attended the alvin ailey gala last night were big O herself was there (with gail). also in attendance, andre leon tally (wearing a ski cap with obama spelled out in swarovski bedazzlement), jesse jackson, soledad obrien, all the wealthy banker ceos, a healthy dash of socialites.
so a fairly satisfying star-studded event. jessie didn't know oprah was hosting the event and nearly peed her pants when she found out. she said "time stopped" when she stepped out of an elevator not more than 10 feet from where we were standing.
in the gift bag, a judith barbie! in a costume from revelations! i kinda wanted to play with it but also wanted to leave it in the box in case, someday, it's worth something.
have thus far resisted: chloe sample sale, rebecca minkoff sale, sergio rossi sale. this is a practice in self-restraint like no other. i've never seen prices drop so low for some of these thing! but, jasmine, you have too many shoes. many of which you've only worn once! and you have half a closet full of clothes that still have tags on them! stop buying things! that's what i repeat to myself about every 2 hours these days. my new mantra.