Thought so. You probably didn't even realize Grace and I were besties, and while technically we never met, my friend did take a spin class with her once, so whatever. Details.
Anyhoo, Grace's email told an engaging little tale about what made her first fall in love with Vogue. Here's a snippet of Grace's heartwarming story:
Vogue also got me dreaming of becoming a model. There was one issue, in 1958, that announced a model contest, with a picture of a beautiful model, Nena von Schlebrugge (Uma Thurman's mother) who was photographer Norman Parkinson's favorite. On the strength of that, I decided to go to London and take a chance. I entered the competition and won, and, well, the rest is history.
After sharing her story, Grace asked me (me!!!) to share my story of falling in love with Anna Wintour's shiny fashion bible. She wonders how Vogue became "apart [sic] of your life." Meaning a part of MY—not YOUR—life. She said if they like my story enough they'll even print it in the pages of the fashion bible! No mention of any payment, but money is so last year anyway. It got me to thinking about what my Vogue story might be . . . .