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Not So Fab Fashion Week Fumbles

Fashion Weeks are fun and fabulous. But no one really talks about what happens on the way to the fashion show: the running around, lack of sleep, perpetual "where is my seat (if I even have one)?" question, outfit self-consciousness and, in my case, the fumbles you take along the way. After another week of all of the above, though, I feel a unique sense of elated exhaustion. Annabelle too, after two weeks at her grandparents' house, felt this. You've read my reviews and interviews, seen the New York collections and heard about my fabulous dinner with Diane von Furstenberg. But here's some insight into what happens along the way . . . it's not all fashion fun and games.

    Day 1: Un-fabulous rainfall. Favorite Lulu Guinness umbrella breaks. (It was really cute: black with playing cards all along the rim.) Pop into trusty Duane Reade to buy a new one. One hour later, that one breaks. I end up going to the Marc by Marc store and buying two new ones that are really cute. True, money I didn't plan on spending; False: Fab caught in the rain again.

    To hear about the rest of my fumbles,

    Day 2: I burnt my foot on my iron. Tsss. How did I manage to do that? This is what happens when you dress to impress in a rush and forget you set the hot iron down on the floor.

    Day 3: Left favorite (and necessary) black leather gloves in the cab on the way to the DVF dinner. But as I told you, it was worth it.

    Day 4: Slip on old, but fabulous Sonia Rykiel floral blouse I haven't worn in years to discover I neglected to wash it since the last time I wore it (no judgment!). Incidentally, there was a big brown stain front and center. A little warm water got it right out but sh*t and ew! And vowed not to wear heels the rest of the week.

    Day 5: Banged hand on hotel room handle, hard. Had to ice my precious typing hand that night, and wince while taking runway notes the next day. I'm all better, thanks for asking.

    Day 6: Manicure terminated. Stopped by a cheapy nail place to have my polish removed; my hands had gotten to a very uncouth place.

That was the worst of it, stay tuned for the best of it!

Join The Conversation
mommie mommie 9 years
Your a survivor for sure.
Beauty Beauty 9 years
No judgments, but why didn't I hear about half of this? You covered your fumbles quite well. Couldn't tell a thing was off.
kitkatherine kitkatherine 9 years
i understand the whole leaving something on the floor and cutting your foot. for me that was an exacto blade. but that sucks about the umbrellas. awful luck :(
dannysf dannysf 9 years
Absolutely no judgement. Plus, Annabelle never looked cuter!
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
What a bummer! Oh, the steps to be fabulous. :) Eek, sorry about your foot!
partysugar partysugar 9 years
Oh Fab, the things you do for fashion!
lizzylu49 lizzylu49 9 years
j2e1n9- YES. Annabelle is out of control!
missemma10001 missemma10001 9 years
Oh Ladee!
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Um, Annabelle is the cutest freaking dog in the whole entire world!
will205 will205 9 years
your pup looks exhausted!
berrymix berrymix 9 years
omg, i hate stains on blouses! shit and eww indeed! :)
pixigirl31 pixigirl31 9 years
fab do you have any insight on how to get an awesome job like yours ? :)
latent latent 9 years
I'm headed out to Fashion Week in LA for the first time in March and wow...nerves I was already feeling are a little more jangled now. I'm glad you say it was worth it though!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Oh my Fab! What a bummer!!!
syako syako 9 years
I loved the blouse entry. Hilarious. I totally can see that happening to me, so definitely no judgment there! :)
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Thanks for the play by play ;)
emalove emalove 9 years
You burned your foot on an iron?! That must have hurt!!! It made me think of The Office episode where Michael burns his foot on a Foreman grill...haha.
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