While I would give any of my limbs to be able to attend New York Fashion Week, the fact of the matter is that I working at a pr agency you are pretty much busy all the time. The media never stops, and as much as I can daydream about sitting next to Anna, Tavi, and Rumi, I truly love my clients and can NEVER imagine an entire week away from them. While this reality leaves me in the company of the millions of others who are unable to attend NYFW, I can get a little closer to every strut down the runway, every graceful flow of chiffon, and the 100’s of pounds of fur thanks to the wonders of the internet.
Aside from the holy grail of websites when it comes to fashion (THEE style.com), there are today, more than ever, so many different places to get NYFW news on a constantly updated basis. With the many choices out there my favorite place to get up to the minute news and photos has to be (of course) Twitter. At this point, who DOESN’t have a Twitter account? Every big fashion magazine from Harper’s Bazaar to Vogue has someone somewhere tweeting, and this week, you better believe that “somewhere” is the runway at Lincoln Center.
My favorite newbie Twitter account just in time for NYFW has to be the Conde Nast Fashion (@CNFashion) account. A hub of tweets from the fashion and beauty editors of all Conde Nast publications, this account is a NYFW goldmine.
While I am sad to say that I am not one of those privileged few who gets to attend every show and every party, and that I will not end up snapped by Tommy Ton or The Sartorialist, I remain content sitting here at my desk at my LA Public Relations firm (where the weather does not dip below 48 in February), knowing that if I want the latest from the runway in New York, I can simply go to today’s newest source of news – Twitter.