New York Fashion Week

Posted on September 05, 2012

Darlings, we can’t believe it’s time once again to jet off to the land of cramped spaces, tiny chairs placed too close together, long waits, shoving crowds, almost entirely foodless days and … oh yes, the most exciting place in the world for 8 straight days.

Happy Fashion Week, darlings! By this time next week, we’ll be sick of those stairs, but right now, we’re just itching to climb them and haughtily flash our credentials at the security crews as we breeze past them like we’re Anna Fucking Wintour (who never uses the front door anyway).

 

As of last count, we have 102 events scheduled on our calendar for the next 8 days. We’re telling you: it’s the Olympics of fashion, darlings. We suspect, given our schedule, we’re both going to get up in the morning, kiss each other goodbye like we had real jobs, and go off in separate directions every day just to catch as much of it as we can. But we enjoy it far too much to treat it solely like a job, so we imagine our enthusiasm will get the better of us and we’ll hold hands and skip off to the tents together.*

*May or may not be an accurate image of T Lo. Go with “not.”

 

We always tell people, when they ask, that you wouldn’t even have to love fashion to be taken up in the excitement of Fashion Week. When you’re there, you’re smack in the middle of a worldwide media storm, with thousands of cameras and hundreds of journalists reporting away in every language conceivable. At the end of the day, it’s the world’s most glamorous trade show, where amazingly beautiful product prototypes are unveiled to a crowd of rabidly excited supporters and critics. Add celebrities and you can’t help but get caught up in the energy. We’re not kidding when we say it takes a day or two after it’s over just to get used to having a lack of camera flashes going off every second and in every direction.

Anyway, we’re on our way out the door and will be spending a huge chunk of today traveling, checking in, and unpacking our clothes. The latter will easily take two hours, because we have 6 suits, 7 jackets, 13 pairs of shoes, over 45 shirts, over 25 pairs of pants, at least 50 pairs of socks, 21 ties, 9 belts, and a shit-ton more of fabulosity to unravel and put away. Oh, and a steamer. You can’t get through Fashion Week without your own steamer.

Our point is, you can look forward to a week of posts chock full of fashion ferocity. Posting will be sporadic, but it won’t be light. In other words, there will be a lot of posts coming down the pipeline, but they may go up at unusual hours of the day, or one right after another. Bottom line: keep checking back, darlings. You’re about to get blasted in the face with FASHION.

[Photo Credit: Getty]

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Tell us about any goodies you pick up too! (edit – safe travels, too, have fun, kiss, kiss, etc. etc.)
    Eagerly awaiting your posts!

  • Anathema_Device

    Have so much fun! Can’t wait to hear your take on shows and the scene!

  • RzYoung

    Yay! Have fun! Hope someone is looking after the cats at TLo mansions 

  • Sobaika

    Woooohooo, enjoy it! I hope you’ll be live-tweeting as well?

  • llou56

    please give Laura a big hug for all of us.

    • carolynmo

      Yes, please.

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        Yes, absolutely!

    • Frank_821

      Ditto

    • http://www.facebook.com/lenoradody Lenora Dody

       I highly doubt she will be there but if she is, please send our love.

  • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

    AAAAHHH!!!  I’ve been waiting for this post for WEEKS!  Please have a wonderful time, post as much as you can, and don’t get wrinkled!   In the meantime, we, your loyal Bitter Kittens and Precious Unborn Fawns, will hold down the fort and live vicariously through you!

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    There’s nothing I’d rather get blasted in the face with.

    • Sobaika

      … nothing?

      SORRY I HAVE A DIRTY MIND AND IT’S NOT EVEN NOON YET.

      • LesYeuxHiboux

         Nothing.

        No worries, you can’t post something like that and be blind to the implications ;)

  • http://twitter.com/stellaphone Stella Zawistowski

    “…we have 6 suits, 7 jackets, 13 pairs of shoes, over 45 shirts, over 25 pairs of pants, at least 50 pairs of socks, 21 ties, 9 belts, and a shit-ton more of fabulosity…”

    Please tell me it goes in a gorgeous LV trunk upon which you then perch daintily, a la Laura Bennett.

    • Frank_821

      It’s like they’re following the edicts of Karl Lagerfeld… He very old fashion in that he expects guests at his house to change ensembles for every meal

  • Elias Pineda

    are u checking viktor luna’s collection?

