So it's 2 am here in NYC, and I'm sitting in the ASTOUNDING Gramercy park hotel with my 3 lovely room mates Krystal, Katy, and Lucretia
props to krystal to catching a shot of our room before it was covered in our luggage
...and I have absolutely NO idea how I'm gonna cram this astounding weekend into one post...
DAY 1- sept. 4th
When I arrived to the hotel on friday, I was practically shaking from the worst combination of excitement, anxiousness, and nervousness. I was greeted by the AMAZING Weardrobe team responsible for this whole shindig; Suzanne, Rich, and Jessica.
Rich & Suz being adorable
Jessica in the perfect accessory for summer in NYC
I was completely amazed, you guys. When all 21 of us were congregated, it was stunning seeing everyone almost stepping out of their blog pictures, and into the real world.
Props to Jess
The day followed on with a photoshoot with Eddie Newton, and opening swag bags courtesy of the sponsors of this wonderful event
DAY 2! sept. 5th
I didn't lose my photos after all!!
We were given these awesome Flip photocams so that we could document our trip through videos that will at some point turn into one super awesome feature
And the photocred goes to...Krystal!
(from L to R) Brooke, Lucretia,Rebecca,Tavi, Arabelle
Katy & Krystal being...well, Krystal
The Clothes Horse & Fashion is Poison
Today started out with brunch at Eat Records in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Then we shuffled on over across the street to the Fredflare shop...SOO cute! We were all like kids in a candy store (click the link for more pictures & info!)
MORE shopping followed as we stopped off at some of my favorite vintage stores in all of NY, Beacon's Closet, Buffalo Exchange, and the intense Artists & Fleas market, where I found me some awesome handmade jewelry and equally awesome characters.
The Clothes Horse in all her splendid glory
Arabelle gettin' her cool on
Lookit the hat on Calivintage!!
The last event before having dinner at Fat Hippo was a DIY denim session with some jeans provided by Pacsun
Everyone's creative energy was floating around the room as we pounded studs and pricked ourselves with safteypins
DAY 3! sept 6th
Our last day here...everyone was giddy in the morning as some of us donned some of our new digs from the shopping adventure in Brooklyn. I myself was wearing a Vintage sequin tube dress that I had bought a few weeks before in a little vintage shop in the east village along with a thrifted Gap denim blazer & a Vintage white beaded clutch
UBER props to Belle for her photo skillage
These nameless puppies needed a home when I saw them in Beacon's...aren't they nuts?!! I couldn't resist the über simple streamline design...and in my size for once!
We had a photoshoot with the amazing Craig at Altamira & drew quite a crowd!!
(more comin' soon)
after some INTENSE shopping & walking in SoHo, and chats with Ruelala & Tumblr folk, myself & a few more of us wrapped the day up with a trip to see the September Issue
It's just wordplay, I couldn't help myself...
I am so incredibly honored to have had the opportunity to be surrounded by such amazing, inspiring people
in short, all I can say is that this was the most amazing weekend of my life....
...right down to the rip I got down the side of my shoes from Brooklyn <3
I ADORE & MISS ALL OF YOU WHO ATTENDED!