Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What I Wore to Gracie Mansion: Karta Dress

The Scene

During my trip to NYC, I was lucky enough to attend the Made in NY Awards

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At Gracie Mansion


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That's the Mayor's digs for those of you who don't know/aren't society wannabes like moi.
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Bloomberg's Made in NY award winners this year? Um, Matt Damon, the Foursquare founders and NBC's President of NBC Universal Women and Lifestyle Entertainment Networks, Lauren Zalaznick.

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Which meant there were Bravo stars galore in the house!!!!

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Let me tell you, I felt like I'd died and gone to NYC royalty heaven.
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The reason I was there? This lovely lady, Rachel Sterne. She works for the Mayor as NYC's Chief Digital Officer.  It's the first role of its kind internationally and I've been keeping a close eye on her accomplishments since she took office in January.

Since I was in town for Internet Week, I decided to request an interview with Rachel for my work blog. Her press people not only granted me the interview, they also invited me to the mansion for the awards. Double score of all time.

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Actually it was a triple score: my bff from grad school Mr. NBC finagled an invite of his own to the event.

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Having a partner in crime who is as excited/silly/ghetto as you is key at BFD events.

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We could get used to NYC nights like these :)
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The Outfit
Karta dress

The Accessoriess
Louis Vuitton Neverfull tote
Faux Van Cleef earrings and bracelets
Stuart Weitzman sandals

The Grade
A


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The Commentary

I first declared my love for Karta waaaaay back in 2008 when I started blogging.  

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It's taken me a few years but I finally scored a little retro, ornate beauty of my own. Found it resale for over 70 percent off retail at Wasteland in Santa Monica. Though the dress came out in 2007, I think it's a timeless LBD with a twist. Best of all it's uber flattering through the middle for me AND draws attention to the girls in a chic way.  It's the ultimate work appropriate dress that transitions easily into evening. Worth every penny.
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Love that I was in a LBD with some neckline flair...just like the belle of the ball: Katherine Oliver, the commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment

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Jill Zarin was alo feeling the LBD chic

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As was Sonya


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Ramona on the other hand was in more of a satin Barney mood
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While the Countess went for floral


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Mr. NBC looked effortless gorg in his outfit...per usual

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Definitely gave Mr. Damon a debonair run for his money.

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And though I wanted to lick Matt from head to toe, I was actually more starstruck by the Foursquare guys.
Do you know that they came up with the location services company in their apartment in the East Village? Super inspiring for this nerd.

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My friends and I have to get crackalackin and come up with our million dollar digital idea already.

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2 comments:

Shannon said...

High rollaaaa! Your outfit was understated and gorgeous, and your makeup? Eau so fresh! Looks like a lovely time! :)

Coco's Mom said...

WOW...look at your and your job!! I remember reading your blog when you were unhappy and unsure of your career/job. It seems like this is the perfect gig for you! Congrats!

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