Being a blogger who isn’t as famous as others (but that’s okay), I ended up being a face in the crowd at one of New York Fashion Week’s first shows.
After looking on Instagram, I saw a picture of Anna Dello Russo, Hallie Steinfeld and Anna Wintour by the main post office for a show. Realizing I was close by, I practically sprinted to the location with my little Nikon Coolpix in hand ready to snap away.
The show was Rag & Bone. There I was, a little unknown fashion student who looked so out of place with her little camera standing with all of these photographers waiting to see someone familiar.
When the show let out, Anna Wintour herself was the first person I spotted. Though she didn’t stop for pictures, you can kind of see her in this one:
After she left, it was a free-for-all. I went into the crowd snapping away at whoever I could find that looked important. I saw one blogger I knew of, a Teen Vogue editor that I had met a few months ago, and people that looked to be socialites filled to the forehead with plastic surgery. And yet, almost everyone I know at my school is dying to be one of those people. The ones who get the pass to get into the tents or any show they please.
As I stood there in awe, I kept thinking to myself, “Who are these people? Which are the bloggers, the photographers, the important people? All of these people can’t be that important.”
I came out of that day dream and finally started to shoot. Someone I absolutely recognized was actress Gabrielle Union. No one was taking pictures of her, surprisingly, so I kindly asked if she’d pose for this blog. She said yes with a huge smile, as you can see in the final product below:
Lastly, as I was walking away from the scene, I happened to be walking behind one of the most influential people in fashion: Anna Dello Russo. My heart almost dropped. Instead of asking her for a picture, I simply stepped to the side and took one of her… as I walked by Hallie Steinfeld.
So, that was my little impromptu adventure. Just another blogger trying to get into Fashion Week. Every year I always think to myself, “I’ll be in there one day.”