Towson U Fashion Blogger Chronicles Her Trip to NY Fashion Week at Jimmy Choos on the Tread Mill

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Towson University Student Colleen Kochesfahani is making a name for herself with her fashion blog, jimmychoosonthetreadmill. (The business marketing major says she does not actually wear the high-style stilettos on the exercise machine, but wishes she could.) We will run her column from time to time and have enlisted her for a bit of fashion coverage. Keep your eye on this up and comer! – The Eds.

Without a solid plan for the weekend, Natalie and I hopped on a bus to New York at 5:30am on Saturday morning. We arrived in the city fifteen minutes before the first show of the day began and had a desperate need for caffeine. We ran down the street, duffle bags and a change of shoes in tow, grabbed bagels and coffee, and jumped on the subway. Busy applying a fresh coat of lipstick and sleep deprived, I failed to realize that we were going downtown (rather than uptown) until after several stops.

After a subway and flats-to-heels switch, we walked through the Lincoln Center doors fashionably late at 9:12am.

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Geared up with iPhones, headsets, and credentials, we began the jam-packed day with the Lacoste show. Knowing that my Fashion Week was more of a Fashion Weekend, I was happy that Jill Stuart’s show was on Saturday. I had the chance to briefly go backstage to congratulate my former coworkers and to get a sneak peek of the models minutes before they walked.

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In a frazzled state, I accidentally left my camera’s memory card in my laptop, so I was limited to my iPhone. Though I’m biased, Jill Stuart’s collection was one of my favorites.

During a quick lunch break, we went to the Vintage Chanel Trunk Show with friends and drooled over the quilted handbags.

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We spent the rest of the afternoon watching more beautiful models, fabrics, and designs come down the runway.

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Our beloved Empire Hotel was completely booked for the night, so my friend Alicia kindly let us stay at her apartment. We missed the Alexander Wang after-party, but a full night’s sleep was well worth it.

Sunday started with breakfast from Starbucks, eaten while sitting on the steps of the Met à la Blair Waldorf. Along with thousands of other Fashion Week-goers, non-fat, no-whip, sugar-free lattés were followed by the Diane von Furstenberg show.

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It’s no surprise that the DVF show drew quite the crowd—everyone from Valentino to Sarah Jessica Parker to the Hilton sisters were in attendance. There was no Mr. Big in sight, but I still envisioned it being Carrie Bradshaw sitting front row.

Drama was brought to Lela Rose as Lauren Conrad sat alongside Mandy Moore, looking as chic as ever.

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I was sad to leave after only two days, but at least I can live stream the remaining shows while I sit in Marketing 341.

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  1. Awesome! It would be a dream to attend a DVF show. This year was my first ever time attending fashion week. Ended up seeing the Nina Skarra show at Lincoln Center, beautiful. Thanks for sharing, I gotta check out your blog!

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