First, let me just apologize for the radio silence! My first ever Blog Class Event was yesterday and between prepping my talk, filling goodie bags, trying out the snacks (best part of the job) and finalizing seating I had almost 24 hours in a day already filled. I even had dinner while riding my bike at some point! More on the event this Wednesday, but for now I can say it was a huge success and I was incredibly proud to speak about blogging with forty of my inspiring, sweet, smart readers there.
And speaking of flashbacks, here is a big post with New York Fashion Week impressions that makes me miss the city and the energy so much. I hope you don’t mind that it’s three weeks after the actual Fashion Week, but with shows being streamed at the very second and shows overlapping in every city, it actually feels nice to have put the photos to rest for a bit and then look back at them and being able to appreciate the memory.
Absolute highlights of my stay in New York:
- A backstage interview with mister Michael Kors himself, for ELLE magazine and about this brand new beauty line, the hour before his show. The man is even more hilarious and kind than he is sun tanned – wow – and I was amazed by how relaxed he seemed right before the runway show. (If I were a renowned designer showing at Lincoln Centre I’d probably be hiding under a table, stuffing my face with brownies to calm the nerves by that time).
- Attending the 3.1 Phillip Lim show (the first series of runway images in this post). Phillip Lim is one of those designers that effortlessly seems to combine conceptual and commercial pieces. With this collection – inspired by the earth and it’s elements and in soft violet, white and mustard tones – I’m sure he’ll once again cater to the cool downtown New York girl.
- A peek at the beauty rituals going on at the Rachel Zoe backstage area – where messy fishtail braids suddenly seemed like something I could accomplish, miss Rachel Zoe walked in for a make-up touch up by the legendary artist Charlotte Tilbury two feet away from me. To keep in local lingo, it was BA-NA-NAS!
- Shooting on the Brooklyn Bridge and on the streets of the City. There’s simply no backdrop that compares!
- Standing in front of Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment and those legendary stairways that I still see her kissing mr. Big on, or smoking secret cigarettes on, or running down on her way to a date on. Yes, I’ll always be smitten with SATC, it’s in my genes, I grew up with that show! (And pretending you’re Carrie makes sitting behind your laptop that much more fun. Don’t pretend like you’ve never done it!)
- Laughing until we cried with my friends Anna and Sabrina and eating until we nearly died. Really, there is such a thing as banana bread overdose. (But what a special way to go). I could now also rest in peace knowing I ate the best hamburger known to man at Ruby’s.
- Meeting up with other bloggers and editors at the Diesel show at Grand Central Station. Let me repeat that for ‘ya. A show at Grand. Central. Station. An entire wing of this monumental and wildly impressive building was cleared just for the show - where pastel pinks and blues set the tone and deliciously soft leather pants rocked the runway. I’ll have to have a closer look at those in their showroom asap!
- Treating myself to a red velvet cupcake – with a candle, mind you! – at Magnolia Bakery to celebrate my 20K instagram followers. Thank you again for your constant support! I couldn’t do this job without you
photos by me (my portrait taken by Sabrina), editing by Karen van Duijvenbode