Meet Carson Kressley.
This past weekend, Bossy and Carson hung out at a Nikon event, where hung out equals they compared notes on shiny faces, flyaway hair, and the ability to snap self-portraits employing the stretch-arm technique — all of which are accounted for in the above photo.
Carson also offered Bossy a bit of fashion and hair advice, and because Bossy is a reporter she wrote everything down — only she isn’t a reporter and she didn’t write anything down. Lucky thing Bossy wasn’t drinking champagne because then there would be little chance of Bossy recalling their exchange. Oh, wait.
But Bossy does remember Carson said something about a product to control frizzy hair, and Bossy paid strict attention because of a little preexisting condition Bossy likes to call frizzy hair. And this is what Carson said: Biolage. The only problem is Bossy can’t remember which of the Biolage products he recommended, which is fine because Bossy knows she can do a quick internet search:
Carson Kressley offered other advice, too — especially about maximizing stuff. And minimizing stuff. He said something about how to minimize a large chest area and because Bossy has enormous boobs she was hanging on his every word.
Carson also believes every woman needs a sensible pair of heels so as not to lean too heavily on less feminine footwear, and when Carson said that, he was definitely not referring to the Converse sneakers Bossy had paired with her skirt.
And maybe he said something about a black dress. Or perhaps it was about how prints are in. And then there was mention of an item everyone needs; an item that should be fabulous when other items can be cheap and less showy. Bossy said, “You mean like a signature piece!” and Carson said, “Yes, like a signature piece!” and that signature piece item Carson was referring to is!
RuthWells saysJuly 27, 2009 at 12:46 pm
Bossy got the best of all gays! Well done, Bossy!
Ungirdled saysJuly 27, 2009 at 12:50 pm
That is a really good photo of both you and the ULTIMATE gay! You bagged the best!
ZDub saysJuly 27, 2009 at 12:54 pm
Damn. I went to BlogHer and all I got was a cold sore.
P.S. I think you rock.
janet saysJuly 27, 2009 at 12:55 pm
We certainly hope that Carson is reading this post, so he can fill us all in!
(I think I’m supoosed to know who Carson is, but I don”t.)
MariaV saysJuly 27, 2009 at 1:05 pm
I really want to know what should be in the ? box.
You have a beautiful complexion, Bossy.
Caroline saysJuly 27, 2009 at 1:10 pm
Bossy may have frizzier hair than Carson, but she’s infinitely cuter.
I recommend to any ladies with curly hair: check out the Curly Girl hair management method and STOP USING SHAMPOO. Ya don’t need it! It strips the curl out of your hair! When I stopped using shamps, my hair became my BFF. First thing I do in the shower is scrub my scalp with a good curly hair conditioner, rinse it out, put conditioner in the ends, and leave it in while I’m scrubbing and shaving the rest of my carcass. I don’t rinse the conditioner from the ends until the last minute, then I gently crunch-toweldry when I get out of the shower. I don’t brush my hair unless I’m about to shower; I never, ever blowdry. I may be old and fat, but I gots the 80s rockstar hair of my dreams!
P.S. Can we see a video or read a transcript of Bossy’s SPEECH???
P.P.S. Whose baby got elbowed in the head?
Chookooloonks saysJuly 27, 2009 at 1:12 pm
I sort of adore you.
That is all.
Lisa saysJuly 27, 2009 at 1:20 pm
Two words: padded bra (they are the best!)
kate saysJuly 27, 2009 at 1:21 pm
it’s really too bad how you have such difficulty finding the gays. you really should try to find one that’s sort of well-known next time.
Sheree saysJuly 27, 2009 at 1:34 pm
Ha! Caroline, I was just coming in here to recommend the Curly Girl method!
It’s a good idea to get the Curly Girl book and read it, but here is the gist: wash your hair with silicone-free conditioner (google what that means) and use a clear hair gel that is also silicone-free. Your curly hair will take you out and buy you a drink and thank you for saving it’s life!
Geeg saysJuly 27, 2009 at 1:41 pm
Is it just me or do Bossy and Carson look like siblings? I think I just blew my own mind…
bossy's friend amy saysJuly 27, 2009 at 1:58 pm
Isn’t Carson wonderful – I met Carson at the Black Tie & Boots Ball and we hung out all night talking horses and bad main line attire.. but mostly we talked horses – cuz that’s just what horsey people do.
