Kelly Cutrone, the woman-powerhouse behind People’s Revolution made a quick visit to Toronto earlier this week as part of the promotional tour for her book “If You Have To Cry, Go Outside”. Having seen her on TV, whipping vapid LA-NYC girls into submission, as well as famously asking maybe-anorexic girl if she’s ok (“cuz you’re so skinny!”), I came to the Indigo In Person interview with my mind made up. Especially, after the tough-love PR maven opened a can of whoop-ass on local Toronto bloggers of She Does The City, after they called her a “wicked witch of fashion PR”. Ouch.
Well, it all changed after the interview. Though I went in hoping that Cutrone would make me cry (it’d make for a kick-ass story), Cutrone was the one tearing up (real human tears). After the warm intro by the fabulous Jeanne Beker, Cutrone showed humility, by admitting that Beker is a far bigger star than she is, and that she was honored that the Fashion Television host was there to interview her. The interview itself was quite insightful, showing a real woman, behind the feared TV personality. I especially loved her talking about motherhood, and how she believes that being a woman and being a mother are two completely different things, and that she tells her daughter Ava, that a mother is “a slave who loves her”. By the end of the session, I felt like I could learn a thing or two from her, instead of thinking that everyone that works at People’s Revolution is seriously into S&M. She seemed humble, and sincere in her answers, and…likable! Yeah, I know – shocker. And most of all – human, not a reality TV robot.
And though I didn’t have the patience to wait in line to meet Kelly, instead I got to meet Jeanne Beker herself! Super bonus! First Miss J. Alexander, and now Jeanne Beker. Spring starts off with a fashionable bang! I am so excited about what else is to come! Bring it on!
Aaahhhh! I met Jeanne Beker! Amazingly nice, even to the fangirling masses! Worship Canadian fashion’s godmother!