The year has flown by and a lot has taken place since Feb 28th - a key date for myself as well as for Kitten Lounge! On this date, I hosted a shopping event at Tory Burch in the NoLita store and in many ways it was a turning point as I knew that that day unofficially, allowed Kitten Lounge to evolve along with benchmarks to grow the site! This came in the form of additional collaborations with such brands as Coach in their Fall MYNY campaign, attending some amazing press trips like Schick's Q Squad trip at the Delano in Miami, learning about the world of Maxxinistas, Avon's Lotus Shield and much more. In addition, I was able to take on such opportunities as contributing to Betty Confidential, becoming a spokesperson for a something many of us use every morning (deets soon) and going on HSN next year for a fab footwear brand and dare I say, to also collab with them to make a shoe line. If you asked me could I have planned this positive turn, I don't think that I could have! It takes a lot of people to make this work and with Kitten Lounge turning 3 in Oct, who knows what's around the corner - only my inbox has these secrets!
So it is with all of this that I look at this year's Fashion Week as something a little more special than usual. One, my birthday (Sept 12th) is always during this time and I feel that this portion of the year is when a lot of good things tend to kick in. Yes there is going to be the craziness that usually follows, running around, change of venue etc but I love making my lists. These lists involve shows and parties that I want to attend, coverage that I can provide for brands as well as placements that my site can receive. This year I will have a Men's Editor which is super exciting!
But with all that, my most important list is my personal checklist of what gets me through the day! My musts are my accessories and above are some key ones. First, I'm now obsessed with Neuro which has a super cute bottle but it's water that helps various items that you need whether it's to Sleep (this helped me a lot when I was in the midst of traveling), Bliss (it calms me down although I'm just a wee bit amped always) and much more! I think that I need to stockpile this water!
Beyond that, my necessities are large sunglasses - not only are they great in photo ops but when you hit those early shows and are heading out of the house, this is a must before you take your first sip of coffee! Although I have been sporting Marc Jacobs for awhile, I could definitely consider a pair like the ones from Roberto Cavalli Comfy heels are a must and on a completely not official poll, I've learned this summer that many of my fave editors and myself can't agree on the one heel that's super comfy. Some say Louboutin (not going to lie love how they look), Manolo's etc but I'm a Jimmy Choo girl. When I travel, I have a pair with me no matter what. So, it's a must that I find a pair that will work throughout the week for most of the outfits that I'll sport! Finally, the handbag - I carry a lot my Flip, mini laptop, notebook, etc. Although I may be carrying the amount of a baby elephant, I don't want to look that way. This cute bag from Rebecca Minkoff would allow me to wear it to whatever without any changing, which is a necessity as well!
With Fashion Week being Sept 9 - Sept 16th, you'll hear more about various musts which are not only great for me during this time but are items to think about for your wardrobe as well as we get into the fall! Look out for some of the outfits that I will be wearing, one of them by one of our site partners - APART. You can also follow the madness here and on our social networks as well on Twitter @KittenLounge and my personal account, @Cocoabebe or the hashtag #KLNYFWTweetOut to hear about what I'm wearing, my beauty musts, shows, presentations and parties that are going on! Follow the #KL31BdayStar picks for our essentials for fall and what's on my birthday list!