Jul 17, 2008
gay people I actually like
One of my favorite gay couples is Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler. I'd known about Simon for years. I'm not sure how he first came into my consciousness, but now he seems to be everywhere. I've actually read all of his books, I think. He was a former window dresser who made his mark at Barney's. His best book, I think, is Confessions of a Window Dresser, which deals with, well, his life as a window dresser, but more.
He's funny, but never quite bitchy. I like that.
His most recent book, Eccentric Glamour was a bit dull, but with a good heart. "Girls, don't make anyone make you get a wedge haircut if you don't want one," as he says up there, and that is as good advice as any.
His partner, who is near my age, is the adorable Jonathan Adler a "young potter" (as Simon refers to him in his autobiography) turned decorator (or David Hicks revivalist?) turned celebrity judge (Top Design). One of the best sections of Simon's book talks about their meeting, and how shocked he was to find a younger man interested in him. Here's a clip of the two of them together talking about Jonathan's pottery.
Anyway, I'd love to have these two as friends.