if you set your mind on something, you really can achieve it [or a version of it].
i first met pharrell at an mtv vma afterparty in 2007 in vegas, snuck some red carpet photos & thought to myself, wait, i want to be officially invited to the vma’s one day, soon, and not just as someone’s guest. sure enough, come 2008, i was cast in mtv’s bff show with paris hilton, & there i was, blondie, at the vma’s in la and tokyo, side by side the top musical talents in the nation. even famous tokyo talents wanted to take a photo with me [moi?]. more about
all the drama my interesting experience on that show and its aftermath in a later post.
mtv vma’s in tokyo, circa 2008. ok, that was a bad blonde day for me
mtv vma’s in la, circa 2008
much better blonde day, paris hilton’s hair launch in malibu 2008
anyhey, on sept. 19th, the new yPlan app had their launch party in new york at finale, one of the newer clubs in ny that i enjoy revisiting occasionally, with pharrell performing several of everyone’s favorite tunes. he looked quite smooth in his cool hat + ice creams + all that swagger, but his polka dot cardigan was what stole everyone’s heart. this is not the usual party scene, so i was looking forward to who i might [not] meet. notable conversations of the night:
- “can i make you my client? i can get you out of trouble & i will be better than the attorney[s] currently representing you.” [better than my sister & a greek god??] “no.”
- “guess what i do for a living.” “i don’t know, from that sweatband you’re wearing on your head, a marathon runner? a sushi chef?”
an exhausted pharrell & a smiley sinsu at vegas vma after afterparty, circa 2007
mouths-wide-opened pharrell & i at wip, my fabulous ice cream by onch, circa 2012
pharrell swaggerin, yplan launch party @ finale 2013
if you really want it put a yPlan ring/beer opener on it
now, to set my mind on my next goals…in the meantime, i’ll be searching for the perfect cocktail to share with you.