NYFW Recap

Song: Empire State of the Mind by JAY Z

The tradition of NYFW is always my source of excitement when September rolls in. It has been my closest resource to be in the know about upcoming trends, such as colors and patterns to look out for. Thankfully, I was able to be a part of the magic of New York Fashion Week 2016 through working it! Although working isn’t as exciting as watching the shows, the experience was priceless. Everything from the people I met, to the clothes I got to see, was a phenomenal first adventure. So, besides me babbling on about everything in a paragraph and then everyone moving on with their lives, I decided to convey NYFW through my eyes and my visuals.

September 8th, 2016

11:30 am
Departed Taco Bamba after camping out for 12 hours to win a year of free tacos. Yeah, I don’t care because I love tacos and would’ve stayed there longer if I had to… BUT, guess who was #22 in line and the winners had to be within the first 100 people.

12:15pm

Somehow I managed to finish packing all of my outfits… and chips… and guac for my trip :)

1:40pm

Take a peek at the times… Yup, that’s right. I had only twenty minutes until my bus was scheduled to leave and I was still at Metro Center. Will I make it?! The odds somehow ended up being in my favor.

2:00pm

I made it #blessup

2:15pm
Megabus decided to leave later than the scheduled time, which is a first. We outchea DC!!


7:10pm
Hey NYC! Guess who’s back, back again?

10:00pm
Columbia University is super rad, except in the party department. :/

 

September 9th, 2016

11:00am
En route to Brooklyn to help my boss, Janelle, pack for tomorrow’s show. This means dealing with over ten humongous VIP bags, suitcases for days, and three boxes of custom-ordered cookies.

2:00pm
Guess who made it back to the city after three hours worth of traffic. DC, I’m reconsidering how awful your traffic chaos is. Check out the pretty aesthetics of our hotel! The vintage theme is such a great vibe, especially since this is where the show is being held.

5:00pm
RIP: Here lies the receipt for our casual 5pm lunch break, since I didn’t take pictures of the food itself.

8:00pm

Off to the NYFW venue!

9:00pm

Korean food anyone?     They surprisingly closed it really early, compared to Korean BBQ restaurants in VA!!!


September 10th, 2016- SHOW DAY!!!!

11:00am
Starbucks oatmeal and iced macchiatos were a must - especially when I found out that the #1 train wasn’t heading downtown.


12:00pm
The madness begins. This means Silvia running around the hotel like an angry character in a video game because things always like to go wrong all at the same time!! YAY!

12:15pm

Quick peek of some of the chairs and the venue of the location.


12:30pm
Janelle had interviews back-to-back before the show’s beginning at 4! OH, and Maxine, Janelle’s dog, was going to walk the runway!

1:30pm

Designer Michelle Ann’s runway rehearsal.


2:00pm
Why not take pictures of your stress face when you find out that all of the VIP bags were placed incorrectly and you have to recheck every single one of them?? Also, did I mention that the tissue paper WASN’T ruffled to perfection?!


2:30pm
Making the FIT student volunteers actually help with the workload was awesome because we handed them a crap load of extra VIP bags. They weren’t even doing anything…. JK they were great *hehe*


2:45pm
There’s nothing like last minute hair & make-up to add additional pre-showtime stress. You could find me running up and down in heels with an hour and a half before we had to start. I did learn that singing songs of Frozen helped some cases of crying little girls.


3:15pm
Just a couple more terrible occurrences took place backstage and on the floor. Totally casual.


3:30pm
Throwing some fierce looks is like making money rain *bow down*

 

3:50pm

It’s almost show time!!!!

 

4:05

Michelle Ann takes the runway first!

 

4:20pm

Janelle Funari KILLED it. So many bold looks to choose from, that I can’t decide which is my favorite!

 

4:35pm

Since my pictures suck, go check her website for the full collection:

http://www.janellefunarinewyork.com

 

 

5:00pm

Red carpet madness, pretty sure they missed that I wasn't there it's ok I forgive the photographers

 

5:05pm

All of our models looked fabulous!

 

5:30pm

Clean up AKA madness part 2

 

6:00

Off to the water taxi to finish off the Janelle Funari experience.

 

6:30

Ice cream for you, and you, and can’t forget about you over there.

 

September 11th, 2016

11:00

Pizza for breakfast and lunch. Judge me.

 

1:00

Goodbye, New York! See you next time.