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September 10th, 2013 · 3 Comments
So, remember everything I said about this being a good fashion week?
This wasn’t a good fashion week. This was an AMAZING fashion week. I knew going into this dinner that it would probably be one of the highlights of my week, but the reality blew my expectations out of the water.
That is Nigel Barker dipping me. That actually happened last night!
This whole experience was such a blast. The dinner was incredibly small and so much fun, and I’m amazed that I even got to be in a room with Nigel, Anne V, Lydia Hearst and… NAOMI CAMPBELL! Yup, we found out the morning of the event that Naomi was coming too! So basically this was going to be the coolest dinner of my life.
Naomi was totally gorgeous and it was so cool to hear about she and the team at Oxygen have worked to make Season 2 of The Face new and exciting and fresh. I can’t wait for it to come out! (They’re just starting filming this week, so not till early 2014!)
And to cap it all off, before the dinner, Carly and I were treated to amazing blowouts — obviously our hair had to be perfect for a photo like this!
We had such an incredible time at dinner — the guest list was out of this world, between the stars of The Face and reps from so many amazing magazines and huge websites (including my personal fave, Amy Odell, who I was literally too nervous to say hi to)! Carly and I got seated almost right next to Nigel, where he casually mentioned that he buy his wife ten pairs of Louboutins a year (swoon!). Chad might need some lessons!
It was seriously such an incredible night, and the perfect way to end an amazing Fashion Week. Thank you SO MUCH to The Face and Oxygen for inviting me!
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September 9th, 2013 · 4 Comments
This has been a crazy fashion week, but all in all a really excellent one. It seems like every season, something is a little different — whether it’s new friends, new designers, or just me changing a little from the person I was six months before. Now that I don’t have the start of the school year every fall, I think in some ways that September Fashion Week has started to fill that same role. It’s funny to think about how different things were last year at this time, or two years ago, or three — it’s nice to have this week as a constant that I always come back to!
And this year, the week isn’t over yet! I was planning to fly back to Texas today, but I got an amazing invitation and decided to stay another night! So tomorrow, I’m heading to a dinner for the second season of The Face, an amazing modeling reality show on Oxygen (I’m sure it’s already a guilty pleasure for some of you guys)! Season Two is coming in early 2014, only on Oxygen Network, and I’m bananas excited for it!
It’s going to be a small, thirty person dinner with me, Nigel Barker (!!!), Lydia Hearst and Anne V, the new model mentors on the show! I’m insanely excited — I’ve met Nigel once before during fashion week, and I got so starstruck I could barely talk! (He is seriously even cuter than he looks on tv!) This is going to be such a blast, and I’m so excited to end this fashion week with such an insanely cool experience. I already know it will be a huge highlight of the whole week!
So later today, Carly and I will be heading out for some pre-dinner primping (blowouts at Dry Bar!) and then to dinner! I’ll be taking tons of pictures and can’t wait to share them with you guys! (Eek! I’m already nervous!)
First photo be Joe Amodei, others by Carly Cristman.
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September 7th, 2013 · 4 Comments
There’s something a little magical about September Fashion Week. Maybe it’s the way that everyone pulls out their very first fall outfits, maybe it’s the way that Manhattan is so crisp and vibrant and cool. Maybe it’s all the blood, sweat and tears that go into producing every collection, the hours and days and months of inspiration and execution and refining each piece until it’s exactly right.
Maybe it’s all the creativity bundled into one small place — designers, editors, buyers, bloggers, models, and all the others who make fashion week every year into a major creative force. I always think about that scene in The Devil Wears Prada where Meryl Streep traces the color cerulean from the runways down to Anne Hathaway’s sweater — it’s a funny scene, but I also love that reminder that what happens here this week shapes all our lives in some small way (whether we like it or not).
This is my eighth season, and I still remember my very first show like it was yesterday. I remember jumping up and down and screaming at the top of my lungs when my first invite popped up in my inbox. I remember spending days picking out my outfit, and how thrilled I was to put it on that morning. I’ve seen hundreds of shows since that very first one, but you know what? That feeling of magic and awe never really goes away.
I’m so very grateful to be back this year, because honestly? There’s nothing else in the world quite like it.
Sabo Skirt dress, Samantha Wills necklace, Prada clutch, Jimmy Choo heels.
First photo by He; Third by Liz Petrelli.
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