After a few days of intense emotional hangover and mandatory break after our wedding last Saturday, September 22nd, last night we got into our Dsquared2 smokins and headed, as husband and husband, to the tenth anniversary party of Vanity Fair Spain. It was an exciting day and I want to tell you from the beginning:
Yesterday, September 26th, I woke up like a child at Christmas. It was 7:00 in the morning and although I had taken the day off to be with Andy and my in-laws I jumped out of bed in a hurry, I put on my Yeezy 700, a cap and ran to the streets. On the way to the newsagent I was remembering the wedding, the party, the hugs, the words of the guests, the look on Andy´s eyes... I realized that I was accelerating the steps, even running at times. When I finally had Lecturas magazine in my hands and read the headline on the cover, the heart gave me a twist: "Pelayo's fabulous wedding. He marries Andy in an incredible ceremony full of celebrities, magic and glamour." And I explain why... Beyond the exclusive, beyond the photos, beyond all that and the expectation, yes, I obviously wanted to do something very special for such a big day. The first thing I thought and what really moved me was thinking that this cover was going to be for a week in all the newsagent of the country, that for a week Lecturas has on its cover a message of equality, of example, of inclusion. I imagined that Pelayo adolescent full of doubts without anyone to ask questions passing in front of a newsagent in Oviedo and seeing this cover and breathing in relief. Thinking that there was a happy and reassuring future for him too. As stupid as I may seem, I imagine this exclusive as a hopeful message for many young people. But I do not want to be thought about the subject, I'll tell you more. But the truth is that although it seems that everything is done, although it seems that homosexuals no longer have to fight, the truth is that we still get beated up, insulted and disrespected. And we still have to make ourselves heard and fight for those rights that belong to all of us, and to honor all the people who fought in the past to get everything we have today. So thank you Lecturas magazine and thanks to everyone who waited with such enthusiasm and impatience like me for this exclusive (available until Tuesday, click here to see the cover)
Going back to what I was telling you. That same morning we got together to eat with my in-laws and all my argentinian around the neighborhood where we live, Conde Duque. There is a Peruvian restaurant that we love and we sat down to comment on the magazine for hours. We commented on each anecdote, analyzed each photo and spent a hilarious afternoon before returning home and getting ready for the night. For our first night of partying as a married couple!
Much has been said about the floral print outfit with which I got married. It has been loved, hated and much commented. What is clear is that it has not left anyone indifferent (you can see it in the magazine this week, available until Tuesday). I think it was time to wear something like that, to go crazy and let my imagination fly. Men have very little margin when it comes to following the dresscode. The day of my wedding I wanted to get out of the pre-established but last night I wanted to color inside the lines, and so I did with this Dsquared2 suit that you see in the photos. Everyone knows how to dress like that. It is very easy to look smart and be well, just right. The difficult thing is to entertain with a look, to be fun and to not fall into the conventional. But as for everything, there are days and days. And people and people.
Andy had never been to the Royal Theater before, where the Vanity Fair gala dinner took place and where Penelope Cruz would present the Personality of the Year award to Salma Hayek after a moving speech that, to be honest, nobody I expected and it was great. We enjoyed a very special dinner on the stage overlooking the Royal stage, where videos of the Vanity Fair universe were shown and I had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with my tablemate and journalist Esteban Mercer. Esteban if you are reading this now I hope you excuse my disastrous essay, I wrote this in a hurry! And you will ask yourself why does Pelayo give this publication so much hype? It's easy, we have to be grateful, and it was thanks to Vanity Fair that I discovered the work of incredible people that I can call friends today, and they even opened to me the doors of Annie Leibovitz world, a wonderful photographer that I admire and with whom I hope to have the pleasure of being able to work one day. For that, for last night and for all that is yet to come: Happy tenth anniversary Vanity Fair Spain!