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7 Things No One Has Told You About Fashion Week

Some fun facts about fashion week.I am finally heading home after another successful fashion week and as I reflect about the last month, I thought it would be fun to share a couple of random things that people might not usually talk about during fashion week. So here is a short and sweet post that I hope you will enjoy! Stay tuned this week for a recap of Milan!

 

1. The actual show lasts 15 minutes or less.

I had an Uber driver during NYFW pick me up after a show and he was upset because he thought the shows lasted at least a couple of hours and he had decided to work and then come back to see if he could spot Blake Lively. True story. Lol.  Sorry, man.

2. At one point, we all have changed in an Uber

Desperate time call for desperate measures. I just politely ask them to please not turn around or look for a couple of minutes. Of course, I try to be as discrete and quick as possible. I think they are probably used to it too.

3.  I always cry on the last day.

Not because I am going to miss fashion week but from exhaustion. I would call it a cry from relief. Yes, fashion week can be fun and exciting but more than anything, it is physically and mentally exhausting. The best feeling is being able to pack up, put everything away and know you are heading home.

4.  Everyone secretly dreads NYFW in February but still goes.

Seriously, for at least a month before NYFW in February, conversations between me and other friends in the industry, go something like this: “Ugh, I am not looking forward to the cold in New York,” ” How cold do you think it will be this year?” “Last year I got caught in a blizzard,” “Remember when all the flights got cancelled because of that storm?” “Maybe I can skip a couple of days.” And then of course, we all just end up going the whole week.

5. The pressure is a serious thing.

People can be intimidating and catty, especially when it comes to where you are seated. I remember when I was starting out and I attended my first NYFW, it was very intimidating and people were not as friendly or welcoming as they are now. Like any other career or industry, it can be tough and some people can be very competitive.

6.  If you are late, you are not getting in, no matter who you are.

I feel like I have a fashion week guardian angel because I am always running late and somehow, I always make it even if it’s at the final minute. But, I know of many people who have missed shows because they were late. Once the doors close and the show starts, no one gets in.

7. No one goes to everything they RSVP to.

As you can imagine, we get a lot of invitations. I honestly try to RSVP to only things to things I am interested in and that I think I can actually go to. I have to consider time restraints, distance, how busy my schedule is, overlapping events. And to be honest, even though I RSVP, sometimes I simply can’t make it, I am too exhausted, the weather gets in the way or I just don’t have time!


Algunos datos divertidos sobre la semana de la moda. Finalmente voy en camino a casa después de otra exitosa semana de la moda y mientras reflexiono sobre el último mes, pensé que sería divertido compartir un par de cosas que la gente no suele hablar durante la semana de la moda. ¡Aquí hay les comparto este post corto y sencillo que espero que disfruten! ¡Estén atentos esta semana para un resumen de Milán!

1. El desfile dura 15 minutos o menos.

Este NYFW pedí un Uber saliendo de un desfile y me toco un señor que estaba súper enojado porque pensó que los shows duraban al menos un par de horas y había decidido trabajar y luego regresar para ver si podía ver a Blake Lively saliendo del evento. Me tuvo que llevar a mi hotel y todo el camino venía casi casi llorando del coraje jajaja.

2. En algún momento, todas nos hemos cambiado en un Uber.

En momentos de desesperación, haces lo que tienes que hacer. Con tantos eventos y desfiles, muchas veces solo tienes minutos para llegar de un evento al otro y para algunas cosas te tienes que cambiar. Solo les pido que por favor no se volteen por unos minutos. Por supuesto, trato de ser lo más discreta y rápida posible. Siento que seguro también están acostumbrados.

3. Siempre lloro el último día.

No porque voy a extrañar la semana de la moda, sino por el cansancio. Es un llanto de alivio. Sí, la semana de la moda puede ser divertida y emocionante, pero más que nada, es física y mentalmente agotadora. La mejor sensación es poder empacar, guardar todo y saber que te vas a casa.

4. Todos secretamente le tienen miedo a NYFW en febrero.

En serio, durante al menos un mes antes de NYFW en febrero, las conversaciones entre mis amigos en la industria, van algo así “Uf, no estoy lista para el frío en Nueva York”, “¿Crees que este muy frío este año?” ” El año pasado me toco una tormenta,” “Te acuerdas cuando cancelaron todos los vuelos por la tormenta?” “Tal vez puedo saltarme unos días.” Y luego, por supuesto, todos terminamos yendo toda la semana.

