To think that I’m 19 and I just went to New York for the first time in my life is crazy to me. Especially if you really know me and the fashionista I am, it’s even crazier. I’m not going to lie, I was a little nervous that New York wouldn’t live up to my expectations. Since I was a little girl, I have dreamed of the skyscrapers, high-end fashion stores, and taxi crazed streets. I dreamed that one day I would walk the streets like Carrie Bradshaw and get to wear ridiculous fashion.
To get the full experience of New York, I took a train there. When I was first entering the station I couldn’t help but compare the surroundings to Harry Potter. I was ready to run into a wall and magically appear in New York . My inner Texan was so excited to go on a four-hour trip and actually end up in a new state and to use transportation other than a car.
Once I arrived in New York, I immediately headed to Times Square. It was probably very apparent that I was a tourist but did I care? Definitely not. I was just so happy to actually be in the city. I got a chance to see all of the stores, stop by some Instagram-worthy restaurants, and I even got scammed by those costume people to take a picture with them so they can force you to tip them after. Later that day I got the chance to walk around 5th Avenue and fangirl over all of the high-end designers like Gucci and Prada. To take a little detour, my friend and I decide to check out the infamous Plaza Hotel. Going to the Plaza was something that I had always dreamed of. Yes, I was excited to see the opulent atmosphere but I was really just excited to see where Eloise was shot. I even got a chance to browse the gift shop. The Plaza was also a part of the main reason for going to New York: New York Fashion Week.
New York Fashion Week was an amazing first way to explore New York. Although my weekend was mostly composed of working, I still feel like I got a good grasp of the city. I was truly in my element meeting people from the fashion industry and going to fashion shows. I got to see Dahlia Razook who is a dress designer for stars like J Lo, Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga and more. The highlight of my event was working at the Simply NYC Fashion and Beauty Conference. At the event, I was able to meet stars such as Vanessa Hudgens, Brittany Snow, Bethany Moda, and more. To top off the whole weekend, I was able to attend the Art Hearts Fashion show with designers from all over the world. For more details on my New York Fashion Week experience, I wrote about it on my personal blog .
After less 72 hours of being in the city, I have already decided I am going to live there at some point in my life. Although I didn’t get to see all of the city due to time and weather constraints, I still feel like I have a pretty good grasp of what the city has to offer. I can’t wait to go back and get more basic New York Instagram pics and continue to explore the city!