What a way to come back in full swing.
Lexi, my daughter, started 4th grade this morning and she was a little scared and anxious but so was I. I was asked by Vogue to be part of Fashion’s Night Out Initiative shoot with Patrick Demachelier and they were shootingÂ 100 models at the steps of Bryant Park…. to those of you who are clueless to where this is Bryant Park is where Fashion Week (fashion shows) are held in New York… it is kind of a Mecca for fashionistas and wanabees.
From A listers and beyond D listers gather not necessarily to look at what the designers have been agonizing to create for months but to actually have their photos taken! It has become another photo op for “celebrities” and who isn’t one these days! but I regress …. So I got to Bryant Park late, as all mothers know first day of school is not about dropping off your child but you meet the new teachers and mingle with parents you haven’t seen all summer…. as the clock was ticking I was thinking I have to get to Bryant Park or Vogue will never forgive me!
I rushed into the car and barked at the poor driver to step on it and proceeded to change from mommy clothes to high fashion gear….. this required all my forgotten skills of modeling ( modeling does require skills!) and pushed out of my “boyfriend” jeans, which I lived in them all summer,Â to the skinny ones (fashionista’s uniform) and from flip flops to vertigo inducing Sergio Rossi heels ….. I missed the 100 model photo op but I barely made to the smaller “in” group and I felt scared and anxious (just like Lexi) as I posed with models in their late teens and early twenties outside of a studio ( meaning daylight! yikes) but was very welcomed by all these pretty young things as they cheered welcome ICON!