Anna Wintour Inviting Me to a Party?

Via Jamie Squires
on Jun 3, 2012
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It's a Party

I received a lovely email from Anna Wintour.

Hmmm…don’t recall meeting her, but I meet tons of people, so it is possible that I made such a huge impression that she just didn’t want to leave me off her guest list. Or this is just another email for campaign contributions. I wonder.
Jamie—I take deadlines seriously.I’m writing to remind you that you’re facing one tomorrow: your last chance to join President Obama, the First Lady, and me for dinner at Sarah Jessica Parker’s home in New York on June 14th.After dinner, you and a guest of your choosing could join the President and First Lady at a private concert from Mariah Carey.There’s simply no excuse to let this slip:Donate to Barack Obama’s Campaign

I don’t do this sort of thing often—get involved with politics, that is.

But I’m doing everything I can to support President Obama this summer and fall because it’s important that we all do.

Nights in New York like this one are a happy side benefit.

I hope to see you there.

Anna Wintour.

That was thoughtful, I felt it deserved a response.

Dear Anna Wintour,

I take deadlines very seriously as well and didn’t realize I was under one, thanks for bringing this urgent party to my attention.

As a person living with chemo and as a self employed photographer/writer & single mom I completely understand deadlines. I have to respond a “maybe.”

I would love to attend your to-do and rub shoulders with yourself and SJP. I, shockingly, don’t have a dress or shoes, living in Boulder reduces the need for anything but yoga pants and flip flops. Plus, this whole lack of universal health care really has eaten my savings. Damn if I would have known there was a party maybe I would have asked for cheaper medication.

On the bright side, if one of your brilliant designer friends feel like loaning a dress to a beautiful (or so I’ve been told) bald chic, I’m a size 4/6 & wear a 38 in shoes. I don’t eat much as medication has some wanky side effects, so no need to pick chicken or fish. Just some mashed potatoes and I’m good.

Also, will need a place to stay. Maybe SJP and Matthew will let me sleep on the couch.

So, to confirm I am totally there, “if” you grab me a stunning dress, something that goes great with bald head and some killer shoes, not too high—remember I wear flip flops every day.  A flight, a room, a car and mashed potatoes.

Much love,

Jamie Squires

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About Jamie Squires

Jamie Squires originally from Mobile, Alabama and lives in Boulder, Colorado. Mother, sister, daughter, friend. Photographer. Yogi. Writer. Living with Lupus and celebrating life after cancer. Lover of the written word. She get the giggles..She is generous with her spirit and laughter. Tends to make excessively long lists. Drinks Irish beer. Hates wearing shoes. Is passionate. Jamie is covered in ink. Loves cheese. It doesn’t interest her what you do for a living, she want to know what your dreams are. You find her portfolio at and "like" her on Facebook.


One Response to “Anna Wintour Inviting Me to a Party?”

  1. aici says:

    Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have been married for 16 years, which is considered a lifetime in Hollywood.

    But this New York couple isn't spilling their secrets when it comes to making a relationship work. Actually, Parker said she and her husband would rather not talk about their marriage at all.

    During the launch party for Parker's Hallmark greeting card collection at the Press Lounge in the Ink48 Hotel in New York on Jan. 16, the 48-year-old mother-of-three explained that she and Broderick simply keep their private life, well, private.