We’re taking a break from the NYFW coverage for a second so that we can focus a little bit on remembering 9/11, which happens to be tomorrow. It’s hard to believe that it has already been 15 years. I can’t even believe that 15 years of my own life has gone by remembering this tragedy. I was 11 when it happened and I was having breakfast before school when I was watching the coverage alongside my dad. When I got to school – 6th grade – I didn’t want to miss what was happening. I remember being the only kid that raised my hand to ask if we could continue seeing the coverage on our TV in the classroom. My teacher made the right decision that day in saying “no” to me and I didn’t know that then, but I later learned afterwards.
“The Falling Man” is an iconic image from the day of the tragedy. Many died that day from an array of things, but something that has always stuck with me was those images of people jumping out of the tower. At what point did they feel like there was no other option than to just jump? What was going through their heads at that time? Of course, we’ll never get those answers, but I enjoyed listening to Richard Drew’s account of that day – the photographer being that image.
It’s funny when you go into a song kind of thinking that you’re going to hate it, but then… you end up liking it. Is anyone else still confused about this Mac Miller / Ariana Grande relationship? How did this happen all of a sudden? I know I know, her first song was a collab with him, but I never saw this coming.
It’s here, it’s here! Fashion Week is here! Every year, Fashion Week coincides with my busiest season for work, but lucky for us, we’re not on the road quite yet so I’m trying to spend the last 30 minutes of my night this evening trying to catch up on shows before going to bed and restarting this entire day over again. Our first show is Cinq à Sept and I’m really excited to be sharing some photos from this very pretty and very feminine show. Can we just say one thing though? Instagram each year has been HUGE for Fashion Week. I love following designers, influencers, and Eva Chen as they galavant through all the shows and seeing things in Slow-Mo, but this year Instagram Stories is already taking things to another level and I don’t hate it. In fact, all my free time at work is spent catching up on Stories and it’s such a personalized and intimate way to sort of feel like you’re at show even if you will never ever receive an invite to the Yeezy show. It’s the next best thing, I think. I don’t know how we’re going to keep these up when we start flying out next week, but for now – let’s all just ENJOY this.
Top – Forever21 / Pants – Uniqlo / Nike Oreos / Wallet – Kate Spade
There are definitely days when we don’t feel like dressing up for work and this was one of them. Since there are more dress up days than not though, this usually surprises my coworkers and they ask me if something is wrong or in this particular case – if I’ve come from the gym. Anyone that knows me though knows that I’ve never had a gym membership in my life! This neon pink top isn’t something that goes along with a lot of stuff so I typically wear it for one-off cases. I thought it mixed pretty well with my Nikes and jeggings that day. I was also on my way to grab lunch for the afternoon so it kind of works for anything that’s just on-the-go. Readers, what is your go-to dress down look?
There are no words. How these students are keeping a straight face through this entire thing is just beyond me. One teacher parodies Top 40 songs to introduce new rules and guidelines in her class and the video has gone viral.