A Little Peep Changes Everything

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I’ve been running around Manhattan like a rat. I slept early last night with hopes I’d catch up on much-needed sleep but eventually waking up at 4AM to the sound of rain banging on my window.

New York Fashion Week officially starts tomorrow. I had the privilege of visiting some of my favorite designers who gave me a preview and an intimate, personal run-through of their collection just days prior to their shows. Everyone is cool, calm and collected. No screaming matches, no panic, no drama. There’s a sense of confidence from all three men (Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu and Peter Som). They should be confident. I saw many beautiful garments up close. I got to touch the fabrics, play with the clothes and see the workmanship behind pieces, which, to be honest, deserve more than a mere forty-five second walk on the runway or an image on the internet. It’s moments like this that make me realize, damn, I really love my job.

Prabal Gurung at his studio, spring/summer 2012
Peter Som at his studio, spring/summer 2012

My dearest readers, I’ll share the photos after their shows.

Thank you Prabal, thank you Jason and thank you Peter. I can’t wait to see your collections on the runway.

Welcome (Back) To The Jungle

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I’m finally back in New York! “Welcome Home” is what my friends tell me every time I set foot in JFK.

Spring Summer 2012 Fashion Show Invitations

After spending 21 hours traveling from Cape Town, South Africa to Manila, Philippines, I had 7 hours to go home from the airport, pack for Fashion Month, go back to the airport to catch a flight (a 19-hour journey) to NYC. Four continents in four days if you count the stopover in Doha, Qatar. This, my friends, is my life at the moment. Sometimes I feel like I’m on the verge of a meltdown because of the sheer insanity of it all but I love it. I really do.

It’s Fashion Week once again. Are you excited? I’m gonna step up my coverage this season. Gonna use the new camera to my advantage. Can’t wait!