November 1, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Two weekends ago I worked (and attended) Teen Vogue’s eighth annual Fashion University, a weekend long series of seminars, classes and workshops with some of the industry’s top fashion designers, models and starlets. As with every annual Teen Vogue event I’ve attended for the first time this year, I was completely blown away by our team that put the weekend together, as well as the 559 girls from 26 different countries that paid their way to be there. Kelly Wearstler, Thakoon and Alexa Chung were in attendance, to name a few, along with our amazing editors that moderated each class. Prior to the day of seminars, we hosted a kickoff party at Express; following the day of seminars, we invited the girls to celebrate with us at the Topshop store in Soho. I have never been so tired in my entire life (my feet are still recovering,) but what an inspiring weekend.
October 28, 2013 § Leave a Comment
It’s very much fall in New York now. There’s a song I used to listen to growing up, “Autumn in New York,” that I keep re-playing in my head on my mornings to work, walks to the grocery store. Sinatra sang a version of it, but I think Billie Holiday’s rendition is the best. There’s also the opening scene of You’ve Got Mail, with Tom Hank’s “Don’t you just love New York in the fall?” quote… Sometimes I wonder if the effects of this city will fade on me over time, if my tourist-esque heart will eventually grow used to calling Manhattan home, or if this city will always resonate as the New York I fell in love with through Billie’s songs or Ephron’s films.
September 19, 2013 § Leave a Comment
My sister came to visit this past weekend, and her departure may have made me sadder than saying goodbye to any other person that’s come to visit me so far this year. There really is nothing like a sister, and considering all the heartache we’ve endured, she’s endured, over the past three years, and seeing how much she’s grown, is truly more than I could ever hope for. We shopped, ate, talked and ate some more all weekend, and paid trips to places we’ve visited together since we were teenagers in the city on vacation, and made memories at places I know we’ll be returning to come her next trip up here.
Thanks for the visit boo. ♥
September 7, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I’ve followed NYFW since I was about 16 years old. Living in Florida pretending my opinion mattered, I’d stalk style.com and catch clips on E! of the behind-the-scences buzz, then blog about my favorite looks of the season. I’m now a few short days away from being 23, living in New York and working at a fashion magazine, and I finally get to go to my first show on Monday (thank you thank you thank you, Kelly.) It’s not the most groundbreaking news (most of my other industry friends my age are on their third and fourth shows of the week… I’ve been green with envy,) but it is so, so exciting for me.
I remember last summer at Marie Claire when I was working for Nina, making her schedule for Resort Fashion Week, my duties during that month were printing out every single look from style.com, putting them in separate binders categorized by designer, creating inspiration boards of what I thought were the statement trends of the season, then writing up a paragraph or two explaining my thoughts. A run to a showroom to drop something off was the closest I ever got to seeing anything in person, but I remember the feeling I got while on that run, or when printing something out and pinning looks to a bulletin board until I thought my fingers were going to start bleeding. I remember thinking back to when I was doing the same exact thing from my kitchen table in Florida, and now I was doing it from a fashion editor’s office in a skyscraper in NYC.
Whether I ever make the switch from events back to fashion and writing, I will treasure the Resort 2012 seasons infinitely. But something tells me my trip to Monday’s show is going to make this season’s NYFW my favorite one yet. And now: WHAT AM I GOING TO WEAR…
September 4, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Chris was in town for Labor Day weekend, during which I spent nearly 4 days eating my weight on some of NY’s most amazing drinks and dishes: Malbec at Extra Virgin, cheese from Aria, shrimp tacos at Mole (and a Kelsey Grammer sighting): we have a thing for the West Village. We also devoted one of those days to getting out of the city, and spent Monday wandering the town of Montauk… Duryea’s lobster roll reviews may have been some influence on our decision (and did not disappoint in the slightest,) but with the idea of summer ending before my next trip to Florida, it was an easy decision to make the 3 hour trip to the tip of the Hamptons. Though it was a grey day with some rain, and the height of the season just ending, I was thankful for the chance to get to walk along an actual beach for the first time since moving back to the city. Truthfully, it was no Destin or Rosemary, but it’s nice to know if I ever need a weekend escape, the Hamptons are just a bus ride away.
August 26, 2013 § 1 Comment
I was in Boston for about 24 hours this past weekend for one of our final strings of our #BTSS events. I was lucky enough to stay at the Four Seasons again, and similar to its Los Angeles hotel, it’s amazing staff and location proved to my advantage following the event as I had some time to explore before catching the train back home to NYC. Boston had a city-feel much like my beloved Manhattan, with some strong accents and even stronger personalities amongst its rather young crowds roaming the cobblestone streets. Architecture of times past peaked through modern works of art and carefully maintained green grass, while potted flowers and plaques with history facts rounded nearly every corner I turned. Overall it was a beautiful few hours following a successful event… I’m anxious to return on a weekend when I have time to discover all of Boston’s charms.
August 19, 2013 § Leave a Comment