To celebrate the spring/summer 2013 Marchesa collection, a lovely and intimate dinner was held at The Darby a few nights ago. I’ll be honest — I don’t usually bring my camera to night time events because: 1) it’s very heavy, 2) my flash photography skills are subpar and 3) I’m still traumatized because a couple of years ago, a random PR assistant mistakenly thought I was a photographer and forcefully asked me to take photos of a celebrity I had no idea about. I made an exception this time because the generous folks at Canon gave me a new toy — the new Canon 5D Mark 3. And boy, I’ll be honest, I’ve never been so excited to use it wherever I go. I’ve been playing around with it like mad… it’s totally different from my trusty 5D Mark 2. Am I glad I brought my camera? Hell yes! I met THE iconic Carolyn Murphy at the sit down dinner. Natalie, Leandra and Jessica Stam were my tablemates. Fun times all around!

Carolyn Murphy and Natalie Joos at the Marchesa spring summer 2013 dinner
Manrepeller and Jessica Stam at the Marchesa spring summer 2013 dinner
Natalie Joos at the Marchesa spring summer 2013 dinner
The Darby, New York City
Menu at the Marchesa dinner at The Darby, New York

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