So do you know what the Upfronts are? I didn’t, until I found myself in a week-long Upfronts suite at a fancy hotel in midtown New York watching TV actors and actresses get free stuff (good free stuff, too) while the networks announced their show line-ups for the next season. A little-known Katherine Hiegl was there for what was to become Grey’s Anatomy, and I remember thinking she was just as pretty as she was in My Father the Hero, that 1994 movie she starred in with Gerard Depardieu. In 1994, when I was 15, Katherine Heigl was kind of everything I was not, i.e., tan, blonde, and most importantly, worthy of the attention of handsome boys.
But anyway…Anne Ziegler was also in that week-long Upfronts suite with me, since she was working for Sigerson Morrison, who at the time, was getting tons of attention for its rubber, high-heeled flip flops. Huge trend! See, this was a long time ago (2004, to be exact). Anne and I bonded big-time—over high-heeled flip-flops, the catering, the TV stars. She went on to leave PR and take up trend-spotting and street style photography, which makes sense, because she has a superlative eye and even better taste. (In fact, I feel like she ends up as the subject of more street style photographs than she actually takes herself).
Like me, Anne just moved to LA (she grew up here, so it’s not that much of a stretch), and so I’ve roped her into contributing street style (only legitimately wearable outfits made the cut) and her other inspired, online finds.