By Gabrielle. Images by Brooke Dennis & Justin Hackworth for Alt Summit.
Okay. I’ve been home for 2 days. I’ve kind of sort of processed a little bit of what went down last week. And at Ralph and Maude’s request, I think the first thing we need to talk about is…
… meeting Jessica Alba!!!
The Honest Company, which Jessica founded, was one of the sponsors at Alt Summit this year. And on Thursday afternoon, Jessica came to the conference to host one-on-one interviews with attendees.
The weather was nuts on Thursday, and Jessica had spent the morning at Sundance doing publicity for a new movie. By the time she made it to the Grand America, I’m sure she was exhausted, but she made us feel like she had all the time in the world! She was just as gracious and lovely as you’d expect.
I believe I had the last interview of the day with her. And we basically talked shop — which is my favorite thing to do! I was super curious about how she decided to start a company and asked her if she came from entreprenurial genes. : ) It was easy to see she was really proud of her work with Honest — and with good reason. She’s creating amazing products that parents can trust. We talked about toxins and harsh chemicals and what it has taken for her to create safer products that families can afford. She’s really had to work hard to become an expert on these topics and she’s incredibly smart about all of it.
I came home with a few Honest goodies that I’m so pleased about. Training pants for June (it’s time for potty training!), a tube of healing balm to keep in my handbag, and a candle that smells divine.
After the interview, Jessica said hello to Ben Blair and we took a few photos. She was incredibly complimentary and it made my day! She said she’s been reading Design Mom even before she created The Honest Company, and that it’s one of her favorite blogs. That left me with a giant grin. She also said we should work on some sort of design collaboration for Honest — which I would be over the moon to do! Again, I couldn’t stop grinning. Smiles everywhere.
Shut the front door.
Jessica Alba instagrammed me!
Tell me, Friends. Do you ever get star struck? Have any fun celebrity stories? I’d love to hear!
P.S. — To see more images from Thursday afternoon at Alt Summit, check out the set on Flickr.