So, as I mentioned the other day, I’m in New York on business this week. I also explained that I had to lengthen my trip due to the storm Nemo. My original itinerary had me arriving back in Providence, Rhode Island at the height of the storm this evening. Clearly, that wasn’t the safest way to go. Matter of fact, all of the highways in Rhode Island have closed. Staying the extra night in New York City was the right choice.
Even with the snow coming down at a good clip in the Big Apple, business is pretty much going on here as it always does. New Yorkers are not easily phased.
Fashion Week is in full swing and judging by the crowds at the Rebecca Minkoff show, fashion lovers weren’t going to let gusting winds and drifting snow get in the way of them admiring the newest and trendiest fashions.
As far as my thoughts on the fashion show go, it was pretty darn amazing. It’s one thing to see one on television. It’s an entirely different thing to actually be in the audience. The energy in the room is almost palpable as the live band plays the loud throbbing music that the models swing their hips to as they walk down the runway.
And if you think that models look thin in magazine ads, they look wafer thin in real life. Thin but very larger than life. It’s really quite extraordinary.
The gal you see above in orange is Lauren Scruggs. You may have heard of her before. Lauren is a fashion blogger from Texas who walked into an airplane propeller in 2011. She lost one of her hands and one of her eyes, but despite her horrific ordeal has managed to go on and still pursue her interests in the fashion industry. Pretty incredible, yes?
While the fashion world is not one of my life’s passions, it was still pretty incredible to be a part of it if only for a moment. This will probably be the only time you see my legs on a no kidding fashion runway. I had to take a picture of it because it will most likely never happen again.
After the show, my girlfriend Lisa and I went over to a blogger’s lounge that was sponsored by CoverGirl. While we were there, the folks from CoverGirl managed to tame our Nemo windswept tresses and fixed up our splotchy rained/snowed on faces.
And once they were done fixing us up we went right back out into the raging wind and sleet/snow. But boy did we look good those five minutes it took to take the elevator down to the lobby. We rocked that elevator ride.
Despite the crappy weather, it’s been a great trip. The only question that remains is when will it end? I’m supposed to head home tomorrow, but that’s still up for debate. We’ll have to see how the storm plays out.
For all of my readers in the Northeast, stay safe and warm my friends. This storm is a doozy.