My Anna Moment

by jennine on February 15, 2011

A couple of days ago, I had my first Anna sighting at Alexander Wang. I tried to get a shot of her, but it was blurry… because I was too scared! Who knew when or even if, the opportunity rise again… But low and behold, today as I was sending emails frantically on my iPhone behind the scenes at Milk Studios, I look up and two inches away from me is that unmistakable lush hair wearing a long animal print fur coat. I’m in the presence of Anna yet again!

Since we were both going into the show, now was the time to really get the shot. Still afraid from the death-stare at Alexander Wang, I circled the periphery. Kind of nervous, and feeling like a little kid meeting a new stranger. You know how they like to hide, but make themselves known. Ann from Holier Than Now, talked me into going for it. I wanted to ask Anna a real question, but I’m not there yet. So I just walked right up to her…

Me: “Can please take your photo?”

Anna: “Sure.”

She posed with a smile, I fumbled, so this photo came two seconds later. I love it actually… she has a more real expression.

I shook like a leaf for a bit, but proud I had the yayas to walk up to Anna Wintour.

After the show on the way out, she smiled at me.

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Vickie February 15, 2011 at 8:37 pm

OMG!, life changing! I’m so envious of your “Anna moment,” and oh so proud that you actually went up and talked to her! I would have probably been too scared/awe-struck… good for you!



Elizabeth Jaime February 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm

My friend and I work in the Conde Nast building and see her often, however, my friend is the one with the frightening story. She was on the elevator with Anna and all of sudden, Anna’s shoe gets stuck in the crack of the elevator. Was she suppose to just sit there and do nothing? Nope. She got on her knees and before she knew it, was pulling at Anna Wintour’s shoe! After all was said and done, she half put the shoe back on Anna’s foot and called it a day. Isn’t that hilarious?


jennine February 15, 2011 at 8:59 pm

oh my! did she help anna in a good Samaritan way or in a ‘don’t just stand there’ kind of way?


Elizabeth Jaime February 15, 2011 at 9:04 pm

She’s a good person so I think it was in a good Samaritan type of way. Plus, I’d be scared to but shunned forever if I didn’t help out..!
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jennine February 15, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Oh yeah…that’s something you don’t stand by and allow to happen. Especially if she’s the queen of fashion!


cinafong February 15, 2011 at 8:58 pm

I love to watch her. I love watching The September Issue and looking at her in details she always look so well groomed.


Eboni Ife' February 15, 2011 at 9:04 pm

hehe. That is awesome, Jennine! I am pretty sure that there is NO amount of peer pressure that could give me enough confidence to walk up to THEE Anna Wintour. Wow! Well, as a loyal reader I am SO GLAD you went for it. Now we get to relish in your moment with you! Lol :)

That shoe story above about made me die of laughter!
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lei ann February 15, 2011 at 9:12 pm

jennine…you’re so adorable! i can imagine in your soft voice asking like a kid, but hey, you’re braver than me! great photo!
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rollergirl February 15, 2011 at 9:19 pm

LOVE the photo. She looks… soft! LOLing at the shoe story!


K-Line February 15, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Great story and great photo.
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Collette Osuna February 15, 2011 at 9:40 pm

You go girlie…I love this woman!!

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Jessica @ Beautify My Life February 15, 2011 at 10:21 pm

So awesome!! Good for you for making your move :)


Bianca February 15, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Soo Awesome!!…. I’m soo jealous! It’s definitely a great shot too. Loves it!

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Alyssa Meyer February 15, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Just goes to show you have to take risks to get the biggest rewards! Even though I am a giant chicken, the moments when I just go for it despite my fears always turn out to be the most memorable and exciting, thank you for reminding me of that! Fantastic photo too, there is something a candid about it.
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stacy February 15, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Good for you! Great shot. And I’m surprised you saw her on the way out… she usually bolts like lightening as soon as the lights fade.
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myheartblogged February 15, 2011 at 11:28 pm

That is awesome she let you take a photo. I don’t know if I have the guts to walk up to a legend like that. But, I think it is respectful that you asked.
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Lindsey February 15, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Ohmigosh I would have died! Congrats! That’s always been my dream to meet Anna. Don’t know what I would do if I actually did see her though.
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Marissa February 15, 2011 at 11:44 pm

Good for you! Goes to show she’s a real person just like the rest of us… well, almost.
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Jessica February 15, 2011 at 11:50 pm

aww darling that is a fantastic Anna moment! Bravo!
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liana February 16, 2011 at 2:08 am

omg what a moment! that is so incredible, i’m glad you got the courage to do it…and the candid photo is awesome :)

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Naruto Anime February 16, 2011 at 3:12 am

Wow, you are so lucky meeting Anna :) She’s my idol since my childhood. Nice pic.
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Casey February 16, 2011 at 8:07 am

WOW! I am totally in awe that you actually got up the courage to ask to take her picture; I would have been too tongue tied to even put two words together! ;) So cool!

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Georgina February 16, 2011 at 9:24 am

Wow, brilliant! So cool that you got her to smile, haha!
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Jessie February 16, 2011 at 9:46 am

can you imagine what it is like to be her? i can’t. she is such an icon. jealous that you got to take her picture.
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Fashnlvr February 16, 2011 at 9:53 am

Wow! A brush with celebrity!! The closest I have come to someone famous was attending a wedding with Sissie Spacek. Her daughter was a bride’s maid. After the wedding we stood about 3 feet apart waiting for the bride & groom to emerge from the church. I couldn’t even look at her!! What a nerd I am!! Then I almost ran her over with my car in the parking lot!! Haha!
Awsesome you screwed up the courage to speak AND take a picture!!
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Laura Connell February 16, 2011 at 10:33 am

I love this story! That’s amazing. It reminds me of my friend who was so excited because she went to Fashion Week and saw Anna Wintour “up close”. Haha! You managed to get a soft picture of her: she usually looks more severe. Very nice! And I knew she would be cool. Most of the time if you just ask politely as you did, people are happy to oblige.


Chelsea Rae February 16, 2011 at 10:53 am

I’m so proud of you! I would never have had the balls to ask for a picture. She’s so intimidating, but I think it’s just the impression everyone gets. I’m glad she was sweet to you!
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Lollie Shopping February 16, 2011 at 11:58 am

Well done! Thank you for sharing with us. I feel like I was right there with you experiencing the moment. I love this shot. It’s my desktop background now.
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Yanira February 16, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Reading this, my heart was pounding with suspense. I actually was nervous for you and now simply jealous! Love.


Natalie February 16, 2011 at 3:11 pm

How exciting! I would be too scared to even talk to her. What a gorgeous photo! xo
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Penney February 16, 2011 at 3:54 pm

I always feel so awkward in those moments. It’s like you wanna be cool, act natural. But really your flushed and tongue twisted.


Sierra February 16, 2011 at 4:50 pm

I adore Anna Wintour. She is such a lady and I have to say I would be more than a bit awestruck if I saw her in person. I love The Coveted and enjoy seeing moments like this via your amazing blog!


laurren February 16, 2011 at 5:23 pm

This makes me so happy for you! I would have had a very similar reaction. I think a smile at the end of the night from Anna Wintour might be more exciting to me than a great first date-HA!

So awesome! Thanks for sharing this!



Andrea February 16, 2011 at 10:20 pm

What a wonderful experience! Thank you for sharing - Love the photo you took - it’s so real life… :)
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SarahJayne @ Goldmine Trash February 17, 2011 at 4:59 am

She’s so gorgeous : D.
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