Joke? No joke: It had to be just the right type of person someone whom everybody loves but nobody would consider a dream date, Cain says of her pick for a local art-world dream date. And to his credit, Bender is in it all the way. He even posed all dolled up and costumed in sunglasses, an ascot and a lapel rose by designer/stylist Mona Lucero for an unlikely pre-contest photo shoot. Mona really had to crack the whip to get him out of his denim jacket, Cain notes.
To win dinner at Patsys, gallery canoodling, the limo ride and a photo booth session with Phil, send a short e-mail explaining why you love Phil Bender and why you want to win the Dream Date, along with your name, address, phone number and a photo of your feet to email@example.com, no later than February 5. Get the details at www.danacain.com/theloveshow.html.
Jan. 1-Feb. 5, 2010