If you follow me on Instagram, you saw a ton of shots this weekend from the Blossom Ball I attended on Friday. I was SO excited to have the chance to attend because it's a huge fundraiser for endometriosis, which many people aren't familiar with. It's a long-term disease that affects women of all ages, with very detrimental and difficult symptoms. Everyone who was everyone came out to Park Ave on Friday night to celebrate Padma Lakshmi (of Top Chef) efforts to diminish the disease and raise awareness. A few noticeable celebs were Padma, Ajak Deng, Adam Butcher, Susan Sarandon, Kelly Bensimon, and Russell Simmons.
I got to interview everyone on the red carpet and see what interested people about the event. Who was the most interesting person to interview? Ajak Deng. Looking stunning in a Nanette Lepore jumpsuit, she is a beautiful person on the inside and outside. I was quite impressed with her knowledge and interest in the organization as well as not being your average celeb that has no interest in doing an interview (hello Kim Kardashian). The event ran from 8 PM to about 10:30, followed by an after-party hosted by Questlove. Russell Simmons bid $9,000 on a bottle of vodka- not kidding!
Since I traveled down from CT to the city on Friday, I had less than one hour between getting off the train and getting to my apartment to pick what I was wearing. When people say everything in fashion happens last minute, you better believe them. 3 messengers ran over to drop off accessories, shoes, and my outfit for me so I could leave on time, and the minute I tried this VB jumpsuit on, I knew it was the right choice. Paired with my amazing Sienna Ray gold clutch that matched the color of the suit exactly, I had an evening to remember.
HUGEEEEE thanks to the people at Veronica Beard, The Promotion Factory, and Fix Beauty Bar for giving me this opportunity and making me look amazing!
P.S. This year is all about making a change and giving back. I'm going to be doing a ton more charity work over the next few months, and my next event is later on this month for an autism charity event. In response to the tragic death of Avonte Oquendo, young NYC influencers are teaming up to spin for charity, and to diminish more cases like this from occurring. PLEASE donate at http://events.autismspeaks.org/spinforsafety and keep an eye out for coverage on the event later on this much.
$10 makes a difference.