Photos: Alex Ry
I've long been saying this season was my last New York Fashion Week—whether or not it ends up being true, my goal was to get shot by a street style photographer, and it happened! Thanks to WhoWhatWear UK for sharing my look. I can now say sayonara with a smile.
Fashion week is just a lot. Many things have changed since I started going a few seasons back, and as much as I love the thrill and rush of it all, the hustle is getting to me. If I'm in New York, I want to be in New York, not peeping down the runway looking for a front row seat I can duck into without being noticed (not kidding. I've literally watched top bloggers that are second row sneak into the front once the lights go down, it's hilarious). It's unavoidably catty and competitive at times, and if you aren't careful, you can forget you're there to have fun in the first place. That's why I wanted to do the full circuit this time, and that's why my photographer Alex and I are sitting in Milan, Italy right now—I'm doing fashion week all the way for once, just to say that I have, and I'm having the time of my life doing it.
Thanks so much to all the brands, partners, sponsors, and readers for making it happen—couldn't do it without you.