Oh my goodness! Last night I met a woman I’ve admired for a very long time – Trinny Woodall.
When Trinny and Susannah’s TV show was on TV in the early 2000s, my grandmother and I bonded over it. We’d watch it, and then play dress ups. To “Trinny and Susannah” was a verb – clothes strewn over my bed; Nanny and I enjoying styling each other.
Trinny has just released her book Fearless, and she did a book signing at Readings in Emporium tonight.
The signing queue was a beautiful sight – so many exquisitely dressed people.
While the signing queue was very long – Trinny was having meaningful conversations with everyone who came to meet her. She showed such genuine interest in everyone. And she looked so stunning in a green shimmery jumpsuit and charcoal cape.
Coincidentally, Trinny’s publisher is Harlequin Australia, an imprint of HarperCollins Books Australia – my book’s publisher; and I had worked with one of her publicists on my book tour. When I met Trinny, her publicists introduced me as a Harper author and Trinny asked me about my memoir. We talked about my skin; whether I wear makeup (a little lipstick); Trinny guessed how old I was (she said 32 – almost ten years younger than my actual age!); and complimented me on my outfit. It was lovely!
And then I saw that she shared our photo on her Instagram, with a lovely caption! Wow!
I’m tired and had terrible hayfever yesterday. The book signing was well worth the walk through the plane trees (ah-choo!).
Thanks for making time to chat, Trinny – it was wonderful to to meet you. Looking forward to reading Fearless, and even trying some Trinny London products.
Images: 1. Trinny and Carly near a purple and yellow media wall. They’re standing, smiling. Trinny is wearing a dark shimmery outfit. Carly is wearing a pink jacket with a brooch that is an echidna on a pavlova, blue cake print tee, and neon yellow skirt. 2-3. Carly and Trinny, smiling in conversation. 4. A photo of Carly and Trinny on Trinny’s Instagram stories – caption is “so many beautiful colour combinations”. 5. A book open & signed