Notes before New York Fashion Week

audrey

I am going to be in New York from September 7 to 16 for New York Fashion Week, and it's just as exciting as you'd imagine. I RSVPd to my first show this morning - Joy Cioci - and was immediately sent a barcode and confirmation number for "expedited check-in on event day". Last season I was marveling at what a clever innovation Fashion GPS was, reducing the hassle of searching for names on endless guest lists. This season I get to use it myself. I am going to Madeira with my family soon, a quick vacation before NYC, but mentally it's as if I am in NYC already.

This will be my first trip to NYC after having lived there for a couple of months during my gap year in 2008. I missed this city every single day, and I would like to return once for a longer time. I am not sure I could live in one city all my life, but I would like to spend at least a few years in NYC, preferably before I am very old. Interestingly enough, one of my many "visions of future" is a very old black-clad myself, going to the Met (the opera, not the museum) and Carnegie Hall every evening.

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This will also be the first time I will be at a fashion week for its entire duration (not to mention I am flying in directly for Fashion's Night Out ... I almost wish there weren't so many events to choose from! Still have no idea which one(s) I'm going to cover). When I was in Paris and Milan last season, it was enough to get a taste of what a major fashion week feels and looks like, but New York will be total immersion. I suppose fashion week is to fashion a kind of hyperreality. One quarter of what's going to be in every fashion magazine for the next six months presented within the course of one week.

I would also like to shamelessly state that all I intend to eat throughout my stay in NYC are Krispy Kreme donuts and Chipotle burrito bowls. When I say I missed NYC, a big part of that can be attributed to food. No better time to gain weight than fashion week!

Fashion-but-not-fashion-week-wise, I have prepared a list of 15 vintage and consignment shops to visit because I'm looking for a very special piece. I don't want to say what it is so I don't jinx it (I've been saving up for this piece for months). If I find it, though, you'll be the first to know. New York is the only place where this can happen, so keep your fingers crossed!

A heresy perhaps, but there will be no high heels in my luggage.

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I don't know how often I'll be able to update on vacation next week, but I will be updating every day in NYC. If you are going to be in NYC during NYFW and want to meet up, please drop me an email.

7 Comments

  1. Oh I wish I could go to NY fashion week!
    Can't wait to read about your NY adventures so I can 'imagine being there'.
    And nice that you're going to Madeira, I just returned from Madeira 2 weeks ago!
    If you go to my blog and look in the August archive, there are multiple posts about my vacation there!
    Have lots of fun and I hope you will find what you're looking for in NY!

    XO, Lucy
    http://lovelybylucy.blogspot.com

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  2. Hey Eva! If you have time for a coffee while you are in NYC, please let em know, would love to see you! :)

    Lilian

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    • I'll be in touch. I promised you that coffee quite a while ago! :)

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  3. I loved this blog post. Enjoy NYC fashionweek, I'm from Northern Ireland so if only I could meet up with you, you sound like such an interesting person :) I love vintage, but I don't really know what a consignment shop is, is it a bit like a thrift shop? From the positive comments about NYC it's making me want to go live there too! I want to work in Journalism and would love to get work there, but the UK has more opportunities considering it's much smaller than NYC. Nonetheless, have a great time at NYC and I can't wait to see your next post

    Maryrose - Wishesofarose

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  4. that sounds incredibly exciting! have a great time :))

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  5. Very wise to ditch the high heels during any major Fashion Week. New York is so amazing; I think you could live there all your life and never see it all. It's always changing and evolving.

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  6. I can't wait to read your comments! I've set a (perhaps lofty) goal of getting to NYFW next year and covering at least one show. I'm doing all the research I can this year to make that happen, and your posts will go a long way in helping me!

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