Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

I didn’t mean to, it wasn’t on purpose but I could feel the tears constantly running down my face last night at the movie theater. The majority of the audience was over 40, but there I sat with my boyfriend, top row dead center, like I always do, crying. I don’t know if it was just one thing but the combination of the incredible actors, the brilliantly written story, and the way it was filmed- well it just triggered something inside me. 
We all are searching for something or someone at all times of our lives. It is actually kind of funny if you think about it. We search for our keys, a destination, a person, the love of our lives, we are always finding ways to complete ourselves, or make sense of life- sometimes forgetting that life is just a series of journeys and searches.

I recently got to spend an afternoon at the lake with Jorge, and we sat on the rocks watching absolutely nothing, that was nice.

Jorge and I get to do a lot of things together, and it is nice- It’s nicer when you have your boss telling you that you have to balance out your personal life with work…

But what happens when you are incredibly close to greatness?

 What happens when you are so close to achieving greatness, and fulfilling your dreams? Everything I have worked so hard for, everything that we have been waiting for is finally coming together and capturing the greatest moment of your life? For the first time ever, I feel like my life is fully together. It feels like this is the moment I have been waiting for. The moment that will define me as an individual, as a man and as a name in fashion.

I have great friends:

Work that inspires me daily:

A man that loves me:

I get to work with a woman who is greater than more talented than she will ever give herself credit for:

I just feel like the world is right.

Growing Up…

Growing up. When we are kids, we can’t wait to grow up. Hell, we even pretend like we are grown ups. My sister and I used to take ginger ale and pretend it was champagne and smoke those bubble gum cigarettes. Now that we can drink champagne and smoke cigarettes, I still find it to be as glamourous as before but this time I crave a different setting. It is fine to drink champagne in the privacy of your own home, or even at brunch- but in all reality it is the setting that makes it count the most. I have sipped on Vueve at W Hotels, and Moet’s White Star at the Met- but what I really want is to be drinking champagne at the SOCIAL CULTURE party. A party that doesn’t exist, yet. I just got a huge new place, and have filled it with amazing furniture.. I feel more grown up, but I am not a grown up just yet. I feel like being a “grown up” is when you achieve your dreams and you get to look at yourself in the mirror and see that all your hard work has paid off. The world of fashion is in a frenzy right now, and doubling up with award season we find ourselves even more consumed by our work- as SOCIAL CULTURE is taking a leap forward this year, I hope that by the end of this year I will feel even more grown up with champagne, cigarettes and a closet full of couture…