Posts tagged nyc
Posts tagged nyc
What happened to me? I always joked I would be a workaholic but the day has come when it’s no longer a thought but a reality. I remember when rarely was I at the office late or working from home. Instead I was out, at an event or a party, a restaurant or a dinner with friends.
This jump to NYC was exactly what I wanted and now I’ve become that semi-adult I thought I would be. Twenty-seven and constantly checking my email, closing down the office and opening my lap top as soon as I walk in the door. I work in Fashion - not Investment Banking. This kid needs a vacay, like pronto.
Ahh, let’s check the cal shall we? Ohh.. hmm.. work trip, meetings, work trip, more meetings, work, work, work. Ohh let’s not forget someone won’t be making it home for Christmas this year. Maybe in 2014?
This behavior deserves a present…hmm… what shall it be?
Guys. It’s insanely hot outside. I could effing melt every minute of every hour of every day this week. The amount of clothing I would feel comfortable walking around in would lead to public indecency.
That being said, my usual plan would be to throw some money at the problem. Run out and buy linen everything. However, I have recently put myself on a spending diet. By recently I mean within the past few hours after paying my credit card bill.
So now I am on the hunt for free things to do in NYC which keep me out of the heat. Yeah, good luck right? So far online shopping to plan what I will purchase once I’m off my diet and reorganizing my shoes have taken top billing. Ohh, also harassing every friend I have to go on a walk with me. No takers as you would imagine when it’s 103 degrees outside.
So wish me luck. So far I’ve planned to redecorate and also exercise…. and we all know how good I am at those two things.
Pink for the first day of spring.
Fur over coat over fleece over sweater.
Layered to the brim.
So, we all know my undying love for Nickelson Wooster, right? Fashion branding genius, super nice guy and excellent dresser. Well, as luck would have it I move to New York and he begins an epic journey overhauling JC Penney in Texas. Fine. I get it. Great opportunity. As I move to New York, he moves to Texas. Whatever.
Now, as I read last week, Nina Garcia has revealed that she too will be joining the Texas native brand this year. I mean, come on. Not just one fashion giant, but two? This is more than a coincidence.
Frankly, I’m just hurt. I came here to explore the world of fashion that I hold so dear to my heart. Now, all of the sudden that world is living my own (former) backyard. Life is a trip, I guess I’ll just have to fly south more often.
Ohh, how the mighty have fallen.
New retro suit. Let’s go swimming.
So, I have this little thing that I do. I tend to show my exact thoughts in my expression. Example: I was at the grocery store, looking for the perfect chip, and a man came and stood directly in between me and the shelf. I made a loud sigh, rolled my eyes and board into the back of his head until he glanced back and quickly moved out of the way. I guess he could sense me thinking “Are you f****** kidding me? Move.”.
Anywho, since I no longer have the shelter of a car to mask my emotional expressions I need to learn to control them. I think I might have offended a fellow subway passenger this morning when I very visibly (and audibly) scoffed at his shoes… but if you had seen them you would be on my side of the argument.
So, wish me luck in reigning in my emotion. Some things however are just too hard to mask. Baby steps, you know?
Yesterday was one of those days meant for exploring. After having a quick breakfast, an old, dear friend of mine -we’ll call her little J for privacy’s sake- and I explored Chelsea’s infamous art galleries.
We began in a gallery filled with gilded statues and chandeliers all with an animalistic vibe. Miniature statues of monkeys and crocodiles filled this room- ohh and one beautiful chandelier with a monkey in the middle.
We strolled closer to the water and ran into a lofted building with a different gallery on every floor- bingo. My favorite? Hyungsub Shin’s exhibition, “Unbreakable Sense”. This artist out of Korea does amazing things with paper, vinyl and glass - everything made to look like it was broken in some way. Truly amazing.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - modern art isn’t really my thing. I love fine art, classics, but I do keep an open mind. There were definitely more than a few pieces in the galleries in Chelsea which kept little J and I rolling our eyes, shaking our heads and scoffing… but we’re a banker and in fashion- so what the hell do we know about art anyway?
If you haven’t been, you should definitely make your way down 27th near 10th ave, there are so many captivating galleries to visit. Also, Hotel Americano (with a great roof top bar) is on the same street…if you’re feeling a little thirsty after.