Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Winding Down


I have had a very busy week and it has been hard enough to keep up with sewing, let alone blogging. I haven't even been taking my outfit pictures, so I'm hoping to see some around the web. Luckily, Milk has a cute little photobooth that Claire and I took advantage of before the Erin Fetherston/Suno/Pamela Love/Illesteva/Billy Reid madness. We got out of there just in time - it was insanely packed and tons of people missed the shows while waiting in line.

Though I have admittedly missed several shows due to poor planning and/or tired feet, I am still not at the point where I'm "over" fashion week. I get a little stressed or tired - and sometimes I get bitter about isolated incidents - but the moment I feel too jaded to enjoy the insanity, I will happily hand over my invitations to someone who will appreciate it. It's easy to forget how lucky we are to have these opportunities and I, for one, want to cherish all of these moments while I have the chance. It can all be taken away at any time - why not enjoy it?

Also, for the record: I know a lot of people assume bloggers have taken over the front row seats, but most of us are still in the standing section. And you know what? It's an honor just to be invited.

50 comments:

  1. sorry to always be the first to comment-- i am usually bored at work and lurking fashion blogs. it is so inspiring how you always find the energy to dress perfectly! you deserve to be at the fashion shows!! =)

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  2. Love your modesty and I agree, if I was I was invited to Fashion Week at all, I would be honored!!

    ~Nicole
    http://employedpanache.blogspot.com

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  3. I wish I could be invited to a fashion show! That would be really exciting!

    http://www.projectweddingfavors.com/images/Product/115_22011GN-L.JPG

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  4. I think if I scored an invite I'd launch into a supremely embarassing happy dance (which come to think of it bears an eerie resemblance to my peepee dance). Your blog is fantastic, glad to see you were part of NYFW madness!

    http://idlefascination.blogspot.com/

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  5. I think it's so great that you've gotten these opportunities through blogging. I just recently started a blog, and I hope to someday have the same experiences like you!

    www.mintypeaches.blogspot.com

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  6. I wish I was invited (sigh)...Fashion week is such a dream.

    Yasmeen
    Castle Fashion

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  7. oh man, standing seems like it could be a bit rough, especially if you're stomping around in some ankle crushing heels.

    BUT - I love your attitude. No sense in being there if you can't have fun.

    Continue to enjoy it!!!

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  8. Nice photos!!!Kisses

    www.cailinplace.blogspot.com

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  9. Love your gracious attitude. What a dream....

    Xo, Katie

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  10. Funny photos! Forget the isolated incidents and enjoy yourself! (Also I recommend a footbath with a dash or peppermint oil for tired feet, in case you're still suffering)

    K xx


    http://duenotice.blogspot.com/

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  11. I absolutely love everything about you!!.
    you are a true inspiration.

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  12. I just saw your sister on the news for saving a chihuahua!

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  13. I love that you are not full of yourself. I would be so honored to stand at a fashion show. I'm thankful style.com covers them so well. Right now you have great opportunities in your life, and it's awesome that you appreciate them.
    My Heart Blogged

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  14. What a true statement. It is certainly humbling to see that everyone is so supportive in the blogging world. It has really changed my life. I am loving your style, I love love that lipstick you wore for your date day!!! What color is it? Good Luck in getting everything done!

    Shana
    ColorBlind

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  15. Bloggers have much more to contribute to the fashion community than some [snotty fashion mag editors] might think. Their posts offer honest and objective insight, and information to the fashion community that's easily accessible and completely relate-able. Thanks for all you do.

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  16. Such fun photo booth pictures! So cute. I'm glad you are enjoying and appreciating the frenzy of NYFW :)

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  17. Lovely pictures! Photobooths are awesome.

    Anyway, I'd like to compliment you for being so down to earth. Accept the good opportunities and, most importantly, have fun!

    Oh, and congrats to your sister! :)

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  18. I love how real you are. No bullshit from this girl.

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  19. those photobooth pictures are so adorable ♥

    i heard about the erin fetherston madness, and it actually makes me a little sad that so many people didn't get to see her collection this season considering how beautiful it is ):

    STEPH

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  20. I didn't even know you had to be invited to fashion week... Shows how much I know! (nothing!)

    I just wanted to say I think you're awesome and it makes me so happy that you have these super fun opportunities. <3

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  21. I'm glad you are enjoying your time at fashion week!! At least you're local and can still go home to Miku! Oh and Bobby, of course!

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  22. haha, these pics are great! Love them!

    And I totally agree! To be invited to the Fashion Week is a really great honor! I'm a bit jealous... ;o)

    *From Munich With Love*
    Angie

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  23. It was nice seeing you at IFB!

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  24. Brava, Keiko! Well spoken about the fashion show invitation appreciation. Though I've never been to one myself, I am really glad to know that fellow bloggers who are invited share the love when they're unable to attend.

    You're such a good person Keiko! xoxo

    ♥ Kristina, Pretty Shiny Sparkly

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  25. Good for you Keiko!! good luck with the rest of the week, and let us know if you saw anything beautiful on the run way that utterly inspired you! i've never been to a real fashion show, even though I go to NYC almost everyday, so I'm so very curious what it's like.
    xo

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  26. LOVE the glasses and loving your nyfw posts/tweets. keep 'em coming!! you are so lucky to be where you are right now!

    xxoo
    www.paperplanesandmaryjanes.com

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  27. Well done for not taking any of this for granted. I discovered your blog a few weeks ago and visit it every day now... You bring FW to those who can't experience it, like me...all the way in sunny South Africa!
    x

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  28. such fun and lovely photos

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

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  29. Strange to see you with glasses!! you look great!

    If I was invited to Fashion week... I would be honoured of course!!

    www.mysavageside.blogspot.com

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  30. you have right!
    xx

    lesimple.sk

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  31. Hi Keiko,

    I've been reading about HSP. Maybe you are a Highly Sensitive Person? This makes that you will process sensory data much more deeply and thoroughly than some people. I've been reading about this subject :-) Very interesting!

    Nice blog!

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  32. I would do anything for the opportunities you receive!

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  33. Such cute photobooth shots!

    I also saw you today on The Cut - looked fabulous!

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  34. Very cute!!! You are so modest, you definitely should be invited to fashion week, your outfits always sooo put together

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  35. Funny pictures!

    xx, Monse.-
    http://elblogdemonsee.blogspot.com

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  36. Just enjoy what you can and live in the moment. :) Some of us live vicariously through fashion bloggers like you.

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  37. Great photos and you write beautifully. Love the glasses!

    Xo Chelle
    discoveringelegance.com

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  39. i would love to just stand in the back actually !

    looooove this kind of photobooth pics !!

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  40. Steffy's Pro's and Con's: Thank you so much. And you don't ever have to apologize for commenting!

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  41. Reading all of these comments is making me wish I could bring all of my readers to fashion week! Though that might not be possible, I would really like to start including readers in more awesome events...a few of us have been talking about putting together something!

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  42. K: I use that Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap...it is AMAZING.

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  43. Lauren: My sister is awesome! I wish I could have seen it. p.s. they found the lost puppy!

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  44. Gemma: Next season, I would love to take you to a show, if you are up for it.

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  45. WendyB: It was great seeing you, too!

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  46. Pretty Shiny Sparkly: We need to rectify that! Next season, you are going to a show!

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  47. Your hair looks so nice straight like that. And I have to agree with a commenter above..it is inspiring how you dress up so perfect everyday. I wish I had the motivation.

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  48. My friend is obsessed with typography and loves the fonts you use for your blog!

    Do you happen to know what font your header is in? He asks me every time I look at your blog.

    :)

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