Bryce Gruber is the First Lady, indeed.
As First Ladies tend to go, they become world advocates for important issues in society. Bryce Gruber has done just that… in the name of the latest trend in personal (very personal) grooming: Vajazzling.
When I emailed Bryce last week to see if she wanted to document one of our Spa Week® Spring 2010 treatments, Vajazzling (the application of Swarovski crystals after a Brazilian Wax), at Completely Bare Spa on behalf of Spa Week Daily, who could foresee it would turn into a long-awaited world release of the only Vajazzling photos existing in the universe?
Bryce could. Read her full account of Vajazzling… with a camera crew. (Video coming Thursday!)
After being privy to a first look of Bryce’s shiny crystal ball via text (I had insisted upon this universal design the night before, when Bryce was toying with the idea of doing a Jewish star), I got some behind-the-scenes, inner-monologue Vajazzle scoop that she didn’t quite hash out in her rendition.
The Pros & Cons of Giving Birth Before Getting Vajazzled with a Camera Crew
a. If you’re bringing a camera crew
Bryce explained, “The only reason I could do this (Vajazzling documentary) is because when I was giving birth, my water wouldn’t break. There was a team of doctors and nurses and my mom in the room… 11 people standing around my vagina.” This made facing a crowded Vajazzling room a piece of cake.
The scenario: “The first man that touches my crotch in a year is a nerdy Asian man with a video camera… with a publicist watching, along with a spa director and New York PR powerhouse and friend, Melissa Trachtenberg, who showed up for moral support.”
b. It is by far the best way to a hide a C-Section scar.
“There was a star burst, heart, peace sign, and some other obscure design,” Bryce shared. “I told my technician Jill that none of these are going to work for me.”
“I’m here to cover up my C section scar. I’m here to give the women of America options.”
After some confusion Bryce intervened: “Can’t you cut up the crystals?”
Jill obliged. “They took 4 hearts and put them together, it ended up looking like a 4 leaf clover, which was great because Ashley Brady (who writes for The Luxury Spot) is Irish and the love of my life (but not in a lesbianicious way, just to clarify) and her birthday is coming up. So she was thrilled when I called her up and told her I was getting her a Shamrock for her birthday.”
But as a nice Jewish girl without a drop of Irish within… this did not settle well. She talked them into crystallizing the entire thing.
a. Getting back to your normal life
“People I haven’t talked to since preschool, since 2nd grade Hebrew school, are coming out of the woodwork to say hi. Facebook messages. It’s awkward– my Village Tea Company partner and I have a very professional relationship. We don’t joke around or see each other’s crotches.” So much for that.
b. Worrying about the future
“And what about your son?” I asked. “How old will he have to be before he gets to read about Mommy’s Vajazzling?”
“I’m really nervous about Ben,” she said. Despite the fact that childbirth trained her for the occasion, having a son who would someday StumbleUpon it was the only reason she hesitated going through with it.
Well Bryce, we’re so glad you did. You look positively beaming!
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For those of you interested in Vajazzling for yourself, it will be offered during Spa Week® at Completely Bare on Bond Street as well as in Westchester. You can also visit a spa in Washington D.C. called Strippers (go figure) for the same treatment.
Spa Week Spring 2010 will take place April 12-18th, when all treatments will just be $50 a pop. You can pre-book starting March 15 on Spaweek.com… who’s going to give it a whirl?
And also… who thinks I should take Bryce with me to this party tonight?