Okay! After a whirlwind of a week in New York, I can say that this Fashion Week was probably one of the most insightful and motivational events at a sooo poignant of a time for me!
While have to be at the airport at dark thirty, after a jam packed and fun dilled FNO in Los Angeles, I was ready- or so I thought! LOL
I literally hit the ground running. Literally! After heading to the Just As U Are Blogger Conference sponsored by Plus Model Magazine, I knew this week was going to be a great one!
After switching my hotel to The Dream (I absolutely adore and a much needed happy birthday to me upgrade), Saturday kicked off the Cocktails and Couture event with @huny at Bo Concepts, hosted by my Fairy Blog Mother, @LianneFarbes. After FINALLY meeting @TyrasLilSis, @MissWhoeverUAre, @TheGorgeousBlog, @StyleNBeautyDoc and running into @fashionstbeauty, @eye4style, @behindthebrand, and @thisthatbeauty along with a host of quite a few other bloggers- I was having a grand ‘ol time! More on this shortly!
Over the next few days, I got to roll with @KathrynFinney – another Fairy Blog Mother and @stylemom! Seriously, these ladies are the greatest! From the Spanx lounge to the Robert Verdi Suite to the Victoria Secret Lounge to the Stone Rose Lounge, fashions shows and back again- I was all over Manhattan and I soaked up every bit of it! Hi @zandile! Oh and rooftop cocktails with @thefashionbomb and @Stylemom? Divine!
@DKNY. How I Adore you! Norma Kamali?!!! Small fangirl moments, especially when I met @TomandLorenzo and @bradgoreski and caught a pic of @NinaGarcia oh! And I also met @manrepeller (she is a delightful riot! Her and her fierce Alexander Wang silver pumps!) Korto Momulu was another really cool meet AND I bumped into an old coworker from San Francisco! Fancy that!
Monday night brought me to tears. I am so grateful and thankful to @liannefarbes. She hosted an intimate dinner with about 14 other beauty bloggers and surprised me with a birthday song and a flaming Baked Alaska! @SkinCeuticals has definitely become one of my favorite skin care brands and seriously I could not thank Lianne enough for always looking out for me- LOVE YOU!
On a rather silly and duh moment, I completely screwed up my calendar- thanks to google calendar saving my events in Cali time and not NY time. Perfection. Thus resulting in me missing a few shows and behind the scenes pics. But a HUGE thank you and shout out to @OhMyTy @AshleyRSmall and @theFatApple for having my back to help me cover Fashion Week with conflicts of time for shows! J
Rounding out my whole week was a fabulous dinner with GLAM Publishing (@TheGlamNetwork) ! I met so many more Great and Fancy people! Thank you!
Overall, I had a great and busy week! Recaps and trends I saw to come quite soon here and also on Plus Model Magazine!
The most important take away was that I am truly blessed with amazing friends and networks who pay it forward! I am honestly humbled to have attended and to have got to hang out with some amazing and positive people!