"This season, I was lucky to have my ladies by my side. Besides the very obvious reasons, like it's just more fun with your main bishes by your side -- we just get it. Just like a very necessary stop to Ricky's for bandaids and shoe cushions or tequila peer pressure shots at noon. Hey, this is a no judgement zone. "
Every New York Fashion Week has been incredibly different for me. Each season, I walk away with more than an inside look of the beautiful collections to come followed by boozy after parties, the rare opportunities to see all my fashionable pals in one spot, and the incredible concrete style littered in the streets. It's a combination of all of that plus some that makes each season so unique. This season is especially unique because, honestly, I'll barely be participating in it. The time I do have at NYFW are spent with my woes. And when I say woes, I mean my blogger babes and the closest of gals -- Tina Maria of Jean Rex and Mai of Little Mai Sunshine.
We really took on SS16 NYFW with less seriousness than we ever did before. Years prior included patterns of running from show to show, quick hugs and kisses on the cheek, very little time to eat, yet plenty of time to drink, which always results in late nights, early mornings, and pure exhaustion. And this was all don't generally by myself or with a fashion partner for only several hours of the day if our shows lined up. This season, I was lucky to have my ladies by my side. Besides the very obvious reasons, like it's just more fun with your main bishes by your side -- we just get it. Just like a very necessary stop to Ricky's for bandaids and shoe cushions or tequila peer pressure shots at noon. Hey, this is a no judgement zone.
Draped in Bebe as we intentionally and unintentionally coordinated, true friendship medallions should be passed out to our honor. We all got dressed in the morning with help from our good friends at Bebe. I had a completely different outfit in mind the evening before NYFW but walked out of the door that morning in an all leather pleated dress. Besides confusing people by wearing a "dominatrix" dress with dainty pleats, I really feel in love with this piece. And people were drawn to it, too. Several curious ones even came up to me to actually feel the dress. I encouraged it, of course. Because I will take any opportunity for people to be weird and for people to touch me (Ha!). So after limping to Tacombe for tacos at 10pm with the ladies still by my side after a very long day of fashion shows, presentations, and previews, we called it an early night.
And then I began packing for a plane ride to Paris the next evening.