First look at Vera Wang F/W 2010 today at Bryant Park. Photo: Alize Morand.

Live from New York Fashion Week: New York is different from everything else. And so is the fashion scene: more calm and casual than in London or Paris, yet there is a certain energy in the room, a spark in the atmosphere, a bright sun despite the snow around. The drinks are very much stronger too, which makes open-bar after-parties rather difficult to recover from.

So much happened in the past few days that it is difficult to sum it up, but it involved some show-watching (Vera Wang, Perry Ellis, Rad Hourani, The Green Shows, Temperley), celebrity-spotting (Kim Kardashian, Kelly Osbourne, Leigh Lezark, and tons of US/ TV reality popstars that I had never heard of before), party-crashing (Zac Posen at the Basquiat-clad Rose Bar, Tracy Reese at the gorgeously hype Goldbar, Bebe Launch Party, but we didn’t make it into Marc), designer-(s)talking (Alice Temperley, Tory Burch, who so kindly invited me herself to her show tomorrow, after we discussed fashion week survival and holidays in Switzerland), caffeine-overdosing (this should stop due to side effects such as hyper-ness), stiletto-running (always!), taxi-fighting (of course, because walking in the melting snow in heels, even for a few blocks, is suicidal, and the NYC underground in a morbid and old system full of rats, although it does run 24h/day), and models-whoaing (the models at Perry Ellis looked like Hollywood actors).

Oh, and I have officially reached new heights: I have been sitting a few feet behind the always-perfect bob of Madame Anna Wintour. Herself. Wow.

More to come soon! In the meantime, check my first article for Le Monde and Prestigium here.

5 Responses to “#NYFW”

  1. Très bien ton article ! Cela fait tout drôle de te lire en français !

  2. Merci Isabelle! Je sais, c’est étrange pour moi aussi en fait! 🙂 x

  3. Hi Alize,
    I really love your blog and your writing is very witty and informative, my only small criticism is that white copy out of black is not easy on the eye to read for a long time and your readers will get after lines in their vision for a while afterwards. Won’t bother most people though. This detail is taken into consideration on commercial web site design.

  4. Schelay: Thank you! Interesting comment, I never thought about it.. but not all my posts are white on black, in fact each article has a different background, so I hope it doesn’t bother too much if you are flipping though various pages. Thanks for the feedback though!

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