Fresh off covering my first Fashion Week! Pandaphilia should be renamed "Confessions of a Completionist," as it took me at least 6 hours to produce this and the next post (edited down from over 350 pictures!). I took a photo of every single outfit at the events I attended so if you were busy or are from a land far away, you didn't miss a thing.
It was exhilarating - a fun evening of meeting nice gals and guys, seeing fabulous fall fashion on attendees, models, and mannequins. A section of the 2nd floor of Macy's has been converted for this event, and walking up to the VIP/Media girls and finding my name on the list was the first step. After collecting my "Media" tag (I freaked out happily in my head ... LEGIT) and getting my "woohoo 21+ bracelet," I opted for a Bumble Bee's Knees cocktail. The setting was very intimate, a small section was cordoned off and we were forced to mingle. I met Sara, Korina, Jenna, and of course Gwen and Joey from ALIVE Magazine. Thanks so much for your sponsorship and hospitality!! I had so much fun covering St. Louis Fashion Week.
After the show, I was interviewed about my impressions! I tried to look into the camera and come up with thoughtful responses on the spot, man it's hard. This week has been a long moment of legitimacy for me, for this blog, for my artistic side, and the philosophy that you can have your cake and eat it too. My friend Christine also interviewed me for HerCampus Washu as a Campus Celebrity and I am beyond flattered by the huge dose of support I've gotten through the years. It'll be up soon and I can't wait to see what she writes.
THE PARTY AND THE PEOPLE:
COVETED DETAILS AND PIECES:
Preview of what I wore:
Readers - have you ever attended Fashion Week? What was it like?