Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I'm a Lucky Duck

 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! 

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! 

Luckily, I kept calm & had a short but amazing conversation with 
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

Guggenheim Museam

We take a pic in Times Square every time I come to visit, it's a tradition!

More of the after party


The Alvords said...

AMAZING!!! The whole trip looks like it was amazing. You look gorgeous, I am obsessed with your blue velvet dress. I'm so happy for you!

Amy said...

EVER. And I cannot believe you met (&spoke) with M.J. so fun, and I love the photos you look amazing!

Cara Grenny said...

Soooo amazing!! New York is the most magical city anyway- not including hanging with celebs! Coolest trip ever!

Audrey Crisp said...

Amazing!!! You just got me do pumped to move there! How amazing is your brother? Best Christ
As present ever! Glad you had a blast and so jealous you met Marc! Super cool! Adorable pics etc...

acos said...

oh my GOSH! i am SO green with ENVY. you have NO idea!! Mari that trip sounds so amazing. im so happy you got to experience that!

the organic kitchen said...

Gorgeous girl. Gorgeous brother. Gorgeous city. Gorgeous clothes... I could go on...