New York Fashion Week starts tomorrow and runs until February 17. I’m sad to report I won’t be joining any of the fabulous people at the shows to see what designers have dreamed up for Fall 2011. Okay, I didn’t actually try to get into any of them, although I did send my resume to IMG, the producers of Fashion Week, because they use volunteers to help put the shows together. They didn’t accept me because either a) I’m not fabulous enough (entirely possible), or b) they really did, as they claimed in their nice rejection letter, fill all the available spots and would I please try again for the Spring 2012 shows in September. Maybe I will.
Then I learned that tickets for the Independent Fashion Bloggers Evolving Influence Conference, on February 10, are sold out. I’m disappointed because I so wanted to meet Vahni of Grit & Glamour, who will be moderating “The Business of Blogging” workshop. I would also love to hear what Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler have to tell fashion bloggers in their keynote speech. I guess I will be live-streaming it like everyone else who can’t attend.
Making up for everything is the wonderful invitation I received to attend the February 17 Press Preview at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum for the exhibit Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels. I’m so excited! Millions of dollars' worth of vintage Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry on display, including Grace Kelly’s engagement set, an amethyst, coral and diamond bracelet owned by Elizabeth Taylor, and pieces commissioned by the Duchess of Windsor. I can’t wait, it’s almost like I’m going to be in an episode of The Rachel Zoe Project, Season 3, the one where Rachel and her assistant Brad are selecting jewelry for their clients to wear to the Golden Globes and they clean out the entire tray of Van Cleef & Arpels on loan.
Look for my full report on February 18, the day the show opens.