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.
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