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My sketchbook and I will be going to New York City tonight, if the weather allows. I have a media pass to attend Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and managed to navigate the invitation and RSVP process to go to some shows and parties.
I am also looking forward to checking out the Museum at FIT (maybe even meeting Valerie Steele for a second time), recruiting a few NYC bloggers for a bruncheon of some sort. Best of all, I will be hanging out with my generous host Joi of Stereoette! I will be munching on New York bagels and New York cheesecake. I will be sketching everything I see. I will be visiting my friends from school who are pursuing their dreams in the city that never sleeps. I will be sharing the experience at the tents with so many dedicated fashion bloggers, from the crew at Coutorture, to fellow TFBBer Henna from Canadian Beauty. My favourite thing about fashion week in New York City is being surrounded by so many people who have devoted their lives to this fashion thing.
It is an opportunity I am thankful to have – especially I have to thank Julie, for legitimizing blogger access to fashion week way back in ’05, to my friend Stephanie who is helping me with the logistics of flying, and of course to Joi for welcoming me into her Manhattan apartment.