Here we go day 2!
As Lauren put it… Fashion Week clearly created the phase “fashionably late”. I almost had a heart attack on the way to this show! It took a good 45 minutes to get downtown. We all tried to get to the shows 15-20 min before the tickets said they were scheduled to start since we had standing tickets. [If you’re first in line for standing then you’re more likely to be given seats when they fill in the spots aka you can be placed in the first through third row.] The show started at 11 and we got there at 11:03 – no joke haha. Luckily, we walked straight in and planted ourselves in awesome front row seats. 30 minutes later, the show started!
Going into this show I had only seen some of Yigal’s designs on Shopbop; I didn’t know too much about the designer. Afterwards? I couldn’t have been more obsessed with everything I saw!! First off, the models all wore these leather pointy toed booties that were A-MAZE. The mixture of texture, patterns, sheer lace, maroon and navy blue… everything had the most gorgeous detailing. Even the hair and makeup was on trend.
Once the show was over (again, only 10 minutes!) Lauren and I headed uptown to meet Kristyn and Laura at the Julie Vos showroom. This was the most exciting showroom visit for me… I’ve admired Julie Vos for years but never actually purchased a piece for myself. It sounds silly but I’ve never gotten anything because I could never decide what I wanted to get for myself! The coin necklace has always been a wardrobe staple for JV fans so that was at the top of my list. And then... I saw her new spring collection. Holy mother of all that is turquoise. Pure gold perfection heaven. I instantly dove in and tried half the collection on. I will not apologize for wearing my new bracelet 5 times a week ;) [or for instagramming it every 4 pictures hehe].
We finally had to pull ourselves away because we had reservations for high tea at The Plaza!! I don’t know how I managed to go from 8am until 2pm on only a cup of tea and a granola bar but somehow this hangry girl made it! This was my first time at The Plaza and it was so magical. It had been a really busy non-stop morning so sitting down and having a glass of Veuve, black tea, desserts, and finger sandwiches was perfect! The four of us were all dressed up and totally on cloud nine. I think we spent around 2 hours sitting there chatting and taking it all in. Especially the guy in a tight white bathing suit, slip on shoes, no shirt, huge sunglasses, and a giant fur coat... that was entertaining!
After brunch (and exploring The Plaza a bit) we were back to Clarkson Square for the O’2nd presentation. This was my first presentation so I loved being able to see the designs up close and really examine them. The red and powder blue coat looked so cozy. Every look was totally different and I loved actually being able to see the shoes!
After grabbing some water (phew) Kristyn and I headed back to the hotel. I helped her pull her boots off (haha) and rested my feet a bit before walking to the Sherri Hill show at Gotham Hall!
I was pretty excited for this show for two reasons – 1) I never got to wear a fancy, long dress for prom and 2) Sadie Robertson!! She’s been the face of Sherri Hill for a couple of years now and I think she’s just the cutest thing ever. Amongst all of the high fashion and “trendy” looks it was refreshing to see sparkly ball gowns and really cute short dresses! The scene was like one big family. Everyone was wearing Sherri Hill and the girls all knew each other and were passing out hugs and kisses and posing for the photographers. I ended up being seated behind some big Disney/CW/Nickelodeon stars… that I embarrassingly didn’t know… I took SO many photos at this show because everything was literally picture perfect. The inner princess in me came out and I smiled the entire time. ;) Obviously this was my favorite show of the day (if I had to pick!!)
Back to the hotel for a quick change and off to dinner at Balthazar with a huge group of blogger girls! I was so deep in conversation the whole time that I didn’t even take a picture of my food, the restaurant or anything! My sweet friend from high school, Allison, joined us – I loved being able to see a friendly, familiar face. My salad wasn’t the best but the wine was amazing and the bite of steak Kristyn gave me was deeeelicious. I was pretty jealous I didn’t just get the red meat instead of trying to be healthy ha!
After lots of chatting, gabbing, drinking, and doing what girls do ;) we went home with full bellies and prepared for another super busy day ahead!!
Coming tomorrow: days 3 + 4
Thank you for reading this far [or simply just browsing the pictures ;) ]