This past Thursday for Fashion Night Out was pretty crazy. I spent the day with Mary from gla.MAR.ous . We had a nice lunch at Gingers which is a great little Chinese restaurant on 7th avenue. I would recommend it they have great lunch specials and a decent happy hour. After lunch we went to a small park by 14th and 8th and spoke a little about work and our personal lives which is always fun and filled with laughs.
I was thinking about how this is always such a adventure filled week in NYC. Even if you don't have tickets for shows its always great and exciting to go around the tents and see all the models and the great street fashion. I remember in past events there even use to be vans a few blocks away giving free manicures and goodie bags etc. There are a lot of things you might find necessary to carry around. I think my most important items for a week that requires so much walking are..
A reliable pair of heels/boots. By reliable I mean make sure you can stand in them for at least 10 hours with out crying.
Lastly Coffee. I find that Starbucks are becoming harder and harder to find. When I use to work on 39th and Broadway they were everywhere, I suppose in certain areas not so much.
** and also P.S I don't go anywhere without my blackberry and camera so that's a must for me everywhere.
I ended up going to barneys for FNO. It was pretty nice, complimentary champagne, appetizers flowing all over the place as there was everywhere. I snapped action shots, Enjoy!
One of the first things I saw when I walked in was the Wool + The Gang. This is where I saw such a diverse group sitting on couches and learning to knit. People were making squares for a giant blanket that's going to be auctioned to benefit the National September 11th Memorial/Museum
On the 6th floor I met the Lovely Maria Cornejo. She was extremely nice, such a sweet heart. While I was talking to her I told her I blog on my spare time and she asked for my card mentioning her daughter likes keeping up with fashion blogs. If your not familiar with her line you can click here. Definitely worth looking at! I was very in love with a jumpsuit displayed on a mannequin from her line.
th floor! I am such a fan of his work and he was just stopping for everyone it was so adorable.
Manolo Blahnik was on the 4th floor signing shoes and T-shirts as well as greeting people.