5. La presión es algo serio.

La gente puede ser intimidante y maliciosa, especialmente cuando se trata de dónde estás sentada. Me acuerdo que cuando iba empezando y asistí a mi primer NYFW, fue muy intimidante y la gente no era tan amable como lo es ahora. Al igual que cualquier otra carrera o industria, puede ser difícil y algunas personas pueden ser muy competitivas.

6. Si llegas tarde, no entras, no importa quién seas.

Siento que tengo un ángel de la guarda de la semana de la moda porque siempre voy tarde y, de alguna manera, siempre llego a tiempo aunque sea en el último minuto. Pero, sé de muchas personas que se perdieron shows porque llegaron tarde y ya habían cerrado las puertas. Una vez que se cierran las puertas y el desfile empieza, nadie entra.

7. Nadie va a todo lo que hace RSVP.

Como se pueden imaginar, recibimos muchas invitaciones. Honestamente, intento confirmar solo a las cosas que me interesan y creo que puedo ir. Tengo que considerar las restricciones de tiempo, la distancia, lo lleno que está mi horario,  eventos que son al mismo tiempo. Y para ser sincera, aunque confirme, a veces simplemente no puedo, estoy demasiado agotada, el clima se interpone o simplemente no tengo tiempo cuando llega el momento.

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19 Comments

  1. February 26, 2018 / 12:13 pm

    I always figured it wasn’t as glamorous as it seems. Especially the ones in Feb, I would seriously dread that cold too. The last thing I want to do when it’s freezing is put a chic outfit on. Just want a sweater and leggings. 😜

  2. February 26, 2018 / 3:57 pm

    Well, I just wanted to ask about that last day cry and exhaustion.. Do you have to go to every single show you are invited to? Well if I knew I am a type of person I am really exhausted after such a many shows etc I would skip a few and go just to a few I really love and wear or admire. I know it is hard to choose but why not to enjoy the whole fashion week and make it a little bit less stressful? :))

    http://www.sinnamona.blogspot.com

    • February 26, 2018 / 7:41 pm

      I definitely don’t go to everything I am invited to. It would be impossible! lol Now, thankfully, I am lucky that I can choose the ones I most want to see. However, I do try to make the most out of fashion week because it is an opportunity to build relationships with brands and network. It’s the most important time of the year in the fashion industry! A lot of times I have work and jobs to do while I am there also. It is nice when I have more relaxed days which I definitely enjoy, but it’s also important for me to make the most out of it! 🙂 Thanks for your comment!!

  3. February 26, 2018 / 4:26 pm

    I use to follow and get inspired for just some bloggers because I believe most of them are not honest or genuine. I really like your style and personality I believe your real, and of course your Mexican like me ♥️🇲🇽

  4. February 26, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    So true! The shows go by so quickly. I’ve had the opportunity to be on both sides and the planning for a show takes so long and then getting ready for the show takes so long and then it’s over in the blink of an eye. And I agree, the February one is always so brutal!

    http://www.livelaughlinda.com

    • Louise
      February 26, 2018 / 8:28 pm

      Thanks for your insights of NYFW. I can imagine it’s a grind, not as glamorous as one might think. Enjoy your homecoming with Enzo & hubby.

  5. February 27, 2018 / 3:24 am

    so interesting post, it would be nice to make a vlog, like how was at the beginning, and how it is now in fashion week. I adore this behind the scenes

    http://7-sevendays.blogspot.gr/

  6. February 28, 2018 / 2:59 am

    I love reading about Fashion Week! Nice to know the genuine, behind-the-scenes of what goes on. Thanks for post. :))

  7. March 1, 2018 / 5:39 am

    Love how honest you are in this post! I always wondered about the RVSP-ing thing and if it offended brands when someone who RSVPs doesn’t turn up, but I’m sure they understand that plans can change or weather can disrupt things.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    euriental.com

  8. March 1, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    Me ha encantado leer tu post. Simplemente genial! Muchas gracias por haberlo compartido. La verdad es que desde fuera solo nos quedamos con el street style y con los resúmenes de los desfiles. El resto es como si no existiera jaja. Me ha gustado leer estas curiosidades. Un saludo!
    Steal4Style.com

  9. March 2, 2018 / 9:38 am

    Wow! Cannot imagine how exhaustive this can all be and alongside all of this you are also shooting your looks and content for the blog.
    Love that you’re putting in so much effort into your work. It does show! 🙂

    Love,
    Nikki
    http://www.runwaytoroad.com

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