Me and Louis

23rd October 2008

A few months back, I was sitting in the coffee shop where I often work, and looked up to see one of my Morning News editors standing in line for the bathroom.

This wouldn’t have been odd, except Rosecrans was living in Paris at the time, and I hadn’t heard anything about him coming to town. My brain kept insisting that it couldn’t be him.

Turns out he was there for a whirlwind work trip, filming an ad campaign for Louis Vuitton. They were trying to capture Francis Ford Coppola’s San Francisco, and I ended up in the campaign.

Because of all the JavaScripty madness, there’s no way to direct link (boo!), but a full five percent of you should be able to reach it by following these painstaking instructions:

Go to Louis Vuitton Journeys
Click “USA”
Click “San Francisco with Francis F. Coppola”
Wait for the street video to stop playing and a mosaic of photos to appear
Mouse over the center photo in the center row until you see text
Click on the center photo that reads “The Mission Now, Bohemia”
Click on the photo of the blue sweater and coffee cup (that’s my sweater)
Mouse over the larger photo of the sweater and hit the play button

That’s all there is to it!

For those of you who aren’t related to me, and therefore won’t have to pretend to have seen this at the next family reunion, it’s enough for you to know that I am shockingly eloquent. I guess you’ll just have to trust me on that.

32 thoughts on “Me and Louis

  1. Erin

    It’s always weird to hear a person’s voice after reading their blog for so long. Anyway, I think you came off as very cute. And I want to steal your sneakers :)

  2. Yolanda

    I love how even in a super-casual, comfy-sweater and pants outfit, you still look so effortlessly put together. Like everything in your closet just works together and you can grab any two things in 30 seconds and look like Stacy and Clinton picked out your clothes.

  3. Megan

    So much news! From reading your post to reading all of the click-thrus, I filled 20 minutes not having to think about how I was next going to procrastinate. Thanks again, Maggie!

  4. emdot

    grr. the inability to not deep link is one of my biggest pet peeves. but you gave good instructions, maggie (nearly impossible due to the craziness of it). i watched it and smiled the whole while. yea!

  5. Sarah Berry

    Maggie, you are practically best friends with Louis Vuitton! See if you can score any bags. But be sure you get enough of them so that you become bored and completely over them and then in turn are forced to give them away to your loyal readers.

  6. Brooklyn

    Maggie,
    I’m a long time reader…
    How very lucky and fun. Your blip made me want to move to SF. I like to wear costumes every day!

  7. Megan

    Really cool campaign. I miss the city.

    Um, Maggie, can you pass the word on to whoever that in the subtitles for Francis talking about the mission, they misspell Herb Cain’s name? It’s borderline sacrilege. (They write Herb King.) My Dad’s gonna have a heart attack when he sees that. :-)

  8. Kristin

    Super Cool! And, I can’t believe you are only 2 days older than me. Happy belated birthday! (Or early, if you’re still planning on celebrating next week!)

  9. jodimichelle

    Very exciting, I went through all of that and for some reason had no idea I’d actually hear your voice … which is completely different than how I’ve read you on your blog, other websites and in your book … here’s to popping the bubble. And apparently the cherry.

    Congrats!

  10. MontanaJen

    Made it and watched! Yeah – your voice sounds different in my brain than in real life. In my brain it’s throatier.

    Very cool that you got to be a part of such a cool project, although sheese – watching took some time as the streaming kept…skipping (i’m sure there’s a techie way of saying that, but I don’t have it).

    Congrats!!

  11. Christy

    Very cool. You look so calm and put together even with all of those cars whizzing by you!
    SF looks like a great city that I’d love to visit someday.

  12. Jennifer June

    Yay! Well done! Man, too bad you didn’t think to add …starring with F.F. Coppola in a glamorous Louis Vuitton ad campaign to your life list… you could cross that puppy off.

  13. Tori

    Not related and I totally went and found it anyway, totally unaware I was going to hear you speak! Ha! It’s like meeting a disc jockey you listen to everyday and have this perception of what they look like, only backwards in this case. Very cool Maggie!

  14. Jill

    I’m kind of glad to be an expert instruction follower and thus apart of your 5%.

    I’ve met you and I concur- you are very cool and squishably adorable.

  15. cousin Colleen

    For what it’s worth, Maggie IS far more eloquent — and, yes, fun — in person! Having known her all 33 years, I can proudly say that she is both a very “real” person, AND an great inspiration to all of us.

    Bravo, Maggie! You’re a gem.

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