We all have dream deep down the unwanted wasted hours at our desk job. They’re those dreams that we constantly kill by telling ourselves to be realistic. But let’s be real, you only have one chance to live, why waste it on living a life you never wanted? Why waste the person you were meant to become? Everyone’s got a choice. YOU have a choice.
It took three months of planning this event on the low. I didn’t think that the party I envisioned would turn into a reality that unfolded right in front of my eyes. “What’s the catch?”, I asked Ugg Australia as we spoke about holding the party on their beautiful terrace overlooking luxurious 5th avenue Manhattan. “Nothing. We just want to support you wholeheartedly,” was their response.
Cara Crowley from Vogue ; Angel from Pixie Market; Kristen Lam Blogger.
Julie of Caviar Noir ; Jennifer Kim of Brick and Portal
Ugg Australia Terrace
Chandon was in and so were the guys at Selvarey rum who flew all the way from Canada to come and support. They even created a GreyLayers Drink Menu, naming the drinks as “The greylayers dancing juice.” which consisted of their classic cacao rum and white rum created into one of a kind mojitos that got everyone dancing at the terrace.
Selvarey Rum Bar
Leora Novick of Chandelier; Chiara Scarcella of Creative Shake; Christina Shields Photographer; Ran D Pitts of Evolve Clothing
Rob Herzig Co founder and Co owner of Selvarey Rum
Osteria Del Principe was more than happy to share their amazing Italian sandwiches with my guests. Boohoo was excited to create a live runway show at my party alongside being another one of the sponsors as Kevlove the dj came to spin tunes all night.
Bloom That sent over tons of bouquets featuring their all white Linden arrangement which blew the guests away and enough to create a dreamy garden-like venue at Ugg’s Terrace.
Bouquets by Bloom That; Candles by Feya
Fyuse app, Polaroid and Renee Redesigns came together and supported me all the way as well. XYZ impressions welcomed my party with open arms and asked to cover the entire event — photos, videos and all. ( Make sure you tag them when you use their photos from last night!).
Nylon Magazine Crew; Blogger Lexicon of Style
Blogger Hortencia Caires of Stylefeen ; Blogger Jammal of Style Society Guy
Photographer Rafael Clemente ; Stylist Nathan Balico
Lastly, the friends who came, the brands that have worked with Greylayers who’ve become family and my amazing boyfriend who’s the Clyde to this Bonnie, held my hand and made this all possible.
GreyLayers Project Manager Ellena Adia
Nylon Mag Socialyte Team Vici Frid and Misty Gant
Ran D Pitts of Evolve Clothing
Alexa Lorenzo: Friend
Nylon Magazine Socialyte Team
Though the entire event was Monochromatic themed, each one came with brightness in their hearts.
It was fantastic seeing everything flow accordingly as planned but what was even more amazing was that everyone who has supported me and my blog, every brand, every person, every sponsor were all in the same room with one thing in common : Love and support for GreyLayers. GreyLayers brought all 167 people together. THAT to me is everything. Seeing everyone there, all 167 guests come and celebrate what was once a dream left me blown away.
Each guest left with a pair of Ugg Australia shoes from the brand’s newest collection along with Renee Redesigns’s Silver coasters, Bloom That Coupons for your own bouquet and discount codes to a shoot with XYZ impressions!
Whatever dream you’ve got is a reality in another life. Get there and get it. Swim against the current and have the courage to grasp it for yourself. You deserve it.
A huge thanks to all my sponsors for wanting nothing but to wholeheartedly be there and help me celebrate us as one big team.
This is only the beginning of something bigger and more amazing. Thank you all for believing in me.
Photo and Video Credit: XYZ IMPRESSIONS TEAM