Hokie Deb (www.WebSavyMom.com) saysJuly 27, 2009 at 2:03 pm
–>I like Bossy’s inner curl has gotten loose and looks good!
Shelley saysJuly 27, 2009 at 2:36 pm
Yay, Carson! I loved him on Queer Eye. Now, where’s your picture with Tim Gunn? 😉
Smalltown Mom saysJuly 27, 2009 at 2:45 pm
Bossy’s boobs look good, too.
Audubon Ron saysJuly 27, 2009 at 2:50 pm
I wouldn’t mind, taking you to a ballet, sitting after at a nice slow progressive French dinner with a medium filet au poivre and SEVERAL Manhattans.
txsjewels saysJuly 27, 2009 at 2:54 pm
yall look like twins separated at birth. beautiful twins with fly-away hair and no boobies.
Mel saysJuly 27, 2009 at 2:59 pm
David worked at Polo with Carson. He wasn’t very nice to David, so I hold it against him.
MommyTime saysJuly 27, 2009 at 3:41 pm
I was all set to leave the highly original comment that you and he look like siblings — but I see that two other people have already beaten me to that brilliant insight. So instead I’ll say that it was great to be able to give you a giant hug in person again.
Shayera saysJuly 27, 2009 at 3:55 pm
That’s it. I’m going to BlogHer next year just to see you again.
(You look lovely, by the way.)
Suburban Kamikaze saysJuly 27, 2009 at 4:21 pm
Bossy really nailed that interview – where “nailed” equals managed to be highly entertaining while extracting absolutely no useful information. Or perhaps you are only keeping all your newly discovered beauty secrets to yourself?
Surcie saysJuly 27, 2009 at 4:40 pm
Caroline saysJuly 27, 2009 at 5:46 pm
I actually use Curls Rock, a Catwalk conditioner available at my local Supercuts (the only reason I go there is to buy this product!) It probably has silicone in it, but it works just fine.
P.P.P.S. About the boobs? Better to have ’em tied around your neck than banging around by your knees. Trust me on this. ;o)
mary saysJuly 27, 2009 at 5:51 pm
I thought he was Carson Presley/Pressley/Presley? You look fabulous!
Lisa Paul saysJuly 27, 2009 at 6:03 pm
Did he mention you are “thin as a whippet”? ‘Cause that’s very much “in” now. However, we could fix that if you ever came to Sonoma with lots of artisanal sausage, full cream cheeses and gallons of wine.
P.S. — You look like Twin Children of Different Mothers.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysJuly 27, 2009 at 6:42 pm
OK, not it’s my turn to be jealous, spitting jealous.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysJuly 27, 2009 at 6:43 pm
NOW it’s my turn to be jealous, spitting jealous.
Pass the champagne.
Bush Babe of GG saysJuly 27, 2009 at 6:50 pm
Have you photoshopped out the shine… cause I cannot see it anywhere. Or perhaps you haven’t seen REAL shine? Whatever…
I ADORE Carson (I know, could he BE any further geographically, sexually and sartorially, away from BB?) but it’s true. I wonder if he likes RM WIlliams gear? Hmmmm. Perhaps a whip was the signature fashion item Bossy is having trouble recalling… cause I can just imagine Bossy weilding one of those, possibly with a champagne in the other hand!
Reeb saysJuly 27, 2009 at 7:25 pm
What did you talk about (besides ) up at that big Sheraton-Something podium? Memory tips, I bet. Or champagne.
Recently someone told me a Very Memorable Statement that was huge. And I forgot it. Am still probing corners of the memory banks to see if it rolled under, out of sight, among the dust bunnies…
Sissy in Texas saysJuly 27, 2009 at 7:27 pm
I think Bossy’s daddy’s got some ‘splaining to do.
I agree with poster #11. I thought the same thing when I saw the photo.
