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Fashion maven Andrea Linett is coming to San Francisco next week to launch her new book, “I Want To Be Her: How Friends & Strangers Helped Shape My Style.” And I’m excited to be the first to let you know the big event will happen on the evening of September 27 at a Stylenik favorite: Mira Mira boutique! Can I get a hell yeah? This is a combination of things so good that if I weren’t so tired from feeding a baby all night for the past two months I’d be jumping up and down. And maybe doing a little woo-hooing even.
Ms. Linett will have books on hand to sign, and Mira will be offering yummy beverages and delish treats from Black Jet Baking Co. And of course SF’s funnest fashion peeps will be out in force. “I think this event is shaping up to be our best one yet,” Mira told me. “We are absolutely so excited to have Andrea bring her book to our shop!” And that’s saying a lot because Mira has thrown some kick ass events in her day.
The book is an offshoot of Linett’s website I Want To Be Her. It’s a memoir chronicling 50 women she’s encountered across five eras of her life—from passing strangers to close confidantes—and how they’ve shaped her personal style. Anne Johnston Albert, whose artwork once accompanied Linett’s “Fashion Babble” (see an example below) feature at the back of every Lucky issue, illustrated the book.
For me, Linett herself is an I Want To Be Her prime candidate. Her fashion cred is beyond solid: put in time at Sassy and Bazaar magazines, was a founding editor at Lucky, held the first Fashion Director position at eBay, and is now VP global creative director at Michael Kors. That’s impressive stuff for sure, but I officially became a huge fan when I saw her Style Like You profile and learned her getting dressed motto: “What would Bob Dylan do?” Bob Dylan is, like, my ultimate favorite person in the whole wide world. Besides my daughter. And my husband. Anyway, enough of my fawning, it’s going to be a super fun evening, see you there! Don’t forget to RSVP!