Inside THE CLOSET at Harper's Bazaar

Talk about a magic carpet ride.  Here's a place I never expected to be:  Inside The Closet at Harper's Bazaar.  And by The Closet, I mean the kind top fashion magazines keep, where designer goodies come, go and sometimes stay; the kind made famous by Sex and The City and The Devil Wears Prada.  I thought The Closet was a made up movie moment urban legend, until I met Lisa Luna, associate editor at Harper's Bazaar, and she confirmed that yes, it does exist.  And, oh, would I like to see it?  Umm, are you kidding?  And so I went last month to a skyscraper scattered with couture confections and tubs of lipsticks, stilettos propped up against skylines, the opening pages of the March issue laid at my feet.  I'm sworn to secrecy on the selections until that issue's publication, but here's a tiny taste I can reveal -- bookshelves of shoes arranged in a color coordinated rainbow.  Be still my heart.  It's not often life gives you a movie moment better than the big screen.  This was.  Thank you, Lisa.

Photo of Doreen Creede by Lisa Luna, Harper's Bazaar.  More to come this spring.

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