Thursday, September 11, 2014

New York Fashion Week s/s 2015

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!

jacket | top | dress

If you've been reading my blog for awhile you know I've wanted to goto New York Fashion Week for sometime. Back in 2012 I planned to attend the s/s 2013 shows, but the cost was prohibitively expensive (read about the cost of fashion week in my post NYFW or Bust) and I had to back out at the last minute. Then right before the Fall 2014 shows it was announced that fashion bloggers would be persona non grata at Fashion Week and I knew I'd missed out on my chance to attend the shows as an editor would.

So this year I saved up my hotel and Amtrak points and took a virtually free trip to New York; spending some time outside Lincoln Center soaking up the street style. I saw Miss J from America's Next Top Model fame and ate at the BG Restaurant at Bergdorf Goodman where I ran into a fellow blogger Wendy of Wendy's Lookbook. I had a great time!

Monday, September 8, 2014

D.C.'s first Dîner en Blanc

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!

(Outfit details)

Recently my friends and I attended the inaugural DC stop of Diner en Blanc, an al fresco flash mob style pop up dinner party. "The first event took place more than 25 years ago in Paris, when François Pasquier ran out of space to host a dinner party, so he told his guests to arrive at the Bois de Boulogne for a picnic, wearing all white so they could easily identify each other. Since then, the events have expanded and traveled to more than 40 cities across the globe, from Singapore to Cincinnati (Really? Cincinnati beat us to this?). Some of the dinners have as many as 13,000 guests. A simultaneous Diner en Blanc was held Thursday night in Calgary, Canada.*"