To celebrate the beginning of it all, Louis Rosetto and Jane Metcalf, the couple who launched Wired in 1993 and who now own TCHO chocolate, hosted a 20th anniversary party on Saturday night. Here is a picture from the party. I worked at Wired with all of these lovely women. JenSul, the tall one in the back wielding the gun, was an intern when I started as a fact checker at the print magazine. Laura, on the left, when we first met was a producer at Wired Digital, which was pretty much the first website ever that had original content with ads from Fortune 500 companies. Can you even believe that? She also wrote a book about cocktails that was published by Wired (yep Wired even had a book publishing company), and JenSul and I fact checked it. Can I just tell you that job was really fun? And it’s where JenSul and I solidified our friendship, which is still going strong today. We still have sleepovers, though these days they include small children that are not us.
Alison, on the right, was the publisher at Wired News, where I was a reporter for eight years, and where I later was the science editor for three years. Goddamn can you believe that?
Above, we are pretending to be Charlie’s Angels, even though there were only three Charlie’s Angels and there are four of us in the photo. It is just so weird to look at this photo, not because there are four of us, but to think back on how much time has gone by. I can’t even tell you.
Michael, at the top, made sure everything worked properly in the office. Judy, on the right, was the culture editor at Wired News, and Anne in the blue dress was an editorial assistant at the print magazine.
Literally, I can’t. A lot of people at the party had gray hair, which is totally normal because we are all the age at which peoples’ hair often turns gray. But still it was a profoundly weird experience.
One potential reason is because many of the parties I go to these days, meaning in the days since I starting writing about fashion, are populated mainly by people in their 20s and early 30s. So I start feeling like I’m that age too. But the reality is I’m closer to the age of the folks who were at the Wired 20th anniversary party. It’s so weird, this progression of time thing.
On that note I think I will change the subject. I wore a Mara Hoffman dress to the party. You can purchase a similar one below if you’re interested! She makes garments with really rad prints. I also met her once and she seemed like a really lovely human and said she thought we were from the same tribe which made me happy.