First things first…Happy Valentine’s Day! MWAH and thank you for being here 🙂
Secondly, though…I got to go to FASHION WEEK on Tuesday night! Whaaaa?
And this is how it began the second I crossed the threshold of the very glam Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week tent:
“Oh my God! Your face is beautiful!”
Said the fabulous man handing out a magazine daily at the door. Die. I died and and then came back to life and gushed a “Oh my gosh, thank you, you’re just the sweetest!” (I am from Virginia after all, and we like to be polite).
So things started out on a pretty high note and the rest of the evening definitely lived up to my expectations! My sweet friend and co-worker, Amy, invited me to join her for the evening. Her sister-in-law, Erica, works with Fashion Week and she graciously let us come in, showed us around and took wonderful care of us!
Erica took us back stage where we got to see “hair and make up” in action. I couldn’t believe how many people were crammed into such a tiny space! Most of them were photographers. Erica was telling us all sorts of behind the scenes details about some of the larger “household” names. They get pretty creative and over the top with their set designs. As in having seven grand pianos brought in to be played by seven siblings…from the same family. Can you imagine having seven brilliant pianists in one family??
We also got to play celebrity and pose in front of the step-and-repeat back ground. Good thing Amy had on a fabulous blazer or we would have gotten lost on the back drop. When in doubt (and I was in serious doubt about what to wear) wear black!
We had some time to kill before the show we were going to watch. We had been planning to take in two shows but the first was cancelled at the last minute – oh, the drama!!
Clearly, this isn’t a major household name (I’d never heard of them/him/her?). But I was still blown away by the amount of press at the end of the runway.
The final walk through with all of the models at the end. It was over in just 20 minutes!
But we had the absolute best time. I can’t express to Amy and Erica how much I enjoyed myself and how grateful I am! I mean, not everyone gets to go to Fashion Week – it’s invitation only. I don’t know how I got so lucky and I will definitely remember that evening for a very long time!