Life With Celine Kaplan!
Celine Kaplan is one of those French women who seems incredibly perfect and intimidating from afar. (I mean, did you SEE her closet on the The Coveteur???) When you do meet her, she's still incredibly perfect, but also incredibly kind and a joy to be around. Ahh, the French. Anyway, when I finally got a chance to know Celine while interviewing one of her clients--Laure from The Webster--I soon realized that she'd be the topic of my next Life With column. Celine's been doing PR for Bourjois and Eres (both owned by Chanel) for over a decade. That was, until the last year when Bourjois stopped distributing their makeup in the US. She still heads up the Eres US PR efforts, and has brought on some other clients you just might be interested in, including The Webster and...wait for it...Laduree! which is planning on opening up shop in America sooner than later. Almost out of nowhere, Celine acquired her very own boutique firm, CKPR public relations. She and I recently sat down at Balthazaar--yes, even French people like it there--to chat about the industry, what it's like to be a high power PR, and why the only secret to getting what you want is hard work.