Oh. My. Gosh. I wish my brain could conjure up a better way to describe my first day at Fashion Week, but it can’t. And I don’t mind.
A little after 7:15am this morning, I was in a cab and on my way to Lincoln Center. Upon my arrival, I met several of the other volunteers, who are great. I always love to meet people and I find it fascinating to hear each person’s story—but then it makes me feel like I need to go out and conquer the world!
The volunteers were given a quick tour of the venue before being stationed at our designated spots. I was assigned to be a venue manager, so I was in charge of seating sponsored guests in the proper location and guarding those seats with my life. I also had to be in communication with the other volunteers who were responsible for escorting the guests, making sure that everyone had an invite. Oh yes, I had a headset. It was very Britney Spears.
Being that I’m a venue manager, I had the opportunity to watch all of the fashion shows. Seeing the whole process from start to finish was unbelievable. I was blown away by how smoothly everything transitioned and how quickly things came together. The morning started off with Nicholas K, followed by a brilliant show by BCBG and another one by Richard Chai.
After three shows, I had a short break to get a bite to eat and soak up some rays of sunshine while it lasted this afternoon. After lunch, I headed back to the venue for the Supima show, which was actually my favorite of the day. The show was put on by student designers and the designs were truly incredible. I was stunned that such talent existed at that young of an age. Although I did swoon over the pretty dresses, I must admit that the coolest part of the show was the fact that I was sitting across from Rachel Zoe and Coco Rocha.
Naturally, my Blackberry died minutes before. I know. Wanna hear the good news? I met an amazing blogger, Katy, while guests were being seated. She was sitting in my section, and she looked familiar to me. Curiosity got the best of me, so I went with my gut instinct and asked her if she was a blogger. Turns out I was right! I had come across her blog, Sugarlaws, once before, and I’m so glad to have met her because she is lovely.
These photos were taken by Katy—aren’t they amazing?!
I headed to the Tadashi show immediately after the Supima show. Just like the previous shows, I was thoroughly impressed. I have a slight obsession with stripes, so the designs really appealed to me. At the conclusion of Tadashi, I was free to go for the afternoon!
The weather was absolutely perfect when I set out to find a cab at 3pm. After switching out of my flats and into flip flops, I decided that I would walk a few blocks to enjoy the afternoon. Walking a few blocks in New York City ends up being several miles for me. I don’t know if it’s because it’s practically impossible to walk anywhere at home, but I just love walking from one destination to the next in the city.
Along the way, I stopped in Ann Taylor and tried on a few pieces, but didn’t end up making any purchases. I arrived back to my friend’s apartment by 5pm then quickly showered and got dressed to head out the door again. To experience Fashion’s Night Out, I decided that the SoHo area would be my best bet. Wow! The crowds were insane!
I stopped in several places, including Free People, Kate Spade, and Joe’s Jeans. Sip wine while shopping? Sign me up!
I knew Katy was close by, so after a few texts, I met her at Comptoir, where we chatted and snapped a few pictures.
By 10pm, the long day was catching up to me. As I was waiting for the subway, I was approached by a blogger, asking if she could take a picture of me for a street style post. Venessa and I sat together and talked for a few minutes about all things blog-related. Meeting two bloggers in one day? Not too bad!
My alarm clock is set to wake me up in less than six hours…better get some rest!