Here are a few highs and lows from my week during New York Fashion Week.
These are my top 11 looks from the shows I attended in no particular order, but the Zac Posen edelweiss gown was my favourite look from Spring 2012.
Top 5 Shows: Zac Posen (Glamorous Red Carpet Awards Season Gowns from Look 1 to 35), Oscar de la Renta (Big Gowns, Big Name Models, Big Hair), Prabal Gurung (The Christopher Kane of New York – Crazy, Sexy, Cool), J. Mendel (I Wanted Every Piece including the Shoes) and Preen (Pretty Pastels with an Edge).
Stylists: I met so many stylists including uber stylist/designer Rachel Zoe this season. Whether I have given their clients a good or bad reviews, they are appreciating what I’m doing which is really exciting.
Reunion With Twitter Buddies: For 6 months of the year I spend my time tweeting, retweeting and replying to messages from my fashionable friends across the pond. It’s always great to have a FW reunion. This season I met @PurseBlog for the first time after being a fan of her blog for over 3 years.
Edit Chauffer Driven Car: It was so refreshing not have to fight 200 fashion folk for a taxi after a show for just one day.
The Weather: They said it would rain all week but the sunshine held out until the last day, so it was strappy sandals every day.
theOutnet.com: For the second season in a row my friends over at theOutnet.com dressed me for New York Fashion Week. It’s always fun playing dress up in designer pieces.
Staying In An Apartment: This season I stayed in an apartment in New York. It was the best decision I ever made as I wasn’t awoken by room service who didn’t read the ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign or the dude who wants to refill the mini bar at 9am when I’m trying to get some shut eye.
Alexander Skarsgård: I saw him at the Mulberry party. He is so hot that I couldn’t bear to look him in eye in fear I would faint.
Magnolia Bakery: Serve the best cupcakes and cheesecakes in the world.
Marchesa: There was only 1 low. Not being invited to the Marchesa show. They have every right not to invite me as not Anna Wintour or Tim Blanks, but as a huge supporter of the brand I was frankly devastated. Previous seasons I have run to the nearest Starbucks to upload the pictures on my blog. At this point I still haven’t looked at the collection on Style.com.