03 September 2007

Calm before the storm

Been taking a break for a bit -- busy at work and New York fashion week kicks off this Wednesday, which means a whirlwind no-sleep seven-days of non-stop reporting from shows and running between a dozen parties each night. It's funny how 'party' has taken on a different connotation in the fashion industry -- sure, they're supposed to be fun, but during fashion week they're networking, press, and working events. And my non-fashion-industry friends always wonder why the word 'party' never fails to strike fear in my heart. If you know me, you know how much I try to avoid parties. Drinking alone in a corner, preferably with headphones on, that's my bag, baby.

So happy fashion week to everyone. I'll try to dispatch from the shows as much as possible. I've ditched my Blackberry Peark, because, well, it was a piece of doo-doo. So now I'm on an old-school 7290 waiting with bated breath for the Curve to hit T-Mobile on September 24th.

On my most-exciting-events list for this week: Wednesday night's Tommy Hilfiger party at the Museum of Modern Art; the Heatherette show (always a pink drag queen fiesta for the senses); the Snoopy fashion show; Just Sweet by J.Lo show; Nicky Hilton's show; and my Fresh Direct delivery on Wednesday morning. Notice anything? I've always found that NY fashion week much less about what's going on ON the runway than what's going on OFF the runway -- the celeb shows are always the most fun and the tranny shows have the best spectacles. Though this season, truth be told, I am looking forward to two fashion-fashion shows -- the Preen show (first time over the pond from London) and the Naoki Takizawa show (designer from Issey Miyake strikes out on his own -- I wonder if he'll do anything pleated, ha ha). NY isn't liike Paris or London, I'm never afraid that if I miss a show I'll miss a history-defining fashion moment...

A few scheduling mysteries this season -- one of which is Why is Nicky Hilton showing the same night at the MTV Video Music Awards? Won't all her friends be there? And is Oprah really going to attend Ralph Lauren's show? She'll be in town doing her season premiere and he did make her a big pink frock for the CFDA awards earlier this year...