Sometimes a magical moment happens when your job and side hobbies merge together in one special event request. Most people don’t know this, but I was in a rock band that played the NYC circuit. Event planning took a backseat for some time while I played venues like the Bowery Ballroom, shot a music video, and was crushed by a band’s ultimate divorce.

My heart skipped a beat when Whiskey Vinyl requested our staff for an event at HighLine Ballroom. A music label wanted to book our team to represent their brand and I got to coordinate. It was a match made in #eventprofs heaven.

Our girls were asked to arrive onsite in relaxed uniform, something that is completely out of the norm when dealing with high-end events. The models questioned how relaxed our directions were; they’re used to our mantra of “punctuality, presentation, professionalism”.  

Anna and myself, along with ten models, headed into the venue to meet the coordinators and musicians in a green room. We were handed t-shirts, scissors and were directed to “have at it”.  Anna and I didn’t graduate from FIT, but we could’ve fooled you. Our DIY uniforms were on point. The camera was on our models all night and our “summer line” was on display for all to see.

I couldn’t have been more thrilled to be there that night, witnessing the marriage of my interests in such a tangible way. New York truly is magical sometimes.