Gabrielle Union for the Met Gala, 2021.

Revisiting my former life as a full time tailor, I joyfully reunited with my friends and colleagues for the Annual Met Gala in NYC.  After the covid year off from the event, it was an anticipated and exciting time to return and be a part of it once more.  I have worked about 10 Met Galas throughout my career, including working with designers who were hosting the event such as Stella McCartney, Givenchy, and Muiccia Prada to working with specific Celebrities who kept me with them as their personal tailor such as Sofia Vergara and Gabrielle Union.  This year, along with stylist Thomas Kikis, I worked with Gabrielle Union and her team to make sure her FABULOUS Iris Van Herpen gown was fit perfection.  It really does take a village and working with wonderful people who appreciate the details, the integrity, and the people, make the experience joyous and fulfilling.  Gabrielles gown was fluttering display of tulle circles, each one had been laminated and edged in a perfectly executed outline material by the masterful team at Iris Van Herpen in Holland.  The result was a sculptural display of exquisite design and craft, that perfectly highlighted Gabrielles stunning confidence and beauty.  With minimal alterations needed to complete the fit for the big event, I found myself with something that I have never had the luxury of before, some free time!  I was able to enjoy some of NYC and visit with friends and stylists from a lifetime of working in the fashion industry.  It was a joy to visit with stylist Mary Gigler, and make sure she was the proud new owner of the Living Pearl Sneek-a-peek ring, and have a little champagne too!  ;)


Stylist and friend Mary Gigler, showing off her Fred Leighton Jewerly perfectly paired with the Sneek-a-Peek secret compartment ring.  Champagne to celebrate the job well done!  As always cocktails in my favorite cocktail ring, the Sneek-a-Peek.