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After Dark

DARLING DIARIES: PUT YOUR GAGA IN MY BOOM BOOM

The Intimate Confessions of Darian Darling

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Dear Diary,

WOW! What a crazy night! I have just returned home from a “surprise” party for my dear friend Lady GaGa (yes, THE Lady GaGa), in celebration of her receiving the 2011 “CFDA Fashion Icon Award.” I mean, what a magical moment! We’ve been friends for over 4 years and watching her meteoric rise, from brunette obscurity to the top of the platinum pop charts…it’s just really fucking awesome, insane and inspiring! I remember the days of her glued together outfits she’d make with Lady Starlight, when she had NO budget and just a million dollars worth of dreams. Now, fast forward 4 years, and she’s the most famous and powerful celebrity in the world AND CFDA’s Fashion Icon?! Whaaaaat!?!? YES!!! The fact that she has maintained and valued the friendships she made before all the madness is truly a testament to her character.

When Nicola Formichetti (GaGa’s stylist and creative director of Theirry Mugler) told me that he was plotting a surprise party with all her friends and family, I was like: “Duh?! Of course I’ll be there.” Thrown at the ultra chic and exclusive Boom Boom Room, located on the roof of the Standard Hotel, the dress code was, of course, black tie. Which for me meant laminated ostrich feathers and an oversize strand of pearls. Breedlove (who was also on the guest list) struggled a bit with this request and decided on acid wash jeans and an offensive pastel Bill Blass blazer from the 80’s! Compared to his normal attire of a sweatsuit…that IS black tie! The fact that GaGa showed up wearing a sheer body stocking, pasties and a G-string is a clear indication of why we’re all friends! Ha!

The moment Breedlove and I arrived, we were greeted by rows of chorus girls with trays of free Veuve…and I knew I was home. My outfits always look better when there is a free flute (or 5) of champagne involved. We immediately made our way over to the DJ booth to have a kiki with Lady Bunny, who is always hysterically sarcastic and a glorious vision in sequins. We lounged, we laughed, we drank, and there was a dance off to Judas Priest and KISS that occurred as well (thanks to DJ White Shadow). The highlight of the evening was when Patti LaBelle appeared and proceeded to serenade GaGa and all the attendees with a soulful rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”!!! What a surprise!!

The guest list was only the crème de la crème of the fashion elite and NYC glitteratti. My god, everyone who was anyone was in attendance: Marc Jacobs, Jason Wu, Alexander Wang, the Proenza Schouler boys Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, supermodel Karolina Kurkova, artist Terence Koh, actor Gerard Butler, actress Liv Tyler, Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears, NYC nightlife icon Ladyfag, The Dirty Pearls’ frontman Tommy London, The Drunk Diet author Lüc Carl, trumpet master/crooner Brian Newman…I mean, I could just keep name dropping. It was that intense.

Well, I unfortunately had to bounce early (if 2am can be considered early). I need to be bright eyed and bushy tailed because I’m getting my photo taken by Ellen Von Unwerth tomorrow for CANDY Magazine (Or should I say today!?!? Yikes!). 8am call time and I need to be up by 6am (dear God!). I’m usually just going to bed at that hour. Beauty sleep, sweetie. Beauty sleep.

Night night, Diary!

XXX

DD

Darian Darling is a lifestyle blogger, international beauty/style guru, professional party girl, homemaker and personality living in New York City, and these are her DARLING DIARIES:

Welcome to the glittering neon pink world of Darian Darling. Get an inside peak into her filthy glamorous exploits by reading her online diary, where you will be whisked away to her seductive midnight world on a wave of sparkling champagne. Attend to the most glitzy soirées New York City has to offer and see if the old phrase “Blondes Have More Fun” still holds up. Take a bite outta the Big Apple….just be sure not to smear your red lipstick.

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Written by Darian Darling

Edited by Tyler Malone

Photography by Patrick McMullan & Marie Havens for Patrick McMullan.com

Design by Marie Havens

“The Darling Diaries” Logo by Hayley Heartbreak

Captions:

Cover/Page 1:

Lady Gaga & Darian Darling, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Marie Havens for Patrick McMullan.com

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Natali Germanotta, Joseph Germanotta, & Lady Gaga, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

Page 3/Collage:

1- Derek Blasberg & Nikki Hilton, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

2-Haider Ackermann, Lady Gaga, & Phoebe Philo, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

3-Darian Darling, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

4-Lady Gaga & John Demsey, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

5-Waris Ahluwalia & Jenne Lombardo, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

6-Nate Berkus & Marc Jacobs, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

7-Lazaro Hernandez & Sky Ferreira, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

8-Liv Tyler, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

9-Prabal Gurung & Marc Jacobs, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

10-Mary Alice Stephenson, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

11- Karolina Kurkova, & Karlie Kloss, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

12-Greg Krelenstein & Alexander Wang, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

13-Karlie Kloss & Jason Wu, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

14-Lady Fag, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

15- Lady Gaga, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Marie Havens for Patrick McMullan.com

16- Ellen von Unwerth, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

17- Patti LaBelle, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Marie Havens for Patrick McMullan.com

18-Nate Berkus, Patrick McMullan, & Philippe Reynaud, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

19-Rhama Mohamed & Johan Lindeberg, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

20-Erin Fetherston & Mandy Coon, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

21-DJ Mia Moretti, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

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Lady Gaga & Terence Koh, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

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Lady Gaga & Lady Bunny, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

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Lady Gaga & Patti LaBelle, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Marie Havens for Patrick McMullan.com

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Lady Gaga, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Marie Havens for Patrick McMullan.com

Page 8/Collage:

1- Darian Darling & Lady Gaga, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Marie Havens for Patrick McMullan.com

2-Breedlove, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

3-Prabal Gurung & Lady Gaga, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

4-Steven Romero, Darian Darling, & Breedlove, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Marie Havens for Patrick McMullan.com

5-Joseph Germanotta & Lady Gaga, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

6-Brian Newman, Luc Carl, Joseph Germanotta, & Tommy London, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Marie Havens for Patrick McMullan.com

7-Cynthia Germanotta, Joseph Germanotta, & Laurieann Gibson, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

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Prabal Gurung & Lady Gaga, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

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Lady Gaga & Patti LaBelle, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Marie Havens for Patrick McMullan.com

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Lady Gaga, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Marie Havens for Patrick McMullan.com

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Lady Gaga, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Marie Havens for Patrick McMullan.com

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Roses & Gowns, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

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Boom Boom Room Atmosphere, Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Boom Boom Room- The Standard, NYC, June 6, 2011, Photography by Marie Havens for Patrick McMullan.com

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