Perhaps like you, I attach great significance when my path crosses someone that I greatly admire, as a star. With millions trodding the planet...it must mean something? Oui???
For me, Stefano Tonchi, W magazine editor-in-chief, is one such "magical being." He exudes elegance and his imaginative vision has propelled the NY Times "T" magazine and more recently W magazine. I love his thoughtful commentary and his art-world-smart editorial lead.
I've crossed paths three times so far with this STAR.
#1 He entered the Mercer Hotel lounge in NYC where I was having a meeting, he simply sat and waited for his party while I sweated and wondered if I should say hi like a fan. I didn't.
#2 I was walking up Park Avenue, texting a friend about the charming, by chance, street encounter with her mother earlier that day as she came back from art class with a canvas under her arm. A man got out of a car to enter a building, and suddenly Stefano Tonchi was inches from me, crossing my path. "Hi Stefano, it's Jade!" I cried, making up for the #1 missed opportunity. He smiled back and said hi...and I was on a HIGH!
#3 Seated in a busy Chelsea resto for a breakfast meeting, in walks Stefano, his trademark scarf brushing my arm as he past. "hi..iiii..." I tried as he passed, thrilled just to have a #3.
My dream is to illustrate for W magazine. If that amazement happens, you will find me splayed out on the ground in total, rapturous joy. VERY HIGH.
Thank you Stefano for inspiring me! Hire me! Higher me!