Labels: Alison Kelly, Amanda, Chloe Dao, Emmett McCarthy, Kayne Gillaspie, Malan Breton, Nick Verreos, Tim Gunn
We had a fabulous time at EMc2's Fall Off the Runway event hosted by Emmett McCarthy yesterday!
This was what greeted us when we arrived around 1:30. Ew. We're SO not about lines.
Fortunately, an almost literal ray of sunshine appeared when Alison Kelly came out. We all said "There's Alison," followed by "She's really pretty" in almost perfect unison. And she is. Prettier in person, if you can believe it, with a tan to die for.
She's also very sweet and posed for us (and about a thousand other people).
Emmett came out shortly after and when we introduced ourselves, he yanked us outta that line and brought us inside. Fabulosity has its advantages, darlings!
No sooner had we entered, when what to our wondering eyes should appear...
He was being swamped with picture requests, so we barely had a chance to get this snap.
Holy cow, she's tiny. And also really pretty.
The inside of the store consisted mostly of another long line to get out into the courtyard, where Tim Gunn was signing T-shirts, bobbleheads, and anything else not nailed down. While we waited in line, several of the designers posed endlessly for pictures. We were amazed at their patience and enthusiasm. We'd be terrible celebrities.
Nick came parading in a moment later, showering sparkles and starshine on everyone.
Nick is (no surprise) a SWEETHEART. Honestly. Supernice, superfriendly, adorable, and exactly what you'd expect. He also loves the blog and declared that we were "geniuses," after which, little hearts floated and popped around our heads.
Bitch has the smallest waist we've ever seen on a grown man. We tried to hate him for that, but it wouldn't stick.
Not long after that, we ran into none other than LauraK of Blogging Project Runway who, God bless her, yanked us out of line again (connections, darlings, connections!) and brought us out into the courtyard to meet Tim.
Laura is very sweet and her enthusiasm and support for Project Runway is simply unparalleled. She was rapidly unpacking bobbleheads for signing and then repacking the signed ones to take to the front of the store.
Tim was doing his Tim thing and trying his best to sign his name at least 10 or 15 times a second, so we kind of hovered around when Emmett called to us from the crowd and said someone wanted to meet us.
Girl is TALL! And yes, she can really talk. We dished a little about other models and talked a bit about what she wore for the shows. Sweet and funny, she's another one who is exactly what you'd expect. Loveya, girl!
We also got to chat with Mr. Glamour himself,
Malan Breton from Taiwan.
Malan isn't exactly what you'd expect. He's more. Suave to the nth degree. Crazy Suave. James-Bond-would-feel-self-conscious-in-his-presence suave. Malan can spill his drink on you and make it sound like a marriage proposal. "Oh darling, I've spilled my wine down your back. I'm so sorry."
Yes, he really said that and yes, he really talks like that.
He is utterly charming and a little shy, which sort of makes him even more charming.
The GREATEST THING EVER happened.
LauraK saw her chance and (God bless her again) leaned in to Tim and said "ThePRGayBoys are here and they want to meet you."
As God is our witness...
We shit you not...
Bitch, do I look like I'm lying...
Tim jumped out of his seat and said "They are? I love those guys! Where are they?"
Now, we were planning to keep it all on the cool side, y'know? Well shit, that plan couldn't have collapsed any quicker as we both blurted out "WE LOVE YOU TOO!"
Watch as these pictures literally get progressively gayer before your very eyes.
The gays love fashion!
Tim was unbelievably sweet and generous. Told us he loved the blog and checks it out whenever he needs a laugh. We gurgled something in response but all we really wanted to say was "No, seriously, Tim. What products are you using?" His skin literally glows from 20 feet away.
Tim Darling, you said you wanted to drop us a line but couldn't find our email. Upper right corner, Baby. We'll be sleeping at our desks until we hear from you.
Honestly, EVERYONE was so generous and friendly. This post is sounding uncharacteristically fawning for us, but everyone involved with the event was so nice not just to us, but the throngs of people there. Emmett was so gracious, making sure everyone in the crowd had water if they wanted it, going around and introducing us to people as "ThePRGayBoys" and hustling like crazy to get those signed bobbleheads and t-shirts into his customers' hands. Incidentally, he told us as we were leaving that there are still t-shirts and bobbleheads available for ordering, so hop to it, girls!
The nature of the event meant that we couldn't linger and talk to anyone for as much as we would have liked, but we got a chance to dish a little with the Nikolaki twins, Nick and his very sweet partner David just before we left.
Nick has a smile you can see from space. We could have just pulled up a couple chairs right there on the sidewalk and dished over a chai latte like old friends.
Update: gothamist has some great pics from the event, including our moment of TimLove (scroll down to the slideshow).