Is it a completely unfabulous thing for me to say that I am so glad for this week to be over? I would love to pretend that after four days of work and fashion-events that I'm still going strong, but that would be a total lie. I could not imagine doing this on an NYFW scale! So, I thought I would do a little re-cap of some of the events that I went to during this week, today I'll share the first two, and next week I'll share the most exciting one! I'm going to do this a little out of order though...
So first up, I met the wonderful Sami from A Glimpse Of Glamour last friday. This girl is seriously so SO nice. She invited Cassie and I to a private screening of Ultrasuede: In Search Of Halston at the MFA. This is what I wore:
Dress: Rodarte for Target (sale $35)
Cape: American Apparel
Shoes: Urban Outfitters ($28)
Bag: H&M ($17)
My main objective for what I wore this week was simplicity. I would have loved to pile on the accessories and worn more fabulous shoes, but I was literally running from work to all of these events. Which, I learned was a terrible idea. This little leopard print dress was small enough to fit in my bag last minute and packed enough punch to warrant the lack of accessories. It was raining this night, so before fleeing work I snagged this cute black cape. it's made of sweatshirt material, and kept me out of the rain until I reached the MFA.
The Halston film was pretty excellent. It focused mostly on his talent, and very little on his demise. Which I thought was fair, I liked that the director made a point to steer away from the rumor-mill and focus on what was true. His discussion with Liza Minelli was one of the best parts of the film. The director also allowed a few of the interviews to stray into awkward territory, just long enough to infuse some humor into the somber subject matter.
Moving further back in time, last friday I met up with Cassie again. Our first order of business was to stop by Hotel Chocolat, mostly for the free chocolate but also to view the images of local designers wares on display. This is where we met Sami! Post-chocolate we all headed over to the Industry10 event. This is what I wore:
Dress: H&M ($50)
Shoes: F21 ($30)
Belt: Vintage thrift ($3)
So, I admit to buying this dress because I was too tired to pick out something to wear for 6pm at 6am. Mostly, I wanted to show off my F21 MiuMiu knockoffs. I know I've complained about it in the past, but in this case I'm completely OK with fast-fashion. I knew F21 would make a MiuMiu knock-off shoe and they finally did. I scored the polkadot pair. I love them, and they hurt like hell.
Cassie and Sami
So, lessons I learned from BFW events 1 & 2: Don't go directly from work to a fashion event, you'll regret the 30 pound bag you have to lug around (not pictured), and wear comfortable shoes (I only heeded this advice on one day). Also, remember your camera!
Part 3 next week! a big thank you to Cassie and Sami for taking my pictures because I'm too forgetful to remember my camera!
I'm taking a much needed respite in Maine this weekend, I can't wait to sleep! What are you up to?