I had on hundred more questions lined up for him. I can only hope that he looks at my interpretation of style because his style of photography is what influenced me to begin this blog.

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