While you were fangirling in front of your television watching One Direction on the VMAs, I was out trudging through SoHo. My cousin and I tried to meet anyone and everyone we could on the one night the public is allowed to be a part of New York Fashion Week: Fashion’s Night Out. Surprisingly, this is Anna Wintour’s brainchild. Maybe she’s not so cold-hearted after all. It was my cousin’s first time ever attending FNO, so of course I wanted to make sure she had a great time.
First stop was Bloomingdales to grab some FNO shirts for some people to sign. I have now made this a tradition that every year, I buy a shirt and have someone I meet during the night sign it. My first year, Michael Kors and Michelle ‘Milly’ Smith penned their signatures while last year Robert Verdi did the honors.
Since SoHo started to get a little crazy as the night went on, we went a few blocks away from the chaos to Christian Siriano’s new store on Elizabeth Street and E. Houston. The line to get in wasn’t too bad and once we were in, we could actually talk to Christian as well as his boyfriend/DJ for the night, Brad Walsh.
This wasn’t my first time meeting the “Project Runway” alum. Two years ago, I met him on the street as a freshman during my very first week of school. My cousin, however, was a little star struck, considering this was her first ever celebrity meeting. We took a picture and got Mr. Siriano to kindly sign our t-shirts before we left. His new store is small, but his talent and crisp designs are present everywhere you look.
After meeting Christian, we took a quick cupcake break at Billy’s Bakery, one of NYC’s greatest places to get dessert. Then we went back to the chaotic scene of West Broadway.
As we went up and down the street most of the night, we did see one celebrity that I couldn’t get a picture of. We had walked into Kate Spade to see if anything special was going on. As we walked through the store, I spotted a familiar man leaving before I could get a picture: Brad Goreski.
I LOVE this man and what he does. I understand that some in the industry don’t like him because of the whole Rachel Zoe ‘did he use her to get his own fame or not’ argument, but I think he’s amazing. I saw the glasses and hair out of the corner of my eye and almost had a heart attack. Even though I didn’t get a picture, NYFW has just started, so he’ll be here all week.
Our night really was successful. It couldn’t have been a better night for the two of us. I hope you all had a great Fashion’s Night Out, too. HAPPY FASHION WEEK!