Picks and Pans Review: Talking With...Emme
After suffering a miscarriage in 2000, Emme comforted herself by recalling the homespun nuggets of wisdom that her grandmother used to dole out. "She would have said, 'Sweetheart, don't worry. You've just got to get back on that horse,' " says the 39-year-old model and host of E! Fashion Emergency. That led Emme to think, "Wouldn't it be nice to have a little guidebook with advice from a bunch of other women telling it like it is?" The result: Life's Little Emergencies: Everyday Rescue for Beauty, Fashion, Relationships, and Life (cowritten with PEOPLE correspondent Natasha Stoynoff). Emme enlisted contributors such as Trisha Yearwood and Camryn Manheim to offer personal tips about subjects both serious and lighthearted, everything from mourning to beauty.
Emme jokes about PMS (which she says stands for "pass my shotgun" or "pardon my sobbing") and tells how to furnish your home on a budget: "There's no shame in going to secondhand stores for your great silver pieces," she says. "I used to be the Queen of Salvation Army."
As for her consort, he is her husband and manager Phil Aronson, 40, who lives with Emme and their 19-month-old daughter Toby in New Jersey. As she prepares a new clothing line and a children's book, she hopes readers will get "a hoot and a holler" out of reading about what she's like away from the camera, "but please don't laugh too hard." To this day, she confesses, "I don't know how to do false eyelashes. My fingers or eyelids always get stuck."
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