Mean Girls Love Fashion

The calm before the storm

Fall fashion is a fun time in NYC.  Working in retail, it’s always a busy time for us.  We have fall fashion everything – integrations, catalogs, commercials, emails, billboards, banner ads – you name it.  It’s exciting to see what the must-haves are for the upcoming season.  And nothing is better than sitting at a NYC Fashion Week show watching those skinny ass models strut down the runway in the latest trends.  I am lucky enough to have been to a few good ones.  I will never forget my first fashion show experience at Bryant Park.  It was back in 2008 and I was waiting in the back of the tents outside to meet my friend before we went in.

This is a shot that I dug up that someone else took who must have been standing 2 feet next to me

All of the sudden I see this cracked out blonde in a jean dress walking towards me covered in paparazzi cameras.  Low and behold it was Lindsay Lohan who was heading in to see her boo’s sister at the time, Charlotte Ronson’s, show.  I must admit.  At first I didn’t recognize her because she really did look cracked out, had her head down as she walked up and was wearing glasses.  Well and I couldn’t remember at the time if she was in jail or out of jail.  Ha…I kid.  But I was also thrown off because most celebs walk the red carpet and go through the front entrance.  Not to mention her “girlfriend” at the time Sam literally looked like a boy so I was once again thrown off.  By the time I realized who it was as they got closer and I heard the paparazzi screaming “Lindsay, Lindsay look here!” I quickly caught on to a little something.  Attending these shows is an experience that one does not forget.  From celeb sightings to little white chairs that line the runway crammed with industry goers to gift bags if you’re lucky…there really is nothing quite like it.  The techno remixes and whimsical selection of music sucks you in and instantly you become mesmerized by the glimmer of lights on the long runway.  There is really not a bad seat in the house as you sit back and drool over the untouchable, creatively flawless designs prancing up and down in front of you.  Fabrics you may never dream of putting on your body in ways that sometimes only a model can make look good are the stars of the show leaving your eye wanting to see more every time.  Then when it’s all over you wake up and find yourself back on the busy streets of NYC walking home to your not so quite up to par wardrobe.  Sigh  :)

Back to LL for a second…what a hot little mess.  The poor girl unfortunately has not gone too uphill from 2008 it seems.  In fact just the other day I saw here on the local news that she claimed she was assaulted in her hotel room in Union Square after SHE brought the guy back to the room.  Really.  Come on L.  Get it together.  The moral of the story is…at least I had an unforgettable experience at my first ever NYC Fashion Show.

Back when Bryant Park was the home of the infamous tents…

 

 

Knife 101 Meet Cooking. Cooking Meet Fashion.

And you all think I don’t cook.  Well I don’t really.  But Mr. Dr.’s current rotation has him working 18 hour Sundays on the weekends he is scheduled which means that if I’m in the city for the weekend I do what I can to keep myself busy.  I must admit I have gotten a little ambitious recently.  Maybe a more honest answer is that I am running out of Sunday activities for myself so I’m recycling some old ones that may not have had stellar results in the past.  This means some more attempts at cooking.  I know I know.  I promise I am being very very careful.  No more patient incidents as of recent to report.  In fact, a couple of weeks ago Mr. Dr. gave me a knife 101 course.  Who better to learn from than a training surgeon??  Genius.  I can’t believe I waited this long.  It’s easy.  You just let the knife do the work.  I now know how to properly hold, handle and become one with the knife.  And here I thought Cutco and I were enemies.  Well after my course, I think we have at least moved up a notch to frenemies.

I am lucky that Mr. Dr. is so supportive of all of my independent time and activities even though I know he fears he might get another “I just cut myself.  I think I’m dying.  Help!” phone call.  Luckily, the second time I injured myself I called him and assured him in my first sentence I was OK and not going to pass out like the first time.  Eeeek.  I really do have a bad track record.

