After 4+ years of blogging, I have been invited to attend New York Fashion Week for 5 seasons now. So when the asks started to come in again this season it was pretty much a no-brainer. I must attend.
Normally when I go to FW, I travel by myself and capture my own images which are often not that great. But THIS year I was able to bring my assistant who, not only happens to be studying Business Marketing, she also happens to be pretty good with a camera and had never been to NYC before which made the trip even more fun. She was thrilled to join me and was basically glued to my hip.
As I’ve mentioned before, NYFW moves at a very fast pace and the venues are now all over the city so there is lots of walking, lots of cab hailing and limited time in-between. This all being said, here’s how my recent 4 day trip to NYFW SS18 all went down:
They were in the middle of shooting their fun Chic-To-Chic series with Actress/Comedian, Kim Coles, and Lifestyle and Fashion expert, Tanya Foster, (Tanya and I have quite a bit in common. but two commonalities that stand out to me are that we both share of love of Chicos, as we have each had the pleasure of appearing in their catalogue, and that we also share a love of Texas) who stopped to visit and giggle with me a bit. I think Tanya is great!
After lunch I changed again, this time grabbing my Lucia clutch from Italisan that I carried to most of the shows at NYFW. What I love most about Italisan is that their bags are produced in limited quantities and without that “exclusive” price tag.
I then attended a Style Fashion Week show at Pier 86 …
and wrapped up the day/night at the Michael Costello show. #SWOON
When the show was over, I exited to discover a slew of photographers on the street. I looked into the crowd of photogs and immediately spied Denton Taylor, professional photographer and life-long NYC resident.
Now ~ one can run and one can hide from Denton Taylor ~ but the odds are he will capture your image long before you are aware of it. I stuck my head out of the crowd of attendees to see if he was there only to realize that he, and his lens, was already a step ahead of me … CLICK! He got me. … Thank you, Denton! #YoureTheBest
Now ~ I had to quickly get back to my hotel room to change for THE party of NYFW. I’m talking about, of course, the rewardStyle party. All bloggers know rewardStyle because it is the affiliate program you want to be a part of (of which, I am) and you also want to be invited to the party (of which, I was!)
Day Four ~ Last Day
Ok. I’m already exhausted and totally ready to go home at this point but one of the main reasons I wanted to come to NYFW this particular season was to see and support my friend Dara from Hopeless + Cause Atelier as she was showing her collection for the very first time in NYC.
Dara has made numerous appearances on my blog over the years (her last appearance here) and she gifted me with a front row seat for her show at Society Fashion Week. I’m SO proud of my friend and wouldn’t have missed her show for the world!
So that wraps up my latest excursion to NYFW. I look forward to seeing you next season, NYC! Until then ~ I sleep.