She was the people's princess. With class, timeless style, flair and just enough vulnerability that we could almost relate to her. She appeared on the cover of People more than any other celebrity and we followed her every move. Fascinated.
To me, she was also the master of the makeover. And since I love to make almost anything over, it was what appealed most to me about Princess Diana. She was a survivior and never stopped reinventing herself.
We watched her develop from the Shy Di awkward teenager to a fairytale princess who became a fashion rock star. To the mother of an heir and a spare. To a divorced mother. And then we watched her as she tried to start a new life for herself. And when she tragically died, we couldn't believe that she was gone. Too soon. A candle in the wind, as Elton John sang at her funeral. This was not the way it was meant to end.