Anyway, I have been doing alright this summer (everyone reading this please knock on a piece of wood).  So recently I have been making a vegetable salad.  This idea was three fold.  First, I like to make things that I know Mr. Dr. will like.  He loves to eat healthy.  I don’t mind healthy but I’m not as crazy about it as him.  He loves vegetables and loves this salad that I make so I find satisfaction over the fact that he enjoys it.  Second, it is refreshing as a snack or mini meal at any hour of the day.  I take it for lunch, Mr. Dr. scarfs it down at 1am when he gets home.  It’s all the same.  Third, it’s so easy and you can make any variations you like.  Look, I don’t make elaborate meals.  If you want a cooking blog there are plenty I can recommend.  This is not one of them so be kind in judgement here.  Also keep in mind…I devote a tiny portion of our fridge to food.  Whatever can find its way among the wine bottles, beer and other liquids I have placed strategically on the shelves can have a little room.  Usually I make a big bowl of the vegetable salad and we have it for days.  What do you guys think?  It’s pretty tasty.  The one below is carrots, celery, cucumbers, and red onions with citrus vinaigrette.  Sometimes I use Italian dressing or balsamic vinaigrette and I have mixed up the blend by adding other veggies like asparagus.

Gotta start somewhere.  If nothing else, it is helping build my confidence with Cutco.  Furthermore, my awesome mom found this in Bed Bath & Beyond and I use it every time I whip out those sharp weapons, also known as knives.  Even if the glove is only cut resistant, it gives me a major peace of mind while cutting.  So while I am still experimenting with my cooking techniques and concoctions, I feel much safer after my knife 101 course and with my new glove.  It kinda makes me feel like Michael Jackson.  Maybe I can start a new one-handed mesh glove trend.  You know…mix a little fashion with cooking.  I think I am on to something.

Knife 101 Meet Cooking. Cooking Meet Fashion.

And you all think I don’t cook.  Well I don’t really.  But Mr. Dr.’s current rotation has him working 18 hour Sundays on the weekends he is scheduled which means that if I’m in the city for the weekend I do what I can to keep myself busy.  I must admit I have gotten a little ambitious recently.  Maybe a more honest answer is that I am running out of Sunday activities for myself so I’m recycling some old ones that may not have had stellar results in the past.  This means some more attempts at cooking.  I know I know.  I promise I am being very very careful.  No more patient incidents as of recent to report.  In fact, a couple of weeks ago Mr. Dr. gave me a knife 101 course.  Who better to learn from than a training surgeon??  Genius.  I can’t believe I waited this long.  It’s easy.  You just let the knife do the work.  I now know how to properly hold, handle and become one with the knife.  And here I thought Cutco and I were enemies.  Well after my course, I think we have at least moved up a notch to frenemies.

I am lucky that Mr. Dr. is so supportive of all of my independent time and activities even though I know he fears he might get another “I just cut myself.  I think I’m dying.  Help!” phone call.  Luckily, the second time I injured myself I called him and assured him in my first sentence I was OK and not going to pass out like the first time.  Eeeek.  I really do have a bad track record.

Anyway, I have been doing alright this summer (everyone reading this please knock on a piece of wood).  So recently I have been making a vegetable salad.  This idea was three fold.  First, I like to make things that I know Mr. Dr. will like.  He loves to eat healthy.  I don’t mind healthy but I’m not as crazy about it as him.  He loves vegetables and loves this salad that I make so I find satisfaction over the fact that he enjoys it.  Second, it is refreshing as a snack or mini meal at any hour of the day.  I take it for lunch, Mr. Dr. scarfs it down at 1am when he gets home.  It’s all the same.  Third, it’s so easy and you can make any variations you like.  Look, I don’t make elaborate meals.  If you want a cooking blog there are plenty I can recommend.  This is not one of them so be kind in judgement here.  Also keep in mind…I devote a tiny portion of our fridge to food.  Whatever can find its way among the wine bottles, beer and other liquids I have placed strategically on the shelves can have a little room.  Usually I make a big bowl of the vegetable salad and we have it for days.  What do you guys think?  It’s pretty tasty.  The one below is carrots, celery, cucumbers, and red onions with citrus vinaigrette.  Sometimes I use Italian dressing or balsamic vinaigrette and I have mixed up the blend by adding other veggies like asparagus.

Gotta start somewhere.  If nothing else, it is helping build my confidence with Cutco.  Furthermore, my awesome mom found this in Bed Bath & Beyond and I use it every time I whip out those sharp weapons, also known as knives.  Even if the glove is only cut resistant, it gives me a major peace of mind while cutting.  So while I am still experimenting with my cooking techniques and concoctions, I feel much safer after my knife 101 course and with my new glove.  It kinda makes me feel like Michael Jackson.  Maybe I can start a new one-handed mesh glove trend.  You know…mix a little fashion with cooking.  I think I am on to something.