It was my 14th year of attending NY Fashion Week – that’s 24 seasons and counting, fashionistas! This particular F/W 2013 season with the nemo snowstorm and with me being 36 weeks pregnant made it extra memorable. It’s not everyday that you have to deal with hail, wind and ice along with kicks from within, pregnancy insomnia and the general inability to bend over. Luckily I had a great team in place and less sponsored shows to manage in order to help deal with the 7 NYFW Moroccanoil sponsored fashion shows (down from 23 NYFW shows last season). They literally did the heavy lifting for me. I just had to safely waddle my way over.
Today, after finishing up my behind the scenes work duties for Badgley Mischka, I raced to the show next door within Lincoln Center, for Vera Wang (or as fast as my pregnant waddle could let me). And I was surprised to see this one very fashionable front row guest sitting all by her lonesome self.
The paparazzi certainly took notice. Flashbulbs surrounded her which is when I snapped the above shots while in amazement of my lucky Anna Wintour sighting. When most of the paparazzi craze died down, without hesitating, I impulsively asked her whether I could have a picture with her. Knowing this would be my most major NY Fashion Week highlight, I suddenly wished I could call back one of the pro photographers to snap the shot for me but alas, I was left with my one-handed outstretched arm for the below amateur photo.
Fashion orgasm! I don’t even smoke and I felt I needed a cigarette after this encounter. Little does this woman know that I once spent a painstaking hour last fashion week, waiting out in the cold after a brutally long 16hour (fashion week) work day to catch a glimpse of her and have her sign my September Vogue. (read all about it here)
I left wondering how such an A-lister could be so foolish as to show up so prematurely at a NY Fashion Week show. Doesn’t she know she is prime prey for fashion-crazed stalkers like me?
Thanks Anna! You made my day and made this fashion week all that much more memorable!