9.15.2012

New York Fashion Week

Hi friends! Last week I was fortunate enough to volunteer at five shows for NYFW through my internship at PR Consulting. I was heavily involved in the process, from sending out invitations during Labor Day weekend to checking in guests before the show. It was everything I imagined and more: the street style, glamour, drama (being sick/almost missing the shows), exhaustion, and most of allthe fashion! Look below for my snapshots from Rag & Bone, Vera Wang, Narciso Rodriguez, Louise Goldin and Proenza Schouler:

Rag & Bone



Vera Wang


Narciso Rodriguez


Louise Goldin


Proenza Schouler



First, I'm very appreciative of the coordinators at PR Consulting for allowing me to help at these shows. Through this experience, I've gained a better understanding about the inner-workings of fashion and public relations in general. What did I learn?

It's not all glamorous. When it comes to shows, public relations is by nature a behind-the-scenes function. I assisted with guest check-in at three of the shows and learned that sometimes the PR team misses the entire presentation depending on the assigned role. The job can also take a physical toll because of sleep deprivation, lack of food and hours of standing (in heels). Lastly, they must be absolute professionals, which means maintaining composure in the presence of celebrities as well as unruly guests. 

Details matter. Everything from the seating card placement to the orientation of show pamphlets impacts the overall impression for guests. Seats need to be evenly spaced, and pamphlets equally distributed. 

The end result is rewarding. Despite the stress and hard work, I can imagine how rewarding it must feel to see the final product. Even as an intern, the pain of waking up at 5:30 AM and standing for hours was washed away as soon as the first model hit the runway. I can't get enough of this industry!

I hope you enjoyed seeing NYFW from my perspective. Of course, you can view the collections in their entirety on Style.com. Thanks again for visiting and see you next week!

36 comments:

  1. Awww lucky girl!! But yes, I can imagine being sleep-deprived and hungry!! lol Love the cameo in the background of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West during the Louise Goldin show. ;)

    xo - Sheila

    http://sheislovely1.blogspot.com

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  2. I really like the pictures and the colors used during this FW. So jealous you have such an amazing opportunity to be part of the FW.

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  3. Love the pictures :) xx

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  4. I am following you balready:-)

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  5. Such fantastic pictures !
    Following you,please follow back to keep in touch through comments!

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  6. Immagini fantastiche!
    Se mi segui, ricambio!
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  7. Great pictures! I'm sorry it wasn't completely fun and glamorous but it definitely looks beautiful!
    -Fleur

    pourlefemmes.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah, don't say sorry -- I embrace the hardwork involved in NYFW haha And thanks for the compliment on my pictures :)

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  8. Love the colored dresses.

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  9. Really beautiful photo's!

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  10. Lovely photos! Looks like you had lots of fun!
    Thanks for following back and for your sweet comment. I look forward to keeping in touch. :)
    Have a fabulous day!

    xo Vivian
    Flightgirl Fashion

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  11. this is amazing! i like your behind the scenes review!

    www.beckspick.com

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  12. Very cool recap! Love your take on it. Thanks for sharing!

    xo
    Venessa
    http://www.everything-pretty.com/

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    1. Thanks Venessa, I really appreciate your comment xoxo

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  13. SO JEALOUS. Everything looks so amazing *_*

    http://thegeekypeacock.blogspot.com

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  14. Congrats on such an awesome experience! Looks like you've had lots of fun. :)

    PS Thanks a lot for your kind comment on my blog! Come again, new post is ready. :)

    xo, Victoria,
    'The Wind of Inspiration' blog

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  15. ohmygosh im so jealous!!!! haha stinks that its long hours but ahh you got to see so many amazing shows!!! :D

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Kat, if you haven't already I'm sure you'll be a part of NYFW in the future! I actually enjoy those long hours haha Though it probably would've been better if I didn't have a cold that week
      xx

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  16. wow definitely a great experience!

    the STYLE Fringe BLOG
    http://the-stylefringe.blogspot.com

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  17. waoooo these pics are really gorgeous!!!

    www.meryswardrobe.blogspot.com

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  18. Amazing blog post! Very nice photos! And your have a lovely blog! New follower!
    Hope you will visit my new blog and follow me back.
    Xx

    http://www.itchyedgy.com/

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  19. Incredible, especially Vera Wand and Rag & Bone.

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  20. Oh it looks like you had so much fun! I definitely feel you on the hard work though, haha. I'm sad to have missed out on fashion week this year!

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  21. great photos!! I would love to be there!
    Follow you straight away!
    We are 3 friends, it would be really nice of you if you want to visit us and if you like it you could follow us!
    Thanks :)
    Chari
    www.getaddicted3.blogspot.com

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  22. OMG, I LOVE NY FASHION WEEK!
    Would you maybe like to follow eachother?
    Love, Anne

    www.movieanne.com

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  23. Thank you all for the great feedback! I'll be responding to comments and follower requests shortly. Thanks for your patience :) KIT friends xoxo

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  24. Lucky you! This must be an amazing experience! I am sure you learned many things.
    Sure we can follow each other, I followed you now.

    Love.

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  25. amazing!! I bet you met some amazing people!! What do you do full time??

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  26. Looks like some cool shows!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  27. Sooo jealous! You too some really amazing photos too!

    xo,

    Jess

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  28. OMG omg this is so exciting! I would give anything to have your experience! O.O I bet it was fantastic indeed..

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