neoLA jacket, phi pumps, skirt from inven.tory in NY, photo by Gala
I'm back from NY (and back from the freezing cold)! I stayed with one one of my best girls in BK (thanks again Cam!), and while I found most of the collections rather dull - I'm not much of a Fall/Winter girl - I did have a great time doing various non-prescribed activities, some fashion related, some not.
I love seeing all the fashion faces in one room at the shows, but I can people-watch at a party (and did). To really see the clothes & trends, I prefer a nice showroom visit or all these awesome live streams cropping up. I think shows have their place and will never die, but this season it was so clear that Fashion Week as we knew it is changing (I pretty much agree with Scott on how) and that is NOT necessarily a bad thing.
Moving right along... I had the best time at IFB's Evolving Influence conference. The topics & lineup of panelists was pretty unbeatable, so I knew it would be as informative as it would be fun. The blogging community has embraced me so warmly and I LOVE the opportunities, friendships and inspiration I've found via the internet, so I'm happy to be a part of it. As we saw this past week, the blogforce is pretty friggin legit now, and brings a really fresh perspective to fashion. I feel like in some ways I'm still kicking and screaming at the door of "the industry" so it's really nice to have this place where I don't need permission or an invitation to be me. Phew.
At IFB, I caught up with a lot of friends, some who I've met many times in person and others I knew mostly from their icons on Twitter. Everyone was so nice, and it was awesome meeting fans & readers of this blog, as well as many blogs I read myself. I won't even bother trying to list all the names here because I'd undoubtedly forget someone, and it would be way too long of a list anyhow. BUT know, you all rock! Oh, and check me out on TeenVogue.com.
I guess I'll just put it out there now while I'm rambling: it looks like a move back to the East coast could happen sooner than later... but honestly it seems like I'm moving back and forth like every other year now, so it wouldn't be much of a surprise.
I didn't take many pics in NY, nor did I shop much, but now that I'm not being forced to bundle up 24/7 all I want to do is dress up haha.
It was great seeing everyone in NY and I'll definitely be back soon!