Snap: That's Miss New York
Flash: That's Ryan Leslie
Take another Picture: There goes the Jets
That's what was going on as I approached the red carpet at 10:30pm, in front of Suzie Wong Lounge. I get out and walk to the front, because of course I was on the list and refused to wait in line. Like everywhere in New York, everyone was VIP, so the not waiting thing was out of the question. I soon spot Kevin Madden, Assistant Account Executive for Bailey's, the official sponsor of the event. He points at me and tells the bouncer, let her in. When I get into the club, I look around and check the scene for a minute, I begin to smile, the crowd was filled with Music Industry Heads, Models, starving actors, and of course celebrities. The New York style of glitz and glam filled the the room, this was going to be a party to remember.
I walk around and say hi to a few people I know, including my line sister Nicole, and head over to the bar for a free Bailey's cocktail. As the crowd is waiting around for Estelle to arrive, there is plenty going on to the entertain the crowd. Take the group of 80's inspired, high top fade wearing, multi-colored, big gold chain, fresh Adidas, I'm Hip Hop, guys in the corner showing off their dance moves they remember from the 90's. Trust me, they were enough entertainment if there wasn't anything else poppin off for the rest of the night.
All of a sudden there is a brief pause in the music, and "American Boy", Estelle's single, comes on. The lights start flashing and Estelle enters the building. I head over to the VIP area where she would be the entire night of course. When I get over there, Kevin introduces me to her and she smiles, "That's a really cute dress"(Socialite Essential: Always look like you are on the cat walk). I say thank you and we take a picture. What started off as a VIP area that consisted of Estelle and her small crew, soon was filled with all of Who's Who in the building.
I spot Christian Siriano, the Project Runway winner of season four. I introduce myself and we take a few pictures. I sit down for a minute and think, the life of a socialite is like a full time job and I'm not getting paid enough, well not just yet :)
The night goes on and a few others are spotted throughout the night, Ryan Leslie, John Legend, Jet Players, BJ Coleman (Baby Phat's publicist, who could not get in VIP for some reason, odd!), and Major Label Representatives.
As the night went on, the club continued to fill up and the party was amazing.
Just another one champion sound
me and Estelle about to get down
who the hottest in the world right now.
Tell them put the money in my hand right now.
Tell the promoter we need more seats,
we just sold out all the floor seats
The sound of Kanye West and the lyrics he says in the beginning of Estelle's song comes to mind. Estelle was definitely the hottest in the world last night and the promoters didn't even try to search for more seats!
As the event died down, the night concludes with me dropping my phone and the club owner telling me he couldn't get it out until the morning, which is 11am for club owners. But I'm a strong believer in everything happens for a reason, so I wrote it off as me gaining another contact to a major club.
All I can say is "Take me on a trip, I'd like to go some day. We partied in New York, I'd love to see LA." (Estelle remixed by me)