Saturday, September 6, 2008

New Yorking for a Day

I've read over my old blogs and realized that I begin my posts with "So," too often. Therefore, I will start by saying... Once upon a time.

Once upon a time, I went to New York. My mom bought tickets for her and I to see the Ann Spoyer and Prince Williams 3rd fashion shows during Couture Fashion Week. We decided it would be fun to make a day trip out of it. We caught the 10:06 train from Hamilton, NJ to Penn Station (which was an hour and twenty minute ride) in center of the city. We had about two hours before the show actually started once we arrived, so we decided to kill two birds with one stone. You see, I signed up for the fall fashion marketing classes at FIT and I had to get my student ID card. As we were walking the two blocks it took to get to the building we I would get my ID, I saw a few interesting things.

We found the FIT museum where there was a little exhibit going on showing fashions from all the decades beginning from the 1800s. You're lucky I am showing you this picture because right after I shot it I got yelled at by a security guard for taking pictures.

I liked this.

How's about some scenery for ya'?

I came across many of these garbage-art walls. We had got to Building D. I expected the halls of FIT to be a little more decorative because it is a fashion and designing school. But, it just looked like every other college in the country.

After I got my ID card, I wanted to go to Mood to find fabric for a pattern that I wanted to sew. I was so caught up with all the amazing fabrics, that I forgot to take pictures for you all. No worries, when I have my garments completed I will post them up here. By this time, the doors of the fashion show were opening, so be walked on over to the hotel it where was held. After stopping for some Jamaican food, that is. Here are some pictures from the show.

This picture right above me is of Ann Spoyer herself and her daughter. Honestly, I did not love her collection. Probably because I am not a huge fan of gold embellishment. Don't get me wrong or anything, a couple of her pieces were pretty. I wouldn't consider anything ground breaking or unique though. I hate to admit it, but I was more inspired by the fashionable people in the audience than by her clothes. After the Ann Spoyer collection, Prince Williams 3rd showed his.

This is the designer Prince William the 3rd. When he came out, everyone whooped and hollered. It was sort of funny. His collection was quirky and different and his models were definitely not the norm. His style is overtly preppy with a twist and he might have had an obsession with plaid. To me, it seemed like the audience was more captivated with his collection than Ann Spoyer's. I was even lucky enough to get a picture with him.

This just about concludes my story. Have a good weekend all.


Chloƫ said...

It looks really exciting! I love New York! You're so lucky that you can go by train!!

Anonymous said...

I went to both shows and Ann Spoyer's collection was stunning!!!
The hand embroidery on her dresses was intricate and suited her customer profile.

Maybe you don't fall into that price bracket.

Aysia said...

Anonymous, this is my blog where MY opinion. If price is what you base your clothes on, that is horrible. Since when does an opinion have anything to do with money?

Anonymous said...

I agree. Anonymous, do you only like something if it falls into a high price bracket? I've seen hideous things that cost thousands, and lovely things that cost hundreds. It's only one person's opinion based on her tastes, which I'm sure have nothing to do with price.

jbocs said...

That sounded like a fun day =]. Haha you're so lucky that you were able to take a picture before the guard told you to put your camera away... The college looked really cool, and I liked that garbage wall collage thing.

Stompface said...

thanks for the nice comment about my drawing!

and I think once upon a time is a LOVELY way to start a post!

Nature Grafitti said...

haha "once upon a time" is a fantastic way to begin!
i'm so jealous that you got to go to a few of the shows...

and "anonymous"...please get over yourself. Perhaps you never got he memo, but true style isn't judged by the label on your clothes, but rather the innovation and confidence of the wearer. You are in no position to judge someone's "price bracket".

Anonymous said...

I just applied to the fashion merchandising program at fit for spring!

sounds like you had a good trip!

{this is glamorous} said...

I love New York, and it was such fun to see your shots, especially of the fashion show. Thanks for your comment, and yes to the link exchange :)


alyciakei said...

Hi, Aysia! Its Alycia!
So I love Prince William the 3rd.
Is his collection online?
It seems so perfectly preppy and me.
I think I wore the same pattern skirt as his pants were. :)