Sunday, October 28, 2007

Teen Vogue's Fashion University

Hello, darlings! I'm baaack!

I've had a busy, fabulous, whirlwind weekend in the city, and now I've finally arrived home to rest and get back to my normal life. I just uploaded my many pictures to the computer, so get ready for a picture-heavy post! Click on the pictures for a bigger version, kay?

Day 1:
fashion show @ TVFU

The first night, I went to the Erin Fetherston for Target fashion show. I was thrilled to be there, because I absolutely adore Erin Fetherston. The show kicked off with a short film called "Dollhouse," and then the models came prancing down the runway. The clothes were great, and somehow way less "cutesy" than they appeared to be in the promo pictures. Erin Fetherston came out at the end (the girl is gorgeous), but I didn't have time to take a picture of her. All in all, it was a great show. It was my first fashion show, and I hope it won't be my last.

Oh, and this is what I wore. The rain murdered my hair, but I am in love with the new dress I wore. It has unicorns and castles at the bottom - hooray!

Day 2:
This is what I wore on day 2. I officially love over-the-knee socks. They are the best.

My first seminar was Teen Vogue 101 with the editors. They were great - so friendly and informative. I learned a whole lot and wrote everything down like the fashion nerd that I am. I want to be a fashion journalist or editor, so this was really helpful.

Next I saw Doo.Ri. A woman who worked at Teen Vogue interviewed her, and then the crowd got a chance to ask her questions. This wasn't my favorite seminar, but it was great to hear what Doo.Ri had to say, since I love her clothes. She is so ambitious and driven, and very sincere. I can see why she won the CFDA Vogue fund.

After Doo.Ri, I got to hear the girls of Vena Cava speak. They were so sweet, and seemed totally dedicated to educating us about how to start our own clothing line. I learned so, so much from them, but unfortunately forgot to take notes. Still, they were great. I love their insane creativity and the fact that they aren't afraid to have fun with their jobs. Plus, I love their line!

My next (and probably favorite) seminar was a tour of the Teen Vogue offices:

The entrance to Teen Vogue! I saw the features editor leaving through these doors and raced after him to give him my business card. Eee!

We got to see lots of things, like the casting room where polaroids of all the models are posted up.

The best part was the fashion closet. I officially want to live here. The shoes alone induced massive drooling.

My new home, aka the fashion closet.

The last event I went to that day was Tim Gunn's talk. He was amazing! I had no idea that he was going to be such a good speaker, and I was immensely impressed. At this point I finally remembered that I promised you all the juicy details, so here are some of Tim's best quotes:
♥ On Marc Jacobs' most recent collection, "Let's just put it this way - I'm not ready for it."
♥ "Diane von Furstenberg is one sexy hot mama." (he was answering a question regarding whether sex sells in fashion and trying to let us know that you can be sexy in a classy way.)
♥ "Fashion is not wearable art - it's meant for the real world." (he was explaining the importance of wearability in clothing.)
♥ "The world doesn't need fashion; it needs clothes."

Day 3:
Day 3 was less exciting than the first two days. The only event was shopping at Bloomingdales. Oh well. This is what I wore:


Anyway, that was my weekend! I had a FANTASTIC time, and I hope that I can go again next year. All the other girls (and about 3 very uncomfortable-looking boys) had on killer outfits and were very friendly, and my classes were fun/informative. Plus, the freebies weren't bad!

I am exhausted and must go to bed. Keep the Blogging Society Challenge entries coming!

Oh, and by the way, does anyone know if Marc Jacobs was in the fashion district last night? I think I saw him, but I was too shy to say anything...


Chic and Charming said...

Yay! That sounds like it was amazing! I am so jealous! Tim Gunn and getting a sneak peak at the new Target line!

the Grey said...

Omg! Erin Fetherston! *fans herself* *dies* I want that heart bag! :o
And you look like a Fetherston girl yourself in that dress you wore:)
Your weekend sounds totally utterly awesome!

WendyB said...

Looks like you had a great time.

lalaliu said...

Man, your weekend sounds SUPER COOL!! (much much more exciting than mine). And that closet? That will be my goal in life.. to have a closet like that. Haha. Oh and yay for prolonging the blogging challenge because I will finally be going home on nov. 9 and then I can go find my a men's shirt (i don't have any here at school :( )

In Yr Fshn said...

So glad you had fun! I really like the dress you wore n the first night.

la petite fashionista said...

haha we have so many similar pictures & memories of the event! i had an amazing time as well!


alicia said...

When does the Erin Featherston line appear at Target?

Coque said...

AAAAAAAAAA!!! I just saw all your pics, and it looks magnificiently wonderful!!!!!!! I would die to see Tim Gunn in person, let alone speak about fashion and style!!! And those shows you went to!!!! And the outfits you put together, you look fab!!!!!!**Dies of emotion**

Captain Vee said...

Hey, where is that long grey cardigan you wore with the knee socks from? It's so cute!

Kori said...

Thanks everyone! I had an amazing time!

alicia - I'm not sure. Soon, I think.

captain vee - It was actually a sweater dress, not a cardigan, and it was from Twelve by Twelve (the new Forever 21 Couture line). I love it! So comfy:)

Anonymous said...

I've read page after page of your blog entries and finally came up to Oct 2007! Lol I love how you make fashion poetic. I love your outfit for Day 2... you totally rocked it girl!

Elaine said...

I loved reading your post about last year's event. So cool. I went to the fashion show this year, and just put up a video on our blog. Please take a look.

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back of house said...

I just love the Vogue fashion. Just check out that shoes collection? Girl that was very fanastic. I need to have one of those especially the black with a red stripe.