Carrie saysJuly 27, 2009 at 7:38 pm
I’ve got myself some curly-ass hair…always have, and the best/easiest combo I’ve got going right now is running some curel lotion in it after it’s been up in a towel for a few minutes-the glycerin is a gem on keeping the top and ends from going all fuzz-bomb on me, garnier curl spray gel (love cheap stuff) and Aveda curl pomade crap where I need a little extra hold… and just a little because that expensive tube will last me 6 months and I have some thing for the smell of Aveda stuff.
Domestic Goddess (in training) saysJuly 27, 2009 at 8:41 pm
Was he included in everyone’s swag bag or just yours?
annsrants saysJuly 27, 2009 at 9:17 pm
It was great meeting you and not eating water-extracting goat cheese tartlettes despite massive peerpressure from you.
You’re a riot.
Ree (the other one) saysJuly 27, 2009 at 9:23 pm
Bossy and her Gay have matching eyes! and I, for one, thought Bossy’s Converse sneaks were great.
OHmommy saysJuly 27, 2009 at 10:19 pm
Nice one Bossy! I got Carson to pose for a ridiculous thumbs up shot… one that I plan on framing nonetheless.
The Zadge saysJuly 27, 2009 at 10:29 pm
Love Carson. Love the not-at-all-frizzy curls. Love your blog. Oh, and the lighting in that first photo makes your arms looked ripped!
Danielle saysJuly 27, 2009 at 10:40 pm
YOU are amazing, fun, and beautiful. Thank you for the best night on the town of the entire conference, and for being brave enough to be the first reader. If we don’t stay in contact I will start burning shit to the ground.
Well Read Hostess saysJuly 27, 2009 at 10:54 pm
Good Gay Get!!!
Who are you speaking to there up on that stage-thingy and what are you speaking about.
Damn it, woman…I need details!
p.s. Is it just me or do you and Carson look a little like long-lost siblings?
Well Read Hostess saysJuly 27, 2009 at 10:55 pm
I’m nothing if not original.
Apparently it’s NOT just me.
Bryan Bullock saysJuly 27, 2009 at 11:55 pm
What? Converse goes with everything. They have a shoe for every outfit.
Jason saysJuly 28, 2009 at 12:41 am
That’s it. Next Bossy is going to have her own TV show. Mark my words.
Mitch McDad saysJuly 28, 2009 at 12:48 am
You had me at boobs around the neck.
thatgirlblogs saysJuly 28, 2009 at 1:47 am
bossy has alzheimers. the end.
william saysJuly 28, 2009 at 8:16 am
Carson was my brother’s roomate in college.
Sheree saysJuly 28, 2009 at 8:41 am
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the cones if they don’t bother you. I stopped using shampoo on a friend’s recommendation, but after a couple of weeks my head was horribly itchy. I did some research and decided it was because of the silicone buildup, which is what the SLS shampoo usually washes away – the two form a vicious cycle. So when I switched to a cone free conditioner, the itchiness went away.
But no two heads are alike, and maybe the Curls Rock conditioner doesn’t have a lot of cones. 🙂
sherry saysJuly 28, 2009 at 9:29 am
And then Carson went home and was all “OMG you guys, I met BOSSY”!
Audrey at Barking Mad saysJuly 28, 2009 at 12:05 pm
Oh good grief! Yet another reason I’m glad I went to BlogFest and not BlogHer. Tis sad but true, had Carson Kressley ran into me, my poor state of affairs when it comes to hair and clothing would have sent poor Mr. Kressley into cardiac arrest.
Patricia saysJuly 28, 2009 at 4:06 pm
He looks like he could be your twin brother.
Donna saysJuly 28, 2009 at 4:54 pm
I think he meant the Biolage spray milk shine – I use it and it is very nice and tames my wavy, frizzy hair. Bossy – you looked fabulous with Carson and at the podium!
kay saysJuly 28, 2009 at 6:34 pm
I have fine, thin, straight hair, and boobs that have gone from a 36C to a 36 Long.
Consider yourself blessed.
foolery saysJuly 29, 2009 at 2:27 pm
Hoping you’ll tell us a little about what you said at the podium thingy? But there’s no comedy in that so doubting it even as I type this. Oh well.
Cheri @ Blog This Mom! saysJuly 31, 2009 at 6:41 pm
Carson said black beret, which BOSSY rocks. Not that I was there to hear. I just know. 🙂