I made my way out to New York for my 5th season of New York Fashion Week this year. With a few seasons under my belt, I still felt the pressure and stress. I had been planning two months in advance for this trip: booking my hotel, reserving my spot for shows that I wanted to attend, and making appointments with showrooms and brands that I planned to work with. On top of everything, I had to plan my outfits for each day too. It was getting ridiculously cold in New York and I had to plan accordingly. Despite the workload, I had so much fun prepping and planning things out.
Packed and ready to go, my photographer, Azusa, and I took our red eye flight. I normally arrive in New York during the first day of fashion week and this time around it was FREEZING! As soon as I'm off the plane, it’s off to work, but of course I have to take a quick nap (who doesn’t need a nap, am I right? GOT TO GET ENERGIZED) and then it's time to get ready for my first show. With so much traffic, I try my best to arrive early in order to do a quick shoot of my outfits right before the show begins.
New York Fashion Week schedules can be hectic, but on my first day I like to take it easy and slowly ease into the craziness. Attending a maximum of three shows, I usually end my night with a good feast in the city. As the rest of fashion week continues, my daysusually consist of: grabbing a good cup of coffee to get me running, attending more shows, and visiting brands and showrooms. With so much going on, I often forget to eat (I know, workaholic habits).
This time around, my trip to New York was for both business and leisure. Convincing a few of my friends to join me on this trip, I was able to spend some quality time with a few of my favorite people in one of my favorite cities. We went all over New York City, walked the entire Brooklyn Bridge, and ate at amazing places. I had even prepared a small checklist of things to do and eat with my friends. I’m pretty proud to say that we completed almost 80% (now that’s an accomplishment HA!) while braving the cold streets of New York.
(Oysters @ The Lobster Place)
So sad this trip to New York had to come to an end. This one was one for the books for sure! Definitely won’t be forgetting all the little moments that happened. I had a blast and cannot wait till my next trip!
This post features our 3 Piece Verdugo Luggage in Black.