Saturday, September 11, 2010

Love Letters

I've never been a fan of long-distance relationships...

Especially when that distance is 1,000 miles between me and fashion. As a Floridian, New York Fashion Week is a distant dream. While I'm down here at work or at school, thousands of fashion fans and MVPs are basking in the resplendence of the runways; some of them even friends of mine! And through them (and TWITTER) I've been living vicariously, waiting with baited breath for the next update.

Sure, I can tune in to the live streams (and I have), but it's just not the same. Fashion is one of those things that can be admired from afar but can only be truly appreciated in all its glory up close and personally. To follow the lines of the seams with adoring eyes, to feel the BUZZ of catwalk chaos electrify your spirit, to hear to torrents of chatter fall silent as a show begins, these are the things that fashionistas long for.

Someday I'll have a date with Fashion Week that will mark the beginning of a beautiful relationship. And when that day comes it'll be long-term rather than long-distant.

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