Happy Monday! New York Fashion Week is finally over! It was my first time participating, and while I'm dead tired, and could totally use some electrolytes or an IV drip to reenergize, it was so worth it as I was truly blown away by the whole production.
I'm a New Yorker, and Lincoln Center has always been nothing more than an artsy fartsy tourist trap where people go to get so-call culture. But, during Fashion Week it became a much more cool hub for photographers, journalists, fashion bloggers, celebrities, and the occasional stalker. Yeah, everybody was pretty much there, and not just inside taking in the shows, but outside capturing and admiring Street Syle.
I had no idea that it would be like that, but I quickly became aware when as soon as I arrived wearing this floral dress and a blazer, paired with a statement necklace and gladiator pumps, I was immediately mobbed by photographers asking to take my picture as if I was one of those celebrities with a sex tape.
To say it was surreal is an understatement, and as I stood there posing trying to channel my inner Naomi Campbell, I couldn't help but feel flattered and simultaneously nervous and terrified that the high powered lens and video cameras would pick up all my imperfections and broadcast them to the entire world.
In spite of that fear, I took the pictures, did the interviews, and bravely signed the release forms all while praying that the shots and the footage would be airbrushed and edited to an inch of perfection before being released to the public. Fortunately, I got lucky and YouTube Star AnneOrShine and her camera guy Eric interviewed me in the video above and as you can see, starting at the 3:20 to 4:10 point where I was featured, I didn't come off as a total monster.
The shades absolutely helped as it concealed that deer in the headlight look I sported throughout that day. However, the huge smile that I wore in the photographs definitely told the story of how happy and excited I was to be a part of it all.
Enjoy your day! Thanks for stopping by<3