I like fashion, but I love wearing clothes. There’s a clear distinction between the type of industry that’s drummed up at [Any City] Fashion Week and retail trade shows like WWD MAGIC. One is art, it is the original source of the waterfall that eventually influences all of apparel. The other is accessible, it is choosing what is ready to challenge the public in clothing – or what is so safe that it’s a no-brainer in displaying in a store. The pressure is on at an event in either end of the industry’s spectrum.
Happily, I like to keep myself on my toes in the more for-the-people part of the world of retail. I don’t overinflate what I do. I don’t need to be camera-ready for any WWD MAGIC moments, but I do need to represent my organization. I better look like I know how to mix statement pieces with everyday jeans, even if I wear sneakers 360 days out of the year. (This number has decreased since I acquired some bomb-ass boots.)
This is going to sound cocky, but let me just say I’m proud of myself. I dress better now. When I need to, anyway. At my first MAGIC, I think I did okay. For this round of MAGIC I must say that I did pretty well in dressing myself. Compliments on my specially picked sweater, pants, shoes, and hair made all the planning worth it. My goal was to wear at least one notable item per day, and my only form of measurement was whether or not somebody commented on my outfit.
I’m still not of the ilk that will pose for my own photos (It took over a year for me to post my own face in this blog…), so thanks to Jackie for doing such a great job of capturing MAGIC for our team. If you ever need a photographer, baker, or super savvy shopper, hit her up.
Day 2: Calvin Klein top (that my mom gave me in high school, hah!), Bikram yoga bra (the only good thing that came out of that work stint, lemme tell ya…), The Furies harem pants, Miu Miu heels, In Blissful Company earrings (bought at POOL the day before) – Successfully fooled any live and video #buyerchat attendees that I know whassup with those Miu Miu heels. Love. Them. Project Runway’s Andy South liked my pants!
Day 0/Day 3: The Furies circle print top, Uniqlo leggings, HAPPY SOCKS, Nike Blazer mid-tops, Triple 5 Soul denim jacket – Yes, this is the only pic I have of myself in that outfit.
It was definitely a Furies kind of trip. Though it is a bit of a spendy brand for basics, the quality is high and fantastic for traveling. I plan on capitalizing on any and all sale opportunities for The Furies at Convert, so please, kindly step to the side when their new collection arrives.