Thursday, August 28, 2008

Shear Genius/Nexxus Finale Viewing Party

In case you haven’t heard, I went to the Shear Genius/Nexxus Finale viewing party held at the Tribeca Grand Hotel last night. Thanks to Blogging Project Runway’s Laura K for inviting me to join the gang. What a great event!

In addition to getting to see Laura again, I finally got to meet The Minx (lead blogger of Blogging Shear Genius). She was a funny, fabulous and charming party companion! Hanging out with Laura and The Minx was such a pleasure.

I got to meet so many other great people, including salontestants Nicole, Dee, and Daniel (who was a hoot!). Charlie was extremely funny and warm in person – and not bitchy at all. I also got to meet Project Rungay blogger Lorenzo, who was there with Project Runway Season Two designer Emmett McCarthy. Yes Maddie, I got to meet René Fris and he is very handsome in person. But no – I did NOT give him your number (you are married, you big HO!).

I was most thrilled to chat with Shear Genius host (and former Charlie’s Angel) Jaclyn Smith. What a total sweetheart! She is not a blog reader, so she grilled The Minx and I as to what people were saying on the blogs. In particular, she wanted to know if people wrote “nasty” things about the show. We tried to explain that yes, some people are evil, but most bloggers attempt to be funny without being intentionally hurtful. That’s my story – and I’m sticking to it.

You can tell Jaclyn had genuine affection for the salontestants, and we spoke about how she gets emotional when someone is sent home. She was so cute – she said the camera tends to cut away from her when she REALLY tears up – so what we saw on TV wasn’t even the full extent of her waterworks.

And one last thing about Jaclyn – she looked FLAWLESS. Farrah Fawcett needs to do whatever it is Jaclyn is doing – because it’s working. Jaclyn was even prettier than René.

After cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, we sat down in the screening room to watch the show’s finale. In addition to Laura and The Minx, our party also included Project Runway Season 3 designer Malan Breton and Season 3 model Amanda Fields (who is GORGEOUS and sweet). I got to sit beside Malan during the screening – and we laughed like crazy! On Project Runway, the editing made Malan out to be this evil weirdo – but nothing could have been further from the truth. He was hysterical (especially after a couple of martinis). And Malan – if you get a chance to read this – I would love to attend your next fashion show.

Congratulations to Dee Adames, the winner of Shear Genius. She was there with her adorable Mom and was presented with the big check for $100,000 – which she will used to start her own salon. To view more photos from the event, click here.

Thanks again to Laura for including me – and thanks to the people at Kaplow Public Relations (and Nexxus) for the VIP treatment (and gift bag!). I hope to be invited back next season.


StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

How fun! I'm so jealous! Jaclyn was my favorite Angel and Rene is just plain hot!

chef_the_city said...

oooooooh what was in the gift bag???

(don't you love how after that whole long post THATs what i am focused on, LOL?)

Timmy said...


I feel better now that I got that off of my chest. :-)

I have to ask, how did Dee's mom's hair look? Has it grown out? Is she keeping it short?

And about René Fris, what did he smell like? (I love asking that question.)

Anonymous said...

LB here to tell you how happy I was to read that it was a fabulous party and you had a great time. Thanks for the inside info and have a great trip.
You are definitely an "A" list blogger!!!

Hug to kitty and Hi to mom!

LB Anon

Beth said...

gawd.....I am SO jealous of you right now!!! Biatch!!! But WHAT FUN!!!!! If it could happen to anyone, I'm glad it's YOU, cuz you deserve it....whatever "it" is!

love you Tranny!

Beth said...

But I really really wanted Charlie to win!!! :(

Zombie Mom said...

That sounds like so much fun... and JS is so beautiful its nice to hear she is nice too...

I am so glad you got to go... and its always wise to stick 'your story'


Joy said...

Who knew when you started this blog that you'd be hobnobbing with the Bravoistas a year later! Well done, you!

It sounds like fun, and I'm glad you got to find out things first-hand like that. Then you can tell us!

Love you! Love your bash! xoxoxo

David Dust said...

Chef: Gift bag contents: tons of Nexxus stuff, a styling iron, an Allure magazine, ketchain, and other stuff I can't remember.

Timmy: Dee's Mom kept her short hair - she looked great!! There may be a pic of her in the link I posted.

Joy said...

"Laissez le bon temps rouler" in New Orleans! And get back home safely!! Gustav better stay away from our Double D's - David and Dan!


Howard said...

How fantastic. However, did you give Rene my number? There ain't no ring on my finger!

Glad to hear Ms Smith is every bit as gorgeous in person as she was on the show. But I have to admit to missing the show. Didn't really care enough to turn it on and was watching the convention. Wow, that is sad, isn't it?

Tivo Mom said...

So jealous that you went. Was Daniel so cute and fun? I have not watched last night yet and I will tonight. Hope you had a great time and rubbed elbows with the elite.

mistress maddie said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful time last night,and got to meet Jackie Smith and Rene.I'll take care of you later about not giving Rene my number! And I'm so glad Dee won.I was routing for her from day one!Nice pix! Thanks for sharing.

Kwana said...

David you are a lucky duck. Thanks for sharing your party experience with us. I love that Jaclyn was so nice. Could you understand Rene/

curt said...

Jealous here. Of course, hearing Rene have to repeat "Thwee Howrs" to Dee during the episode was worth that hour by itself.

And THANK YOU for looking out for my marriage again! Thought I'd have to call Verizon to change the damn number.

shirlsd said...

wow! how wonderful! and thanks so much for taking time out to give us this wonderful post! as always, your virtual stalker among the west coast dust bunnies. hugs!

The Scarlett said...

Hi David,
I'm so glad you got the chance to attend this event. You are so fabulously funny and clever and quite deserving of wonderful invites like this one. Write to Malan!

Looking forward to meeting you when Team BPR is in town next month.

a-nony-mouse said...

Loved the new look for Dee's mom!

TLo said...

Hi David,

It was very nice meeting you at the party. Hope we can meet again next time we're in NY.


theminx said...

What was that line about the Germans that Malan said? God, that was funny!

I am sooooo glad we finally met, Mr Dust! You are terrific. :)


Laura K said...

David, you made everything more fun! And thanks also for the delicious lunch.

Cliff O'Neill said...

Sounds like so much fun! Super jealous!

But, I'd shit if I had the slightest idea that Jaclyn ever saw my blog!

Dagny said...

Jealous does not even begin to express what I am feeling right now. Thank you for sharing the experience though.

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