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Squeeing with anticipatory happiness.  Have a BLAST guys!!!!!

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    And who better to give the Bitter Kittens and Unborn Fawns the lowdown on Fashion Week than our very favorite uncles T and Lo?
    Have an absolutely fabulous time!

  • MoHub

    Don’t forget to give us all the dirty details!

  • laescupidera

    Don’t forget to hydrate! 

  • Judy_J

    Have fun and enjoy the shows!  We’ll all be hear waiting to read every detail.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Bon voyage, Boys, and have a great time.  Heck, with the humidity being what it is right now here in greater Gotham (81% or more) you have the weather being your steamer.  It’s an all too moist jungle out there.  You’ll need all those outfit changes since, especially at the pace you’ll be going, you’ll be soaking through and through, time and time again.

  • http://opinionandamovie.blogspot.com/ Deitra S.

    I’m so excited for you, it’s almost as if I were going!  Have a blast and tell us all about it! <3

  • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

    Yay! Love it. I wish I were going too, but I know you will keep us up to date with all of the fabulosity that’s coming down the runways!

  • http://promiscuouslola.com/ Cate

    I want pictures of the TLO fabulous. fingers crossed!

  • ringthing

    Yay, you guys have fabulous NYFW posts. Be safe and have fun! (says the mom in me)

  • Le_Sigh

    YAY!  And this Bitter Kitten requests an outfit photo or three of you two as well!

    ZOMGHAVEFUN!

     

    • meowing

      Of course, no hands in pockets, bottom jacket button undone, and perfectly hemmed pants.

  • http://twitter.com/awtchy1 Ashley

    Yay!  So excited :)  Can’t wait to get a facial…

  • janetjb

    Enjoy your week of fabulousity!  I’ll sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labors.

    (How will you have time to wear 45 different shirts?!?)

  • http://profiles.google.com/dkbbmail Dorrene BrownButterfield

    Though you’ll be working like banshees, please find the time to have fun, breathe, eat a bite or two, and get some sleep (yep, that’s the “mom” in me). Can’t wait to read about all the fabulousity!

  • mjude

    i will be in nyc on friday, maybe i will have a tlo sighting?

  • gabbilevy

    Oh my goodness, you guys need an assistant or something. I know a few bitter kittens that would be more than happy to volunteer. Hope you guys can grab a few seconds just to take it all in and enjoy!

  • mommyca

    OMG! how many suitcases you need for all those clothes??? :-)
    Enjoy it guys! We’ll be here reading away!!!

  • http://twitter.com/younglibrarian Katie Dunneback

    That inventory list is per person, right?

    • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

      Haaaah!  I love it, I hope so!

  • ojosazules

    Bon voyage, and happy runways! Stay hydrated!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Heather-Snedeker-Innis/519824122 Heather Snedeker Innis

    Can’t wait! Enjoy! Would love a few pics of the two of you in some of these amazing outfits you packing. 

    • 3boysful

       Yes, please!

  • MilaXX

    I’m excited for you guys, besides we get the benefit of your travels in lovely fashion week postings.  Have fun and go with Prada!

  • unbornfawn

    A fashion marathon! Enjoy. Pace yourselves. Can’t wait for your reports! Have Fun!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lenoradody Lenora Dody

    Have a great time. I’d love to go one time just to see what it is like.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GFMOZFM3WT3T56EZHVZFK7UXSI Ramon

    Remember to keep hydrated.

  • http://twitter.com/sebwfu Shannon Beamer

    Enjoy, and may it be filled with champagne and fabulous, fabulous shoes.  You guys deserve it!  Cannot wait to hear your thoughts. 

  • SublimatedRage

    Katia! GO!

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    I. Can’t. Wait. Have fun, guys!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/63F4DF4VDHSF2LPYOSWO5ZHAGU AdrienneD

    Never has being blasted in the face sounded like so much fun. Can’t wait to see the gorgeous. 

  • SewingSiren

    I can’t wait for the reports. And I hope you get to wear every event specific outfit you planned.

    • meowing

      And, natch, looking absolutely smashing.

  • Sweetvegan

    Sounds awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clydette-Wantland/673315286 Clydette Wantland

    Looking forward to all the posts, gossip, and pictures!
     

  • Timea Krajcovicova

    Just the sole though of you two holding hands, skipping off to the tents and kissing makes me smile like a schoolgirl :)

  • Vickiefantastico

    Have fun and be careful traveling!

  • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

    woop, woop!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344314000 Anne Meek White

    So envious! Have a grand time!!

  • SapphoPoet

    Have fun and eat your Wheaties. :)

  • http://twitter.com/AShinyOConnor A Shiny O’Connor

    Excited to take up my twice-annual TLo safari, watching live feeds and scanning front row shots for glimpses of my gay uncles.  Sad and fan-girlish but I love it.

  • Snailstsichr

    Living vicariously through you two is the next best thing to being there – well, better than being there probably in my case since you explain it all so nicely. (And since I’m southern, interpret the word “nice” as you please.)

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    Have a wonderful time, boys!  Can’t wait to hear about and see your recaps!  Take lots of pictures! 

  • boomchicabowwow

    Be sure to have someone snap a pic of the two of you!  I’m sure I, and my fellow BK’s can agree not to critique it TLo style!  We’ll just cover you in praise and virtual kisses!

  • michelle shields

    I live my life vicariously through you guys. Lucky lucky boys!

  • meowing

    Congrats on your celebrity status, guys!  While you’re steaming your high-end duds, I’ll sit here in my grubbies, smiling and devouring every morsel.  So happy for you! 

  • http://twitter.com/SamH4Prez Samantha

    Ah, I can’t wait! TLo, you are too good to us.

  • http://twitter.com/MissBunnyBixler Bunny Bixler

    Cheers, I can’t wait to get blasted!  Just let me close my eyes first…….

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Hey gentlemen, welcome to New York. Be careful crossing the street and have fun. Looking forward to all your posts. This blog has really made me pay attention to fashion like I never did before.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Linda-Harris/1358701372 Linda Harris

    Laura Bennet’s husband, Peter Sheldon has died

    • formerlyAnon

       Ahh. Sad news.

    • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

      I know, I just read that about an hour ago.  TLo, please send our condolences and love to Laura and the kids.

  • formerlyAnon

    Have SO MUCH FUN! And eat your Wheaties! (Or, take your vitamins, drink your dubiously green fermented health drinks, whatever works for you.)

    Pro tip (which you don’t need, but indulge me): Even if you have to order caffeine from room service or be late to your first appointment: Do Not Leave the Hotel Room (except for fire) until everything is unpacked, hung, steamed, and organized in whatever method you two have devised. There isn’t going to be time later.

    You will go on to even grander things, but by the standards of mere mortals, you two have arrived. Fashion Week is your job! You get to complain annoyingly about things others dream of doing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Louise-Bryan/1177213326 Louise Bryan

    I could use a good blast of fashion.  Hopefully, it will be enough to stir up a breeze in central NJ, where I will be busily attending classes and tending teenagers between reading posts.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    By the way…taxis with prices printed on the door have not had their meters updated and are at the old rate (cheaper), while taxis without prices printed on the door have been updated and therefore are more expensive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/quang.tran.560272 Quang Tran

    With the increased focus on celebrity, red carpet and television, it is a huge shame you guys no longer seem to review collections.

  • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

    Bitter Kittens!  TLo just tweeted that the NY Times profile article about them is up now!  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/06/fashion/new-york-fashion-week-tom-fitzgerald-and-lorenzo-marquez-fashion-bloggers.html?smid=tw-share

  • ccm800

    You fellas are having a GREAT couple of weeks!   Give each other a smooch from all of us and have a grand old time! 

  • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

    Have a blast!  I eagerly await your fashion money shot.

  • watchmeboogie

    Wheeeee! Have fun, can’t wait to read all about it!

  • unbornfawn

    I”m all a-twitter just reading this post. It is going to be an exciting week reading about all the fabulousness.

  • beanmhor

    If you gentlemen have a good traveling steamer, SHARE!

  • PinkLemon

    FINALLY.

  • CQAussie

    “You’re about to get blasted in the face with FASHION.”

    OH BLISS.  Just once in my life I want to go to NY Fashion Week =)

  • http://twitter.com/dixielou8 Ashley

    I have NEVER wanted to go to fashion week, but you Sirs have just made me SO insanely jealous I CANNOT stand the fact that I’m sitting at work right now. SO JEALOUS!
     

  • LilyPad

    Have fun, you guys! Question: who gets to sit in the center of the runway? Is that the official “front row”? Or a media section?

  • Peri7473

    Which Steamer do you use?  i am in the market, but can’t decide.