Thursday night’s Fall re-opening was amazing! I had a hot little crew with me Dovile Virsilaite her best friend Kirsten and Russian model Guzel. Dovile and Kirsten joined me Upstairs after dinner and we got crazy. My associate “Slim” rolled in with Nima Yamini and the took over a swath of the room with eight or nine models. I honestly couldn’t tell you who else was there. But a thank you to all that came to help celebrate- including Damon Dash, who holds meetings outside of Cipriani on an almost daily bases, hyped about his new #1 single.
Friday I was hurting with dehydration and laryngitis. We had a good night but I wasn’t up for a big night so i was home by 2 a.m. Saturday was another stunner. Models from IMG, Click, Women, NY Models and One Model Management. It was the last night before the castings got serious on Monday and it was evident in the way everyone was getting their party on. I asked DJ Sinatra to play, I might make him DJ for the night, I was literally hanging from the rafters. No, I was. Really. It was a very sexy evening.
I’m only human so I had no voice, my normal DJ was still out of town, I got yelled at by Sabrina (Huls) and i knew the night would be busy but short on the extremely beautiful women I’m used to. The night was saved by another one of my associates Adis Gutic. He walks in what would become hotness after a few cocktails and joined by more fun young ladies later.
After the drinks settled into me, and me in the room on a whole, the night’s energy just elevated like Michael (Jordan) in his prime. Dylan McDermott sat comfortable enjoying the less than amateur stylings of anyone daring enough to grab a microphone for better than half the night only to be replaced by Leo (DiCaprio) who showed up with Danny A and Isaac Gindi just back from helping Noah Tepperberg launch Lavo in Las Vegas. I was expecting producer/singer/song writer Ryan Leslie but he sent a late message putting off getting together.
I’m predicting a big week.
I’m not certain what makes a candidate qualified to be Vice President of the United States of America outside of the constitutional requirements. The Republican Presidential ticket just made America seem just a little more crazy to more than two thirds of America, mom’s and dad’s, students and academia, politicians and pundit’s, Wall Street to mean street. I literally overheard some homeboys what seemed to be construction workers smoking outside at Houston and Lafayette (NYC) say “Have you seen the VP chick with McCain? She’s hot as hell with the glasses and body”. They all laugh then the same guy posses the question “she’s hot but to get my vote their bringing out hot chicks?” He was talking about Sarah Palin.
I don’t take issue with the seemingly sexist stuff, I speak macho. It was the the lead in to something that has shocked everyone including McCain supporters and makes us all feel a little more uncertain because we don’t know her. Please. Please. I understand the maverick in McCain. I get the fact that there is a real McCain and this is a judgement call and is more of a look into his mind set on decision making. She’s an outsider, a staunch conservative, pro-lifer, “corruption fighting” hockey mom. She’s outside the box and is full of personality and very charming. Joe Biden needs to be very careful with Palin. She is wily and sophisticated in this campaign of low expectations.
On the flip side she is a small town, small community, local politics, “our oil” as an alternative energy policy, creationismist, who lacks a working knowledge in areas that seriously need help in the economy or internationally now. She is a hail marry choice that may excite the evangelicals and hopefully steer some independent voters and steal the spot light away from Obama and the Democrats after four nights of laser attacks on the McCain and the Republicans.
Palin gets and may bring home the regular Americans. The working class may tune into the candor of her vinacular, “Alaska’s first dude,” referring to her husband and her suggestion that Obama should have picked Hilary Clinton. McCain is trying to make up for the out of touch “I don’t know how many houses I have” by choosing a seemingly everyday Blue Collar American Governor and oh yeah, she’s a woman.
There will be some holes in the choice. That’s just what happens. She’ll have to get her campaign legs and they Palin and McCain have to get to know each other- they’ve only met once before she was chosen. There will be a news blackout about the choice. Lets make sure we stay dialed in on what we need as a counrty and where we’re going.
The Republicans may get a pass if, and only if, the convention is literally drowned out by the potential of a major hurricane in the Gulf Coast (Hurricane Gustav). OK, that’s out of my system.