Day One: NYFW'15 Adventures

 Rain Dove's artist loft apartment, williamsburg 

Rain Dove's artist loft apartment, williamsburg 

 leather cuff and leather clutch made in stl by designer ryan moore

leather cuff and leather clutch made in stl by designer ryan moore

 Trying out brode electrolyte tablets with the lovely gina doost of what the doost?!

Trying out brode electrolyte tablets with the lovely gina doost of what the doost?!

 android chic with thync - a device that helps control your mood

android chic with thync - a device that helps control your mood

 after our thync sessions. i chose the de-stress option and gina chose the pump-up option!

after our thync sessions. i chose the de-stress option and gina chose the pump-up option!

 lifetherapy scents for all your moods. i went home with vacation!

lifetherapy scents for all your moods. i went home with vacation!

 Pizza, my darling!

Pizza, my darling!

Hi, lovelies! I'm back and recuperating from my now-annual trip to New York City for New York Fashion Week! I still feel like I could sleep for days, but I've got stuff to do. Like drink Vinho Verde and write this blog post! 

After a 4:30am rise on Monday, I landed in NYC at about 11:00am, and called an Uber. I arrived at the artist loft building that model Rain Dove lives in, and we caught up over ramen noodles and a movie. I then caught an Uber to meet my darling friend Gina Doost, publisher of What the Doost?!, for the very first time in person. She invited me to attend the TechStyle Lounge with her - "the ultimate retreat for perfectly primped, shamelessly chic fashionistas." At the Lounge, we sampled beers, cookies, upped our electrolyte game with Brode, altered our moods with Thync, checked out custom bra fittings with Peach, and much more. Gina seemed to know every single person in the Lounge, and it's so much fun having a knowledgable, friendly friend showing you the ropes! After the Lounge, we met my friend Sarah and headed off to LIC Bar for drinks and live music. Sarah and I were hungry so we ordered a pizza. We ate the whole. damn. thing. NYC will do that to you. I ended up staying the night with Sarah (mad shouts to her incredibly gracious roommates), and in the morning I learned how to break into an apartment (with permission) in order to retrieve my stranded belongings. That's a long story that I can tell y'all about in person sometime if you desire. 

This year, instead of going to as many shows as possible and running myself totally ragged, I opted to set a more easy pace for myself. I wanted to spend time with friends, enjoy the city, and not spend hundreds of dollars Ubering around like a mad person to make all the shows I was invited to. I still spent more money than I'd like to admit (okay, I spent all the money), but I had bunches of fun! Check back in a couple days for Day Two's recap!