There’s no question about it—fall is my favorite season to dress for. The possibilities of layering and of creating interesting pairings of clothing together makes me smile and I love watching the leaves change colors and feel a shift in the air from steamy to chilly.
I’ve been attending New York Fashion Week for five seasons now and this is the first time I’ve done fashion week completely on my own. Back when I was working at NYLON and Interview, I was able to attend fashion week on behalf of those publications. The invitations I received in my inbox were not only plentiful, but were also often first or second row seats.
When I first heard about the Michelle Take Aim challenge, it seemed easy enough: upload iPhone photos of yourself to Instagram where you are smiling and looking at the camera and try to keep them as in the moment as possible.
Five years ago on this exact day, I finally moved to New York City, something I’d been dreaming about doing for as long as I could remember. Growing up in the New Jersey suburbs, New York always felt like the place I would end up.