Things I Love Thursday: Shocking Pink Suitcases & Bunches Of Tulips!

Things I Love ThursdayPhoto by Chris Craymer.

This week I love…

Walking for Betsey Johnson at New York Fashion Week–definitely one of those once-in-a-lifetime, I’ll-never-forget-this, holy-shit-I-can’t-believe-this-is-happening-to-me kind of moments. I think I can die happy now! Even better, Mike & Molly & Emily came along for moral support & it was so good to know they were there (even though I couldn’t see them)!

NYFW in general! During past seasons, the very thought of fashion week has kind of made me grind my teeth & make faces; I headed into this season dreading it. But the thing is, as time passes, you feel less like a fish out of water. After a few seasons of attendance, you become much less self-conscious & you stop caring about fitting in. You get to know the photographers lurking around the entrance; you see familiar faces at shows; the PR people working the shows are no longer a bunch of strangers who want to ruin your fun (!), but rather people you’ve developed a relationship with! You have a gaggle of friends there, you know what you’re doing & you know what the process is. It starts to become more comfortable & less painful.

I had such a great time. Sure, by the time it’s over, you feel like you’ve been run over repeatedly, but when else do you have an excuse to dress up SO much, see all the people you know, & be inspired by the drama on the runway? It was lovely. Thanks NYFW for a great event!

Paris in two days! Perhaps most importantly, Nubby arrives in NYC this afternoon & we go to Paris on Saturday! Everything is happening so quickly, which is really exciting, but I feel like I haven’t had a moment to breathe! Here’s a secret: as soon as I’ve posted this & eaten my lunch, I am going back to bed tout de suite!

Wearing black & pink together; I don’t think I’ll ever get over it!

Things I Love ThursdayIllustration by Andrea Mary Marshall.

Things I Love Thursday

Getting photographed by Bill Cunningham at NYFW (fan-girl!!!) Coming home from the shows & taking off my SHOES Charlie & Yung, my new friends from Korea! Sean Lennon playing at Rebecca Minkoff (he looks SO much like his father!) Super-strange things in the mail (e.g. a book on how to make safety-pin bracelets?!) Late-night brainstorming with girl genius, Alexandra Franzen Amazing emails Superstar lawyers (worth their weight in gold) Alkaline water (new obsession; SO good for you!) Always making bigger, better plans Raw bars (always have them in my handbag for emergencies, & am taking a bunch to Paris!) Chocolate granola (we call it MUESLI in New Zealand) with coconut milk for breakfast Matchmaking (the London to Minneapolis love connection!) Janet Jackson’s Number Ones (I really have been thrashing it!) Buying Ghostbusters coin banks Coming home to boxes from Aldo Shoes–namely, the Krugh & Vaniliere! Hank & Dolly sleeping on top of each other, too cute Skypeing with my parents The fact that my parents sat down together & listened to my new Love & Sequins chapter! Ordering crepes when I’m so exhausted I can barely move Shocking pink luggage!!! (It just arrived, dying!) Pink glitter press-on Salon Effects from Sally Hansen (I’m going to try it tomorrow!) “Frankenfooter?!” My boyfriend, of course, who continues to be the best in the world (no offense to your respective boyfriends!) Finding out that if you sign up for Patricia Field’s website, you get 30% off! Um, no brainer… My favourite pair of purple sweatpants (it ain’t glamorous, but a girl has to relax sometime!) & finally, I have THE BEST surprise planned for you guys when I get back from my trip away! I think–no, I KNOW–you’re going to love it! I can’t wait to share!

What do you love this week? I want to know! Give me something good to read on the plane to Paris, you gorgeous thing!