When we were waiting to talk to Shailene Woodley Saturday afternoon at Rebecca Taylor, we overheard her confess that she loves coming to Fashion Week because she hates shopping. We’ve heard of these mythical shopping haters, but never truly believed in their existence until now. This means we may also have to reevaluate our stance on Bigfoot and Two and a Half Men fans.
Overall, though, it seems hard to believe that Woodley hates much of anything. She hugged her seatmates, she gave the photographers a cheerful thumbs up, and when we stepped up to interview her, she swept us into an embrace, despite the fact that we had never met her before that moment. “You’re a good hugger,” she announced, when she released us. “Thanks,” we said, mentally apologizing to her if we still smelled like the tuna we’d had for lunch.
Woodley looked utterly cool and adorable in a slim leather moto jacket and an enviably perky ponytail as we — inspired by all the hugging — chatted a bit about Valentine’s Day. “I’m single right now,” Shailene said. “And I think the most important thing in life is self-love, because if you don’t have self-love, and respect for everything about your own body, your own soul, your own capsule, then how can you have an authentic relationship with anyone else?” Pretty deep stuff for Fashion Week — are we allowed to honor our capsule by buying it some leather pants? It seems like the answer ought to be yes, at least in these parts.