Top Supermodel Carolyn Murphy honestly looks like an angel in person. She welcomed me into her hotel room at The Lowell where she was getting ready with her glam team. She was the sweetest, offered me champagne, asked what she could do for me in terms of photography. She discussed friends Christy and Linda. Even with just first names, it's clear who she was referring to.
Murphy kept taking calls in the bedroom, being very secretive. Later, to discover she planned to have a cake and champagne brought up from room service for Makeup artist and close friend Romy's birthday. She gave a touching toast and gleamed at how much she loves and adores her as a long time friend. The bond and friendship they created over the years was evident.
We discussed thong colors for under the dress like we were picking which cocktail on the menu we wanted during happy hour. She told me tricks of the trade that I will keep secret and take to my grave. I shared a few of my own, she either was impressed or rolling her eyes behind the smile.
Peter arrived at the hotel room door. One last look in the mirror. Romy gave her blotting papers and lip balm for her tiny bag and told her how to apply her lipstick during the Gala if she needs a touch up. Then we were off.
She said how these events aren't really her style. She's much more quiet and reserved and people expect her to be much crazier since she is a Supermodel. "Watch, I'll end up dancing on a table smoking cigarettes in an hour," she jokes. She isn't part of the social media famous millennial generation attending the Gala this year, who focus more on the after parties than the money being raised for the Costume Institute. She's the OG of models and a true talent. She is graceful and poised. The true definition of Supermodel.
Two minutes after she left, Cindy Crawford exited the lobby with Oliver Rousteing of Balmain. I told her she look beautiful and she smiled back saying thank you and hello.
My life is complete.
Hair by Esther Langham | Makeup by Romy Soleimani | Custom Dress by Oscar de la Renta | Date Peter Copping