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“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?""That depends a good deal on where you want to get to." "I don't much care where –" "Then it doesn't matter which way you go.” - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
It's the most fabulous time of the year! Right inbetween the bittersweet end of cold brew season and leading in to the hype (believe the hype) of PSL season, we can all rest safe that #NYFW is alive.
Unfortunately due to my fall semester schedule, I was unable to attend basically any fashion show. As bummed as I was, I indulged in my fellow fashion bloggers instagram photos, LSAT book and cold brew (yeah, I'm still on the col' trane) in hand. Fall back a few weeks when I heard about Refinery29's very well-advertised #29Rooms - I absolutely could not wait to go, though when I heard it was only open for 2 days during the most insane (did I say insane? I meant exciting) time of year I figured my chances of getting in were about as high as Kanye's chances of being POTUS 2020 (which actually could be much higher than we think).
Okay so long story longer, my lovely photographer (who happens to be my first and only boyfriend of 2 years) snapped us both out of academia mode and surprised me with a ferry ride over to Greenpoint (I thought we were going to Dumbo). Sidenote: my boyfriend is the surprise king, so I really shouldn't have been shocked that he did this, but I also can't emphasize enough how thoughtful he is 110% of the time. One signed waiver and 15 minutes later, we were traveling from room to room, entertaining my inner 8-year old, 13-year old and present self (way to go R29 for hitting all the most horrifying and fantastic stages of my life).
I could go on for pages on end about how magical, mystical and beautiful this immerse experience was, though I will let the photos do that themselves.
Though I must give a most sincere thank you to R29's creative geniuses for putting this all together for FREE. The entire exhibit was filled with great memories, generous gifts (my boyfriend won Fossil cologne and they had Stumptown on tap) and positive messages that not only thank their fans in a huge way, but also #SpreadJoy to grow like the roots of an oak tree - resilient + alive!
Overall: R29 has the most incredible team on every level. Whoever doubts the level of intelligence that goes into the fashion/creative world has been wildly disproved by the minds behind R29.