A Night Out With Devil Wears Prada Author in St. Louis

Last Friday, I attended a reading and book signing by Lauren Weisberger, the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada.  The event was held at the Missouri History Museum and sponsored by Left Bank Books and Alive Magazine.

Weisberger is promoting her latest book, Revenge Wears Prada, the sequel to The Devils Wears Prada. The sequel is set ten years later and follows Andy who is now editor-in-chief of a successful bridal magazine that she launched with her former Runway coworker and nemesis, Emily.  How did that happen, right?  Luckily, Weisberger read an excerpt from the book that described how the two reconnected.

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My favorite part of the night was the homey chat with Lauren Weisberger during the Q&A session.  Some memorable moments:

1.  The Devil Wears Prada was submitted to publishers only after a gentle push from a professor of a writing workshop she enrolled in.
2.  Unlike some authors, Weisberger enjoyed the movie version of her book and would like to see a sequel movie.
3.  Weisberger said that it took her a while to view herself as an author even after the success of The Devil Wears Prada
4.  She avoids rereading her books and agonized over rereading The Devil Wears Prada in preparation for writing the sequel.
5.  She does NOT have a closet full of Prada.

Spotted at the event by Alive Mag photographer with Carmen and friend.  Source

Here’s another look at the black and white outfit that I wore to the event:

Top—Loft | option, option
Blazer—Banana Republic | similar
Pants—Adrienne Vittadini via Marshalls | similar
Shoes—Kate Spade (on sale)
Watch—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx | similar
Earrings—Kate Spade | similar
Necklace—J.Crew | option

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4 Comments

  1. June 10, 2013 / 3:47 pm

    YOu looked so nice and that is so cool you got to meet her! I never read the book, but loved the movie! I hope they really do make a sequel! xx Pip

    Easy Outfits by Pip

    • June 13, 2013 / 3:34 pm

      Thanks, Pip! It was really cool to see her in person. I'm with you on hoping for a movie sequel. I still walk around quoting scenes from the first movie.

  2. June 10, 2013 / 4:42 pm

    Lauren Weisberger is coming to Atlanta this week for a signing and reading! So excited to hear experts from the new Devil book. Loving your polka dots, by the way 🙂

    -erin
    Brains Of The Outfit