today was all about work and play. woke up to open windows with 70 degree weather--absolutely perfect. first show of the day: ELLE next fashion show. it was brilliantly fun and packed with talent. my highlight was interviewing the incredible joe zee (creative director of ELLE) and getting to talk with erin kaplan. such wonderful people! seth from the city is pretty darn incredible too. this was such a laid back time to really get to talk with editors and designers and enjoy the innovation of fresh designer faces. there was such a positive energy in the air as everyone mingled with breakfast samplers and cocktails and overlooked the new home of fashion week. i talked with designer, marcia patmos, for quite some time, which was inspiring to say the least, and then made my way to explore the tents. i met up with my friends lindsay and mari for a little break in the courtyard. so thankful for our heart to heart; getting to catch up was much needed. i hung out in the lincoln center square for a bit after shooting style files that caught my eye, and in between there met yuli ziv, the editor who i am writing for. i felt like i could have taken a million photos! fun spottings of today: nigel barker, amy astley, and tyson. i made my way down to the meatpacking district to catch the suzanne rae presentation, a designer to for sure keep your eye on. the venue was sitting on the high line overlooking the hudson river. i met some fun people with so many different backgrounds and stories. eccentric music played and the clothes were fantastic. this was much enjoyed (thank you, crosby!). from then on, the rest is history. i shopped til i dropped. im not sure if my legs will ever recover from the journey (or my broken shoe!). i found some treasures on bleecker street and soho, and ended my venture at abc furniture, where i learned more about organic beauty products and dreamed about the decor of my future house. to top it all off, i walked along the river just as the sun was setting, grabbed some whole foods where i met an irish man who went to every show today. i asked him what he did, and he said he just enjoys fashion. now, that's cool. it's time to call it a day. tomorrow will be packed with shows and fashion night out...whoo hoo!! let the walking art continue.
see my exclusive interview with joe zee here: http://loscruggs.blogspot.com/