“They did my make-up and hair. The photographer was really nice. Normal. I felt really comfortable. We did 350 pictures! Mostly outside, with various necklines and settings. I was in front of a mural, sitting on a ledge. About 30 of the pictures were really good and 8 were fantastic,” she said, talking fastfastfast.
“And then I was going to have lunch and Bela asked what I was going to do over lunch, I said walk around Michigan Avenue and maybe shop a bit.”
“Would you like me to set you up with my personal shopper at Nordstroms?”
“Sure, why not.
“So at five after one I gave the woman my size, my coloring and my goal for the clothes—dating, but also with flexibility for work. Half an hour later I walk into a dressing room filled with clothes, and people to watch and fetch and make more suggestions.
“One dress, I swear, they zipped it up and it took thirty pounds off.
“And Bela is so normal and helpful and we haven’t even had the real meeting part yet.”