hello hello! the last couple of weeks have been kind of a blur - i keep doing the thing where i half-write a blog post in my head, but then never find the time to actually sit down and type it out. i've filled my camera's memory card entirely at this point, so it's definitely time to play a little blogger catch-up.
almost two weeks ago now i took a day off work to attend the lucky fashion blogger conference. i rarely get to do this kind of thing, what with my full-time, non-fashion job, so it was pretty fun to get dressed up and hang out with my bloggy friends all day. highlights would have to be getting hugged by joan rivers and listening to jenna lyons from j crew, who just seemed like such an awesome, honest, down-to-earth woman. i decked myself out in my best man-repelling outfit for the day, as you can see.
pants: actually a onesie, from h&m
shirt: j crew
necklace: laura lombardi
the first runway show i've ever attended was a couple nights later: rachel comey, thursday evening at chelsea piers. being completely inexperienced in this sort of thing (i still think of myself as more of a pastry chef/crafter/nerd than a fashion blogger,) i got there super early and waited in line, thinking i'd miss the show if i came too late (not knowing that the show was never going to start on time.) i managed a pretty good spot in line, though, and snagged claire as she walked in, so we watched the show together. i loved it - it was so cool to see all the fashion photographers grouped at the end of the runway (and occasionally yelling things like "slow down!" at the models) and the clothes were gorgeous - simple, bold patterns in bright colors, which i'm really into at the moment, and great chunky boots and awesome hair - pinned up at the top and then super straight underneath - something i'll definitely try as soon as i get a badly-needed haircut. my camera couldn't seem to understand what to focus on when they moved so quickly, so what i managed was mostly some semi-blurry, washed out shots - but here are a few anyway.
and then - i had a bunch of other shows i was going to attend: the lake and the stars friday morning, a couple others that evening, two on saturday, tory burch and lela rose on sunday. . . but after freezing my butt off for rachel comey thursday (which was followed by a fun, delicious, and incredibly chatty sushi dinner in st. marks with a bunch of bloggers and a kate spade designer, whom i happened to sit across from and badger with questions all evening long) i slept in friday and opted for a brunch with my guy instead of a trip into the city, then for dinner with friends instead of althea harper, and. . . well, basically hung out in warm, cosy brooklyn all weekend rather than hoof it to more shows. i love fashion, and it was thrilling to be invited - but i'm a girl who enjoys simple pleasures, too, like a warm bowl of soup in my pajamas at 3 pm on a saturday, and sometimes that just sounds better than hustling to stand in line in four inch heels and 30 degree weather.
so that's all on the fashion front for the moment. lots of food updates, new acquisitions, and life changes to share in the coming days.
thanks for sticking with me -