Sunday, May 3, 2009

Jack Mackenroth's Birthday Party


I mentioned on Friday that I was going to a swanky party, and I did - the 40th birthday party of Project Runway designer Jack Mackenroth! In addition to being a guest, I covered the event for our friends at Blogging Project Runway, so I was in full "reporter mode". And by "reporter mode" I mean "drunk and bothersome", like a real reporter.

When I arrived, the birthday boy himself was outside the Star Room - the night club below the Hotel Chelsea - greeting his guests. Here we are outside the club before heading into the festivities...


And here we are inside, at the bar...


Inside, the music was pumping, the vodka was free, and the people were pretty. Season Four finalist Jillian Lewis, who is really sweet, was there...


And so was sexy photographer and RuPaul's Drag Race guest judge Mike Ruiz...


There is an embarrassing story behind the picture above. When I saw Mike and Jack talking, I went over and asked if I could take their picture. Jack introduced me to Mike, and they posed and waited for me to snap the pic and ... nothing. No flash, no click, no nothing from my camera. So I tried again, and NOTHING. So, here I am in front of a PROFESSIONAL FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER, and I can't get my little Kodak to work. Mike finally grabbed it out of my hands, did something to it, and it finally worked. I am SUCH a loser...

Anywhore, after that mildly embarrassing incident, I went back to my good friend and trusted companion Shanta - who accompanied me to the party. Shanta was supposed to act as my assistant - making sure I had my camera, notebook, etc. whenever I needed it. Unfortunately Shanta, who in real life works as an ASSISTANT at a financial firm, isn't very effective after a chocolate martini. Every time I asked her for something (Where is my notebook? Is that someone famous over there? Where is the bathroom?), Shanta would shrug her shoulders and respond with tipsy but cheerful "I don't know"...



Ok, I lied, she did know where the bathrooms were. I LOVE Shanta - she's funny, gorgeous, charming, and the perfect party date ... but I wouldn't hire her as my real assistant. Then again, the job doesn't exactly pay much (the salary is around ZERO dollars an hour, actually) so I guess I don't blame her.

Much to our dismay, Christian Siriano canceled via text message to Jack just minutes before the party ... saying he had a "paying gig" he couldn't get out of. Of course Jack and I had a chuckle speculating what kind of "paying gig" one gets at 9:00 pm on a Friday night. I suggested Christian probably found this "job" via Craigslist, and not in the Help Wanted section...if you smell what I'm stepping in.

Anywhoo, it was a really fun night honoring the sweetest guy in fashion - Jack Mackenroth. Happy Birthday, handsome! Check out Jack's website (including his blog) HERE.

Thanks again to Blogging Project Runway and to the lovely and talented (?) Shanta.

18 comments:

Miss Ginger Grant said...

Gurl, you are an out and out, 100% genuine, dies in the wool STAR WHORE!! Jack AND Jillian! I am so jealous! Do you think they would join us for a drink at BunnyFest?!

Sam said...

Well look at you, a real connie ChungHo, getting all entertainment tonight on our ass. I might add, and you know that I'm gonna tell it to you straigtht, right? but that's a great photo of you.
That's my HO!

Tivo Mom said...

I have been checking back all day to find out who you met. I too am such a celebrity ho! Jack is gorgeous and I love that Jillian was so nice. Can I be your assistant at one of these shindigs please? If only anything exciting ever happened in Palm Beach and you got to travel for your "work".

frogponder said...

Very, very, very kewl! Jack doesn't look a day over 39.

Beth said...

I'm glad you had such a great time! Of course, it's hard to go wrong with free vodka. Woohoo! XO Beth

Laura K said...

David, Thank you for sending the photos and report to BPR. This was almost as good as being there!

Joy said...

Jack and Mike definitely know how to pose! Only you with that camera would get so much attention from a famous fashion photographer! Who knows what is next for our own Mary Hart!

Love you! Love your reporting!

mistress maddie said...

Mame- honey, that is great coverage! I would love to see the drunken notes you made with all the cock-a-tails. And Shanta looks great! She was always a hoot! And will the handsome Jack ever ask for your hand? He is very handsome. If he is at the big weekend let me know and I'll bring the BRAND'IN IRON!
XOXOXOXOXOXOX-
Maddie

Kevin said...

r u sure that was really jack? he looks like a cardboard cutout--exact same face in every photo! LOL!

Beth said...

oh you BIATCH!!!! I am SO jealous! Is Jack REALLY that beautiful in person, cuz DAY-UM he's pretty.

You got it goin on Tranny, and Christian missed a good one!

XOXOXOXOXOXOXXOOXOXOXOXXOXOXO

Wonder Man said...

I'm jealous...hanging out will celebs

Mechadude2001 said...

He is gorgeous @ 40.

Kailyn said...

I think that both Jack and Shanta should join us for BunnyFest.

Note to self -- stock plenty of vodka for Beth.

Berry Blog said...

n the other hand, must be nice to be rescued by a handsome knight.I just love the joy and exuberance on your face.
xoxoxo

Dan said...

Smell you! I love Mike and look at it this way, he will always remember you!

theminx said...

Yay - so glad you went to that shindig. And you had fun too, didn't you? :P~

xoxoxoxoxoxo

Mark in DE said...

Those photos are GREAT! You live such a glamorous life!!!

Timmy said...

OMG! That sounds like a F-U-N time! I am so jealous!

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