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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Fashion Week Recap; Part 1


One of my fashion dreams has always been to participate at NYFW. Last season I wrote hundreds of emails to designers and their mothers to let me in. You can read my recaps here, here, here, here, here and here. I went to almost every show I was invited to and it was exhausting. This season I took a less aggressive approach and pretty much relied on whatever came my way. The good news is that little by little I'm getting on PR lists and being including. I also only attended three days of festivities as that's all my schedule allowed.

When I looked at the forecast that morning I saw 90+ degree heat and knew I was in trouble. I have an amazing wardrobe. But most of it is too small right now as I've packed on 20 lbs. So not only did my planned outfits not quite fit, it was just too darn hot to wear them all day. Plus I had just chopped all my hair off the day before and it was not as successfully as I would have liked. So I choked. I totally chickened out and wore the H&M dress I've been wearing all summer. Everyone else was in all black or insanely dressed in winter clothing LOL. 

From head to toe:
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I had back to back shows for most of the day, and of course none of them were in the same location. If you're Anna Wintour or a high level influencer you get shuttled around town by Lexus or Uber on the house. I purchased an unlimited 7-day subway card for about $30. Nothing is faster thru rush hour traffic. Nothing. And you can't beat the price. 

My schedule was too tightly packed so I had some decisions to make. I was going to skip my 12:30 show to do a 10:30 show then a 11:30 backstage (both at different venues of course) until I heard The Double Take Girls were going to be at the 12:30 and I wanted to finally meet them in person. So I skipped my backstage and went directly to my 10:30 and then on to my 12:30.

My 10:30 show was Jeans for Refugees and I ended up in second row. Problem is, it's impossible to get a good picture in second row. I did get a goodie bag but only took out a hair band and a hair product. This year I did not want to tote around giant gift bags all day so I selectively took goods out of them and put them in my Balenciaga. 





After the show I bumped into a photographer I had met the previous fashion week (she was the one who took my pic above). We took the subway to the next venue together the the Supima Design Competition show and I finally met the twins. I dragged them to better seats but we were too late to get a front row seat. It's a pity because I came home with a tee shirt and a Brooks Brothers leather card holder - front row got a full set of plush towels. 

Personally I was a fan of the gold leaf designs by Duston Jasso but it was Jeffrey Taylor who took the $10,000 prize. Olivia Culpo hosted the event. 








Then I headed back to 33rd street for the Michael Costello show. This time I was determined to sit front row...so I did. I sat right near the celebs - right next to some of the WAGS (I watch a lot of reality TV LOL) and across from Paris Hilton who pretty much ran out right after the show. 




It was a great show, chock full of red carpet looks. 





Everyone cheered and pulled out their phones when Tyson came out :)












After the show I had some time to walk around and explore. Tresemme once again had their free hair salon set up but I have no hair left to style so I went inside and scored a few samples. The lounge was sponsored by Jimmy Choo but this year I wasn't able to find any connections to let me in the lounge. 

Aquafina and Papyrus sponsored the snack area and handed out free waters, candy and cards. 

An airline sponsored free leather luggage tags that were stamped with your initials. I asked nicely and got two :) I'll have to take a pic of all my swag for my next roundup post. 

I didn't have another show until evening so I went across the street to the hotel lobby to sit, upload a few pics and charge my phone. I decided to head to the Style Watch party downtown solo. I got there super early but they let me in anyway. I got my hair braided (not much to braid) and met a luckily bunch of friendly bloggers. I was so beat that I didn't even bother to put my heels on - I wore my Crocs the whole time and then went home after (skipping 2 other parties and a show).





I figured that three shows, a party, freebies, and several new friends was a successful day and I was more than happy to call it a night. 

It was a LONG day! Stay tuned for more of my NYFW adventures! If you attended, what was your favorite show?

XO
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  1. Great roundup! Looks like you went to a lot of fun events.

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    1. Thanks Shira! Next round we'll have to hit a few together :)

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  2. Looks like you had lots of fun events. Haven't been one before. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful pictures. They were amazing.

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    1. It's so fun - add it to your bucket list! Stay tuned for my other adventures and much better looks LOL

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  3. Looks like so much fun and I'm really liking your shorter hair, I'm sure you'll be loving it soon, I feel the same way when my hair is cut a bit shorter than I originally wanted, you feel "off" at first. Thanks for all the fashion pics, can never get enough of those!

    Tracy
    www.TracysNotebookofStyle.com

    Ps. I'm signing up again for your e-mail posts because for some reason I'm to getting them anymore :(

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    1. Thanks Tracy - I'm ok with shorter but it's the shape that's all wrong. It's a struggle to get ready whereas my old shorter look took 5 minutes and always looked great. He just didn't get me :(

      That's so weird - I really need to set up a email list.

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  4. ahh you look so NYFW!! I'm so jealous!! I hope you had a blast!

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    1. Thanks Amber - it's so much fun! Can't wait for the next one!

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  5. Looks like you had a fabulous time! Loving your photos!

    xo, Jennifer
    www.publicistinpearls.com

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    1. Thanks Jennifer - maybe I'll catch you there next time :)

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  6. Great pictures! Looks like a lot of fun.

    xo, Maryam
    www.glamandposh.com

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  7. PHEW! I'm exhausted just reading your post! Sounds like a crazy day, I couldn't imagine adding in the things you skipped! But also sounds like lots of fun! Can't wait to see more! :)

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    1. In the "olden" days when the shows were pretty much all in the same location it was so much easier. Now you really have to pick and choose because you can't do it all!

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  8. NYFW is a total bucket list item for me!! Hopefully it'll be in my future, looks like you had an amazing time

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    1. You really have to do it at least once - it's an amazing experience. And it's not that hard to get into shows if you put in the legwork :)

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  9. What an awesome experience and even though your hair might be short, I love the braids... so pretty!

    alyson
    www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

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    1. Thank you Alyson - for all I might complain - it's really so much fun :)

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