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Nov 11, 2015

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK DIARY (PART 1)

I know it's pretty late to post about New York Fashion Week, but so many amazing things happened unexpectedly, it's hard to keep these memories as secrets and not share. It was my second time in New York for fashion week. I thought my first fashion week was already the best, but the second time was ten times better. Really! 

We arrived at our hotel, in the middle of Times Square, on Friday afternoon. After quickly settling down, I brought Evelyn, my photographer out for dinner and let her have a first glimpse of the most famous city in the world. It was her first time in New York, and I'm sure it was an overwhelming experience for her.

Singapore Fashion Blogger- Crystal Phuong- New York Fashion Week Diary

Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan hotel, where we called home for 9 days. 

Singapore Fashion Blogger- Crystal Phuong- New York Fashion Week Diary

How many shoes did I bring to fashion week?. The answer is here. Compared to last year, I brought more heels than flat sandals as I thought I could just walk to the event venue. My hotel was only 5-minute walk from where all the shows took place this year. I ended up having to buy extra pair of sneakers as my feet hurt so bad. On the last day in New York, I couldn't resist temptation when I found a perfect pair of over-the-knee boots. As a result, I left Singapore with nine pairs of shoes and returned with eleven pairs of "treasures."

Singapore Fashion Blogger- Crystal Phuong- New York Fashion Week Diary

My day in New York always started at 8 am. After a delicious breakfast, I quickly got ready to head out. 

Singapore Fashion Blogger- Crystal Phuong- New York Fashion Week Diary

Day 3 in New York Fashion Week but it was day 1 for me. I decided to wear a printed outfit from a Korean designer, Tibaeg, for the first day. En route to Skylight Moynihan Station, a new playground of New York Fashion Week this year. 

Singapore Fashion Blogger- Crystal Phuong- New York Fashion Week Diary

First show of the week, Francesca Liberatore. 

Singapore Fashion Blogger- Crystal Phuong- New York Fashion Week Diary

I quickly rushed to attend Couture Fashion Week right after the first fashion show ended. 

Singapore Fashion Blogger- Crystal Phuong- New York Fashion Week Diary

and then grabbed a cab back to Skylight Moynihan Station again, just in time to attend Son JungWan's fashion show. 

Singapore Fashion Blogger- Crystal Phuong- New York Fashion Week Diary

Day 4 in Lie by Lie's outfit to attend Lie SangBong's fashion show. 

Singapore Fashion Blogger- Crystal Phuong- New York Fashion Week Diary

followed by a Rooftop party with Rewardstyle, where I got to reunite with my babe, Mijiu from Bag Girl Problems and Baxter Box, co-founder of RewardStyle.com. 

Singapore Fashion Blogger- Crystal Phuong- RewardStyle Rooftop Party

I left before the party ended as I had only forty minutes to go back to our hotel for an outfit change and head to Lie SangBong's after party. 

Singapore Fashion Blogger- Crystal Phuong- New York Fashion Week Diary

Made it just in time to meet the renowned Korean fashion designer, Mr. Lie SangBong. I first watched Mr. Lie SangBong's fashion show last year and his "Dream Road" collection completely blew my mind. I have never thought that I could have a chance to meet him in person. But on the second night in New York, this was what happened. 

Singapore Fashion Blogger- Crystal Phuong- Lie SangBong after party with Mr. Lie SangBong

Sipping on a glass of champagne while having great conversations with my one of favorite fashion designers, at his bright and beautiful boutique, this seemed too good to be true. 

Singapore Fashion Blogger- Crystal Phuong- Lie SangBong after party

Singapore Fashion Blogger- Crystal Phuong- Lie SangBong after party

Singapore Fashion Blogger- Crystal Phuong- Lie SangBong after party

As much as I reminded myself that this was real, a party at Lie SangBong's boutique with live music, whimsical floor tiles, and gorgeous dresses made me feel like I was living in a dream. 

My first two days in New York were already so busy and fulfilling like that. Wait until you see the next few days. 

I'll be back before you know it. 

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