My sister never had to deal with the madness of Fashion Week and going to countless shows so she asked me "How are you keeping up with everything.” 'Everything' means going to school, my part-time job and among other things. Thinking about it I don't know how I dealt with everything in my life while running around NYC to get to fashion shows some of which I missed. This season I had mid-terms during fashion week and last season I had final exams. I laugh and sigh about how the shows I got invited to that didn't interfere with my exams. I remember last season I had an exam at 8:30am and I had to go to the Tibi show that started at 9:00am. It's a great comfort that my school is two blocks away from the tents so I didn't have to worry about taking the subway to get there, just really fast power walking. To quickly sum it up I landed at the tents at 8:45am and I passed the test and class with an A and the Tibi show was great.
This season when I had my exams in the morning and the shows I needed to go were later on in the day. I had one close call when I had an exam that started at 8:55am sharp and the professor resumed class at 9:30 am, well I had to go the Y&Kei show at the New York Public Library. I kindly told the teacher I needed to leave after the test to go to an appointment, I didn't give her specifics. To quickly sum it up again I passed the class, the exam and made to the Y&Kei to see Kate Lanphear sitting front row. I have been quite lucky not to be placed in a conundrum where a fashion show started at the same time as any one of my exams. But I survived the week and my classes.
Here are my tips to any fashion bloggers who are college students out there who might be attending any Fashion Week around the world.
1.) Be kind to your Professors early on in the semester.
2.) Kick ass on the tests and assignments prior to fashion week, try to get full credit on everything in class just in case you miss a few things from being at the shows.
3.) Become friends and stay in contact with classmates even if you have to fake it, they might help you when you’re completely lost in class after the hectic week.
4.) Try to make arrangements with professors for any extra credit even if you don't need it will show your professor that you are really interested in the class.
5.) Either with a blackberry or day planner make note of the times of exams and fashion shows you are considering, you don't want any confusions.
Basically prioritize is key and keep hydrated with lots of water.
Who wasn't wearing any style of black patent shoes during New York Fashion Week (for the exception of me)? This had to be the most popular shoe trend among the fashionistas.
Most Unique Stride on the Catwalk: Karlie Kloss
Teen Vogue's cover girl, Karlie Kloss had the most unique stride coming down various runways. I totally understand that she takes ballet which make her glide very smoothly instead of stomping around like some models do. What caught my eye was her ghostly stare, what the hell is up with that? The first time I saw this model I became extremely uneasy about her stare, even people in the audience I overheard was talking about it. It's all about standing out and she certainly does.
New York Fashion Week Partner in Crime:
Jamesson Beane, I met him last season and this season we hung out all week. He's probably the sweetest and funniest guy I met under the Tents since I have been going to NY Fashion Week. I have to say with the many adventures and career moves J is going through I became extremely jealous when I wasn't with him this is what happened. Yup that's right the only time I wasn't attached to his arm he snagged a pic and quick chat with Kate Lanphear. I am still jealous but I love him anyway.
Video Wrap Up
In the video below is a sum up of all the editors, stylists, writers and models during New York Fashion Week that I came in contact with this show season.
In this video I caught a quick glimpse at Scott Schuman talking to an Vogue Editor(?)(I am not sure anyone can correct me on this) and you will see Kate Lanphear from Elle Magazine.
The music in the video is I Turn My Camera On by Spoon.
Jane Doe Model: "A photographer wanted to shoot me for Conde Nast at the Marriott."
John Doe Friend: "Honey, Conde Nast would not do a shoot at the Marriott, the W maybe but not at the Marriott."
Damn you, damn you
Kate Young very adorable pregnant.
Tracy Taylor from Marie Claire
Joanna Coles EIC from Maire Claire
Kate Lanphear from Elle Magazine (a photog told me she was there I didn't see her though)
Meredith Burke from Vogue magazine
Suze Yalof Schwartz
I am going to a dynamite show in the next hour, I'm pretty excited!!!
Have a Happy Fashion Week!