Grazia Daily is extremely smug today. Because yesterday, we finally came face-to-face with the one and only Jennifer Aniston at the launch of her new self-titled perfume at Harrods. Waiting (not very) patiently in the crazy-long queue leading into the store's Georgian Restaurant, we could barely contain our excitement. After all, this is the woman whose ups and downs we have followed religiously ever since the beginning of Grazia. And we were about to meet her. For real.
The story goes that Brad Pitt’s nickname for her (back in the glory days when they were still married) was 'Golden'. And the moment we walked into the room and finally caught our first glimpse of her, tiny and elegant in a strapless nude-coloured Valentino dress, with yes, a golden tan and glossy, golden hair - we could totally see what Brad meant. The woman literally glowed as she smiled and greeted her loyal fans, who had queued for hours for the chance to meet her. We literally gawped.
And then it was Grazia Daily's turn, to step forward, ready to have our bottle signed, appropriately, in gold ink...
Grazia Daily is mesmerised, and suddenly everything becomes a bit of a surreal blur. But Jen chats away as she signs her autograph, asking what we think of the perfume and how fun this all is. And guess what? All we can think is "She sounds EXACTLY like Rachel! She IS Rachel!"
[btw, we think the perfume is UNbelievably gorgeous - it really is. We've all been wearing it today, and we're hoping it will give us even a little bit of that Jennifer glow...]