The New NYFW

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Fashion Week is the New Year of fashion, everyone knows that, but what they don’t know is that it’s also a new year for me. Fashion Week season is coincidentally the most memorable month for me every year since I’ve turned 18.

This year New York Fashion Week has been bought out by the CFDA and has built official “Headquarters” for NYFW on 14th street. Basically all shows will now be held in the area, (except the Brooklyn shows), especially with Vogue moving to the area as well.

Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 10.44.49 PMMost importantly, Fashion Week SS14 ( September 2013) was when I officially became Julia and revealed my face, name, and everything else about me for the past 2 years! I attended my first fashion show when I was 19 years old. On top of that, I got the best response I could have ever hoped for. I got hundreds of emails, 50,000 views on my blog when I revealed who I truly was, and I got to experience my first concrete jungle.

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My first fashion week I wore sneakers for $150, H&M and Forever 21, and attended like 2 shows, and to be honest, I was the happiest girl alive. I thought that all my dreams had come true.

Let’s fast-forward to tonight. I’m anxious, nervous, jet-lagged, scared, post-rhinoplasty, and upset at 2:30am. My makeup crew is coming in just 3 hours. I’m hungry and breaking out from stress.

My designer clothes is hanging and my 8 designer pairs of shoes are waiting so patiently for their fashion week glory. In a few hours I get to meet Carrie Underwood and strut around all for my social media for photos and press in the center of the concrete jungle. I get to see Betsey Johnson, Rachael Zoe, rag and bone, and 45+ other shows and events this week.

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Will it ever be enough? It’s funny, I have reached so much more than I ever EVER eVer would have imagined (especially being from Seattle) and instead of enjoying it, I’m scared and stressed because I just want everything to go perfectly! I’m probably my own worst critic.

So, I guess the point of this post was to reflect upon how much has changed and how much needs to be appreciated in our lives. We can’t let fear drag us around. We can’t let jealousy and other people get in the way of what we are destined to do and become.

Sometimes it’s easy to lose persecutive of our accomplishments of others success in front of us, I’m guilty of this, but that doesn’t mean that our successes and accomplishments should be discredited.

Let’s cheers to Fashion Week SS16 and to our fabulous selves! We did it.

Follow along with my Instagram @societygrl for all Fashion Week outfits 🙂

Photo credit Tommy Ton