Unsurprisingly, Ellen Pompeo can carry on a full conversation while having eyelash glue applied to her face.
“I’ve been doing it a long time,” Pompeo says as makeup artist Hung Vanngo works his magic.
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The “Grey’s Anatomy” star — and glam chair pro — is in New York for a few days, the cornerstone event being attending Michael Kors’ show Wednesday morning. The trip provided a good excuse for a little mother-daughter trip, so Pompeo has brought along her 8-year-old daughter Sienna; they spent Valentine’s Day having a playdate with one of Sienna’s friends, and are off to the Kors show together.
While Pompeo gets glammed, sipping coconut water as Aaliyah and Boyz II Men play overhead, Sienna hangs out near her mom, playing with toys in her pajamas.
“It was a nice little chance for us to just have a little time together,” Pompeo says of the girls’ trip.
It will be Sienna’s second fashion show after the whole family traveled to Italy last year for a Dolce & Gabbana show.
“I’m looking forward to actually seeing Sienna’s face,” Pompeo says of taking her daughter to the Kors show. “She’s 8 years old, but she loves the glamour.”
While Wednesday was the first Kors runway show she’d attended, Pompeo has known the designer for years.
“Back in the day when the Met Ball was a little more of a smaller event, a little more of a New York event, I used to go with him,” she said. “I went as his date a couple of times.”
Now that she is stepping back some from her role as a regular on “Grey’s,” Pompeo has more time to do things like come to New York for a fashion show, as well as star in other projects. She’ll