Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Okay, so perhaps that post title is an exaggeration, but really

Last night I met Meghan on the Upper East Side for one of the most "only in New York" nights of my life.

Arm-in-arm with an umbrella between us (like the real fashion event couple that we are) we strolled down 5th Avenue to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to watch the red carpet arrivals for the 2012 Costume Institute Gala. 

Amongst the throngs of random passers by, tourists, joggers, paparazzi and foaming-at-the-mouth teenagers we staked out some territory across the street from the arrivals tent (where everyone is prepped before the actual red carpet). Black sedan after town car after SUV came rolling up, and I'm not kidding, almost every famous person in fashion and Hollywood flashed briefly before our eyes.
Sarah Jessica Parker on the arm of Valentino? Yep.

Eva Mendes without Ryan Gosling and wearing Prada? Hell yes.

Florence Welch in insane Alexander McQueen? Indeed.

Mary-Kate Olsen? Tiny, but absolutely.

Giselle and Tom Brady? They even waved.

Emma Stone, Emma Roberts, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, Leighton Meester, Rihanna, Karlie Kloss and Jason Wu, Rachel Zoe and Karolina Kurkova, Kirstin Dunst, Hugh Jackman, Justin Timberlake... I could go on! True, we were a bit far away (across 3 lanes of intermittent traffic - and ugh city buses should not have been allowed), but we saw them, we ogled the dresses, and it was glorious. I balanced myself on top of a short iron fence surrounding a patch of plants, and Meghan was legitimately wrapped around a lamp post to get a better view. We were those people, and I'm not ashamed, okay?

While furiously tweeting for IFB and trying to keep up with who was arriving, people around us started asking me who we were seeing. "Yes, that's two of the Jonas brothers, oh and yes that was Lea Michelle and her BF with feminine eyebrows from Glee." We shouted names back and forth ("Is that Mick Jagger?!" "Yep!") and soon enough, we were the definitive information source for designer, celeb and model confirmation in our little pocket of celebrity-stalking. Amongst the foreigners and people in hoodies, I was quite the expert.

 Diane Kruger in deep, violet Prada and the most gorgeously natural hair and make up, gets my vote for best dressed (Meghan's too). You can imagine (after reading any of this) how I reacted to seeing her. It was, uh, dignified, and not at all squeal-y.]

Eventually we moved South to where you could see the carpeted stairs that ascended into the museum (just in time to see Rihanna drive the crowds absolutely insane, see above), but we shied away because - seriously you guys - there were teenagers screaming, and I mean screaming their heads off for each new arrival in front of the photographers. The kind of screams that should be reserved for actual, physical pain.

Anyway, I don't want to get all braggy about my fabulous night, but come on! You know me, you know I live for this kind of thing. It was too cool and I couldn't resist sharing.

[The top image is from my Instagram feed, the red carpet shot of D. Krugs is from Fashionista.]


  1. I am so annoyed at myself for forgetting about this AND its right in my backyard so I feel even more ridiculous. So much amazingness to last the season!

  2. that sounds amazing! I am totally jealous, but more in a I-will-just-live-vicariously-through-you type!

  3. like a real fairy tale. #nightoflife

  4. That´s pretty cool. As in super pretty cool! And yes, Diane was the best dressed of the evening.

  5. Love this post! That sounds like so much fun! Jealous!


  6. Diane Kruger looked stunning! Best dressed in my opinion too. <3

  7. Diane Kruger did the most, she looked so stunning.


  8. post outfit pics!!