Tuesday night, the Fashion Week continued after the Boy Meets Girl show ended.
First, I had the pleasure of meeting Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub, whose daughter was one of the models.
Celeb Schmoozing: Danielle Staub and me
Then, while galpals Caroline and Meg chatted with representatives from show co-sponsor AKA Hotels, Telo and I roamed around the Metropolitan Pavilion, sampling some of the other sponsors’ goodies. Telo took a breather at Trident’s oxygen bar, which according to him is all the rage now in Vegas.
Flavored Oxygen: Telo sampled all four of Trident’s varieties
“Clean, sexy, freshness!” he raved about the four different flavors.
I was less enamored when I tried it. Something about putting on a nasal breathing tube and inhaling menthol-flavored oxygen wasn’t quite relaxing.
As we made like fashionistas and tried on some mod Polaroid sunglasses, we spotted singer Natasha Bedingfield approaching. She couldn’t have been nicer when we asked for a photo.
Pop Star Charmer: Natasha Bedingfield and me
Once the post-show festivities winded down, Telo and I joined Caroline and Meg at the afterparty at trendy Avenue nightclub in NYC’s Chelsea.
Over vodka cocktails and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres (pizza slivers, chicken satays), Meg and I talked about how dating in Gotham is different from other parts of the country.
A twentysomething bachelorette originally from the Midwest, Meg is finding that Gotham men aren’t nearly as chivalrous or straightforward as their counterparts in the heartland. Case in point — a man she dated for weeks who disappeared without a word, then resurfaced in a text message months later saying hello like it was perfectly normal. Dating ettiquette when it comes to goodbye is truly a lost art these days.
Still, Meg wouldn’t trade where she is to be back in her hometown. She says all of her old friends are married and she’s in no hurry, appreciating the freedom to focus on her career and other things that New York gives her. Thirtysomething dating fatigue notwithstanding, I couldn’t help thinking that I feel exactly the same way.