NYFW: Prep Mode

The past few weeks have been full on prep for NYFW and catching up on the piles of work I left behind when I took time off for the passing of my grandfather. I wonder what will consume my days when fashion week passes ... BUT I am so excited to be heading back to NYC this September to cover shows for the week. Seeing what trends are coming and learning about the design inspiration behind each collection is something that I look forward to every year, even before I started traveling into the city to see the actual shows! 

I'll share everything I can on the blog in the coming weeks about my trip, as I know there are so many readers who either are interested in traveling to NYC for fun or blogger friends who want to attend shows! 

Now that we are about 2 weeks out from the shows, I thought I'd share with you what my past couple of weeks have looked like to prepare:

1. Research, Research, Research - I'm researching everything from who is showing at NYFW to what PR company is representing the different designers.

2. Building my contact list - I have a Google doc that I work off of where I have listed literally every PR company that is based in NYC or that I have worked with in the past. All of the designers presenting at NYFW are also on this list.

3. Send those emails! - I started emailing 4 weeks out and I will start sending follow ups in the next week or so. While some show invites come on their own, many require a little leg work. 

4. Styling - I've spent a ton of time on Pinterest and Instagram getting style inspiration for my outfits for the week that I will be in NYC. I like to think I'm pretty style savvy but it doesn't hurt to do a little research to get inspired by looks that I may not have thought of on my own. I also plan to do a mini try on session on my Insta Story prior to leaving so that you guys can see how I rock NYFW style - so stay tuned.

That's what I've been up to in a nutshell (a big nutshell) If you're reading this and have questions about NYFW Prep Mode specifics, shoot me an email or fill out a contact form. I'll answer your questions as best I can! I'll be adding to my NYFW posts in the coming weeks. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog y'all! I'm headed to Indiana this week to check on my sister and brother in law! You can follow along on Insta Story. 

Steph