February 8, 2012

"I Literally Have No Life Until After Fashion Week"

Ah, it's that time of year yet again... It's still hard to believe that nearly eight years since attending my first New York Fashion Week show as a freshman at Parsons, I'm now attending as a legitimate fashion writer and player in the industry. It's hard not to have a pinch-yourself moment when you're rubbing elbows (or at least, admiring the back of the heads) of your idols. I still get nervous when applying for press credentials that the people behind Mercedes Benz Fashion Week may deny me (I imagine it to be somewhat like a University Admissions Committee, but with chicer clothes), or that I may not get a single invitation when sending out requests. It's impossible not to be enormously grateful everytime my anxieties are quelled!

My fashion week survival kit from several season ago has continued to refine itself; I now travel equipped with an entire technological arsenal (DSLR? Check. iPad? Check. Point and Shoot? Check. iPhone? Check. You'd think I was reporting from the frontlines of war -- and in a way, it is.) I've done a handful of pre-show studio visits, and outfitted my home with things like flowers that brighten up my space while I'm working on late-night deadlines. Now comes the excitement and enthusiasm of the shows!!

For those of you following NYFW from home, be sure to follow me on twitter and Instagram for up-to-the-minute updates. I'll also be speaking at IFB Con today on a panel called "Make Your Blog Irresistible" alongside Grace Atwood from Baublebar, Erica Domesek of PS I Made This, Connie Wang of Refinery29, Wendy Nguyen of Wendy's Lookbook,  and Andy Torres of Style Scrapbook. Even if you're not in NY, you can catch the streaming broadcast of the conference here!

What shows and collections are you most looking forward to seeing??


  1. Looking forward to meeting you today 

  2. Enjoy the shows!

  3. So exciting! I hope you have a great time and I follow you on Instagram so I can't wait to see the coverage!

    - Shannon

  4. PlussizgeirlbudgetworldFebruary 8, 2012 at 1:15 AM

    Hope you enjoy the shows...Ill be looking forward to delightful updates.

  5. Nuts are the
    best food to survive, they are like an instant boost! A big stylish bag
    definitely comes in handy too, everything goes inside and you still look
    stylish! I will follow you live tonight CET, I have to be honest that I am not
    so interested in the rest! But you know that you are one of my (nyc) (bogger)

  6. I would love to have no life because of NYFW. I'll be sure to follow on twitter :)  Good luck with everything!


  7. HAVE THE BEST TIME!!! And SOO looking forward to coming home tonight to watch the stream of your panel! Sending you all the good vibes in the land.

    Briony xxxx

  8. Hopefully I'll be able to catch you via the live stream - so gutted I'm working today on top of getting everything sorted out for myself for London Fashion Week! x

  9. I'm so psyched to follow your twitter updates. Have a blast!

  10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt1gSFywHDk

  11. I always love Anna Sui but I try to hold back on my expectations of any one line. I hate being disappointed but LOVE being pleasantly surprised. With no expectations - it can only go upwards and be an ever uplifting experience!

  12. I just saw you on IFB conference and I must say I'm so glad I watched it and find your blog, I love your personality and I love your concept! Great blog!


  13. I absolutely adore your outfits and the quality of your photographs. I heard you speak today at the IFBcon and I thought you were such an inspiration! I am only 15 and someday hope to blog as well as you. Never ever stop blogging!http://thebasisnyc.wordpress.com/ 

  14. Grace - Stripes & SequinsFebruary 8, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    It was so lovely to finally meet you today, and such an honor to speak on a panel with you!!!  Hope to see more of you over the next week, and if not, to grab drinks or dinner when things finally simmer down!! 

  15. Hopefully next year I'll be able to finally got to NYFW!

  16. Nicolette, it was a real pleasure to watch you yesterday at the IFBCon (I say watch and not see because I lived streamed!). You've got a killer blog and I look forward to reading more- enjoy NYFW! 



  17. Yesterday I was reading a blog and saw that the IFB conference was going on and there was a live stream so I clicked on it and literally spent my whole day geeking out, loved listening to everyones insights and experiences. Anyway, I saw you on one of the panels and thought that you had a lot of great things to say and seemed super cool...now I am here checking this out. Love your blog, you've got a great voice and photos...just has a nice feel to it! I think you might have a new regular. :)

  18. You did a great job at IFBCon.  It was my first time attending and it had such great energy, inspiration -- and of course fabulous style.

    I heard that DVF will be broadcasting Viddy movies of backstage and on the runway, so that should be fun for those of us who can't be there live.

  19. you were great at the IFB conf which I followed on streaming. You looked amazing and confident, well done babe! i'll catch up about NYFW through blogs and I am getting ready for the MFW. As soon as you have some time, please keep us posted on fashion show, people, events and everythingyou are experiecing. I'd love to hear more from this week, from YOU!


  20. so proud of you lady! Making Parsons look good :)
    And I love your idea about getting flowers to make your space brighter during late nights...I should have employed that design tip during college...

  21. Nicollete, it was such a pleasure to meet you on Wednesday at IFB.  I absolutely love your panache and the fact that you aren't afraid to say what everyone else wants to say! PS-Thank you for letting us peek in on your own insecurities about being denied credentails at FW!  You are a fabulous writer!

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