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Day 5, I met with Mack to have a drink right before dinner with Grace and friends at Hoi Polloi of the Ace Hotel.
This was my 3rd time in London and I really started to like London. My first time there years ago was a bit of a let down…ONLY because growing up in the States, you think Europe is so foreign and different. When I got to London, I was unimpressed only because it felt like New York…which is why I like it now. In general, I’ve come to appreciate it for the rad city that it is. Oi.My sweet room at the Ace Hotel. It felt like a cozy camp.
The “12 Years A Slave” Party was much more than I anticipated. Grace and I were urged by our friend Irene that it was a dressy affair and made sure that we got the picture and that we didn’t arrive dressed as homeless tomboys. Well, we got the picture and we came correct. We got there early and took one lap around the party…only to realize halfway around that we walked past Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie, chatting with their table mates.
LIFE: Day 2 – LFW14 – Art Film Screening at ICA – Notion Magazine Party – House of Holland After-Party at Edition (1.15.14)
Saturday, I met up with Grace and friends at the ICA to watch an incredible Cheryl Dunn Documentary about street photographers in New York City. It made me long for home, but it was cool to be watching it in London. Although I was terribly jetlagged, I tried to keep my eyes open…
Vana Tallinn was a liqueur that Grace urged me to try. Apparently, it’s Estonian and in Russia people drink it straight to stay warm. Hey, why not. It had a sort of licorice flavor, but not in that gross way. It was cool.
On Thursday morning as I reluctantly woke up for an early flight, I was greeted by the anticipated blizzard that meteorologists had predicted. I thought for sure, my flight would be canceled since countless others were…but it wasn’t. I literally couldn’t believe it and was prepared for anything…but clearly not prepared for what the day would bring. 24 hours of hellish travel for one London flight, Oy vey.
I got bumped to First Class and it was amazing. Like sleeping in your own bed on a plane. The only problem here was that my flight was delayed. The plane tried to take off at its declared time of 9am, but had to come back to the gate to be “de-iced”. Yeah, that does not sound good whatsoever. Then we tried to take off again and the runway was busy…basically around 12pm we tried to take off again and then we were told if we don’t depart by 12:20pm we won’t make Heathrow Airport’s stupid curfew. We ended up not making it and my flight was cancelled. It took me over an hour to claim my checked luggage and then I got booked on a 6pm flight out of Newark…as in New Jersey. I had to run there, starving and tired. Finally, when I did get there they couldn’t locate my ticket number, then security dug through all my bags. At this point, I found it all so terrible that it was funny…
Finally landed. So tired after en route for 24 hours. My car service could not be located after 30 minutes of searching. I was so tired I called an uber and then when he finally arrived I was sobbing. I was a hot mess.
After I settled into my lonely hotel room on Valentines Day (of all days) I went out to meet my friend Irene at the London Edition Hotel. The winds were INSANE. Like, so insane. 3 people died from it that night. It was like some sort of Harry Potter spell or something.
With all this running around during New York Fashion Week, it can be hard to find time to sit down for a proper meal. So, when my brother Josh Madden asked me to be at a dinner for Nylon Guys Magazine, I was more than down. Free food and friends? Duh!
A select few of 30 sat down at Manon for a nice and cozy dinner. This is how it went!
Josh Madden, Elle, & Christian
Raw fish? Yes please!
Jayne (Stop It Right Now) and Vashtie.
I Finally met the #MCM of my dreams. I am totally and utterly obsessed with her and her style. If you love me, then I know you will love her! Follow her and you will not regret it! She has a great sense of fashion and humor!
Mr. Mort. Eiknarf, Josh Madden, G-Eazy & William Yan.
After dinner, I rolled with 10 of the fellas to the Galore Magazine party down the street – which was off the hook! I miraculously got me and 10 of these guys through the door, which NEVER happens…no matter who you are!
Asian Dan, Josh Madden, Mister Mort, Eli Reed, Lyz Olko
G-Eazy and Vashtie
LIFE: NYFW – Telfar Fall 2014 Runway Show – Boychild, Jeanette Hayes, Mike The Ruler & More! (1.10.14)
Jeanette Hayes, Vashtie & Mike The Ruler
This past Monday I got to attend the Telfar Runway Presentation at The New Museum. Like Shayne of Hood By Air and Raul of Luar Zepol, Telfar has been the homie for about 10-12 years already. I’m stoked to see my friends winning.
The show was filled with multi-pocket detailing, reversible tops, detachable bottoms, and lots more to fulfill my “inner tomboy” and “inner hippy”.
Boychild, Jeanette Hayes, and Vashtie
I am absolutely obsessed with Disclosure, thanks to my friend James Rubin. I listen to them at least once a day. It’s like meditation for me…er something. This video is pretty tight although it is a bit strange. Thanks to Young Scoozle for telling me about it!
On Friday night, I met up with the homie Josh Madden for a Def Jam & New Era party at one of my favorite venues…Hudson Hotel’s Good Units. The music was ill…provided by DJ MICK. The scene was full of entertainment and since it was pre-Super Bowl there were birds-a-flocking. I showed up in a Supreme Football Jersey looking like I lost my pants in a terrible bet, but I had fun anyways.
Legendary Damon & Unlengendary Vashtie
Nigel Sylvester, Nigel Sparkes and Vashtie