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4 years ago by

On Celebrity

You can’t escape them.

Taking precedence over most news stories, you would be hard pressed to walk by a newsstand today and not be assaulted with numerous covers of the Kardashian’s and every other major film star today.

But the other night I went to a fashion dinner (this new knits brand Hesperios, very cool, you should check it out!) and somehow, by a mixup I’m sure, ended up seated next to THE Lauren Hutton. Not just a celebrity, but one I actually admire. A woman whose bucket hat style is imitated and referenced A LOT. And I thought to myself, when faced with someone like Lauren (we’re on a first name basis now), someone famous, do you have any other choice but to treat them like a normal person?

And so I did, we greeted each other, she told me she knew the chef Chris, and how he had a beautiful farm where all the food was from. She told me about the little dried flower, Queen’s Anne Lace, in the arrangement on our table & how back in the 60s it was used as a hallucinogen!! But mostly, it was casual conversation – and that’s when I realized, while I may not have thought I had so much in common with someone who has been on the cover of Vogue, they like eating ice cream just as much I do.

We’ve come to revere celebrities to a point that you forget, in reality, they’re just people too.

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  • I think the problem comes in when the more recent celebrities themselves forget that they are just people!

  • Of course ! And it’s what i call : bei g part of humanity !
    Thank you for this kind of article.

  • Lovely post you have shared here with us, look great.

  • Nice photo but how about a more recent one? She has been in the forefront of women who acknowledge their age. She is still lovely.

  • Here here… My thoughts exactly. A lost opportunity for some diversity.

  • So funny, Katharine. I thought the exact same thing. Maybe it is because I was born in 1990 but when I think of Lauren Hutton, I don’t think of the photo above. I think of her wrinkles, her gap, her freakin’ ageless beauty. I think I find her more attractive now than when she was younger.

  • Lisa Walker September, 16 2016, 12:04 / Reply

    She’s the loveliest! She lives in my neighborhood and is so normal and cool it makes her all the more special… I remember the first time I noticed her, at a cafe, and she was as chic as ever– wearing all mens wear and so relaxed. True style and grace… Please do a story on her.

  • We forget because of the abundance of pictures airbrushed to unreal perfection like the one from this post.

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