Thursday, February 13, 2014

A fashion week laugh and other thoughts.

I'd give my right eye to go to NYFW (no, actually...not that, but I'd give anything for a chance). Seriously though, I look forward to all the posts bloggers make about this month from NYC, Paris, London, and Milan.  Sigh.  If you're like me, then you totally read all the way through this A to Z guide to Fashion Week.

My favorite thing about it all, actually, is the street style.  I think it's way more exciting to see what people outside the shows are wearing rather than what's coming down the runway.  It's what's trending on the real people who interpret fashion and make it stylish.  But that's just me. (There's a whole other post I'm going to write about street style.  Stay tuned).

I've read some interesting things about they way fashion weeks are moving, especially NYFW.  First, because it's turned into a crazy circus of people, there is a move to make it  more exclusive.  Last year, there was a big hubbub made when someone important in the fashion world wrote an editorial about how bloggers have ruined it.  I remember reading the article and getting upset about it's pretentious attitude.  Why should fashion be reserved for a select elite?  In any case, those ideas have given way to more discussion about making NYFW geared more toward those in the industry and effectively cutting out bloggers (read more about it here).

I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this.  On one hand, I get that people in the industry are going to these events to make important decisions and this is their job.  On the other hand, the industry is changing.  Bloggers are far more influential in setting trends and have a steady following which in a roundabout way helps the fashion industry, no? 

I think I belong in this gang.

My girl Gabrielle Pedriani of Look Sharp, Sconnie was invited to be a Polyvore Community Correspondent at NYFW this year.  I was so stoked for her and loved reading her posts and keeping up with her happenings via her Instagram pics.  What I loved most about her view was the fact that she made no bones about being super excited to be there and recognizing what an amazing opportunity she'd been given.  

Gabs courtesy of Mr. Newton

She, like me, feels that those who spend time complaining about having to go, maybe shouldn't.
And, she got to meet some super cool people.  Hello, Mr. Newton photographed her!

Anyhow, I'm not really going anywhere with this except to say that I think that people just need to lighten up.  So, in order to do that, I want to share a funny video I came across.  It made me chuckle, so I hope you'll enjoy it.

Just laugh, okay?

***Images from Refinery29 The Gangs of New York... Fashion Week and Mr. Newton.

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