FINALLY! I have been delaying with this post – I really do apologize. Everyone is asking me why I didn't do blog updates while staying in NYC but honestly there was just no time! Besides that I really wanted to enjoy every minute of my trip so I didn't stress myself with writing blogposts. Trust me, it's hard work! I really need the right time and the right vibe to write and so here it is! After a few busy - including the jet-lagged - days in Ljubljana, I got back home to Munich and settled down in my working place and I am ready to tell you my story.
SO as you know, I have been in NYC before, living and working there as a model. I was all crazy about the energy and the love I have for this city goes back to 2012. I had the time of my life, not to mention the successful work I had done there. And this year I went back after almost three years - feels like long time no doubt! Let me just mention that this was my first time going there on "vacation", with my friend Tina. Well, in the end there was no real vacation, but we survived! I want to thank my dear friend Tina for being my "partner in crime" during all three weeks. It was no easy task, I have to admit, but we've made it! Why so? Well, the very last minute before the day of our departure, I decided to give it a try and attend NYFW as a blogger for the first time, and later on that day my registration was confirmed - at that moment everything turned upside down! I was looking for some proper outfits for NYFW the very last second, and today I can't be more happy I had made this decision to get a few of my favorite pieces from a young but very talented Slovenian designer Matic Veler. Matic, sorry for that very last minute call and thanks for such great creations that made me feel so damn good! Respect!
After we landed to JFK airport and started driving toward our apartment on Manhattan, all the memories came back and they were so vivid, it was crazy! The very first morning we woke up super early and spent the entire day like first-time tourists! We went sightseeing - everything that was worth visiting as that was the first time in NYC for Tina. Even though we were so tired and didin't sleep much, we had enough energy to go out and party! I tell you, this city gives you energy like no other! So the first two days were on "very easy" mode - went to places and just enjoying the city. On the third day of our stay NYFW started so we had to get ready and rock the scene! Haha, ok honestly we had no doubt what it actually means to attend NYFW... so as we got there the real craziness began! Literally. I really though we would be sitting somewhere behind, watching the shows and that's it, no big deal. But then, as I stepped out of the taxi I realized it was going to be much more than just a leisurely activity. A very interesting fact about the whole thing is my experience of walking NYFW in 2012 as a model, which was back then very stressful, but then attendning the same thing as a blogger turned out to be a completely different thing! And I have to say that this time it was even harder! While you are on the shows as a model, you represent a designer's work and nobody really cares about you, the model personally, but then going out there as a blogger and representing yourself and your personal style - now that's another thing entirely: numerous photographers following you from the moment you step out of the taxi to the start of the show, and then the feeling when you're sitting, all relaxed & ready to watch the show but at the same moment remembering the last time I was here and knowing that total chaos rules the backstage made me feel strange and confused.
Nevertheless, I am glad I had the opportunity to experience both sides! Can't decide what was more excited! A big highlight of it was being featured on www.fashionista.com and other fashion portals as one of the best street style looks on NYFW! I wish Matic could have been there with me to see and feel how much people were impressed by his work! I really felt good in his creations, and people could definitely see it!
Besides all the NYFW craziness, we had a lot of fun and attended great parties, which for me are the best NYC feature. The night before we left to Miami was especially wild & awesome. I got to catch up with a friend of mine, dear Loui Ferry who worked as a hairstylist on NYFW and we had a really great night out together! It's always a pleasure to meet your people unexpectedly on the other side of the world!
After the crazy week in NY, we left for a proper vacation on the South Beach in Miami, more about that is coming in the next post! I'm still so hyped from all the energy and love this city has, it's crazy! I would move there right now, I swear!
Ah New York, dear New York.. thank you! Looking forward to go back soon! This time I won't wait three years again, for sure!
Until next time...