See this guy above? That's my brother Ammon.
He surprised me this year for Christmas with a trip
to NYC to go to fashion shows & to play in the city with him.
I was beyond excited!
I LOVE NYC!!
Ammon, Carlo, & I had the best four days!
We always laugh, spaz out, and create a million memories when we are together. Ammon went out of his way to make me feel special & spoiled all week long. We went to the Broadway Billy Eliot, ate at the most fabulous restaurants in the city, ate Carlo's famous ribs, shopped, went to the Guggenheim museum, I met more of Ammon's friends & most importantly I was finally able to meet Carlo's brother! Although half of the time I was freezing to death, we never stopped having fun.
The highlight of the trip was, of course, the fashion.
I know people think I'm bizarre for how interested I am in all things fashion related, but I can't help it.
So, from people watching in the street---to models & fashion shows--to after parties--
I had my fill of fashion!
Marc Jacobs has always been one of my absolute favorite designers. He is so talented & so inspiring.
When we were at his show I got chills, as cheesy as it sounds, I totally did.
It was amazing, like a dream. Being surrounded by it consumed me.
After the fashion show we went to the private after party.
A sit down dinner with Marc Jacobs & Robert Duffy, their closest friends,
& key people on their teams and in the industry.
The party was amazing. Beautiful. The Scissor Sisters played live.
All was perfect & I was still pinching myself.
I had the opportunity to meet the designer himself.
"Marc, I'd like to introduce you to one of my good friends...this is Mari"
I practically passed out!
SERIOUSLY!?! AM I MEETING MARC JACOBS?!
Luckily, I kept calm & had a short but amazing conversation with
MARC FREAKING JACOBS!
Are you dying? Cuz I am still dying over it!!!
It was, without a doubt, one of the best nights of my entire life.
That's the condensed version of the trip. It was wonderful & I still can't believe it happened.
I feel so LUCKY!!
Thanks to my big brother Ammon, I was able to have one of my life-long dreams come true. I love you Amms, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Amms doing my hair for the fashion shows...I love the expression on his face! Such concentration!
The Marc Jacobs after party
shopping in SoHo
Look at his cute Bow-tie!
After Party Dinner
We take a pic in Times Square every time I come to visit, it's a tradition!
More of the after party