2013 June 5

Exclusive! Di Mondo Shares His CFDA Awards Memories

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Curious who that vision of splendor in Marlon Gobel was at the CFDA awards on Monday night? Entrepreneur and philanthropist Di Mondo! Not since Harald Glööckler have we been so intrigued with someone. Di Mondo was kind enough to write this enthusiastic piece on his day leading up to the CFDA for our readers! Enjoy every word! 

"Usually, I wake up around 6 a.m. and today was no exception. I jumped out of bed very excited for a special day ahead. On most Monday mornings I work out with my trainer, but I decided not to; instead I did Hatha yoga sequences on my own. I've been practicing for over 12 years. I normally wake up very happy and I enjoy sharing it with the world;  I like to tweet, “Good Morning World!!” My yoga is fundamental in feeling openness and awareness. Then I meditated. Later while I was at my computer checking email, I just had to let it out...I screamed out at the top of my lungs. It's good for nervous energy. I once heard that Madonna screams everyday in the shower and it actually works!

I had no time to eat my oatmeal, so I took a pre-cut mango out of the fridge and headed uptown. In the cab I got non-stop emails, texts, calls, so I had no time to eat that delicious mango. I went to Saks to get some products for my hair and long socks. I got all I needed very quickly, but once I went to pay, it was a slow checkout. That always happens when you’re in a rush. Next up, I went to my hairdresser! I had a chance to chill, and go over so many things to ensure everything was coordinated. Also on my mind? The weather. That's one thing you can't do much about.

At 12:30 p.m. I got to my room at The Standard, The Empire Suite, to get ready for the show. All checked in, we let the games begin. A film crew (Julian from Ungano + Agriodimas) and the photographer's assistant arrived to film me while I was getting ready. I snuck in a brief small lunch of asparagus and a mix of family beans. Just perfect for a day when you don't want to feel bloated!

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