“I’m looking forward to reading your book and hope you write about your spiritual journey,” I told fashion designer Donna Karan, as she began to sign her bestselling memoir, My Journey, last week at a Montecito, California bookstore.
The creative icon shared, “Well, I start off with that in my introduction.” She wasn’t kidding; after only a few pages, she self-describes herself as “a nomad at heart, forever traveling, searching for answers.”
Still across the table from her as she applied a personal inscription on the title page, I added, “I know you’re a hugely successful business person, but I find your spiritual experiences very inspiring.”
She put her pen down and looked directly into my eyes. “What do you do?” she asked.
“I’m a psychic medium.”
Not wasting a second, she replied, “I love it.”
I explained, “I look at my job as a way of helping others and the planet.”
She continued writing, and said, “Oh, trust me; I get it! I get it!”
The woman definitely gets it. While the book is chock-full of tales of the fashion industry, her family and famous friends (BFF Barbra Streisand inked the Foreword), it also covers her creation of Urban Zen, an initiative that connects the dots in philanthropy and commerce. Its mission statement couldn’t be any clearer: We are dedicated to promoting mind, body and spirit through the preservation of culture, well-being and education.
Later that night, I finally read (had to put on my glasses!) what she’d signed in my copy of her book: “To Tony – What a pleasure to meet you and see what you think of my journey to where I’ve been guided by a higher self. All my best, Donna.”
Now, that’s a fashion statement!
Love and light,