When you get an invitation to a private party for fashion insiders, you don’t say no.
Last week I received an invitation to a dinner hosted by Soma magazine and Diesel at Diesel’s San Francisco flagship location. Just as I was sipping on my first Cosmo I was approached by one of the Diesel team and Ali Ghanbarian Publisher and Editor in Chief of Soma magazine and asked if I would model a pair of jeans. Of course I said yes! Then I was told I could keep them, along with the shirt of my choosing. Double yes!!
I headed to the dressing room with four other girls where we were each outfitted in a different style of jean and top. I tried on Diesel’s Flairlegg jean and instantly felt comfortable and confident in them.
It was nice to meet a group of girls who were all very friendly and ready for some fun. We took way too many pictures in the dressing room as we were getting ready, each admiring the others’ jean styles.
According to many, I was the model with the most personality (which I hope is a good thing). Not all of my moves were caught on video, but here’s a sneak peak at the event.
After cocktail hour, we enjoyed a lovely catered meal, complete with flowing laughter and wine. There was a little bit of tech present too. At each place setting a chunky silver watch was used as a napkin ring, as a gift for each girl. And there were small cards prompting attendees to tweet using #dieseldinner.
Just before dessert it was time to model. Each of us was called up to the “front” of the room and asked to show off her jeans for the rest of the dinner party, while a Diesel representative, and special host Yuan Zhang of ShopNear.me, explained the best ways to style each jean.
Overall I had a wonderful evening and couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to share it with.
After a four year hiatus, I can add model back on my resume.
Check out the blog post from another model of the evening, complete with more photos, over at Complacency Kills.