The First Monday in May

Yes – I am that person. If you have been reading this blog, you know that I love fashion and style, and the first Monday in May – the MET Gala embodies this love. It is a night where a fashion theme is chosen and the attendees pay homage to it. It is also usually the start of May, which selfishly, is one of my favourite months of the year. Not just because my birthday is in May, but because the Cherry Blossoms have started blooming, Spring is in the air and for me, it is reviving!

But let’s go back to that first Monday. I usually have to try and carve time to watch the Red Carpet for the MET Gala, between dinner and getting the kids to activities. I often miss a lot and after a while, just give up and catch up the next day online. And you have to understand, that I have watched documentaries about the MET Gala, and in the lead up, enjoy reading how the theme is going to be interpreted and anticipate who is going to deliver the look of the night.

But, it just so happened that our dinner plans fell through and we decided that since we had a fridge full of leftovers, that was going to be our dinner. And my husband dealt with clean up, dishes and back and forth to activities, so that I could sit on the couch and indulge in my love of fashion.

But this year was different from a more important reason – I had fellow attendees – my girls. And it was so fun watching with them, not just so that they could explain to me who some of the younger celebrities were, but to get a sense of their fashion aesthetic and what we agreed and differed upon. And honestly, they had some great comments. One daughter really enjoyed the Versace interpretations of the theme and said that she would have chosen that designer if she was attending!!!! It was so fun getting their comments and opinions. The other daughter really paid attention to the details – the accessories, the cut of the dress, the colour choices.

As I get older, I find that life is busy and I am not having as much “girl time” with my friends, because we all have other things going on. But last night, I have girls’ night at home, with 2 of my favourite girls of all time and it was perfection.

Those are those moments – unexpected, perfect and soul filling.

But that’s just one Diva’s view.

#METGala #girltime

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