A mere hour after I had just wrapped up interviewing, shooting, and one of the quickest outfit changes of my life, I was back at the Sunglass Hut Flagship store on Fifth Avenue with all the fabulous finalists.  You can call me the quick change queen, as I had a mere 15 minutes to pull it all together from the moment the driver dropped me off and from when we were about to leave for our group dinner.  I pulled out the all the sequins stops in my vintage Lilie Rubin dress from Vintage Martini, Wolford tights,studded black booties, my good luck Chanel bag, and some vintage fur to brave the brisk NY chill.

The transformation of the room was incredible; as just moments before I was interviewing in the very same room, which went from business power hour to cocktail hour.  I mingled and met the stunning Kelly Choi, who has never been to Dallas, but will be making a visit very soon to check out the arts and food scene after a convincing conversation with me.  She is a New Yorker through and through and loves the the fashion and food scene.  Also in attendance were our guest judges, Wendy Lam from Nitro:licious, Bryan Grey-Yambao from Bryanboy, Lori Bergamotto from Lucky Magazine, and seated nearby me was the new media marketing master, Jen Osbon from Megaplayer.  Other judges and affiliates of Sunglass Hut and Luxottica also graced our presence in addition to some press heavy hitters like Amy O’Dell from The Cut and Andrew Bevan from Teen Vogue.

Felt like an episode of the Oprah Christmas edition where the surprises were over the top and non-stop.  After mingling  and playing with the Social Sun, we all sat down to our amazement to our own personalized iPads with the Top Chef curated menu on-screen.  After squealing and in disbelief, all guests enjoyed the company of some of fashion’s finest over an incredible meal.

While I felt like Cinderella and hoping that the clock would never strike midnight, all the people associated with Full Time Fabulous are our fairy godmothers.  They are more than happy to help make our dreams come true and eager to make each individual feel incredibly blessed and special.  To also be apart of a group of like minds who all work hard toward our passions is inspiring and we all bonded as a new sorority of sisters deemed the FTF house.

A huge thanks goes out to Angie and the rest of the Sunglass Hut crew who keep sharing the positivity, energy, and love for Full Time Fabulous, fashion and blogging!