So, I have been frantically formulating a ridiculous itinerary for next month to see as many NYFW runway shows in a 36 hr period. But before I discuss that, I wanted to shot out the emerging designers of the DMV. I am an avid supporter of the emerging designers and anything positive about Maryland/DC/Virginia. So the fact that a busy working mom like I can mix my two passions, just makes it all the better!!!
As most of you know its hard to work 60-80 hrs a week, take care of kids/husband, pay tuitions/club volleyball and save a little towards being a fashionista. The way I typically cut corners (and get a little rest) is via public transportation, ie , Metro, Light rail, Megabus, etc. Now, since my travels involve multiple means to get from point A to point B, its hard to dress comfy and chic. You don’t want to stand out too much, but you want to have attire appropriate for the event. Your outfit should be able to, well…adapt. When I went to DC Fashion Week, I caught the light rail down to Amtrak and it also was also immediately after a Ravens game (that we lost.)
So on the standing room only light rail, I was the only one not wearing a purple jersey, or purple fatigues, lol. Now, I did not stand out as much as I could have, because like everyone I exuded a generalized sadness about losing the football game. I elegantly ran 2 blocks in the inner city streets to catch the train from Baltimore to DC, and then DC Metro to the event! All the while, Comfy Chic. A month later, at the next event Pearlina Designs, my travels were similar but I actually planned a little better and only had to ride the light rail for an hour and rode the rest of the way with a coworker.
Surprisingly it wasn’t until I wrote this post that I realized I wore jumpsuits both times. So it looks like moral of this story, is Jumpsuits are key!!! Enough about me, back to the fashion shows. My next few posts will be about my DMV fall “Fash-scapes” Blogs!!!