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25-Jul-2016 21:14

I received a call from one of the producers of the OPRAH show and they asked if I would consider appearing on one of her upcoming shows entitled, “Are You Rich and You Don’t Know It?

” I was cheeky in my reply when I chirped, I was wondering when I might hear from Oprah, and that I had been saving myself for her show!

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I replied, “well yes, I am just wondering if you have any more Rudi Gernreich’s” At which point he insisted if I were to tell him what size I wore and what I was really interested in that he would bring more out to me.“Not to worry”, I implored him, “I promise I won’t sue you, seriously I will sign whatever you need me to, just let me go through them myself and I will choose what I want.” In truth I am sure you may never have seen anyone work so fast flipping through so many boxes as I did.One after another I tossed them down off the shelf with the skill of a surgeon in a high-stakes poker game, never missing a suture or a trump card.Apparently my humor was somewhat infectious and they booked me there on the spot! Now the truth is that no matter where I travel in the world, and for whatever reason, I always managed to find time to go Treasure Hunting.So true to form, while I was in Chicago and on my off time from shooting the Oprah show I used my first book, The Rag Street Journal, The Ultimate Guide to shopping Thrift Across North America, Henry Holt, New York, to guide me through the back streets of Chicago in my hopes of unearthing something fabulous, for this was un-chartered territory for me back then and you never know what you will find hidden away.

I replied, “well yes, I am just wondering if you have any more Rudi Gernreich’s” At which point he insisted if I were to tell him what size I wore and what I was really interested in that he would bring more out to me.

“Not to worry”, I implored him, “I promise I won’t sue you, seriously I will sign whatever you need me to, just let me go through them myself and I will choose what I want.” In truth I am sure you may never have seen anyone work so fast flipping through so many boxes as I did.

One after another I tossed them down off the shelf with the skill of a surgeon in a high-stakes poker game, never missing a suture or a trump card.

Apparently my humor was somewhat infectious and they booked me there on the spot! Now the truth is that no matter where I travel in the world, and for whatever reason, I always managed to find time to go Treasure Hunting.

So true to form, while I was in Chicago and on my off time from shooting the Oprah show I used my first book, The Rag Street Journal, The Ultimate Guide to shopping Thrift Across North America, Henry Holt, New York, to guide me through the back streets of Chicago in my hopes of unearthing something fabulous, for this was un-chartered territory for me back then and you never know what you will find hidden away.

At this point it seemed silly to keep going back to their stockroom to choose things they thought I might like, so I suggested I simply pop my head in and have a good look myself.