Eddie Borgo and some of his gorgeous new jewels
What day is it again? After toughing it out in the trenches — if braid bars and yoga and ogling gorgeous fashion can be called “the trenches” — for 5+ days, we’re starting to do things like sing, “What’s the day again,” to the tune of What’s My Age Again. Clever! We know.BTW you can follow up through #NYFW on Instagram at @alyssashapiro, @sarajanenyc, @emilyovaert, and of course at @blackbookmag.
Sara: Alyssa, where have you been at since we hung out with Eddie Borgo this morning., who I know you’ve hung out with before, but I LOVED him.
Alyssa: He’s great, isn’t he? It’s a treat to visit his showroom. There are always macarons… and I always try on jewelry. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to, but I can’t help it! It’s like playing dress up in your mom’s closet but with really cool, gorgeous, relevant jewelry, instead of, you know, pearls. Though I love pearls. June baby here.
And yes, I’m redoing my manicure as we type.
Sara: I remember saving up for one of his smaller bracelets when his line first came out so the fashion nerd in me was pretty psyched.
Alyssa: Yes! Same. So while Sara and I were hanging out with Eddie and his new collection, what did you get up to, Emily?
Emily: Saw Kendall, Georgia May Jagger, Alexa Chung, AND Anna Wintour. Finally got some big celeb sightings in today.
Alyssa: Hanging’ with the big guns! I like how you don’t think Kendall needs a last name, but freaking Georgia May does.
Sara: Is it weird that I am significantly more excited by Alexa and Kendall than Anna? Anna sat in front of me at Bridges of Madison County a few months ago, though, and I did not watch it for a moment. Kendall (her agency?) decided she didn’t need a last name, which is so endlessly hilarious to me. Like, sweetie, we can’t forget 10 seasons.
Alyssa: BAHAHA. Yes. They’ve provided quality TV for some time now, and I say that without a hint of irony. I appreciate their contribution.
Emily: I feel like I can be on a first name basis with the Kardashians. But really, I was so excited to see Georgia. I’m a HUGE Rolling Stones fan, and she is rock royalty.
Alyssa: We can. There is no other Kim in the world. But also, Georgia May forever.
Sara: Actually just LOLed. One more celeb thing: Nicki (Minaj’s) video with the Alexander Wang models, dancing to Anaconda is one of the best things to come out of NYFW.
Anyway. My day was super chill. I spent the morning with Alyssa and Jacob for a hot sec with Eddie Borgo and then walked two blocks to the New Museum for a different kind of fashion show. They are showing an exhibit of Snoopy and his sister Belle, and shortly you will be able to read a whole article on this exhibit.
Alyssa: Hi, I did not know Snoopy had a sister.
Sara: Um, me neither, but they are an extremely well dressed sibling pair. Vintage Chanel, Gucci, and of course newer styles from the likes of DVF, VPL, Opening Ceremony, and more. I was actually really excited because I got a poster which someday, I will frame. THEN, I got a Snoopy manicure.
Alyssa: But no framing today, because fashion is the only thing?
Sara: Not a chance. I walked west after the Phillipp Plein store opening and literally thought, wow, this is the first time I have been outside and not running to a show in DAYS. I was out late (for me, but I am 97) with Peyton List last night. By late, I really don’t mean that late. Like 1:30 a.m. But today I was so tired, I got a little weepy. Eek. Fashion-emergency.
Alyssa: Okay this is really important, but it’s the Super Moon. Full moon in full effect. Not even joking, be careful. There is a reason why it all feels nuts, aside from it being mid-fashion week.
Sara: Wait, that’s insane! I remember Lena Dunham ‘gramming bout that a few months ago, so I thought we were done with that ish.
Alyssa: My friend Cecilia (who is the coolest hairstylist ever so I trust her) actually just told me we have six coming up in 2015.
Emily: On that same thread, Stephen Hawkings also mentioned how the God particle he’s working with could destroy the entire universe AT ANY MOMENT HAHA. Just weird vibes all around today.
Sara: I READ THAT TOO!
Emily: Apparently (ginger kid voice) we don’t have the machines big enough for it to collapse the entire universe, but if Stephen Hawkings talks about potential universal doom, I’m going to pay attention.
Important alert: Watch this:
Alyssa: Well, apparently, we just all need to keep an eye out this week circa Super Moon. So now you know why you’ve been weepy. Someone (wish I could remember who) tweeted that her NYFW survival tactic was to pretend every day is Wednesday. So I’ve been trying that.
Emily: I had a more chill day today as well but really happy I got to see the Tommy Hilfiger show! The stage was set like the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover, and Beatles songs played before the show started. Then when the models finally came out the playlist changed to include songs by Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones with a live band playing. Maybe it’s because that’s some of my favorite music but I absolutely loved it and thought it gave an awesome energy to the show.
Alyssa: I love good show music. There’s so much about seeing a show in person that helps in understanding the collection. You gotta feel the whole vibe! I have so many good songs stuck in my head now from this week…
Okay so it wasn’t a show, but a presentation, but you guys, Theory was really good! So chic, really beautiful. Just simple, clean, so well done, so nicely staged. Just… sigh.
Emily: Yes! I loved Theory as well. It was presented really well and felt like a cool art exhibit.
Alyssa: So who wins, Snoopy or Theory?
Alyssa: My vote’s for Theory…