We agreed on many things. Here are some of them : Everyone, including us, looked great in white, pink or Michael Kors black sequins. You can never have too much cheetah, leopard or zebra in your closet. Restaurant salads are way too big for one person. Spanx are not negotiable. Red lipstick is not "us."
We disagreed on many things. Among them: Every woman looks a lot better with porcelain veneers, Botox, fillers, pink lip gloss, self-tanner, and dark nails. (Charla says yes, Lois says not necessarily).
Charla looked flawless and lived fearless. She had the nerve of a Navy Seal, the charm of a morning TV show host, and the ability to talk anyone into anything. Charla drove like an Indy 500 racer and once took me on a wild "tour" of famous peoples’ homes in the Hamptons- screeching up driveways and past gates clearly marked "No entry, guard dogs, security enforced. “ When I lost my job, it was Charla who showed up on my last day at the office "to walk you out of the building, honey.” Charla was a tiny woman with a huge spirit and, as she would put it, "ginormous"dreams. She taught me to "stay fluid, keep moving and never give up.”
I lost my best friend to cancer, but she lives on in my heart and head always. Thanks, Charl.
Lois Joy Johnson is a beauty and fashion editor and author of "The Makeup Wakeup.".