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While I was living in New York City, I had the opportunity to stay in a boutique hotel for a staycation. It only took one time and I was HOOKED. I love the unique characteristics and how it’s such an affordable, but luxurious experience. When I came back for New York Fashion Week, I just knew I had to find another boutique hotel that fit my needs. Thankfully, after a few google searches, I found the beauty of YOTEL!
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Right after I left New York City July 31st, I immediately booked my flight to come back for fashion week! It’s truly like a second home to me now and I was counting down the days in anticipation until I got to back. Thankfully, I was able to split the time between a friend’s apartment in Astoria and the beautiful YOTEL in Manhattan whenever I needed to escape the madness.
This was my first time attending fashion week in September (the Spring/Summer lines) and had a completely different experience from my time in February. Booking hotels and getting invites to shows are a lot harder when the weather is prettier in the city. Also, September is simply the month of fashion. It’s the most important issue of Vogue for a reason. New York’s fashion week kicks off a long string of international fashion events across the globe and everyone from celebs to style bloggers are vying for a front row seat. As a relatively smaller blogger, I felt so blessed that I was able to go this season!
My first full day in the city included all 5 of my runway shows! Can you feel my exhaustion through the screen? The first one I saw was Lu Yang by Yang Lu. Gorgeous materials, structure, and bold colors were present on every model on the runway. The downside is that I missed 50% of the show! If you’ve been to fashion week before, you know that the majority of the shows typically start 10-15 minutes later than they intend to. Of course, this is great news for people fashionably late like me, but this one show decided to begin precisely on time (of course, when I’m stuck in traffic). Regardless, I loved his work and I’ll definitely be keeping up with the designer!
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