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I’m over on La Dolce Vita today at 9:30am PDT** giving a recap of Kishani Perera’s Vintage Remix book party Wednesday night — check it out!

Had a great time meeting a bunch of designers and bloggers only known to me previously through twitter. Plus, (did you see on Instagram?) I got to meet Gary Oldman…Gary friggin’ Oldman (he is a client/friend of Kishani’s and wrote the foreword in her book). I was so stunned I don’t remember anything I said, which is probably a good thing. I am not usually so star struck — in fact, my husband was laughing at me — but come on, it’s Gary Oldman.

Do you ever wonder if celebs actually want you to converse with them, rather than gush AT them? You kinda feel like you just used them for a photo or an autograph. Sorry Mr. Oldman.

Back on topic, Kishani’s book is AMAZING! Sometimes you feel like if you’ve seen one design book, you’ve seen them all. And I’m not gonna lie, there have been a few recently where I found myself disappointed. But Vintage Remix is so so good. A must-have for anyone that has my same taste, i.e. eclectic, lived-in, chic, sophisticated, vintage…real!

…it’s coming back to me now, I think I called him a legend…

But he is!

**Until then, don’t miss the live streaming StyleMint event happening today at 9am PDT/12pm PDT! Olsen…Zoe…WhoWhatWear. I’m just saying. Watch it here.

23 Comments

  • April 20, 2012 Reply

    Sadie + Stella

    A legend. That is classic. So something I would do. Totally freeze.

  • April 20, 2012 Reply

    Lemanie

    You got to meet Gary Oldman???? Wow!!! I’ll have to go check out Kishani’s book!!

    Lemanie’s Randomness Blog

  • April 20, 2012 Reply

    Liz {Sequins and Stripes}

    Amazing!! Have a lovely weekend, hope you’re feeling better!

  • April 20, 2012 Reply

    Nuha

    Oh my goodness, you are so cute! I definitely try to restrain myself when anyone remotely famous is around because I am just like Jess from new girl – lots of awkward haha!

  • April 20, 2012 Reply

    Tobe | Because It’s Awesome

    haha – You are cracking me up! Gary Freaking Oldman…

    Also, I have long been and obsessive fan of Kishani’s, so will definitely be picking up the book. SO jealous that you were able to attend the party! Sounds like a blast!

    Enjoy the weekend — don’t work too hard :)

  • April 20, 2012 Reply

    Jenny B

    First, what a disconnect – Gary Oldman/design – who knew? But how awesome. He is definitely someone to get starstruck around, congrats!

  • April 20, 2012 Reply

    {The Design Daredevil} Jessie D. Miller

    Ha ha! My first job out of college was working at the front desk at a luxury hotel. Almost every celebrity who visited Saint Louis stayed there so I met TONS, never too impressed. However when I shook hands with Priscilla Presley at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, I almost passed out! Ya never know…

    I SO wanna get my hands on that book….it looks amaze.

    Happy Friday!

  • April 20, 2012 Reply

    TheNOW

    OMG!! AMAZING! haha..I’ve only taken my pic with one celeb ever bc I’m always too scared to even say anything! Heading over to ldv now!!!! xoxo

  • April 20, 2012 Reply

    elizabeth

    oh, I am so jealous! I see tons of celebs here in New Orleans and I never speak to them. I just feel like it has to be so annoying! But one time I told Gena Rowlands (older woman in The Notebook) that I couldn’t help myself, I just had to tell her how beautiful and amazing she is, and she said, “honey, no one ever gets tired of hearing that!” So I am sure he loved you gushing :)
    xoxo -e (modern24seven)

    • April 20, 2012 Reply

      that girl

      That is awesome. She is awesome.

  • April 20, 2012 Reply

    Amanda {eclectic snapshots}

    So fun! Happy Friday+Weekend!

  • April 20, 2012 Reply

    Lonely Wife Project

    I’m so obnoxious when I see a celebrity. Pretty much everyone in my address book gets a text, but I’m way too shy to say anything directly to them. I’ve sat next to celebs like Bill Murry, Dustin Hoffman, Marissa Tomei and Stanley Tucci at restaurants and didn’t utter a word. I just like to stare at them!

    • April 20, 2012 Reply

      that girl

      Hilarious! I sat next to Leonard Nimoy on a 5 hour flight from NYC to LA and couldn’t think of anything worthwhile to say to him that he probably hasn’t already heard. Still can’t think of anything…

  • April 20, 2012 Reply

    Albertina

    So cool!!!! Wao! You look beautiful btw. Was he nice?

    • April 20, 2012 Reply

      that girl

      He was very gracious! I’m sure he was amused.

  • April 20, 2012 Reply

    Bettina

    Fun you got to meet him and talk to him! Love that you called him a legend :)

  • April 20, 2012 Reply

    Alexa

    Okay Erika…I am jealous. LOVE Gary Oldman, he is so incredibly talented. First saw that photo and was like wait…he looks SO familiar! Haha. Then read on. Very cool!!! Have a great weekend!

  • April 20, 2012 Reply

    Tonia

    Its wonderful to meet someone that you admire. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

  • April 20, 2012 Reply

    kishani

    too cute! glad you had fun!!! xo

  • April 20, 2012 Reply

    lauren @ lapetitefashionista

    I definitely want to get the vintage remix book. so my style– i love mixing new and old in decor (& fashion too actually!)

    xoxo

  • April 21, 2012 Reply

    designstiles

    Just checked out the recap on LDV. I decided I’m buying the book today. Like I’m on my way now. I must visit Rummage! Everything looks right up my alley.

    Hope you’re enjoying your weekend.

  • April 21, 2012 Reply

    Andi of My Beautiful Adventures

    What an awesome pic!!!!!!

  • April 23, 2012 Reply

    Sarah

    He so is! And what a gorgeous picture. Is it by your nightstand now? I would like to think I don’t get starstruck either, but I turn into a complete idiot under these circumstances- every time. Lovely little trait.
    I cannot wait to get this book, it looks like it was made just for me!

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