Diamonds Are Forevermark
"It's a new relationship. I like relationships…in my work," Waris Ahluwalia told Style.com last night at the National Arts Club. The multi-hyphenate man-about-town was toasting his debut collaboration with Forevermark, dubbed The Center of My Universe. "I'd like to say my favorite stone is an emerald or a ruby or something, but come on, no, it's a diamond." Looking around at the room full of shimmering bijoux and glittering people, he continued, "I know it's like the dumbest answer ever, but it's true. It's visceral and emotional and it's about how it makes a woman feel. If rubber makes you feel that way, wear rubber."
While ogling Ahluwalia's 14.58-carat diamond and gold pendant necklace, Bibhu Mohapatra remarked, "I'm rarely starstruck, but seriously, wow." One partygoer, though, was more in awe of Ahluwalia himself. "I'm obsessed with Waris; I have been since the first day I met him 20 years ago. Now I get to look at his picture on my desk every day," Neal Hamil, formerly a top exec at Elite Model Management and Ford Models, said as he pulled out a picture of his friend. Hamil excitedly explained that he has signed Ahluwalia to his new modeling agency, Mix Model MGMT/NYC. "We just got these model cards back today and our site officially launches tomorrow." Ahluwalia, for his part, said, "I can't believe Neal pulled those pictures out. We aren't here to talk about that, we're here to talk about diamonds. This is going to be the headline of your story, isn't it?"