Coming Up For Air…Post-Vegas

Due to a much-needed digital detox and a recent job promotion, I took my last’s post’s last point to heart — “Unplug, log off, sign out, and ENJOY LIFE this summer.” I stopped checking my Instagram account, stopped drafting blog posts, stopped planning ahead, and just enjoyed my time in NYC as I maneuvered through the first few weeks of my new position. I wandered more, I spent more time with my boo, and I had enough free time that I no longer minded staying later in the office because I didn’t have a self-imposed deadline. I just was. I went with the flow, and I enjoyed life so much more.

Going into my 6th week in my sales position, it’s been an interesting road so far. Having faced age discrimination, cattiness, and egos beyond my wildest dreams…fashion sales are interesting to say the least! The most recent thrill was my first travel experience earlier this week to Las Vegas for the ENK Vegas trade show. I tried to snap pics as much as I could, but when you’re the new AE there’s not much down time! See the IG pics below — hover for captions/context.

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As the new Account Executive for Andrew Marc’s RTW collection, I have a few trade show plans coming up before the holidays even hit: Coterie in NYC next month, Brand Assembly in LA + the F.I.G. in Dallas back-to-back in October — I’ll try n snap a few pics along the way ‘cuz there’s nothing better than remembering your first trade shows years from now when you don’t have to go any more :D

Treating Myself…Birthday Edition

Birthdays are a time for celebration, time with close friends, and a bit of self-indulgence. I celebrated my birthday this past Friday through Monday. Yes, I took off the Monday following my birthday because what better indulgence is there than time off from work? From a bit of shopping, to dinner out, to exploring the city, to a little spa time, I can happily say I’ll be returning to work on Tuesday with a bit more pep in my step…and a few new goodies to enjoy for Spring :) Enjoy my birthday weekend in Instagrams below:
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How To Pronounce Designer Names: Part Deux

Courtesy of the staff at Harper’s Bazaar:


A Détacher
: ah day-tah-shay

Acne: ahk-nay

Alber Elbaz: ahl-bear el-bahz

Alexandre Vauthier: ah-lex-ahn-der voh-tee-ay

Andrew Gnan-drew jin

Anya Hindmarch: ahn-yuh hind-marsh

Aquilano Rimondi: ah-kwi-lahn-doh rim-ohn-dee

Behnaz Sarafpour: ben-ahz sar-uh-for

Bibhu Mohapatrabee-booh mo-ahh-pat-rah

Bouchra Jarrarboo-shra jahr-arr

Burberry Prorsum: burr-behr-ee prohr-sum

Carven: cahr-vehn

Costella Tagliapietracoh-stell-oh tag-lee-ah-pee-ay-troh

Cushnie et Ochs: cuh-sh-nee eht ocks

Elie Saabee-lee sahb

Emanuel Ungaro: ee-man-you-el oon-gar-oh

Erdem Moragliouair-dem more-ah-glee-uh

Ermenegildo Zegnaehr-men-e-jil-doh zayn-yah

Etro: eht-ro

Guillame Henry: gee-ohm ahn-ree

Hedi Slimane: ed-ee slim-ahn

Issa: ee-sah

Issey Miyake: ee-say mee-ah-kay

Kirna Zabête: keer-nah zah-bet

Maiyet: may-et

Maje: mahj

Nicholas Ghesquière: nee-coh-la guess-k-yair

Ralph Lauren: ralf lor-en

Rei Kawakuboray cow-uh-kooh-bo

Sacai: suh-kai

Schiaparelli: skyap-uh-rell-ee

Thierry Muglertee-air-ee mu-glare

TSE: say

Ulyana Sergeenko: uhl-yahn-uh s-air-jane-koh

Vika Gazinskaya: vee-kah gahv-in-skee-yah

Vionnet: vee-oh-nay

Yigal Azrouël: yig-ahl ahz-roo-el

Dreams DO Come True…

…to those who work their asses off.

Or so the saying goes :) Today marks the end of my 3rd week at my first full-time job, post-college. My wonderful work-fam at Andrew Marc hired me as their new Sales & Marketing Assistant after interning in the Marketing department for 6 months. Phew! I thought I’d never see the day I have a salary + health benefits. They didn’t waste any time either—I came back to the team in the midst of fashion industry chaos: Trade Show season, planning our next #NYFW runway show, planning in-store events…13-hour days don’t even begin to explain the amount of planning that goes into these things!

That being said, you can almost assume what I’ll say next. Yup, you got it: this is an ever-changing blog with my ever-changing life. As always, feel free to drop me a line—I always love to hear from you ladies and gents! But know, it may take me a lil’ longer than usual to get back to you (I tend to neglect my laptop after working a 10+ hour day. Can you blame me?).

I Never Dreamed About Success...Estee Lauder quote