When you receive an invite to a guerilla fashion party from the boys of Greta Constantine the week of Christmas, you’ve got to get your priorities straight. Open bar with Stephen Wong and Kirk Pickersgill, or buy presents for the kids? This one’s not even close. I dropped all the holiday prep last night and headed to Toufik Sarwa‘s Amber for NAUGHTY OR NICE: A Fashion Extravaganza, with my frequent partner-in-crime J in tow.
It took me all of about 5 seconds after I’d stepped into Amber to realize this party was going to be one of EPIC proportions. My jaw hit the floor when I spotted twins Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared2 standing mere feet from me. OMFG. Confession: When DSquared2 threw a fashion show at Much Music headquarters in 2008, the younger Backseat Styler T and I were standing front row…behind the railing (incidentally, we’re in the Fashion Television episode covering that event, for a few seconds). Who would’ve thought that just 2 years later I’d be chatting Dean up – at a party hosted by the superstar fashion duo behind Greta Constantine, no less. Total fangirl moment.
Dean Caten of DSquared2 and me
Greta Constantine had tweeted earlier in the day that the guest list for the party was sick. They don’t lie. In addition to Dean and Dan Caten, I also spied with my little eye Nicholas Mellamphy (Creative Director of The Room at the Bay), Shinan Govani, Anita Clarke and Gail McInnes, to name a few.
Extremely loud music made conversations awkward, but it was great to finally meet Stephen Wong, which I didn’t get a chance to do when I was backstage at Greta Constantine’s Fall 2010 show. Fangirl moment #2 of the evening.
Stephen Wong of Greta Constantine and me
Thanks to all the boys of Greta Constantine, DSquared2 and Amber for a ridiculously fab night. And a big shout out to the über-hardworking Jesse Greene!
P.S. In case you’re concerned that I shirked my Santa duties to go to the party, not to worry – I’m picking up on the Christmas shopping for Baby Backseat Styler today!