I already knew that I would be in NYC with my fellow model/gypsy besties, Lorelei and Nymph on New Year's Eve and we wanted to party it up big!
How best to celebrate though? A rave? Club hopping? Times Square? Or how about... connecting with NYC designer Hillary Flowers to model at her masquerade, lingerie New Year's Eve party and FASHION SHOW in the incredible Gotham Hall, just a few blocks away from Times Square.
Yeah.. that will work.
HUGE spanks and kisses to Nymph who caught the casting call on MM! <3
You better click below if you want to see more.. =)
New Year's Eve started late for Lorelei and I who were still on Cali time and had been up until far past a "Godly" hour the night before at our hosts beautiful home out in Wyckoff, New Jersey. The doors didn't open until 9pm, so it wasn't until 6 or so that we started the quickly-becoming-familiar treck into NYC. A couple train rides later we met with our host and hobbyist photographer Mark at Penn Station.
Already the air was filled with a wonderful kind of madness. There were vendors of all things light up and "2013" every few feet, lines reaching around blocks for the hottest clubs and concerts, THOUSANDS of people, and Mark had already seen three arrests of party-too-harders while waiting for us to get into the city.
We hoofed it a few blocks to one of Mark's favorite restaurants, Brendan's Bar & Grill where we met up with Nymph. Of the four of us, she was the one to really experience the madness that night, having made her way to Brendan's from a shoot on Staten Island. Meaning, not only did she have to walk a few miles through the crowds and the cold, she had to drag her giant, heavy, model suitcase along... through TIMES SQUARE... in New York City.... on New Year's Eve.
Needless to say, it only added to the need for champagne.
From there, Gotham Hall was only a couple blocks away. When we arrived the line was already down the street. Not for us of course... ;) We went right in (thank GAWD because it was FREEZING), met with Hillary, picked out our outfits and got gifted matching, beautiful masks. What followed was a night of VIP lounging, champagne, MORE food, champagne, dancing, champagne, not to mention the countdown to 2013 with dozens of kisses with old men and sexy models alike. Oh, and how about some champagne?
Blonde moment of the evening - the night was a bit rough for me since the venue is a CIRCULAR room and apparently I don't understand how circles work and got lost on more than one occasion.
After the countdown came the really fun part.. feigning sobriety long enough for the fashion show!!
Watch out NYC, shorty's workin' it.
You can also check out the awesome video for
highlights of the whole show!
Video by NandoVision - www.NandoVision.com
I can't think of a more fitting way for JNT to ring in 2013 than strutting it nearly nekkid to a giant audience in the heart of NYC. Can you? Can't wait to see how I'll be topping that next year..
For anyone that's curious, you can find my FB '2012 Year in Review' at the link below. It was a rollercoaster of a year, that's for sure, but incredible all the same. I wouldn't change a thing =)
Lingerie by Hillary Flowers
All professional photographs are copyright Christopher Butt Photography 2013ChristopherButt@Golconda.org
Additional photos and video CR Nando Vision 2013