Friday, January 13, 2012

Small4Style Interviews Simon Doonan at Barney's Dallas

Me with Simon Doonan
Simon Doonan, Barney’s Creative Ambassador-at-Large, was in Dallas Thursday signing copies of his new book, Gay Men Don’t Get Fat.  You might remember Simon as the famous window designer for Barney’s New York and from his appearances on Gossip Girl and America’s Next Top Model.  His husband is famous interior designer Jonathan Adler.  Simon’s hilarious book Gay Men Don’t Get Fat is filled with secrets to being fabulous.  When I arrived at Barney’s, the party was just starting, Simon said, “Stick around, there’s going to be zillions of people here later.”

While I got my books signed, I chatted with Simon about style.  I love to ask people about their style icons, because their answers always reflect their personalities.  Simon Doonan says, “I divide them all up into different categories,” a style icon for every occasion!  Simon’s “High Fashion” style icon is Daphne Guinness, “Pop” is Katy Perry, and “Red Carpet” is Tilda Swinton.  Wearing his signature floral shirt, he described his style as “Carnaby Street Mod.” 

Meeting Simon Doonan at Barney’s New York at Northpark was such a treat.  I couldn’t have thought of a better way to kick off the New Year!  Remember to pick up a copy of Gay Men Don’t Get Fat at Barney’s or at bookstores, you won’t stop laughing.

Gay Men Don't Get Fat Display

Simon's autograph

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