I flew up to New York with my mom last Tuesday for a New York Fashion Week event hosted by Couture Fashion Week at the Crowne Plaza in Times Square. I chose to go to one event as there were two designers and a musical performance at the particular show I went to, it would save me money to only go to one event as I had to buy my tickets, I didn't want to overwhelm myself by going to too many shows, and I wanted to enjoy New York without having a strict itinerary. We stayed with my uncle who picked us up from the airport and drove us around for most of the week, and my mom and I went to the Crowne Plaza for Couture Fashion Week Friday night at 6PM EST. It was marvelous.
That night, we took a train that put us about a minute away from Crowne Plaza. I almost fell as the sidewalk was still pretty icy from Thursday's snow. Once we checked in for the show, we stood on line waiting to go in as they had to do some last minute sound checks which took longer than it should have. We were, however, second on line behind a mother and daughter, so that was nice. A class of schoolkids from New Jersey were behind us, and they made all the noise in the world. As they were such a large party, the coordinators seated them first, and they acted like barbarians shoving past. They were immediately redirected to enter the show in a fashion that wouldn't injure anyone, and I was upset because I heard them say they were sitting in the front (and there were a lot of them). Once they were seated and we got up to the door to enter, the man at the door asked us if we were VIP or general admission. We told him general admission, and he told us that we were going to sit in the front row and instructed the woman who sat us to put us in the front row. It was so kind of him as he didn't have to give us those seats. Blessings are everywhere. Also, those schoolkids did not sit in the front.
We were seated right were the models entered the runway to walk, so we had the best seats (in my opinion). There were two designers with a musical performance in between, and all of those photos are in the gallery below. The first designer was Belinda Bullshoe, and I disliked all of her designs. We could shop the runway through an app, but I saw nothing that I'd ever dare wear. The collection had unity, but it was sloppy and one model didn't look right in her dress. She should have been given another dress for her body type. Another model was walking like her shoe was broken--but it wasn't. The display of the collection was also rushed. It was quite sad.
The second designer was Cory of Cory Couture who has been featured in Harper's Bazaar and worked with Rita Ora and had his designs worn by Elsa Hosk, Maria Borges, Kelly Rowland, Jasmine Tookes, and others. His collection was beautiful. Beautiful beautiful beautiful. Some of the clothes did have imperfections--there were a few loose threads here and there, and the young lady with the low back and puffy blue train was wearing a size too big as it was folding in the back.
All of these photos can be seen in the gallery below; a photo featuring the designer's name is before each collection; prior to these photos are my other photos from my voyages in New York. I plan to post the musical performance by Williams Honor on December & Rose. Stay tuned for that. Enjoy.
That night, we picked up a family friend from the airport, went to a birthday party, and grabbed some food to go. My mom and I stayed up watching Lifetime movies after we ate. For those of you who don't know, I'm obsessed with Lifetime movies.
When we arrived in Jacksonville, FL, we went to my favorite restaurant to eat at in Jacksonville (The Cheesecake Factory), and I drove us home (which took another hour). When we got home, I slept like a baby...on a cloud...of happiness.
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Have you ever been to New York?
Thank you lovelies,
R'Nelle CyRe' XX