<<< Where did my eyes go?
I’m wearing this top for a second time on here, but I figured it looks slightly different this time around so I’d post it again! The weather here has FINALLY hit its summer season heat, and so I’ve been wearing my shorts and skirts whenever I can. The heat only lasts about a month so I need to take full advantage of it.
Things that happened during my NY trip: almost tripped in my super high wedges at one point, caught up with Barbro, idol Grace Coddington made eye contact with me, got to sit in the muggy weather during the Yeohlee show (front row, sweating, really glamorous), lots of awful cab rides, talked to the red head from True Blood, Sophia Bush is hot and has a man voice, inbox was flooded with e-mails every day, photographers will cut a bitch if you get in their way, NYC is a beautiful city, and I saw Nicki Minaj sit next to Anna Wintour at the Carolina Herrera show. Nooooo, that wasn’t planned at all….
I had gone to this fashion week expecting it to be superficial, over sensationalized and cliquey. In ways, it’s all still true. Cameras and photographers everywhere, shouting (usually screaming) at celebrities to “TURN THIS WAY” or crowds of photographers running towards show go-ers in front of Lincoln Center to get a street style shot of their outfit. But at the end of the day, it’s about what’s on the runway and feeling that rush of inspiration, not which celebrity is at which show, who is sitting in the rows in front of you or what’s the craziest getup someone can come up with. Seriously, I saw a guy wearing a bird around his neck with no shirt on. WTF?
I was so humbled to meet the EIU editors who have genuine interests in fashion. Who are all down to earth and sweet in person. Who look forward to seeing their fashion idols Alexa Chung or Grace Coddington. Who are happy to be seated in third row. Who are happy to be seated at all.
NY was awesome because I got to meet Iris, Daniel, Heather and Crystal of Chictopia’s Everybody Is Ugly blog for the first time. I loved talking to them. Albeit it’s awkward meeting people you’ve only known through comments, tweets and photos before meeting in person, I could easily see myself hanging out with any of them on the regular. If you haven’t checked out all of their coverage of MBFW, go to EIU like now. They all did a wonderful job and I can’t wait to see what they do next!