I actually got to meet this "crush" of mine with sweaty palms, trembly voice and all! She is none other than the editor and creator of my favorite magazine. I went all the way to Eindhoven just to hear her talk, and then to a meet and greet at my favorite magazine store here in Amsterdam. I felt a bit like a stalker actually, but I just thought to myself; "If you don't go and talk to her, you might never will. Are you going anytime soon to Calgary? No! Then when do you suppose meeting her will take place?" This inner dialogue went on for quite a bit. I really do have to push myself to do this kind of things, I've never been social, more like the one sitting in the back, listening!
Why do I like Janine Vangool so much?
Well, it pretty much boils down to plain admiration for her amazing work. Uppercase is the most beautiful and most inspiring magazine out there. The books she has published (I only have Dottie Angel, and Work/Life 2) are just as wonderful as the magazine. And then I'm just grateful because her magazine has shown me things I've never would have found otherwise.
Have a wonderful day!