As a shopoholic and self-proclaimed fashionista, I was in seventh heaven at the FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) gala surrounded by fashion royalty, from Ralph Lauren, to Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, to Vera Wang, Maurice Marciano and many, many more!
In her pink pantsuit and signature black hair in a bun and dark eye makeup, I immediately spotted Stacey Bendet, founder of one of my favorite brands, Alice and Olivia. I actually wore an Alice and Olivia coat to the event and told Stacey, my new BFF, about how the coat check girls went crazy that night over my coat - that she designed! I should have had her sign it!
After watching everyone from Ronald Lauder to Fern Mallis walk the red carpet, I spotted a few guys in a little group chatting amongst themselves - it turned out to be Gary Sheinbaum, the CEO of Tommy Hilfiger, and a couple other fashion big shots. Gary and I of course took a silly selfie together, cause what else are you supposed to do when you meet the head of one of the biggest names in fashion?
Terry Lundgren, the CEO of Macy's inc., was presented with an award and kind words by none other than Anna Wintour and Ralph Lauren, and was even presented with a birthday cake by celeb chef Daniel Boulud as we all joined in on singing 'Happy Birthday' as a live band came on the stage.
It was definitely a great night for fashion, and the coat check girls remembered me..and my coat..on the way out!