Feeling Fortunate at Fashion Week

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I'm one of those people who, given the opportunity, will gorge herself on the bread basket and render myself too full to enjoy the meal at a restaurant. Tonight was one of those nights, when I gorged myself on fashion's bread basket: the "preview" night before the official calendar for New York Fashion Week. Despite the wet, seemingly never-ending snow, I found my way to the Yuna Yang and Gen Art New Garde presentations. To top off the evening, I raced uptown to the Fashion 2.0 Social Media Awards presentation, only to encounter a very full room at the W Hotel. Due to weather conditions and poor transportation options, I only covered half the shows I wanted to attend tonight... If this is only the "preview" night, then why do I feel so exhausted?


Yuna Yang F/W '10, presented at a beautiful Chelsea gallery


One of my favorite evening gowns from the collection. That print!


Gar-de F/W '10 at Gen Art


Gar-de F/W '10


Me and Tamara, our Beauty Editor!


Me and Erin and Lani from Sugar Rock Catwalk!

More to come tomorrow on the Yuna Yang presentation from Tamara, who was such a sport to come out tonight despite inclement weather and soggy shoes. It's also Tamara's first official Fashion Week as a blogger, and I'm happy to cover some of the shows with her. In addition, my good friend Audrey is coming out to attend some shows with me this week.

I had a conversation on Twitter the other day about how exhausted I was looking at my Fashion Week schedule, and while it's true that this is only my second full season covering shows as a blogger, I had the chance to see many shows with my friend Audrey nearly seven years ago and we were excited then just to have the opportunity to attend and see the models and the clothes and the impossibly chic fashion people around us. It's easy to feel entitled and jaded about Fashion Week-- but at the end of the day, aren't we (bloggers, press, all) fortunate to be invited to shows and to write about them?

I'm trying to remember the love, and to maintain that sense of wonder this season, as I begin to make my way around the tents and beyond...

22 comments:

selena said...

wow, that print on that dress is to die for. amazzzzzzzzzing!

InnyVinny said...

That print reminds me of your pictures from Thailand. So beautiful.

Reanna said...

Let the fashion week fun begin! Always been a fan of Gen Art. Looks awesome girl.

modediktat said...

Gar-de is looking so cool - never heard of Yuna Yang before, thanks so much for your introducing!! Like the skirt suit on the left very much! Lovely paradise pattern on the gown... And wow - mysterious look on D. on the pic with Tamara. Trés cool!
xoxoxoxoxoxo s.

Stephanie Kim said...

exciting!! gotta love fashion week!

Patricia Snook said...

Ooh! That must have been so much fun!!!! *Envy* that printed dress, ooh I can feel summer xoxo

Alice said...

Love the first look! Hang in there, you are doing great! I like your snapshots of the events!

Susan said...

oh you are so lucky, darling! lovely photos.
xoxo

LYDIA HOPE said...

I can see why the dress is a favourite! Snow is so exhausting it's unreal x

Alani Catleya said...

That one gown is stunning! I NEED IIIIIIT!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ohh Good luck with Fashion Week!! It must be exhausting but ever so exciting!!! =)

daisychain said...

Oh fabulous post, I can't wait to see the rest of your coverage for the coming week!

Style (R)evolution said...

Super rad post!!!!

Jaime said...

Fab photos. I love seeing because I can't go to Fashion Week :( That printed dress is gorgeous :)

TheBeautyFile said...

Gorgeous!! I love the bread basket too...a little too much. I know you love Rachel Antonoff- my best friend just interviewed her {video} for her new blog. Come check it out!

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Mergirl said...

missed last night, thought it best not to head to NYC. Love the Yuna Yang. That dress is amazing.

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Deka said...

love that tweed suit!!

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Yes I think anybody who has this opportunity is very fortunate, to be looking at beautiful garments surrounded by beautiful people - Have a great time x

KIRAFASHION said...

love the colors of the long dress!!

Alexandra said...

"Gorged myself on fashion's bread basket" - LOL!

Seriously though, I can NOT get enough of that long printed dress. It is killing me!

Denise @ Swelle said...

Yes, I think we ARE fortunate! It just kills me to see bored faces in the audience at Chanel haute couture - how is this possible???

If you're 'over it' please don't take up a seat!

Great coverage so far, and loving the hair! x

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