Last summer I was interviewed by the lovely Tamu McPherson owner/creator of All The Pretty Birds.
Those who follow fashion know what a big deal Ms. McPherson is in the industry. She’s a smart, dynamic, woman with a strong style POV. Tamu is also kind, down to earth, and hilarious.
When she said she wanted to interview me, I’ll be honest, I had a minor panic attack. I DO NOT like being in front of the camera. I had to do an interview for the behind the scenes extras for our film JUMPING THE BROOM’s DVD. I believe I watched it once after the studio sent me a copy of the film.
Also, it was an extremely hot day in Milan and my monthly friend had arrived. Grrrrrr. I felt like a Weeble. I thought we were tapping at her house which had AC. Nope, we were also going to walk around Milan.
Despite the Caribbean blood that courses through my veins, I’m not a fan of hot weather. I’d say mid/high 70’s (F) is my jam. It’s in the mid 90s in Rome now and the sun here is on another level. Seriously.
My dress had long sleeves but thanks to Tamu’s expert sleeve rolling, I was cool as a cucumber. I bought the La Double J dress to celebrate a new project. Little did I know that my biggest client would be leaving Rome (thanks Trump…literally). No regrets though. Last Thursday evening I wore to the dress to events at Chez Dede and the reopening at Le Méridien. People kept asking me where I got it. It’s the perfect dress for a dinner date too. Wait, I don’t have any of those coming up. Never mind. Back to the subject at hand, the interview.
Tamu broke it up into two parts. In Part I, it seems like I did ALL the talking. Tamu, for time, edited out her questions. In Part II we hear more from Tamu. There are Italian subtitles. We talked about working in Italy and what it’s like to be a WOC living here, among other things.
I move my hands around a lot. I take after my father’s side of the family. They’re very expressive.
I have to thank our glam squad. Just kidding. We didn’t have one. Tamu and I did our own makeup.
Grazie mille, Tamu!
How pretty are these arrangements from Frida’s Flowers?