After transferring planes in Atlanta, I found myself seated to next to Megan of TFDiaries, who I would be rooming with at The Cheshire Hotel. It was great to get to know her a little before we landed and jumped head first into the events of the weekend. And it's true, once our feet hit the ground in St. Louis, we didn't stop moving until Sunday.
On day two in St. Louis we got to play tourists! Emerging bright and early from The Cheshire, we boarded our transportation for the day: the most majestic of all the party buses, complete with pole. Stripper pole. What a weird time warp to be on one of those things during the harsh light of day, sipping a coffee instead of a cocktail. It was, however, the perfect mode of transportation for a bunch of girls with a whole bunch of stuff. So off we went, our first stop: The Brown Shoe Company, home to brands like Dr. Scholls, Fergie, and Naturalizer, where we were treated to a panel discussion with representatives from each brand.
(The only photo I got of Savers, because I was busy with the thrifts)Day 3.
Up bright and early once again, I quickly grabbed a coffee from the hotel lobby before jumping in a cab with the other bloggers to make our way to breakfast with Saks Fifth Avenue. This was my first time stepping foot in a Saks store, and well, it was interesting being surrounded by so much opulence and so many beautiful things. While at Saks, we were treated to a viewing of Tess Giberson's upcoming collection, and a Q&A with the designer.
Then it was on to Neiman Marcus (another new-to-me experience) for lunch and a presentation of fall looks.
After a welcome rest back at the Cheshire, we headed out for our last evening in the city. As a conclusion to our weekend in St. Louis, we paid a visit to the World Chess Hall of Fame for a preview of the upcoming A Queen Within Exhibition featuring work by Alexander McQueen. I already wanted to return to St. Louis for the art museum, but now my resolution was solidified: I must come back to see the full exhibition. Incredible doesn't even begin to describe the garments that will be on display for this show, which opens on October 19th.
On our last day in the city, I spent my morning chugging coffee and
(The two photos above are from The Cheshire)
St. Louis and St. Louis Fashion Week was truly an incredible experience. It was wonderful spending my four days there with a group of amazing bloggers, and I can't wait to visit this vibrant city again. A huge 'Thank You' to Alive Magazine and the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission for allowing me the opportunity to participate in STLFW!