Arrive in the fashion capital of the world. Toast to Manhattan then quickly tuck yourself in for beauty sleep.
|Jacquelyn outside of Lincoln Center.|
It's New York Fashion Week! Oh, the excitement!
[sidenote: we have THE sweetest representitaves from the lines we carry, and they are the reason we got tickets to the shows at NYFW.]
|Some looks from Richard Chai [not sure why we were invited to this, but who could turn down a fashion show?]|
|Marissa Webb that afternoon. Very ladylike with an edge.|
Day 2 of NYFW. Rebecca Minkoff. Hello, third row! Hello, celebs! Hello, live performance by Janelle Monae! The excitement and energy was practically reverberating throughout the entire all-white space.
|A quick video of the finale.|
Fast forward to Monday:
[Saturday and Sunday are just 48 hours of absolute gluttony and strolling through the village, as you do when you are in Manhattan on a perfect fall weekend.]
Only a few showroom appointments on Monday, it's best to ease oneself into the madness that is showrooming.
Brochu Walker, ALC, and Alexander Wang were a few on the list.
|What a rotten view of Bryant Park from the Brochu and A.L.C showrooms, huh?|
Hit the ground running at 7:00am. Make sure to never be without a coffee in your hand, switch from heels to flats, and get your fashion eyeballs ready.
Mara Hoffman, IRO, Rag & Bone, Nili Lotan, BLK Denim, Marissa Webb, LemLem... All the clothes start looking the same at some point [even though they are vastly different and each equally beautiful]. This is when you praise the ghost of Steve Jobs for your trusty smart phone that will be the photographic memory you lack.
Another early wake-up call, pack your bags, get a triple shot [there's a reason NYC is fashion capital AND has a Starbucks on every corner], and hit your last three spots on the list. High-five in the cab after the last appointment, head straight for Sara Beth's on Central Park, take a deep breath [for the first time in three days] and feel happy and exhausted and excited for SPRING 2014!
It's ordering time, we are back in OKC.
|Cutting up lookbooks to make sure we have juuuust the right selection.|
We look over notes, and all of us at Gretta Sloane give our two cents into the orders. We are thinking of YOU, dear customer. "So-and-so would look AMAZING in this dress" is something we say every ten minutes.
For your enjoyment:
Coolest showroom- Mara Hoffman. She picked out each rug and piece of furniture herself [you better believe I am making a dream catcher for my house now].
Favorite new line- IRO. ::insert heart-eyes emoji here:: [more on IRO later, in the meantime, check out their fall line in our store now].
Question we asked the most- "Can I plug-in my phone?" (runner up: "can I use your bathroom?")
Most humbling moment- Sharing the Rag & Bone showroom with the Neiman Marcus buyers. Wow! What a team! (I must say, we have verrrry similar taste...)
Check back soon for our next post on fall's top ten trends!