Tell us about yourself.
I'm a lawyer with a primary practice in the area of commercial litigation. I firmly believe in giving back to the community and devote at least 100 hours a year to pro bono work where I assist families with disabled children in obtaining a fair and appropriate education. My life is hectic but rewarding and when I need to relax and shop I turn to Polyvore. Polyvore is my creative outlet and it always inspires me when I see other members sets.
Why did you decide to enter the Magnum Ice Cream contest?
Well, who doesn't love ice cream? Especially when you marry Karl Lagerfeld (the iconic figure of Chanel) and Rachel Bilson (a gorgeous star with an uncompromising style) together at a red carpet Tribeca event - it seemed like it would be a special evening. I feel very honored to have won given that there are so many talented Polyvore members.
What was the inspiration behind the winning look you created?
The inspiration came from the two of the three vignettes. Photo Mood featured Rachel Bilson as an annoyed famous model who finds solace in a delicious Magnum ice cream bar. I made it a point to make sure that I placed an object in the set indicating that it was a model wall. Applause stars Rachel Bilson as a prima ballerina in the embrace of her boyfriend, played by model Baptiste Giabiconi, but then decides that she needs Magnum ice cream more than a kiss. The ballerina in my set pays homage to the scene. And of course, a picture of Karl Lagerfeld and the caption 'It's Fabulous' completed my set.
Tell us all about your night at the Tribeca Film Festival!
Recognizable even from behind! Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld
The event was held at the Frank Gehry IAC Center in Chelsea. My night began with a walk down the red carpet and an interview with Fashion TV. Afterwards, we went to the reception area where there were open bars serving specially made 'Magnum' cocktails and waiters abound with a variety of appetizers. Celebrities were everywhere! I watched Anna Wintour escorting Karl Lagerfeld to the premiere. In fact, trailing behind was a waiter with a goblet of diet coke waiting for any gesture from the iconic figure. Guests included Elettra Wiedemann, May Anderson, Behati Prinsloo, Crystal Renn, Christian Siriano, and Patrick Demarchelier among a host of many others. It was very exciting to have Rachel Bilson standing just two feet away! After the viewing, the waiters came out with bars of Magnum ice cream. It was delicious! Kudos to Magnum for a most memorable red carpet event.