What TO wear - Nanny style....!

So I promised a story about the What Not to Wear chicks, Trinny and Susannah and here it is, with a cameo role...in fact a LEADING PERFORMANCE by none other than my very own stylin' mum, aka Nanny.

You might want to grab a cuppa, this is likely to be a long one, but  I promise there is stamping in here too.


So it starts with the news that Trinny and Susannah are doing a bit of a tour of Westfield shopping centres, and being rather long time fans, Mum and I decide that we simply MUST go along to one of their appearances.

We arrive at Whitfords shopping centre with not much time to spare and hardly any space either, since apparently there are a BUNCH of long time fans in Perth and evidently none of them have jobs, allowing them to be hanging out at a shopping centre at 10am on a Wednesday morning.

So right on time, cue those gorgeous women all their apparently flawed but well-camouflaged glory, and more than a single utterance of the word 'tits'.

After a bit of a natter, they head out into the audience on the hunt for stage-fodder of the variety that have not a single clue of how to dress themselves appropriately.  Susannah was over on the other side of the audience and Trinny was on our side, but being well back in the crowd we figured they'd grab their victims in the first few steps and that would be that.


I was so busy taking random pictures above my head in case I managed to get Trinny in the corner of one of them, that I didn't realise that it was no longer necessary as I could take this one instead.....


She was suddenly right in front of us and looking right at mum!

Next thing I knew, I was an extra handbag heavier and this was happening...


Mum was disappearing through the crowd with my style idol en-route to the stage!

Which, considering that these girls are in the business of telling people that they a bereft of any clue about fashion and personal styling, SHOULD have been a concern, but I was too excited that I had stood face to face with Trinny and mum was HOLDING her HAND!

Soon it was mum's turn to be centre stage....


All worries about public humiliation of the style variety were laid to rest when they announced that mum was a fabulous example of how a 60-something woman should look!  Her hair is the perfect cut and colour, her glasses the perfect shape and her t-shirt just the right shade of 'mink'


The only shame about the whole event was that the clueless lot that were given a bit of a makeover were also given a shopping voucher and a new Nikon camera!

Westfield shopping voucher..... $250

New Nikon camera....$300

Walking around Whitfords shopping centre to the stares and whispers of those who wished that THEY had as much style as you....  PRICELESS!

Now I did promise that there would be some stamping in amongst all of this fashion and frivolity, so here it is...


This is the 12x12 layout that  I set for everyone at our team stamping day, and I made mine up with the pictures of mum's close encounter with Trinny.


At the end of the show there were elbows and sharpie pens flying as the entire crowd descended upon the girls for autographs and photo's.  I managed to grab Trinny on her way past and asked if she would mind having a photo taken with 'the one who got it right', to which she promptly and graciously agreed!

So now it's your turn!  Do you have any close encounter stories of the celebrity kind?  Let me know all about it, or better yet, scrapbook it and leave a link in the comments!  I'd love to check them out!

Now if only I'd had my camera handy when I was chatting with Keanu Reeves 13 years ago....

"Mum meets Trinny 12x12 layout" Stamps: Fifth Avenue floral Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Kraft, Urban Oasis DSP Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Baja Breeze Double Stitched Grosgrain, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Photo Corner Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals