The best laid plans, you guys. Sigh.
I don’t often do the whole NYFW thing, simply because the timing is terrible. In the Fall, fashion week often overlaps with the first week of school, which also happens to be the ONLY week I can mascarade as a Mom Who Has All Of Her Marbles (I swear, a good first impression can buy me months of teacher goodwill), and in the winter….well, life happens.
And I’m totally glossing over the fact that getting into the shows requires good, old-fashioned, work. And by ‘work’, I mean pre-planning. Email after email after email have be sent – weeks in advance I mean kill me now – and I’m just not made that way. If I have too many plans set in stone, I get…itchy.
But this year, I had a secret weapon. Her name is Gwen, and she is horrifyingly organized. She found the lists, and sent the emails, and made alllll the plans. Like a total rockstar. And then…..get this…..AND THEN…
ItSnowedAndSchoolWasCancelledAndIMissedMostOfTheShows because #momlife
I thought – for a hot second – about asking my husband to cover, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. “Babe? I know you are saving lives and everything, but the Nikolas K show is going to be AMAZING and yeah I do know style.com streams it live but I really think that my particular energy (from the back row) would really be important for the art, you know? IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ART.”
But never fear!! This intrepid mom blogger did make it to a few shows. (The ones I could fit into my kid-free schedule.) The rest? Gwen covered, thankfully.
Anyway, fashion week is just plain fun – the right combination of ridiculous and beautiful – so we thought we’d share a few highlights from this year as well as What We Wore because that’s what’s important.
Gwen, who covered most of the shows, wore the same outfit each day. Unapologetically. Like a boss.