Monday, February 7, 2011

My Valentine to Jean Bean's New Blog

She was the first honest-to-goodness fashionista I ever befriended. We lived on the same floor our freshman year of college. We've now been friends for nearly 15 years. We old nerdz.

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She interned at InStyle when were seniors and would come home with stacks and stacks of magazines, much to my delight because I was and am a magazine addict.

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She was building her designer shoe wardrobe while I was still shopping BOGO sales at Payless.

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She was also the inspiration for this blog. When I was feeling professionally lost three years ago, she encouraged me to start writing again. She and a few other friends suggested I write about something I love. She promised she'd be a loyal reader.

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And she has been. She has been the blog's biggest cheerleader as it's evolved. And mine as I've evolved along with it. I love her face. I love how we haven't lived in the same city for a decade but are closer than ever. Gracias, technology.

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And now, as life would have it, I have the opportunity to return the favor. You see, Jean Bean has been a respected fashion editor for the last decade.
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Last year, her bad self left Conde Nast and made the huge career transition into communications/social media. For Neiman Marcus in Dallas. AAAAAAAAAAmaze.

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She has been tweeting for Neiman Marcus for months and this week she launched their new blog, NM Daily. Book mark it. Now.

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I am giddy at the thought of being able to watch her editorial vision unfold, at having a front row seat to this new chapter of her professional life. After all, I heart her big brain most of all.

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And I CANNOT wait to visit her and her Texas Cowboy again in the Lone Star state. Mostly to horrify Mr. Diabolina with how much Salt Lick I can eat. Oink, oink.

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6 comments:

Neiman said...

I speechless. Thank you so much! I lurve you!

Anonymous said...

Love Neiman Marcus!

XOXO,

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Andi said...

Awesome! You have great taste in friends, she seems like such an incredible lady!

Tee said...

aaaawww i love your relationship. So sweet. neiman marcus downtown is a block up from me. I am excited for her and kinda cool to know who is behind the tweets. I wonder if she will be at the Pink Memo event next week?

Anonymous said...

Beautifully written. I will follow her tweets and read the blog. I love your blog, and love reading about your friendship with Jean Bean :)

lookrichbitch said...

Please tell me when you're going!! I'll be in Dallas til the end of August and.. and.. and... *shy* can I maybe meet Jean Bean too? I'll even sit 2 tables away so as not to embarrass you two.

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