Last night I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the amfAR New York Gala with some pretty great friends. One of my best friends from college invited me to tag along with her boyfriend and his family and friends. I had such a fun night with everyone, I am beyond blessed to have been given this opportunity.
The night was certainly nothing I had ever experienced before. I have had my fair share of meeting celebrities but nothing like this. The event was the silent kick off to New York Fashion Week honoring fashion legend, Donatella Versace and actress Scarlett Johansson. People from all industries (fashion, music, and film) were represented at the event. I was surrounded by models like Adriana Lima and Duckie Thot and celebrities like Paris Hilton and Alan Cummings. It was an eye opening experience for me to watch all these people come together to combat a cause so near and dear to them. For those of you who don’t know what amfAR is, its an organization that raises money to research a cure to help combat AIDs. The speeches, videos, performances, and auctions held were all stunning and I have the utmost respect for this organization and all it does for those out there suffering with this deadly disease.
When deciding what to wear for this event, I did some research and caught up on the company Rent The Runway. I was a little anxious about how everything would work if by chance something didn’t fit, but I live close enough to New York City that I would be able to stop in and swap it out for something else if need be. I ended up being very lucky and everything fit perfectly. I enjoyed how easy and convenient the service was allowing you to choose accessories to go with your look. I rented this midi gown from Nicole Miller NYC along with accessories from RJ Graziano. The whole look was gorgeous and I couldn’t be more happy with how it turned out!
This week, I was having a pretty bad week, this event was the perfect pick-me-up. When having a bad week, its always a good idea to pamper yourself. I got my hair done at The DryBar before the event which I highly recommend and I instantly began to feel better. They pampered me from the second I walked in to the second I left and I felt beautiful.
Being at the event, I was able to put myself in check, and realize that some of the things going on in my life right now are so small compared to people fighting for their lives everyday… And most importantly, I was able to have some fun for once! (I don’t get out much these days lol)
A HUGE shoutout to my best friend, Chelsey and her boyfriend, Ian for having me. Words cannot express how amazing last night was and getting to spend it with you both was the icing on the cake!
Here’s some pictures from the event:
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