*Teresa Giudice & Me.
Oh snap. VH1 asked me to come on their hot new Morning Show called Big Morning Buzz Live which is hosted by ultra cuties Carrie and Jason. When the producers asked me to present sneakers I was more than stoked, but actually very nervous. The only other time I was on National Television, I was being interviewed on ESPN by Bram Weinstein in 2010 for the launch of my Jordan. This time I would have 6 minutes of discussing the latest in sneakers!!! Whoa. My dearest friends and glam team KARL JUSTIN and TAI LOTSON came to my rescue, helping to organize my wardrobe and makeup. It made sense that I should look like me and feel like me, hence my uniform kit.
As Tai and I were driving over to meet Karl Justin and his lovely assistant Celasia before our call time, I called Karl to coordinate his location. Just then he said “Celasia, who is that leaving VH1?” trying to see through a crowd of people. Turns out is was Miss Monica and what was she wearing? Oh yeah, just the Balenciaga Coral Moto Jacket that Karl had brought to style me in. The black jacket you see me pictured in was not the final touch for my look. See below…
When we came in and heard from our friend and fellow VH1 Personality, Janell Snowden, that Monica in fact wore the same jacket for the same show — we had to think and we had to think quick. It was such an outlandish and unlikely outcome that I just had to giggle throughout the entire moment.
Luckily, the in-house stylist had some options for me and Karl Justin made it work. When I first tried on the fitted leather jacket I said “No, I hate it”. Then I tried it again and it ended up working out…I called it my “sexy bi-curious vampire” look. Of all the things I worried about (how I’d come off on TV, if I’ll be nervous, If I’ll be good enough), I never thought I’d have a wardrobe mishap with one of musics living legends! Good thing we caught it in time…
*TAI LOTSON and ME.
Special thanks to Dara Cook and Ellen Carl for being so cozy!!!