Final Things: Wrapping up Fashion Month
As fashion month comes to a close I am finally wrapping up posts on my NYFW experience with my final looks and details. My fourth fashion week day was my absolute favorite because it was so full of opportunity! It began with the Sally Lapointe show which was absolutely stunning. For this show, I wore an old evening gown by Free People with my washed silk jacket from Birdee Clothing (get 30% off their site with code Mackenzie30). I wanted to go for a simple, chic, and elegant look to fit the mood of the show. The show at Spring Studios just before Sally Lapointe was Oscar de la Renta which meant celebrities were everywhere. I was super excited to see some of my favorite bloggers like Aimee Song and Brittany Xavier leaving the show. Danielle Bernstein sat front row at Sally Lapointe which was a huge fangirl moment for me since she’s a successful FIT Alum!
While at the show I ran into some members of the @papyrus marketing team that I partnered with back in August for a campaign. It was so neat to put a face to a name because as a blogger you rarely meet people in person that you are partnering with online! Since Papyrus is a fashion week sponsor they had the cutest cafe set up at Spring Studios were you could grab a free latte and chat with the Papyrus team. The Papyrus girls were so sweet and invited me along to represent the company at the Alice and Olivia show! It was the best experience of my life getting to see a dream presentation. The designs were incredible and the whole event felt like a colorful museum of design art!
For the Alice and Olivia show I actually ran to Express between shows because I knew my outfit had to be classy and killer for this once in a lifetime opportunity! I snatched up this gorgeous velvet jumpsuit I’d had my eye on and paired it with my favorite heels.
Later that night I attended Dan Liu back at Spring Studios and finished up a very full day of fashion week. I ended the week with Dakun x Liu Yong the next evening for the final event of NYFW 2018! It was a super cool show and SO inclusive- the models ranged from men and women to little ones! It was a really fun streetwear collection and I wanted so many of the pieces! For the last show I wore a Free People denim dress, Zara belt bag, and my Steve Madden boots from last fall for a more western vibe! It was still rainy, gross weather at the point and outfits were very hard to get inspired for toward the end!
My biggest and most important takeaway from fashion week is this— BE NICE to people!! Being friendly and open will seriously get you so far. Although it was somewhat expected, it was really sad to see a lot of bloggers and industry people being rude or snotty or just acting too good to talk to people. The thing is everyone at fashion week is important because the week could not happen without all of those people! First and foremost everyone there is a human being who is hustling to be there— so support those people!! No one should be too good to talk to someone working a show, taking your ticket, or placing audience members in seats. All of these people are part of a huge final product and guess what?! They are working in the industry—- hellooooo, networking opportunities! I made an effort at every show to talk to the people sitting around me and ended up at the Alice and Olivia presentation. Moral of the story—you never know who is around you that is willing to share knowledge! I also met so many kind bloggers and fellow fashion lovers this way! It was so inspiring! I think this is SO important and will definitely take it into the next fashion week.
That’s all for NYFW 2018! So sad to see fashion month go— I dream about the shows every day (especially while sitting in Retail Math class)! Some exciting news is I am attending Bridal Fashion week this upcoming weekend and covering a few shows and events! I’m excited to learn more about Bridal because we don’t learn much about that side of the industry in my school! Look out for posts on Instagram and the blog from BFW! :)