Something I’m definitely going to miss…
New York City has been my dream for as long as I can remember, since the first time I read Vogue and knew fashion was what I wanted to do. From sketching outfits in high school to landing an internship with The Row and attending my first fashion week, I can’t believe my dreams are now my reality. But, I must say it’s the people I’ve shared the journey with I’m going to miss the most. Each one is more kind and caring than a lot of friends I’ve made in the past and I’m so thankful for that. Without them, I would have never had half of the adventures I did in NYC – from staying up all night looking at the building lights on our rooftop to shopping the streets of soho and everything in between. Miranda, Melissa, and Tatum, exploring New York together was a dream and I wish we didn’t have to wake up from, but its just a see you soon, never a goodbye.
This past Thursday we went to Dover Street Market (DSMNY) to see the market curated by Rei Kawakubo, designer of Comme Des Garcons. Upon arrival, a small line had formed to wait for the weekly release of a new Supreme collection that is sold at the market. The market consists of 7 floors of clothing from a range of designers including; Comme Des Garcons, Supreme, Gucci, Loewe, and The Row, to name a few. Each floor is designed differently and each designer designs their own section of the floor where their designs will be displayed.
Today we had the amazing opportunity to go to the Moncler showroom and hear from two girls there who work in women’s wholesale. They spoke to us about the amazing growth the company has seen over the last year, so much so that they are receiving an award from WWD on Monday. Moncler has clients including Saks, Bergdorf’s, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom that each offer different assortments of the products in their store.
Study tour this week took us to one of my favorite retailers and companies, Nordstrom. We heard from Jamie who is an assistant site merchandiser at Nordstrom Rack in their beauty department. Her job is a very interesting mix between e-commerce and planning and buying. Rather than just making sure she has the right amount of product she has to make sure it is presented in the right way, is the right price, and is there when the customer wants it.
This past Thursday my study tour class had the amazing opportunity to go visit Material Connexion’s Library in Midtown, Manhattan. Material Connexion is the leading material sources for companies around the world. They specialize in special fabrics and materials that are new and cutting edge.
While living in New York City one of the many things I never fail to spend money on is food. The number of cute little café’s or trendy vegan spots is endless, and I plan to eat at as many as I can until I leave in December. This post will always be growing with my new favorite places and foods so be sure to check back often!
September 14, 2017
This past Thursday, my roommates and I, along with the rest of our study tour class, went to the taping of The Harry Show. We were part of the live audience and even got to hug Harry at the beginning of the show. It was weird to see the taping of a show right in front of you, with people running around to make sure cameras were working and fixing hair/makeup. I have never watched a talk show before, let alone gone to the taping of one, so the whole experience was new for me.
September 8, 2017
This past week for our study tour class we went to check out the Rebecca Minkoff store in Soho, NYC. At Minkoff’s store in Soho they have all the latest retail technology in place. When a customer enters the store they are greeted by a large touch screen mirror where they can order a complementary beverage to sip on while they shop.
August 31, 2017
Today for our study tour class we had the amazing opportunity to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-between exhibit. This exhibit is truly like nothing I’ve ever seen before with each piece more unique than the last. The uniqueness is refreshing, especially when fashion is currently in a state of knockoffs and lawsuits over designs.